Monday, March 16, 2009

Immigrants locked-up are not criminals

That was the title of this article.

On the website, next to the article a picture of a very attractive, young lady in a flowing dress, as if she was headed out to prom or some formal function. The argument being that how could such a beautiful person end up locked up for something she was not responsible for? Or that is what they want you to think.

Take a closer look at the caption. She is 20. She spent 2 years in a lock up because her parents asylum claim was denied. 20 minus 2 is 18 - making her an ADULT. As an adult, she chose to remain in the US, without any type of legal authorization, or in simpler terms: illegally. She broke the law, that is what doing something illegal means. She was held in detention because she broke the law. Plain and simple. It has nothing to do with her looks, and in some ways, it's frustrating to have to remove an illegal immigrant when they have given a lot to our society. However, the law is the law, and must be upheld...even the attractive young ladies.

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