Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
I suppose after this post I will most certainly join the ranks of the heartless and cruel. Nonetheless, I must be honest. I cannot hide the truth any longer. I must admit I am a member that notorious group that is perfectly willing to deport Marilu Lopez back to her home country of Guatemala.
Out of the shadows
When Lopez was arrested last May, it was the first time she had seen the inside of a prison. Lopez is one of about 170 Prince William inmates facing immigration charges, a population that has shot up by approximately 460 percent since jail officials began cooperating with ICE.
“Some of the people would normally have been bondable, but now that they have a detainer, they’re waiting for a court date, they’re going to be here,” said outgoing Superintendent Charles “Skip” Land, who will step down at the end of 2007.
“Farm-outs,” inmates who are held at neighboring facilities for an average of $50 a day, have increased threefold from a year ago, and lately have been fluctuating between 180 and 200. (from here)
It would appear that Prince William County’s new “immigration laws” are already having an effect. Naturally, the liberal news media is upset with this success. So to humanize the “victims”, they have gone looking for the most sympathetic victim they can find. As told this morning in the Potomac News (here and here), Marilu Lopez has a sad story. After fourteen years and five children, she got caught. Because Lopez is suspected of abusing one of her children, she was arrested. Is she guilty of child abuse? I do not know about the child abuse, but she is guilty of sneaking into the United States and using “free” public services.
Why do I want to see Lopez go back to Guatemala? Am I mean? Do I hate Marilu Lopez? Of course not. I just don’t want to live in a country like Guatemala. Lopez came here to escape Guatemala. Unfortunately, when she came here, she brought a little bit of Guatemala with her. In fact, whenever an illegal immigrant escapes their home country and sneaks into the United States, they bring a portion of their home country’s problems with them.
- Is Lopez married? No. She had her children with two different boyfriends.
- What does Lopez do to support herself and her five children? She works at low wage jobs.
- Does Lopez speak English? Apparently not very well. After fourteen years in this country, Lopez still needed to speak Spanish when she was interviewed at the Prince William Adult Detention Center?
Of course none of Lopez’s problems are unique to illegal immigrants, and, undoubtedly, illegal immigrants bring some virtues as well as problems with them. Nonetheless, on the whole, these people are poorly educated and ripe for exploitation by the less scrupulous amongst us. Unrestrained, the continued influx of illegal immigrants into this country is causing our nation to fracture along economic and ethnic lines. For the sake of our own children, we cannot allow this fracturing to continue.
Our Christian heritage teaches us to care for the needy, but it does not require us to destroy ourselves in the process. To receive our aid, the Marilu Lopez’s of the world do not have to immigrate to the United States. It is the U.S. employers of illegal immigrants who have that requirement.
To put a stop to illegal immigration, we need to demand that domestic employers hire only U.S. citizens.
JK at NOVA’s Traditional American Blog also would be happy to see Lopez return to Guatemala (here).