Mush gushing columnist Laurie Roberts is earning her salary at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). In yet another amnesty sob story, “Dad forced to choose between country, family,” Roberts relates that Brent Miller, an Arizona man who fathered twins with an illegal alien Mexican woman he later married, is having to pack up his life and move to Mexico to be with her and their young sons. As is typical, the tale is such a tear-jerker you’ll need a mega-sized box of Kleenex at your side if you chose to locate and read it.
Exhibiting more brass than brains, Roberts acknowledges that Esther, Brad’s illegal alien wife, was deported and illicitly returned to the United States. Her criminality makes her ineligible to apply for legal status until 2021.
This rational legal response, according to Roberts, constitutes heartlessly cold insensitivity — definitely lacking in compassion. She concludes her schmaltzy tale with this carefully couched amnesty plea from Esther’s hubby, “I just want her home,” he whimpers. “That’s all I want. I think if most people, understood what‘s really happening to people, they’d be compassionate towards them. They’d want change.”
Really? This is how Mexico treats those who are not native-born Mexicans.
Brent must be suffering an American history memory lapse. The United States, like Mexico, is a sovereign nation, with enforceable borders. As a nation based in law, compassion cannot be part of the equation.
Besides which, Esther is home.