Reconfiguring illegal aliens into victims
Sunday’s Republic front page story, A land of brutality, a life of fear, provides an insight into what could be the next level of escalation in the newspaper’s relentless pro-illegal immigration stance.
The claim of “good people just coming to find a better life for their families” has not resonated with Arizona voters, clearly evidenced by last Tuesday’s primary election victories. Reelection of legislators who enacted tougher employer sanctions and new candidates who campaigned on the issue of border enforcement are substantive indicators that even the most vicious personal attacks on these candidates fell on deaf ears.
The daily covered three pages with numerous articles on drug-cartel violence, relating the life and death risks of exposing criminals to one titled, Looking for opportunity, getting kidnapped instead.
This gem details the heartrending saga of Felix Hernandez, who paid $2,500 to a transporting “coyote,” for his 12th illegal border crossing.
That’s right. Twelfth!
From the tone of the articles, it appears the obvious next choice for the daily newspaper is to configure the lawbreakers as asylum seekers.
The concept of a refugee was expanded by the United Nation’s Conventions 1967 Protocol to include persons fleeing violence in their home country.
What an ideal fit for the daily’s agenda.