Illegal alien mother teaches her kids an essential principle: Actions have consequences
The USA Today headline was an attention grabber: “After 17 years, Ohio mom of 4 faces deportation.” The hard copy edition was somewhat different: “Immigrant mom faces deportation after traffic violation.”
Either version elicits the same response. What’s going on here? It turns out, the answer is “plenty.”
Beatriz Morelos Casillas, 37, her husband and their children live in Smallville…er…Painesville, northeast of Cleveland. She was stopped on her way home from her factory job, we are told, and found to be driving without a license, a violation any of us would be charged with. .Her case had the added caveat of Casillas, a Mexican national, being in the United States illegally.
Her illegal status caused her to be taken into custody. The sympathetic portrayal claims she was “scheduled to be deported to the Texas border state of Tamaulipas — one of the most dangerous places in Mexico.”
To add to the drama, we are told her he kids, ages 4 to 12, are U.S. citizens and never have been out of the United States, according to her husband, Jose DeJesus. “She doesn’t have anybody in Mexico,” DeJesus said. “Everything she owns, everything she has is right here. She is here to live the American dream.”
Using Jose’s logic, sneaking into the United States, having a large family of anchor babies and wanting to live the American dream are reasons to overlook the laws of our sovereign nation, and give her a pass. Further into the tale of woe, we are told this is not her first rodeo. She’s been deported previously
But such facts aren’t enough to keep an Hispanic advocacy group from coming to her aid. They refer to as “low hanging fruit,” for the U.S. government, since her repeat offender status allows her to be deported without a hearing.
How dare officials expedite a repeat offender? Why should there be any consequences for blatant disregard of our laws?
Ask Rev. Steve Vellenga, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Painesville, who is working to rally community support for Casillas. “She is not a criminal, not a violent person, and she is being sent back to a situation where her life will be at risk. This is the result of years of failing to reform immigration. We don’t see the immorality of what we are doing.”
Fortunately we now have a president who is addressing the seriousness of the porous border, which provides passage for illicit drugs, criminals and a route for those from terror sponsoring nations who intend to wreak havoc on America.