Monday, June 12, 2006

Three tries, I'm out

The official story from the Arizona border is that the troops working there have acted as a significant deterrent--encouraging news since the presence seems to be so minimal and they aren't even allowed to detain anyone (just think of what could be!). This article (via Drudge) tells the story against the usual backdrop of the pitiful immigrant who just needs to find a good job.

I was amused by a statement from the token illegal they interviewed: "If we don't make it in three tries, then we'll go back home."

Oh? Light at the end of the tunnel! You mean to tell me there are actually limits to what you will do to "survive?" I don't suppose you would stoop to try the unthinkable--e.g., attempt to get come here legally.
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Blogger Joshua said...

Why on earth can the National Guard not "detain" any illegal immigrants? That seems to be just absurd...it is like having police officers surround a person stealing a car - but not be allowed to stop him. I'll never understand the States' immigration laws. Speaking of...I would note that your thing about coming here legally being unthinkable is rather true since it is nigh close to impossible with the how crazed the immigration process is. My family speaks English as a first language and is relatively well educated and we've been boggled trying to figure it out. I can only imagine how close to impossible it would be for a family that speaks Spanish and comes from a very different culture.

9:31 PM, June 12, 2006  
Blogger Mark R said...

Point taken…but…

You don't think immigration services on the southern border have Spanish speaking personnel?

9:51 PM, June 12, 2006  

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