Submitted By Todd on March 28th at 7:15am
come to logical conclusions.
More than 300 demonstrators, waving signs and wearing green-foam Statue of Liberty crowns, converged yesterday near the John F. Kennedy federal building to protest a surge in the number of immigrants who are jailed pending deportation.Why, for example, does punishing people who violate the law make them break out?
Under bright blue skies, the crowd marched from Boston's Park Plaza Hotel to City Hall to urge Congress to dramatically curb immigrant detentions, which have nearly quadrupled nationwide since 1995 to 30,000 detainees on any given day, according to federal statistics.Because they care about the powerless, I say, in the voice of the devil. They are sensitive to the fact that systems can crush people, and they want to give voice to the suffering of the powerless.
"It is time for us to stand up and say enough," said Eva Millona, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), who called on Congress to create a path to legal residency for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. "The cycle must end."Good enough. But are they unable to comprehend the difficulty of creating a functional society? Have they never run anything?
But advocates say that illegal and legal immigrants can spend months in jail at an average cost of $95 a day to taxpayers, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in expenditures for jails in Massachusetts and across the nation. But they are not entitled to lawyers and are increasingly unable to get a judge to set bail.Don't they realize that the failure to be tough on illegal immigration creates vastly more of it - that the suffering they claim to be working to end is expanded dramatically by their support for those who engage in an activity that needs to be controlled?
Amnesty International USA, which organized the rally along with the MIRA Coalition, the ACLU, and others, said it is launching a nationwide campaign to push officials and judges to stop holding immigrants except in extraordinary cases, citing concerns about detainees' access to healthcare and legal services. At least 74 immigrants have died in detention in the past five years, organizers said.Access to healthcare and legal services? See, this is where liberals go off the deep end, and one has to surmise that they're acting out in response to some damage to their psyches because they didn't do enough crawling, perhaps, or maybe their intellectual development atrophied as a result of having been bottle fed.
Roughly 10 percent of Mexico's population of about 107 million is now living in the United States, estimates show. About 15 percent of Mexico's labor force is working in the United States. One in every 7 Mexican workers migrates to the United States.You don't go to another country in violation of that country's laws, then complain that they have no right to put you into a system of deportation. Not if you're rational.
Yolanda Rolle, an assistant professor in mathematics education at Boston University, stood in the crowd and said she was bothered by the rise in detentions. "It's making me think," she said of the rally. "When one of us is in trouble, we're all in trouble."That's right, Yo. When a million people stroll into the country unchecked each year, when a war in the third world country to our south threatens the safety of Americans everwhere, and when nut jobs like you want our productivity to be sapped by folks who should be put on a bus and sent home, we're all in trouble.