Our current broken immigration system has fueled, among other things, violence against contributing members of our community.Considered in isolation, those allegations are bordering on the insane. The perps were apparently black, a fact that isn't mentioned in her screed. Were they motivated by racism or xenophobia or anti-immigrant sentiment, or were they motivated by money? Has beating to death illegal aliens been made a reduced charge, or is it just as illegal as legal residents and citizens?
I am referring to the recent murders, beatings and rape of Latino agricultural farm workers in South Georgia. Has our society gotten to the point that labels such as "illegal" connote "otherness" to such a degree that our immigrant brothers and sisters are beaten to death as a matter of course?
Instead, we ignore the dysfunctional immigration system and go after the individual immigrants who are trying to provide for their families. We are quick to point out scarce resources, job loss and depressed wages, without digging deeper. Now, the blood is on all our hands.
Immigration2005b · Tue, 10/11/2005 - 13:15 · Importance: 1