A 13-Year-Old Girl Sobbed While Recording Her Immigrant Father Get Arrested By ICE Agent is the headline at Buzzfeed. Wait, teenage girls weeping is news now? Was she the only teen sobbing this week? How is this news, by any standard?
Of course, it’s headline worthy if the objective is to provoke an emotional reaction rather than to inform the public objectively. In fact, nothing about the story is newsworthy, except as pr0-illegal immigration, anti-law enforcement, anti-President Trump propaganda and hate-mongering. Illegal immigrant and scofflaw Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez had dropped his daughter off at a Los Angeles school, and six blocks from the school his car was surrounded by immigration enforcement agents who took him into custody, just as law enforcement takes law-breakers into custody every hour of every day of the week. Gonzalez had a 2014 deportation order against him issued by an immigration judge, and violated it every day he spent in the U.S., masquerading as a law-abiding citizen, since then. He also had a 2009 DUI conviction. This wasn’t even a close call.
I’m pretty sure the children of gang members, drug dealers, muggers and serial killers also sob when daddy is taken away, and while I feel sorry for the children, it doesn’t make me want to let their fathers go free, it doesn’t mean we should change the laws, and it isn’t news.
ICE said Avelica-Gonzalez is scheduled to be deported to Mexico, where he was supposed to have returned three years ago. This isn’t cruel, this isn’t unfair, this shouldn’t be a surprise.
Brenda Avelica, a different daughter from the one heard sobbing on the viral video of her father’s arrest—YES! It really happened! The girl SOBBED! Film at 11!— said that her father has been in the US for 20 years and has four children, two of them adults.
“It’s really hard what we’re going through,” Avelica told reporters. “I never thought we’d actually go through something like this. It’s terrible to feel and see your family being broken apart.”
Let me fix that for her. It’s terrible to finally have the law catch up to you when you are guilty as hell. The James brothers said that, I think. Maybe it was Bonny and Clyde. Or Bernie Maddoff. ICE agents are not the bad guys here. The elected officials, activists, and journalists who want us to think that, however, are. Very bad.
Democrats and progressives been plying this anti-law, anti-order, anti-sovereignty, , anti-America, anti-logic advocacy for illegal immigration for so long that millions of previously competent citizens no longer can puzzle out the undebatable. Reading the comments to the Buzzfeed news story is instructive, but risks a head explosion. Here’s a typical entry:
“Immigrant bashers who say things like “should have followed the law” probably don’t even know what the law says. You’re just trying to disguise your racism as “law & order”. You’re sad and angry humans.”
The message needs to be sent, clearly and emphatically, that there is nothing admirable about coming to the U.S. illegally and that no one here as a result has any right to feel entitled, abused, or immune from just law enforcement. The reason the message needs to be sent is that the opposite message has been sent via weasel words, cynical double talk and political cowardice for far too long. Any news organization that persists in trying to bolster the lie that illegal immigration is as American as apple pie and benign as a summer night is per se unethical and untrustworthy.
How bad is the mental aberration created by the Left and its mouthpieces? This bad: it looks as if an Oregon judge intentionally let a detained illegal immigrant sneak out a back door to escape ICE.
On January 27, Diddier Pacheco Salazar, a 22-year-old Mexican national, went before Judge Monica Herranz in Portland to plead guilty to DUI. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were stationed outside to take Salazar into custody. According to ICE, Salazar had been deported previously and had returned to the country illegally again. But Salazar never came out of the courthouse, at least the regular way, the.public entrance from the hallway. He had to have been allowed to exit by either the private entrance the judge uses, or the third door through which in-custody inmates are ushered from the jail.
If the suspicions of officials are proven accurate, the judge did it let him escape. What would be her justification? Does she think that enforcing immigration laws is like enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act? Now even judges’ brains are being melted by sentiment, lies, propaganda, and “news’ about kids crying. This has to stop.
I will concede this: at least a judge allowing a criminal to escape is real news.