immigration-reform

We must pass “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” if not for us, then for the children. No, not our own, but the children who are in this country through no fault of their own.

I’m speaking of the children of illegal aliens, undocumented aliens, undocumented immigrants, undocumented workers, undocumented citizens.

A report called “Shattered Families” (dun-dun-dun), from the Applied Research Center concluded that 5000 children of illegal immigrants (I added illegal) are in U.S. foster care due to the deportation of their parents.

The report contends that if current trends hold, 15,000 kids will be “ripped” away from their parents.

The LA Times wrote that law enforcement often doesn’t allow detained illegal immigrant parents (I added illegal, again) the opportunity to make arrangements for the care of their children. The Times’ article concluded by saying: “We live in a country defined both by its proud immigrant heritage and by its enduring commitment to families. Ultimately, immigration reform will not be successful unless it protects children, prevents families from being torn apart and shows the world America means what it says when it speaks out on the importance of respecting human rights.”

Pardon my callousness, but I have a solution. 1. If you sneak into our country and get caught, be prepared for the consequence (not that there are any consequences. I’m not buying that centers study). 2. It’s a novel idea, but if you’re deported, take your kids with you.