Three agents knocked on the door of a modest duplex in a Wisconsin town just after dawn. The Mexican immigrant living on the ground floor stuck his head out.You can read the whole thing, but you catch the drift. Readers are being instructed to rankle at the new Supreme Court case and to empathize with the good, hard-working, long-suffering immigrants.
They asked his name and he gave it. Within minutes José Cervantes Amaral was in handcuffs as his wife, also from Mexico, silently watched. After 18 years working and living quietly in the United States, Mr. Cervantes, who did not have legal papers, rode away in the back seat, heading for deportation.
It is a routine that continues daily.
After Thursday’s Supreme Court decision, the president’s protections are gone, but the enforcement plan remains in effect. It is part of a particularly edgy moment for immigrants and their supporters framed by the Supreme Court ruling, Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign and Britain’s surprise vote, influenced in part by anti-immigrant sentiments, to leave the European Union.But look at the highest-rated comments. They're not taking the cue to distinguish themselves from those terrible people who vote for Trump/Brexit and thereby increase the suffering of immigrants. Despite the promptings of the elite opinion-leaders of the NYT, they're agreeing with the Trumpers and Brexiters.
Here's the 2 highest-rated comment, each with 118 recommendations:
Michael H. Alameda, CaliforniaClose behind with 96 votes is Texas Liberal Austin, TX:
These are good, hard-working, wonderful people. Unfortunately, there are two or three billion more, just like them, who would also love to come to the USA.JRG Virginia
Meanwhile, US citizens with minimal skills and poor work habits are unemployed. Until we can motivate our own citizens to work, we have no room for anyone else. Part of the motivation would be higher wages, leading to more expensive tomatoes.
I can afford more expensive tomatoes. As a nation we can't afford a completely disenfranchised lower class, with no chance of working their way up. Charity starts at home.
Sounds good. They broke the law. Let's enforce the law. End of problem.
One more time:And DD Los Angeles with 95 votes:
These are not "immigrants without legal papers." These are illegal aliens.
They broke the law by breaking into our country. That is a deportable offense. 8 U.S. Code § 1227.
"Minor or no offenses" is a strange thing to write in describing those who by definition entered the country without permission and are thus living and working here illegally, making them de facto criminals who have broken the law.The next 3 are Kate New York, NY's "12 million left to go," and BSB Princeton's "Yes charity starts at home - their home (Mexico), not here" and B.B. NYC:
It's an undeniable fact many people gloss over and don't want to talk about.
I'm sick and tired of reading about how they don't want their families broken up. All of these illegals had no qualms leaving their families in their home countries. Many sent their children to travel alone to arrive here illegally. Chicago is experiencing more killings this year than most of these countries have in five. Yet, illegals have no problem living there.How far must I read to get to someone who experienced the NYT article the way it was intended to be experienced?
They claim they are not burden but who exactly is paying for the medical treatments, education, emergency personnel and even routine services such as sanitation collection? It's us, the taxpaying citizens/legal residents of this country. Illegals get free healthcare, welfare, education and in many cases even housing. It was just a few weeks ago, illegals boasted about getting their full ride to college and medical school programs.
Many citizens/legal residents want to work but are ignored for these side steppers who continue to break the law. Black Americans suffer the most from illegal immigration since illegals settle in their communities and insist on bringing their racist attitudes with them. Let's not forget the ones who steal identities for work, etc.
They broke the law when they arrived here illegally, therefore, they are all criminals. Deport them so we can finally focus on getting all Americans on the right path to success.