Tuesday, May 02, 2006

More Random Thoughts On Immigration

A thought occurred to me as the news poured in yesterday from the immigration rallies around the country. On one brief report on the radio news, a Latino woman gave her reasons for attending a rally: She and her son were both citizens, but her boyfriend- the boy's father- was not. She was rallying to keep her family together.

So what was my thought? Well, I thought back to when there was slavery in this country, and it was routine for families to be ripped apart by arbitrary and unfair laws. Not that immigration laws are even remotely similar to slavery. It's just that the law and order crowd make the same argument that the law is the law- ignoring any moral implications- that slavery apologists made 150 years ago.

Maybe it is the law, but what sort of law willingly tears a family apart? Just because something is the law doesn't make it right.


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