Heartless Immigration Law? Or Media Bias?On Feb 19, 2013 1 Comment
Today Salt Lake City’s Deseret News’ front page story showed an illegal alien mom in distress: she and her four children are to be deported to their deaths in El Salvador.
It was truly heart-wrenching.
But the message that came across was that Americans must show more compassion to illegal aliens, and that our policy is heartless and must be more “family-friendly.” Look at the banner in the background.
At the same time, it neglected to inform what this woman could have done – should have done – and probably still CAN do.
It’s quite simple: Even though she didn’t declare political asylum upon crossing the border, she still can do it, according to the information on this website.
Either the writer wasn’t aware of this option, or the paper was deliberately miss-reporting the facts. I hope it’s the former.
Utah is ranked #4 in the nation for illegal aliens. The Drug Enforcement Agency told me that drug-related crime is rising. The longer we postpone a reasonable solution, the worse it will get.