NOTE: This story is from mid-December last year, but I’m just now getting around to finishing it up and clearing out my Draft folder.
KVUE News posted this story last month, which I guess was supposed to make me feel sorry for this illegal immigrant mother (who also happens to be a convicted thief) who is now being deported back to Mexico — with or without her anchor babies.
Sorry, KVUE, but my give-a-damned is all dried up.
A North Texas mother who completed her probation for stealing merchandise from a Macy’s in 2010 has been ordered to leave the country. Her children are sick and she is now trying to appeal to ICE with medical records so she can stay with her children. ICE said a child’s health is something agents consider when determining whether someone should be deported.
In 8 years she has had 3 anchor babies, but not bothered to learn English. She was a criminal when she sneaked into this country and continues to be a criminal as proven by the theft. The kids can stay here with family, but she can go home.
Her kids and her sad story are not my problem (well, except for the part where I’m helping foot the bill for their medical expenses).
Send her back to Mexico.
Her choice to take the kids or not. And I hope she tells her tale of woe far and wide (in Mexico), as a warning to any and all other Mexican parents that they too might be forced to abandon their children because of their choices. I hope it scares them into either 1) entering the US legally, or 2) staying put in Mexico and working to improve their country, rather then coming here to drag down ours.