Sunday, November 21, 2010
Mr. Ramirez is also clearly bright, and familiar with the realities of immigration enforcement in the state in which his family has decided to set up house. For the latter reason, he has good cause to be "unafraid" and so do most his friends who share his immigration status. California has far more illegal aliens than any other state; 25% of all the people unlawfully in the country. California has two elected senators who talk about how much an amnesty (they like to call it "comprehensive immigration reform") would benefit the Golden State, at almost every opportunity. Further, California has enormous sanctuary cities, and even a newly elected governor who recently spoke about his desire to hand out financial aid to illegal alien college students. In short, immigration and employment law enforcement in California is a joke. It's not that those laws are rigorously enforced in all other corners of America, it's just that it's worse here than other places, and the illegals certainly know it.
The notions of using forged documents, driving without insurance and licenses, and engaging in identity theft should give pause to anyone who is thinking of becoming a part of this country. Currently, they don't. Illegal aliens often break into California because it's close. They stay here, however, because it's easy. It shouldn't be. It should be every bit as difficult and worrisome to use a stolen social security number as it is to fondle school children, swipe perfume bottles from department stores or intermittently slap and punch your wife.
By deporting Pedro Ramirez, illegal aliens with far fewer redeeming values might reconsider many of their every day law breaking activities - starting with living in California.
The story of Pedro Ramirez, as reported by the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/17/pedro-ramirez-fresno-stat_0_n_785040.html