Sunday, November 21, 2010

Deport Pedro

Pedro Ramirez is four things:  A person who graduated at the top of his high school class.  The Student Body President at Fresno State University. An illegal alien, and someone familiar with T-shirts, popular with Latino kids in California, that are emblazoned with the phrase Undocumented & Unafraid.

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.

For these reasons, Pedro Ramirez is the first person who should be detained and subject to deportation proceedings.  Even ahead of Nicky Diaz (Meg Whitman's illegal alien housekeeper) and Matias Ramos (An activist who travels around the country, hollering about the need for  radical changes in our laws, entirely unimpeded by his illegal alien status).

Now why would anyone want to lower the boom on such a seemingly nice, well-spoken young man who clearly has great potential?  Simple.  To send a message to all the other illegal aliens who deem our laws too inconvenient to follow and yammer about how unfair it is that we won't subsidize their college endeavors after having provided them free public grade school educations. They should be afraid. They should have reason to believe that America has expectations of newcomers that are not optional.  They should fear policemen who enforce our laws, and not just the ones local elected officials deem palatable.

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:


  1. Your either ignorant, racist, or both. Its sad to see such hatred and lack of compassion for human beings trying to better there lives. Dr, Welty the President of CSUF even gives his support to the DREAM Act, and encourages people to reach out and call their representatives to support the Dream Act.

    Check out what the Dream Act is really about.

    To qualify for the Dream Act, immigrants must:

    • Be under age 30 at the time the bill is enacted.

    • Have been in the country more than five years.

    • Have no felonies or excessive misdemeanors.

    • Submit to a thorough background check by the Homeland Security Department.

    If all the requirements are met, they will be awarded conditional residency for a period of 10 years, during which they must complete two years of college or military service and stay out of trouble.

    After becoming a permanent resident, the applicant must wait an additional three years before applying for citizenship.

    As a permanent resident, the so-called DREAMer could petition for a spouse or unmarried child to gain legal status.

    Once U.S. citizens — which could be 15 to 20 years after they first applied under the act — DREAMers could petition for parents or siblings to gain legal status.

    If the parents entered the country legally at some point, they can wait in the U.S. while the application is processed. Siblings would have to return to their birth country and get on a long waiting list.

    Many DREAMers and their families entered the country legally with a tourist or other visa and simply overstayed.

    Currently, DREAMers cannot apply on their own for legal status unless they have $1 million to invest in a business venture. The only options are to marry a U.S. citizen or to be sponsored by a potential employer or parents or siblings who are U.S. citizens.

    In the case of marriage, the DREAMer could wait in the U.S. if he or she entered the country legally at some point.

    Employment and family petitions require them to wait in their birth country.

    Immigrants who did not enter the country legally must wait 10 years before applying for re-entry.

    If the birth country is Mexico, waiting periods for family and employment petitions can stretch from 10 to 20 years. Immigrants from other countries such as Pakistan or India face shorter lines.

    Currently, DREAMers can't join the military without proof of legal residence.

    Illegal immigrants in 10 states, including Texas and California, can attend public universities and pay in-state tuition prices. However, the latest version of the DREAM Act would require illegal immigrants to pay more expensive out-of-state tuition."

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