Saturday, November 17

Mother and breast feeding baby torn apart by US immigration law!

Now I understand that immigration has to be controlled. Hey, I am one myself and that too an economic immigrant now citizen. But many do not. Now see the stupid policy that the Americans are faced with. If you are born in USA, you get a citizenship, if you aren't born in the USA (with due apologies to Bruce Springsteen), then you have to go through amazingly stupid and frankly bizarre ways to become a legal immigrant.

So if you are of child bearing age, you will try to make a child so that the child becomes a US Citizen even if you are not. I quote: "About two-thirds of the children of the illegal immigrants detained in immigration raids in the past year were born in the United States, according to a study by the National Council of La Raza and the Urban Institute, groups that have pushed for gentler deportation policies for immigrant families."

And then the ham-fisted immigration police forcibly separate the mother from the breast feeding baby, the baby is given to social workers, the mother is taken to jail pending deportation.

Now, if you had an ounce of common sense, what would you do? Change the law to consider family reunion visa's, citizenship by family, deportation is done with a bit of concern that families are deported together (the illegal immigrants leave with their US Citizen babies anyway) etc. But not these people, I am afraid. And what's the end result? a family torn apart, and more importantly, the USA's image dragged into the toilet for being a mean unfeeling unemotional monster who tears breast feeding babies.

Remember this poem?

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

By Emma Lazarus

Statue of Liberty National Monument

Lets have a bit of common sense and decency, folks, it doesn't feel good when you read about breast feeding babies being separated from their mothers.

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Andrew said...

There's nothing wrong with USA Laws sending an Illegal Alien woman (you might call her Illegal Immigrant) back to her home country even if she gave birth to a child in USA. No-one's stopping her from taking her own child back to say Mexico with her. If she chooses to leave her child in foster care in USA, that's her choice... but actually it shouldn't be.

Actually USA should change our Constitution to not give citizenship to children born of parents who broke into our country.. If parents are here illegally, then the children should be deported with the parents as well... End of Story.

Anonymous said...

Your story headline is misleading. USA's enforcement of its immigration laws does not "tear apart mother and baby". The mother can take her baby back with her to Guatamala, Mexico, Haiti... whereever she illegally came from. Its only a problem if she chooses to ABANDON her child in USA, when they deport her for having come here to USA illegally.