Cry me a rio grande

Hey, there’s another illegal alien sob story in the Boston Globe? Must be Tuesday. (Wizbang bonus points for the first geek to cite the reference there.)

Apparently, rounding up people who are in this country ILLEGALLY and working at jobs ILLEGALLY is just plain mean and heartless and racist. It takes CRIMINALS away from their families (often illegal aliens themselves), and puts hardships on families.

I’d like to see a special program to reunite these loved ones, to bring these shattered and scattered families back together — in their country of citizenship. We’d start it with some government seed money, then go around and hit up all these “immigrant activists” and “immigrants rights groups” to put their money where their mouths are.

Opponents of enforcing immigration laws have one stock phrase they trot out on a regular basis, whenever appeals to soft hearts (and soft heads), greed, and guilt fail. They bring up the pragmatic point:

“There are at least 12 million illegal aliens. You can’t deport them all.”

Certainly we can’t if we don’t start right now.

“There are at least 12 million illegal aliens. You can’t deport them all.”

I’m willing to give it a try.

“There are at least 12 million illegal aliens. You can’t deport them all.”

Maybe not, but we can send back a good chunk of them.

“There are at least 12 million illegal aliens. You can’t deport them all.”

Maybe if we’d started when there were only one million, we could have, but you useless clots wouldn’t let us try.

“There are at least 12 million illegal aliens. You can’t deport them all.”

Probably not, but we should still make the effort. “Man’s reach should exceed his grasp, else what’s a Heaven for?”

“There are at least 12 million illegal aliens. You can’t deport them all.”

The perfect is the enemy of the good. Even if we can only deport 2-3 million of them, that’s still a hell of an improvement.

“There are at least 12 million illegal aliens. You can’t deport them all.”

And if we don’t at least try, in a few years they’ll be twice that many.

“There are at least 12 million illegal aliens. You can’t deport them all.”

So? We make an example out of a bunch, “pour encourager les autres.” Maybe that’ll slow down those who haven’t made it here yet.

“There are at least 12 million illegal aliens. You can’t deport them all.”

Are you sure? I don’t think it’s been tried in a very long time, and it seemed to work out all right then.

“There are at least 12 million illegal aliens. You can’t deport them all.”

Just because you’ve surrendered doesn’t mean we all have.

“There are at least 12 million illegal aliens. You can’t deport them all.”

Then kindly shut up and stand aside while the rest of us put that to the test.

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