So, I was watching the news today and I saw a story about a family whose mother had been sent back to Nicaragua. She was an illegal immigrant living here. Her husband is also an illegal immigrant and might be sent back as well. The story was about how this family was being torn apart and was questioning the governments stand on immigration laws.
First off, I can't imagine being separated from my family, it would be horrible and I hope I never have to experience it. That being said, why is it the governments fault that this family (emphasis on the parents) chose to come to America, fully knowing that the were living here ILLEGALLY and could be exported??? I HATE that the media makes the government out to be the bad guy in this situation (I know, I know, I am totally close minded). I also get plastic sacks at the grocery store and will most likely never own a Subaru outback :) If the logic holds true that we shouldn't export illegal immigrants because they have a family, then we shouldn't arrest criminals who have families either. We certainly shouldn't put anyone in prison that has a family and surely shouldn't give anyone the death penalty that has children.
I realize there are a lot of flaws in the judicial and government systems, but I think the world would be a thousand times better if people started realizing that they are RESPONSIBLE for their own actions!!!
Sorry for venting, but come on!