Monday, July 21, 2008

Sorry, We're Full

Remember the huge bust of illegal aliens in Iowa back in May? I was interested in how the courts set up everything to process that many people. It was a logistics challenge to say the least. But more interesting and certainly more disturbing is the perspective of the people being processed. Have a look at this article and see a view of our legal system well beneath its best.

"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-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Perhaps it's time to remove that poem from the base of the Statue of Liberty. And maybe the rest of us should return "home" as well.

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