Monday, May 8, 2017

Buyer’s Remorse: Immigration

I have a feeling we’re going to see more of these kinds of stories.

A Sunday “60 Minutes” report detailed the story of Roberto Beristain, an immigrant deported to Mexico after being in the U.S. for nearly 20 years.

Family and friends of the Granger, Ind., business owner spoke with the CBS News program, expressing frustration that someone with no criminal record was separated from his wife and children, who are all citizens.

“It just feels wrong,” Kimberly Glowacki, a resident of the same town, told “60 Minutes.”

Michelle Craig, who voted for President Trump, said she did so because Trump promised to deport dangerous criminals.

“This is not the person he said he would deport,” she said. “The community is better for having someone like” Beristain in it.

If you had been paying attention, Trump voters, he said he would restrict immigration even more than Obama and deport even legal immigrants.  But I guess you were too enamored of the hats and obsessed about her e-mails to notice what was in the works: separating families and shutting down small businesses — the lifeblood of America, according to every Republican sucking up to their electorate — because of his promise to get rid of “bad hombres.”

Meanwhile, I noticed that neither in this article or on the “60 Minutes” piece did any Mr. Beristain’s “friends” offer to help with his legal defense fund to try to get him back.