After all, an illegal alien is an illegal alien is an illegal alien. It really doesn’t matter how they got caught – they should be subject to deportation. And that means even if the underlying legal case that initially brought their illegal status to the attention of immigration authorities should happen to be dismissed, they should still be subject to deportation.
One early evening in May, a Boston police officer arrested Lizandra DeMoura for traffic violations and driving without a license. In another city, she might have been booked and released for a court hearing. But in Boston, the 18-year-old was jailed overnight, taken to court, and handed over to federal immigration agents, who hauled her away in chains.
Now she is facing deportation to Brazil.
“I felt like an animal,’’ DeMoura, who has lived here since she was a child, said in a recent interview in her lawyer’s office in Boston, wearing an electronic monitoring device around her ankle.
No, Lizandra, you are not an animal. You are, however, a lawbreaker. You are also not an American, and have no right to remain in this country.
Go to Brazil. Go directly to Brazil. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.
And most importantly, do not continue to violate the laws of the United States by living here illegally.