November 28, 2007

The Overwhelming Threat of Illegal Immigration Becomes Clear

Clearly, we must seal our borders! Let us build a wall to keep these people out lest their alien values and criminal tendencies destroy our pure and perfect America. How many monsters like Manuel Jesus Cordova Soberanes must we tolerate in our midst before our leaders do something effective about this problem?

Migrant Thought of Own Kids in Rescue

PHOENIX (AP) — An illegal immigrant who gave up his long walk into the U.S. to help a boy whose mother was killed in a van crash in the desert said Wednesday that he never thought of leaving the child.

"I am a father of four children. For that, I stayed," Manuel Jesus Cordova Soberanes said in Spanish from his home in the Mexican state of Sonora. "I never could have left him. Never."

Authorities said Cordova may have saved the life of 9-year-old Christopher Buztheitner, whose mother was killed when their van ran off a cliff in a remote area north of the Mexican border on Thanksgiving Day...

Authorities said Christopher and his mother, 45-year-old Dawn Alice Tomko, had been in the area camping. Tomko was driving on a U.S. Forest Service road when she lost control of the van, which landed 300 feet from the road.

By the looks of the mangled van down below, Cordova said, it was obvious the boy's mother had died. The child was distraught but did not cry.

"I felt frustrated and sad because I couldn't do anything for the mother," Cordova said. "And I didn't know how to console the boy, so I just sat next to him."

Cordova gave the boy the sweater he was wearing, climbed down to the van, and found chocolate and cookies to feed him.

He then built a bonfire, and the two hunkered down. The boy slept most of the night; Cordova kept watch and tended the fire...

Cordova said he wanted to come to the United States to earn money to feed his four children, who live with their mother, and help support his girlfriend's three children. "I have two families, many mouths to feed," he said.

He said that even though his trip was thwarted, he is glad to be back home and wishes Christopher the best. "I hope he has a good life," he said.
Meanwhile, at the Republican presidential debate:
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney traded jabs over illegal immigration, something they have been arguing about on the trail for the past month.

Romney attacked Giuliani's record as mayor of promoting illegal immigration, and Giuliani shot back, accusing Romney of having a "sanctuary mansion" at his own home.

"In his case, there were six sanctuary cities. He did nothing about them. There was a sanctuary mansion -- at his own home, illegal immigrants were being employed," Giuliani said.

Romney denied Giuliani's allegation and the two raised their voices as they tried to talk over each other.

Rep. Tom Tancredo, who has anchored his candidacy on securing the borders and cracking down on illegal immigration, seemed delighted with the give and take, saying the other candidates were trying to "out-Tancredo" him.

Romney and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee fought over if, when and how the children of illegal immigrants should be educated. Huckabee said children should not be punished for the acts of their parents, while Romney insisted that would amount to illegal immigrant students getting preferential treatment.

Romney responded, "Mike, that's not your money, that's the taxpayers' money. Illegals are not going to get better breaks than our own citizens."
"Illegals." Soon after one of those "illegals" had saved the life of a young child at his own personal expense, these guys are turning a group of human beings who largely undertake a desperate effort to scratch out better lives for their families into something less than human. "Illegals." They're not even "illegal immigrants" anymore.

Do you think we can work out a trade here? Maybe we can send Giuliani, Romney, Huckabee, McCain and Tancredo to Mexico for Manuel Jesus Cordova Soberanes and his large family. We could do without any and all of these would-be presidents, but we surely could use a whole bunch more Soberanes in this country.

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