The Salt Lake Tribune again highlights an illegal immigrant facing deportation and having to leave her family (Fight swirls around deportation of Utah mother of five). However, this serves as the perfect example of the duplicitous nature of amnesty (aka “immigration reform”) and the one-sided compassion embraced by proponents. The article starts with the family angle:
Brenda Guzman’s five children — ages 1 to 6 — stood shyly before TV cameras Wednesday as activists asked officials publicly not to deport their mother, who immigrated illegally when she was 6. They say it shows why Congress needs to enact compassionate immigration reform to keep families together.
Then the Salt Lake Dream Team is quoted as lobbying to get Representative Jim Matheson to step in and keep her here:
…after making pleas for help to Utah’s congressional delegation. “We want the community to know what these families are going through — that the broken immigration system is going to take the mother” of the children.
She said Guzman, 22, could qualify to stay here through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — because she was brought into the country when she was 6 years old.
That is the single side of the issue employed by the “keep families together” crowd that turns a blind eye to victims and the associated crimes. And yes, at this time, LDS Church Public Affairs is the gorilla in the room that employs this line as well. To the Trib writer’s credit, he gives us a clear picture. Check out the rap-sheet:
…faced with eviction, so she attempted to obtain a payday loan by using a made-up Social Security number. The lender caught it and notified police, and she later pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanors for attempted fraud and identity theft. She was sentenced to a work program.
But court records show she missed court appearances to report on her work, so an arrest warrant was issued….it was not Guzman’s first run-in with the law. She also had pleaded guilty in recent years to driving without a license, driving without insurance and speeding — and paid fines. She also had several judgments against her for defaulting on other payday loans and for rent from an apartment complex.
We still don’t know who’s Social Security Number she used for her employment but this perfectly demonstrates the one-sided view amnesty proponents want us to swallow. It demonstrates the utter disregard for the crimes committed and victims left in the wake. As noted in the article, what if a US citizen had committed the above? Should US citizens and legal immigrant ID thieves receive the same compassion (victims be damned) so they can remain with their families? Are their families of less worth?
Behold the double standard…or utter lack of standards.