President Barack Obama issued a directive in which illegal immigrants who are 30 years of age or under and came to this country before they were 16 years of age will not be deported during a two-year window, if they meet certain conditions.
That is not enough for the liberal Boston Globe.
Today, the Globe profiles various people who don’t fall within the parameters of Obama’s directive.
Of course, these examples are an attempt to pull at the heartstrings of Americans and make conservatives seem, to paraphrase Texas Gov. Rick Perry, heartless.
They profile “Raquel,” who “turned 31 at the end of April.”
They mention Jose Antonio Vargas, the illegal immigration activist and journalist, who turned 31 in February.
They describe the travails of Vinicius Quirino who came to the United States when he was 17.
And they profile another female, whose middle name is Emily, who came to the United States nine days after her 16th birthday and whom the Globe says “dismisses the argument that arriving in the United States after the age of 16 means she had a choice in her immigration.”
The is par for the course for liberals. If Obama had said people under 50 years of age would not be deported, the Globe would have scoured the country to find illegal immigrants who are 51 years of age.
Let’s at least hope the examples of the people the Globe used in this story are actually real people and not made up characters, as writers from the Globe have infamously used before.
But neither the President nor liberal newspapers should be dictating immigration policy. That needs to be decided ultimately by Congress. And liberals and publications like the Globe also need to keep in mind one of America’s greatest pulls is its history of the rule of law, of which these illegal immigrants are in violation. That’s the other side of the illegal immigration coin liberals refuse to acknowledge.