Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Government stupidity

This week a student here on a visa from another country was picked up by our super immigration folks. He had been attending a community college and apparently ran short of money for the current semester. The college reported a change in status to the immigration folks and an officer showed up at his door yesterday and nabbed him.

Now, I'm all for collaring terrorists before they can bomb a building in the Loop. I'm not a fan of the thousands - nay, tens of thousands - of people who sneak into the U.S. and then fly under the radar.

I suspect that the officer could have verified the circumstances of his not enrolling this semester and set out some conditions for him to regain compliance with his visa or to leave the country. All without taking him into custody and without jailing him.

Instead, they grab him and he is housed in the "McHenry County Immigration Hotel" in Woodstock, about 65 miles from where he was living.

Now the immigration wing will earn $90/day for 14 days or more while all this is "investigated."

Do we have a Federal government that is running out of control? What impact does arrest and jail have on a visitor to the U.S.? We scream bloody murder when a U.S. citizen is jailed in another country. Who sticks up for those caught up in situations like this?

5 comments:

Just said...

What? What is this? Gus suggesting selective enforcement of our laws? No slack on speeding, cops shouldn't use minors as agents to see if vendors will violate liquor and tobacco sales laws? Yet, let's ignore the immigration laws and cut this poor student some slack because he ran short of money and is no longer a student. Hell, we should do the same for ALL those folks in this country on student visas. Just because their academic status is being questioned since they only want to learn to make airplanes take off and don't care about landing. You, Gus, of ALL people should be bright enough to just say. "Bravo! this shouldn't have happened but the law is the law. Now start enforcing it across the board." Jeez, talk about hypocrisy! This is almost as bad as ICE driving by the corner of Russel Ct and Seminary when they had the tents set up to give the illegal aliens from Mexico those cards from the Mexican Consulate to facilitate their staying in the country illegally and flying below the radar. All the while they were doing that, ICE was carting illegals from China between the jail and Chicago. I have no problem with people immigrating to this country but let them do it right and let the damn politicians either enforce the law uniformly or scrap it altogether. I'm fed up with the whores in the legislature and Congress bending over backwards to a recognized voting block rather than following the laws they wrote.

Debra said...

Now if the authorities could focus on the real "illegals", you know, the ones that don't even bother with any sort of visa, we might make some progress in the elimination of these parasites that are sucking off of the freebie system that now supports them. I think we are all sick of seeing the non english speaking ones using their link cards then hop into their Escalades while talking on their IPhones while the diamonds sparkle off their fingers. We need to make the government responsible for this travesty!

Notawannabee said...

A couple weeks ago I was behind a Mexican woman at the check out and she had a HUGE cart of groceries. She was using the Link card or Food Stamp card, whatever it is. She had something like 5 dozen eggs , four gallons of whole milk and groceries of every kind. She held up the line because some items were disallowed or she had too many of one allowed item. For instance I think she was only allowed three dozen eggs. The excess items they put in the cart behind her which was pushed by a male mexican I presume was the spouse. When she was done checking out, the spose came through and purchased the other items and SEVERAL CASES of Beer. He rolled out cash for it.

To follow up on what Debra said. Yes they both had Ipods, the child had a cell phone she was texting on it. When they went out, they got into a Denali that was all tricked out. They can afford this yet we pay for their food???!!!

This happens all the time. We pay for their food, school and sometimes housing assistance. The schools provide many with free lunches and some get a breakfast also. Many schools waive the school fees. Schools know they are educating the illegals

The people that go to work everyday and pay taxes are fools and the idiots in Congress continue to pander to these freeloaders because they vote democratic.

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." ~~~~~ The late Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 - 2005 ~~~~~

NOW look at the slate of democratic candidates and their permissive agenda then ponder this quote……..

“Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society “ ~Aristotle

Gus said...

NotA, great comment! Thanks~!!!

ƒraπk €ra¢kþ¤††²™®© said...

Lets face it. The U.S. government is broken. Lets stop hoping one day they will pull their heads out of their rear ends and make a difference. Everything that is government controlled is either corrupt or dysfunctional. Take a look at Crook County. What we need is a total overhaul and limits on how long everyone can serve. Too many career politicians that have a choke hold on everything. The 2nd amendment was written for the fact that citizens could overthrow a powerful and corrupt government if ever needed. That day seems to be coming close if this current debacle ever gets passed. What a mess this country will be.