Thursday, June 25, 2015

Why I Can't Take The "We're Being Humane" Argument Seriously

Progressives defend open borders on the grounds that it is inhumane to return illegal aliens to Mexico.  (Mainstream Republicans defend open borders on the grounds that they don't want to pay decent wages to citizens.)  But even if you buy the progressive argument, what about cases like this?  From chaanel 9 in Oklahoma:

Authorities confirmed Wednesday morning that a man, accused of causing a crash that killed local sports journalist Bob Barry Jr., had previously been deported three times.

Gustavo Castillo Gutierrez, 26, has been charged with causing an accident without a valid driver's license and drug possession on Tuesday.

On Sunday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed a detainer with Oklahoma County on Gutierrez from Mexico, following his arrest on criminal charges. ICE officials confirmed that Gutierrez had been voluntarily returned to Mexico three times, twice in 2010, and once in 2013.

According to an accident report released on Wednesday, Barry took “no improper action” in the crash, meaning he was purely a victim. Authorities said Gutierrez had been distracted before the collision for an unknown reason.

A slow learner, but not as slow as our government.


  1. The existence of at least one reckless driver among illegal aliens is supposed to be significant? I'm reminded of people citing anecdotal evidence of discreditable behavior among conservatives.

  2. No, it's the unwillingness to enforce deportation orders.