As many as 200 children were stranded after federal officials detained 350 suspected illegal immigrants at a New Bedford factory that makes supplies for the military.
The children, including many nursing babies, were left with relatives, landlords or even strangers after the immigration raid, according to a community development group.
Ah yes. The xenophobic Right, party of family values. So here we have undocumented workers trying to be productive members of society (and supporting the military in the process, no less) unceremoniously hauled away and detained while their young children sit in fear wondering if they'll ever see Mom and/or Dad again.
And the real slap in the face? The youngest (in fact, the majority) of these kids ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS! What of their rights? Oh ... right ... they're kids. Screw their rights. What are they gonna do, petition Congress for redress of their grievances? To hell with them.
How many of you would be comfortable leaving your kid with a stranger if the police had to haul you in for so much as an hour's worth of questioning, I wonder. No ... you'd flip the fuck out and we'd never hear the end of that injustice.
Here's an idea: Why don't we work first to round-up those illegals engaged in dangerous criminal activity and find a better solution for those who are working and paying taxes? Bush supposedly supports an amnesty program, but while the GOP falls all over itself trying to demonize these people whose only real crime is wanting a shot at the myth that is the American Dream, crap like this is going down. It's like Communist China disappearing people in the middle of the night.
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