Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Poor, Misunderstood Undocumented Worker

Meet Roman Hernandez.  He's one of those poor, misunderstood illegals undocumented workers that recent protesters have been rallying behind.

You see, he's not a criminal because he came into and stayed in this country illegally.  No, he's a criminal because he's committed four DUIs.  Despite having broken immigration law and multiple drunk driving laws he was not deported and was allowed to stay in the country.  Now a family is left grieving.

This fine upstanding undocumented worker, for the umpteenth time, climbed into his vehicle after having had a few too many libations.  He then drove down the road where his vehicle collided with a young couple's.  The female victim, who happened to be seven months pregnant at the time, immediately went in to labor as a result of the trauma.

Despite the best efforts of emergency responders, the infant died just minutes after being born.
"Using a phrase like 'illegal aliens' or 'illegals' . . . reinforces the notion that you could treat another individual as less than a human being," said Alina Das, assistant professor of clinical law at New York University. "One action -- whether it's a crime -- shouldn't be used to define a whole group of people or one individual."
The undocumented worker plead guilty last Friday to vehicular homicide.  Unfortunately, that will provide little comfort to the young couple that were victims of yet another crime that would never have happened had immigration laws been enforced.

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