by Ken Vincent, Featured Contributor
US DISTRICT JUDGE, Andrew S. Hanen was in the news this week. He is the judge of the Southern District of Texas. He ruled that the 26 states, including Texas, can proceed with their law suit stopping Obama’s executive order delaying deportation of undocumented aliens. That ruling basically freezes the order that would have taken effect today (2/18/2015). Those subject to deportation do not have a back door now for getting a green card or student visa. In short they can be booted out of the country.
There are those that argue that the burden will be most severe on children here illegally. The theory is that it isn’t their fault and the US, being a christian nation (not yet Islamic) should feed, house, educate, and nurture these children. Of course the counter argument is that the US tax payers can’t afford to take care of these people, children or adults. We aren’t even able to care for the US citizens in the greatest need. Look in any ally or under any bridge and you will find homeless people, many have children with them.
So we get down to the moral and ethical issue. Does the US have a responsibility to care for anyone that shows up in our country? If so why? Other countries don’t take on that responsibility. You don’t want get caught in most countries illegally. If you are lucky a fast trip out of the country is what happens. However, there is no assurance that you won’t be jailed or killed either. Does that make those countries unethical, immoral, or just protecting their borders?
It is likely that the DOJ under Obama will appeal the good judge’s ruling. If so, it would go the the US Circuit Court of Appeals in N. O., La. While that process is going on, the 26 states having suits are in limbo, though it is a certainty that other states will join them in the interim.
What is your opinion on this and why?