October 16, 2006
Some stories crystallize problems better than others. Like this one.
Fifty-one apparently illegal immigrants were arrested last week in San Antonio. The 38 men, 12 women and one teenager were all crammed into a three-bedroom house.
Police Sgt. Gabe Trevino said, “this is a case where we obviously just can’t walk away. We called the federal government to come out here and do their job.”
Police say two cars in back of the house were stolen. Two of the men managed to get away when police showed up.
Most are from Mexico and police say they suspect it was a stash house and may be part of a larger human smuggling operation. Immigration and customs enforcement agents took them all into custody for questioning. Let’s see if the law is applied, or political correctness takes over and they are released to stay here.
Enforcement of our immigration laws continues to be spotty. I’m all for the fence along our southern border, but what are we going to do about the 12 million already here and the employers who hire them?
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.