Shamelessness in Immigration
Dan Yorke’s been on this for a couple of days, so most of you have heard the same clips from the ICE as Gestapo “press conference” at St. Theresa’s church that I have. Shameless. Despicable.
The gut-punch is the suicide of David De La Roca, but the heart-tug pictures are all of the children of Carmen Marrero, mother of a newborn baby to soon-to-be-deported illegal immigrant Mynor Montufar, who has a criminal record and who had been given a deadline by which to leave the country. (I still haven’t read it stated, or even implied, that Marrero’s other two children are also Montufar’s, so I gather that they are not — since tearing three children from their father would make for better print.)
My fellow Catholics should be ashamed that one of their churches is mixed up in this propaganda. One insult after another, one offensive allegation after another, comes out of this mess. This is the latest that I’ve spotted:
Told that a witness to the arrest — Lilliam Muniz — alleged yesterday that ICE agents beat Perez as he was face down on the ground, [ICE regional spokesman Mike] Gilhooly said, “There is no indication that any such allegation you brought forward to us is true.”
Reporter Arline Fleming doesn’t bother to tell us that Ms. Muniz is Marrero’s mother. Apparently, the special dispensations that give ACLU leaders church property on which to slander immigration officials extend to journalists to leave out eyebrow-raising details.