Another immigrant deportation sob story falls apart

Since we're going to be getting a lot of these, might as well start on this immigrant sob story from NBC News that suggests any rule of law in the U.S. is cruel and unusual punishment. Grandmother Deported for Voter Fraud Leaves U.S. in Tears The woman in question, from Peru, was a legal immigrant, but used that privilege to illegally cast ballots in Illinois and then fought a ten-year battle in courts to shield herself from any consequences. Everything in her story is designed to tug at the heartstrings, whip up public sympathy, and support Democrats who favor non-citizen voting. Everything else in that story evades the hard questions that need to be asked around the serious problem of voter fraud that NBC News is dismissing. The headline alone gets the ball rolling: Grandmother. Tears. She's not much of what a typical grandmother, given that she looks about 40 or so in her pictures. Somehow the media either never thought to ask the single mom of three, or else...(Read Full Post)