July 13, 2010, - 10:28 am
Because the 20 million (ICE agents tell me it’s more like 30 million) illegal aliens in our midst aren’t enough of a problem, the People’s Republic of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in (where else?) San Francisco, yesterday, made it even easier for illegal aliens to stay here. Any excuse at all will do, apparently.
In two immigration cases, including Perdomo v. Holder (read the opinion), the court ruled that all Guatemalan women could qualify for political asylum in the U.S. because of the high female murder rate in Guatemala. The court ruled that immigration court judges must consider irrelevant factors like this. The case involved Lesly Yajayra Perdomo, an illegal alien who lived in Reno, Nevada and then–when she knew she was going to be deported–filed for asylum, citing Guatemala’s “poor record” of investigating and solving hundreds of murders of women. I’d love to see Guatemala’s record of investigating hundreds of murders of men, which I’ll bet is equally egregious. Either way, Ms. Perdomo showed absolutely no evidence she felt in danger for her life, that she felt she’d be murdered, or that Guatemala’s police wouldn’t investigate it. The whole thing is ridiculous. And even if Guatemala aggressively investigated women’s murders, what does that have to do with the price of tea in China with regard to Perdomo living here illegally?
More important, the absurdity of the ruling goes beyond illegal aliens from Guatemala and applies to illegal aliens from anywhere and everywhere who are living in our midst and seeking to remain here. The ruling has opened the floodgates for anyone and everyone in any other Third World or otherwise degenerate or despotic country.
Wanna stay in the U.S. after you’ve been here illegally for years and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents picked you up and readied you for deportation? Find a way that women are “oppressed” in your nation. That pretty much sums up all Muslim nations. And many African ones (many of which are Muslim, anyway), too. You can pretty much find a way that women are persecuted in every country in the world. The only place where they seem to have it better than men is in Israel and here in America, where they dominate college and grad school student bodies and are least affected by the recession and unemployment.
Do we want all Iranian women to be able to get asylum here because women face stoning for adultery there? How about Saudi women, who are beheaded over touching a man’s hand? You think murders of women in Djibouti or Guinea are investigated adequately? Hey, bring ’em on over, right? And then, after they get asylum, they can bring their kids and husbands and cousins ad nauseam to this country and get them green cards. Is that how we’re going to preserve our American identity? Restore our national security? PUH-LEEZE.
I hope this ridiculous decision is successfully appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and overturned. But that depends on whether the Obama administration decides to appeal it. And, given Obama’s lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration law, that’s a big if, although Eric Holder did fight it to the Court of Appeals and maybe he’ll take it to the next step.
A nation without secure and specific borders isn’t a nation. It’s simply a mess. Ditto for a nation without leaders and leadership. Sadly, we are 0 for 2 in those categories.
Tags: asylum, Guatemala, Holder v. Perdomo, ICE, Illegal Aliens, Immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Immigration Court, investigation rate, Lesly Yajayra Perdomo, murder rate, Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals