February 20, 2013, - 5:20 pm
Whenever we’re told that illegal aliens do “the work Americans won’t do”–implying that without them, I won’t have a clean floor or be able to eat a head of lettuce and America will end–I’ll think of M’eshel Mendy, an illegal alien from Senegal (where 94% of the country is Muslim), who was taken into custody, last week, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or as the moronic Detroit Free Press incorrectly claims, “Citizenship and Immigration Services.” Mendy, who has lived in the United States illegally for 15 years, is a stilt-dancer. Whatever will America do with one less stilt-dancer? (I can’t find the link to what was in yesterday’s Free Pressistan “Names + Faces” celebrity column, so I’m typing it out here without a link.)
Detroit acoustic guitarist and composer Sean Blackman hosted a benefit show Sunday at Detroit’s Third Street Bar to raise money for M’eshel Mendy, a performance artist who was taken into custody by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [DS: again, this is wrong; it's ICE] on Thursday and faces deportation to his native Senegal.
Blackman says Mendy has lived in Detroit for 15 years and won’t be able to return to the U.S. for at least 10 years if he’s deported. Mendy was a stilt dancer in Blackman’s “In Transit: Travel the World Through Music & Dance” show at Orchestra Hall in September 2010.
Blackman says the donations he’s soliciting will help Mendy hire an immigration attorney and pay other legal fees. For more info, go to Blackman’s Facebook page.
Yup, not only do we apparently need more stilt-dancers who’ve been living here illegally for 15 years, but the Detroit Free Press is now soliciting donations for illegal aliens to get lawyers. But, hey, the paper’s objective, right?
Tags: deportation, Detroit Free Press, ICE, Illegal Aliens, Immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, M'eshel Mendy