Maria Hinojosa’s columns invariably betray her Latino ethnicity. We are all guilty of being ethnocentric to some degree, but the flimsy argument penned by the syndicated columnist in the Roswell Daily record can only be partially explained by her ethnicity.
The title of her article was There is no such thing as an illegal person and she writes as though her intellect is superior to that of Supreme Court Justices. All one has to do to refute Ms. Hinojosa’s tenuous position is point out that by an illegal person, one means a person who is in constant violation of the law. Illegal immigrants, undocumented workers or whatever you choose to call them are violating the law every day they do not possess a Green Card or a working Visa. Is that logical enough for you Maria?
The sad part is that Hinojosa knows what she is writing is intellectually dishonest and disingenuous and yet she still attempts to foist it off as a valid argument to be soft on ILLEGAL PERSONS.
We can remove all ambiguity by declaring that Maria Hinojosa is defending the presence of individuals who are in the United States illegally. That is a fact that she can not dance around unless she chooses to dance around amused Justices of the Supreme Court!
At the risk of sounding too callous or uncaring about the plight of poor Mexicans who are just trying to make an honest living and take care of their families, I apologize. Income inequality and poverty is a problem everywhere. However, that does not change the fact that they are working in the USA illegally.