This is Hector Barajas. He served in the 82nd Airborne. He was honorably discharged in 2001. And then he was deported.
The story became major news in 2016, but it’s been a known problem for a long time: American immigration law demands the deportation of every green card holder convicted of a crime, and military service does not automatically confer citizenship. Soldiers ending their time in uniform are far more likely than average to have trouble with the law. And, until recently, the (more…)
It’s made the news — of course. It was designed to, the which itself is no news; Trump has long made a habit of doing something obnoxiously distracting on a divisive issue whenever it suits him. We, apparently knowing no better, follow right along with him.
Because this was so evidently staged, I’d planned to give the entire issue a miss. I mislike being manipulated. The topic is nothing I’m particularly expert at; moreover, it’s not a subject with which our society as a whole is even comfortable enough to have developed (more…)
Well, of course I had to read the story and see what was going on. This doesn’t sound at all reasonable. Not even in Texas, the legendary home of the liquor store drive-through, beanless chili, and high school football as a religious faith. (more…)
The New York Daily News is renowned for attention-grabbing headlines. “Anything to sell a paper” could be their motto (and some say it is). Today, they’ll be printing “God Isn’t Fixing This” on the front page as a slap at the Republican presidential candidates. (more…)