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Apparently, You’re Not Supposed To Arrest An Illegal Alien While He’s Taking His Kids To School

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I’ve learned two important lessons from our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters on the left: 1) America is the worst country on earth, and 2) Kicking people out of America for being here illegally is evil. Both things are true, because they have to be, or else an entire worldview crumbles to the ground.

Did you know that it’s scandalous to enforce the law while a man is taking his children to school? That’s definitely the tone I’m picking up from the following story. CBS Los Angeles:

Immigration activists Thursday worked to halt the deportation of an undocumented immigrant who they say was detained by ICE this week while dropping his daughters at school in Highland Park.

Rómulo Avelica-González, 48, had dropped his 13-year-old daughter at school on Tuesday when he was pulled over by immigration agents while his wife and 12-year-old daughter were still in the car…

Oh no. While they were STILL IN THE CAR???

Avelica is originally from Nayarit, Mexico, and has been living in the United States since the 1990s. At one point, he hired an immigration lawyer who promised to help him gain legal residency, but the lawyer never followed through…

There’s that word again: “legal.” That’s the distinction we’re supposed to forget about. An illegal alien is no different than an immigrant who follows the rules. We shouldn’t incentivize law-abiding behavior. We shouldn’t reward people for doing things the right way. Because feelings.

It sucks to be that guy, and I don’t blame his family for being upset, but what would happen if you moved to another country illegally and just stayed there? Do you think they would just let it slide? Mexico sure won’t. Their immigration laws are tougher than ours.

But hey, maybe they’d give you a break so your kids wouldn’t cry. It could happen, right?

It’s illegal to break the law. It doesn’t necessarily make you a bad person, but it’s breaking the law nonetheless. That’s why they’re called laws.

(I realize this is basic stuff, folks, but I’m addressing the Democrats. They’re slow learners.)