Hardly known as a proponent of the Rule of Law Resolution here in Prince William County, Todos Supermarket owner Carlos Castro recently acknowledged that taking local action to decrease the number of illegal aliens unlawfully present in the county has made the county safer for immigrant families. From that hotbed of racism and cheerleader for racial profiling CNN, no less:
ENDO: [Carlos] Castro believes the heightened fear of three years ago has lessened.
(on camera): Do you think it was a good idea?
CASTRO: Well, I — I wouldn’t consider it a good idea because of all the pain we went through, but we have a safer community.
ENDO (voice-over): But for Maria, the pain is still very real.
MARIA: People who think different than me should come into my shoes and feel what the Latino people is feeling.
ENDO: Sandra Endo, CNN, Prince William County, Virginia.
Violence from trans-national gangs disproportionately impacts legal immigrant communities where gang-bangers can blend in more easily and prey upon people with whom they share a common language. People trying to legitimately improve their lot in life by working hard and following the law, such as American success story Carlos Castro, are rightly concerned about the impacts of illegal immigration on our community. MS-13 and the 18th Street gang should no more represent the Latino community than the mafia represents Americans of Italian heritage. While the Italian-American community at large didn’t take it upon itself to defend and support Cosa Nostro out of racial and ethnic solidarity, unfortunately there are those trying to do a similar thing by encouraging ethnic solidarity between legal and illegal immigrants.
Thank God there are a few leaders in the Latino community willing to buck that ridiculous narrative. A few more would do that community, and the community at large a whole lot of good.
Of course CNN never bothered to follow up with Mr. Castro’s revelation that the Rule of Law Resolution has made life safer for immigrant communities, but went on at length with footage of illegal aliens expressing concern that they may be held accountable for their unlawful behavior. I guess in a perverse way it helps discourage illegal immigration, but if one really intended to actually commit journalism here you’d think the focus would be on “news” like Mr. Castro’s contention rather than the same old tired story about lawbreakers expressing concern that a law might actually be enforced. Ya know, “news” is kinda supposed to actually present information that’s, well, new.
No word yet on when CNN will interview mortgage fraudsters, identity thieves and sex-slave traffickers to see if they’re living in fear of being arrested and brought to account for their behavior. I really can’t wait for that…
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