Monday, July 19, 2010
Thanks to Barack Obama's decision to leave large portions of America's southern border open, and Eric Holder's decision to sue Arizona for attempting to enforce immigration laws, July is on track to break the record for the most people who have died in the desert while attempting to enter our country.
In just the first two weeks of this month, 40 corpses have been collected from the blistering no-man's land...so many that Arizona's Pima Country morgue was overwhelmed, and a refrigerated truck had to be rented to store the overflow of bodies. Federal law, of course, prevents the medical examiner from "racial profiling" and saying how many of the deceased looked Hispanic... and he presumably risks being charged with "existential profiling" if his report states that the victims "look dead."
Death by dehydration is a slow and excruciating process...an indescribable torture. And it's a torture that Barack Obama could order stopped, by truly sealing the border instead of callously leaving open the deadliest crossing spots.
But as the president made clear to Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, the democrats feel their best chance of passing "comprehensive immigration reform" is to keep the borders open and immigrants flooding in, as a form of pressure and extortion against the GOP.
And if hundreds of men, women, and children die horribly to advance the president's agenda, it's an acceptably small price to pay.
Plus, the president can count on getting the vulture vote.