The Washington Post reports today from down here in the Tar Heel state on a Mecklenburg County immigration enforcement program in which deportation proceedings are initiated against anyone arrested by local officers, whether it’s for a traffic stop or for a felony. So far, so effective:
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Jim Pendergraph says there should be little sympathy for illegal immigrants caught by his program: They have already broken the law once by being here illegally, and then been arrested on suspicion of another crime.
But we’re talking about The Post here, so it takes on a predictably whiny tone:
Many illegal immigrants lack valid licenses. As a result, they now risk not only arrest but also deportation whenever they drive.
Hmm, driving without a license…implying you haven’t taken appropriate tests and learned the state’s traffic laws, not to mention proving whether or not you can even read our traffic signs. You’re showing that you’re not even going to try to learn them. That’s not worthy of deportation?