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County Commissioners Propose Immigration Crackdown

By Hatewatch Staff on November 25, 2008 - 9:59 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Cherokee County, Ga. commissioners are poised to enact new ordinances targeting undocumented immigrants living and working in the area.
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  • Teresa O’Brien

    Regarding the Inman’s tragedy, I am saddened by their loss as anyone would be. However, auto accidents happen regularly. If the other driver had not been illegal, would the Inmans have said “I lost my son to a U S citizen in 2000.”

    You see what I mean, right away, right?
    Illegal status did not cause the accident.

    However, people’s emotions are touched by the sadness of the loss, and they would tend to group the other into their feelings although it has nothing to do with anything.

    What insanity.

    The Inman’s story should be told within the context of their grief that another driver hit their car and they had those losses.

    The other causes emotions directed at the wrong issue.

    Another example. A CD, DVD, and coffee store owner exclaimed recently ” That guy walked in, stuffed several items in his jacket, and left without paying.” He did not say
    ” I lost several items via theft done by a U S citizen or illegal alien.” OR A young man impregnates a young women under age 18 living with her parents ” That no good made my daughter pregnant!” Horrified and angered parents. They don’t say “That no good U S citizen or illegal alien impregnated my daughter.”

    In other words, that’s not the point. The point is the sad or bad thing happened. The Inmans should have someone
    to talk to as they are misdirecting their extreme grief. My heart goes out to them for their loss, but not for their prejudice.