Saturday, December 08, 2007

Giffords unwise to oppose green card for hero

Is compassion dying in America?

TUCSON -- I applaud my Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ7) for trying to get a green card for the Mexican man who saved a young American boy's life in southern Arizona on Thanksgiving.

It's the right thing to do.

What I can't understand is why Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ8) is taking a more anti-immigrant position here than anti-immigration hardliners.

From today's Star:

Even though he is a staunch opponent of illegal immigration, former Border Patrol supervisor Dave Stoddard said he has no problem with making an exception.

"...as an American citizen, I have no objection to him joining American society," said Stoddard, who retired in 1996 after 27 years with the agency and lives in Cochise County. "He has demonstrated some degree of moral character by sticking around and helping that boy."

Giffords doesn't support the private bill, said her spokesman, C.J. Karamargin.

"...the congresswoman does not support making exceptions to immigration laws."

With all due respect, as a Giffords supporter who worked very hard to help get her elected, I am sad to say she seems to have lost her way on border issues.

1 comment:

Liza said...

Yes, local progressives who supported Giffords deserve one big ass kicking party - a party where you kick each other in the ass.