Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

Illegal Irony

Posted by Mark on February 26, 2007

Life can be one big irony. No matter….the journey, the event, or the environment. So, you can imagine, the monster problem of ILLEGAL immigration has its share of strange calamities. And in the…’ya gotta be kiddin’ me category:

The women of Tecalpulco, Mexico, want the U.S. government to enforce its immigration laws because they want to force their husbands to come back home from working illegally in the United States.

They have created an English-language Web page where they identify themselves as the “wetback wives” and broadcast their pleas, both to their men and to the U.S. government. “To the United States government – close the border, send our men home to us, even if you must deport them (only treat them in a humane manner – please do not hurt them),” it reads.

In poignant public messages to their husbands, the women talk about their children who feel abandoned, and worry that the men have forsaken their families for other women and for the American lifestyle. “You said you were only going to Arizona to get money for our house, but now you have been away and did not come back when your sister got married,” one woman writes to a man named Pedro.

“Oh how I worry that you have another woman! Don’t you love me? You told me you love me.”

What a hoot!

Hmmm….I wonder if Dr. Laura reaches Mexico? So let me see if I have this straight- you sneak across the border, ostensibly to provide for your family, but instead you shack up with another SENORITA…oh yah…and maybe you send money back- or maybe you don’t.

What a ridiculous mess.

One Response to “Illegal Irony”

  1. Nariel said

    And how TRUE that is!

    I saw it all the time when living in New Mexico. Men that hopped the border to work, leaving behind an entire familia in Mexico, only to turn around and spend what cash (tax free) they got at the local cantinas on cerveza, end up starting another family in the States, then those women going on to the welfare system saying they didn’t know who the Papa was. Happens more frequently then people know!

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