I support immigration reform — but like most Americans, I don’t get that worked up about my government expelling undocumented immigrants convicted of felonies.
So I didn’t grouse too much when the Obama administration stepped up the deportation of undocumented immigrants but kept the focus largely on convicts. To be sure, immigrants are not a big violent-crime threat in this country — despite President Trump’s xenophobic nonsense to the contrary. But if you’re here illegally and were dumb or malevolent enough to rob, assault, or murder somebody, let’s just say you drained whatever pro-immigrant compassion I had for you.
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Which is to say: I usually don’t consider what’s spent on booting out an undocumented convict a waste of taxpayer money.
But which is also to say: Whatever they just spent to boot out Mario Hernandez-Delacruz was a waste of taxpayer money.
Hernandez-Delacruz is just the latest productive, law-abiding, taxpaying undocumented
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