I heard some news today bout a bill in Alabama that is supposedly the most strict thus far, on illegal immagrants. somethng about not hiring them, not enrolling them, not renting out a place to live, and then maybe something about transporting them. very interesting. sweet home Alabama.
here's a story about one of my new students. His mom left him years ago in Honduras and went back to Spain, then his father came to the states and left him with several years with a grandma.... now he's 15 and was sent via the business which funds Mexican drug cartel human trafficking up through Mexico into Arizona. He was left to die in the deserts of Arizona after something unplanned had occurred... so in order to survive he searched out someone to turn himself in. His hearing is in a couple weeks. but big deal, his father is here in okc and an aunt and several US citizen cousins...etc etc... likely he'll stay right? who knows. other new students are all from Mexico, mostly those who grew up here, went back to Mexico for a few years, then came back, or grew up there, lived here, went back, came back here, etc etc. blah blah.
IT's strange what with the employment rate how many immigrants are still choosing to live in the US. it's not just the jobs, it's the safety of not getting shot in the street by the drug cartel gangs. How much longer do you think US can live next to a country with no law or justice? Why do states need to create such severe laws on immigration when it's really the nations responsibility to enforce. We are sort of a country of convenient law and justice, only those that keep the money rolling in. Don't get me wrong I choose the freedom of this country any and every day, just throwing out ideas. You think Mexico will ever "clean up" it's lawlessness? is it our fault for buying all the drugs? or for selling them all the weapons. gee whiz...
no word yet from Administration about the opening I applied for. but that's cool, it's looking like it should be a pretty good year anyway with the group of kids I got this year... although after school today we were told our department was next on the list of turning into travelling teachers. oh no! don't want to lose my classroom that's for sure... alas.