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Immigration Laws Kill

May 5th, 2008

If you advocate immigration laws, you have to accept collateral damage towards a “greater good.”

You believe that the price to be paid by the immigrants of the world is justified by some perceived benefit accruing to someone else — someone else who probably hasn’t had to pay any price whatsoever. You must believe that some immigrants simply aren’t worth as much as some barely noticeable increase in your standard of living. You justify these deaths, for the greater good, by convincing yourself that they are less-than-human; criminals in-fact. Satisfied that these people are criminals who do not deserve to be treated like human beings with inalienable rights, there is virtually no limit to the injustices you will permit to be carried out agaisnt them, in your name.

Mr. Bah’s relatives never saw the internal records labeled “proprietary information — not for distribution” by the Corrections Corporation of America, which runs the New Jersey detention center for the federal government. The documents detail how he was treated by guards and government employees: shackled and pinned to the floor of the medical unit as he moaned and vomited, then left in a disciplinary cell for more than 13 hours, despite repeated notations that he was unresponsive and intermittently foaming at the mouth.

Your laws and your bureaucracies kill innocent people. Do you feel safer, yet? Do you want to hold the gun?

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