oftentimes, Internet or print media headlines are written in such a way as to get you to click the link or buy the publication; and upon reading the article, you find the headline to be only partially true.
unfortunately, in this case, it’s completely true:
When Maria Gianni is knocking on voters’ doors, she’s not bashful about telling people she is in the country illegally. She knows it’s a risk to advertise to strangers that she’s here illegally — but one worth taking in what she sees as a crucial election.
The 42-year-old is one of dozens of volunteers — many of them illegal immigrants — canvassing neighborhoods in the Seattle area trying to get naturalized citizens to cast a ballot for candidates like Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, who is in a neck-to-neck race with Republican Dino Rossi.
what’s striking about this piece is that none of the people interviewed for the story–even a leader of a group pushing for tougher immigration laws–seem to have a problem with people who are in the act of committing a crime canvassing the state for votes.
the apathy on display in this story is a key factor as to why illegal immigration in the United States is still a significant national problem. how can crime be curbed when people don’t care enough to be outraged at its commission?
–the civil commentator