June 20, 2008

Cali. GOP to blame for girl's death

According to the [San Jose] Mercury News, that is:

Not only was the driver of a Ford Bronco that fatally struck a 12-year-old girl unlicensed, but San Jose police say she is also an illegal immigrant, renewing the debate over whether undocumented people should be allowed to apply for driver's licenses.

The revelation that Adriana Fierro De Marin, 31, is in the country illegally struck yet another chord with the family of Breanna Slaughter-Eck, still reeling from the loss of the Hoover Middle School sixth-grader.

"I'm worried that she just might flee now and walk away from all this," said Joe Castro, the man who raised Breanna for the last four years. For her part, Breanna's mother simply wants justice.

Breanna was biking home from Hoover on June 12, her last day of school, when a Ford Bronco making a left turn slammed into her. The crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.

But Breanna's death and the disclosure by authorities that Fierro De Marin is an undocumented immigrant and unlicensed driver highlights one of the more controversial topics lingering in the state Capitol.

There have been nine attempts since 1999 to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses. Each of the efforts has failed, opposed by Republicans who say it's inappropriate to provide state services and benefits to people who are in the country illegally.

Yes, in some magical way, even if Republicans relented and allowed people in the country illegally to acquire a legal document/form of ID, all illegal immigrants will magically become better drivers. Oh, yeah, sure -- you showed that you "passed the test." Please. Does anyone seriously want to argue that a significant portion of illegal aliens will then suddenly become better drivers?

Where does this "reward for breaking the law" end? And why does the media, like the Mercury News aid and abet people who break the law? And why does it seem Democrats always take the side of illegal immigrants? Oh, is it in the name of "humanity" and "morality?" Go ahead and make that case. Just don't, then, bitch and moan about George Bush's actions in the name of "safety" and "security," OK?

Posted by Hube at June 20, 2008 05:02 PM | TrackBack

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Wait. So are they implying that she wouldn't have had the accident, had she been licensed? If not, why bring up the issue at all?

Posted by: rightwingprof at June 21, 2008 09:02 AM

You've been linked.

Posted by: rightwingprof at June 21, 2008 09:18 AM

Thanks, RWP!

Posted by: Hube at June 21, 2008 09:33 AM