Thursday, August 02, 2007

Abusers, take note: beat an immigrant woman, the police arrest her, not you!

More consequences of nativist control of government:

When Emelina Ramirez's roommates attacked her, punching and kicking her in the stomach, she called the police for help. The police handcuffed her, took her to jail, and ran her fingerprints through a federal database. She is now in an Alabama cell awaiting deportation.

In the last month, Ramirez's story has spread beyond the Hispanic community in Carrollton, the small rural town west of Atlanta where she lived, and across Georgia, which has just enacted one of the nation's harshest laws against illegal immigration. It is a story that, for many undocumented immigrants, has one moral: Do not trust the police.

From Pandagon.

Of course, I'm sure that the "leading" Democratic candidates for Senate - Dale Cardwell and Vernon Jones, both virulently anti-immigrant in their rhetoric - would approve of this.