Originally Posted by neetanddave
Sims2fan, thanks for your kind words, and the law took care of them. 41 years to go on their sentence, and THEN they get deported.
And you are right. As I posted in another thread today, many people who illegally come to the US have nothing to lose. They have no prospects, no career, no opportunity. They are seduced by the media's image of life in the US as a big freakin' party with girls in bikinis and free beer while you work in a donut factory for top pay. With nothing to leave behind, they have nothing to lose.
And not only that, but many who arrive illegally in countries such as Australia and England (I don't know if it's the same in the US where it's more a case of crossing the border) are lured by the very people who smuggle them in. They deliberately target those whose lives could and would be vastly improved in countries other than their own, extort them out of everything they have, separate them from their families on false pretences, clean them out, dump them on the shores of a country who can and will deport them immediately (or in the case of Australia, move them somewhere offshore and keep them there in detention centres for five years) when all they wanted was the chance at a better life.
These people aren't educated, don't have access to sources of information that will show them what coming illegally to this country will result in, they blindly trust those who promise them new, happy lives free of persecution and poverty and fear and struggle, and then that's exactly what they face at the hands of our government as soon as they arrive on our shores.
IMO, in 90% of cases it's the people smugglers who should be lined up and shot, not the immigrants themselves.
Neet, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter and grandson. That must have broken your heart. I can't imagine. I can only hope you feel vindicated in the sentence for the person who did this - I know it's not anywhere near enough for the lives he took, but at least some punishment has been dealt.