By Fidel "Butch" Montoya
Regardless of a big ( R ) or a big ( D ) by their name, regardless of President Bush or Obama, this is what our government does to people, people with families, just trying to find a better life. I cannot or will not follow a party because they claim to be for the people. Show me your fruits, show me your concern, show me you care...issues our government does not understand.
Instead like cattle, with chains, they are shipped away to a land many don't even know or understand. Separated from their families without any knowledge of what is happening to those families. And does our government (Obama, Democrats, & Republicans) care?
Truly what is the difference between a Pelosi, Reid, McConnel and Boehner ? We already know the difference between an Obama and Bush. Who really cares about this problem? You cannot convince me that one is better than the other.
Right now, one has the power to stop the raids. One has the power to introduce legislation. "They" passed health care without one single Republican vote, and yet "they" claim immigration reform cannot be introduced without Republican support.
I do no see how Christians cannot see the injustice against these hard working individuals who come "only for a better life...only a better life." Where is the outrage from our leaders and where on the demands on our public officials who claim to be our friends to stop these unjust detentions, deportations, and raids on families?
One of the issues facing Americans is that these people are "brown." Ask anyone on the street, and probably undocumented immigrants will identified as "Mexicans." Why, because they are "brown." No attempt to understand who these people are, and why they have fled their past lives from Spanish speaking countries.
All I see is racism, hatred, fear, bigotry, and a country that continues to "expect" the right of us to do what is demanded of us.
Please read the history of the Southwest. That attitude of entitlement continues today. The fear that these "undocumented immigrants" will vote for the "Democrats" keeps the Tea Party and many members of the GOP from enacting reform. When in reality, most of these undocumented immigrants are probably more moderate and conservative in their values and beliefs. Many would probably make good Republicans.
So be, isn't this what our country is about....?
Please open the link below and watch how we treat people who have come to contribute to the success of this nation and their families.
Deportation: The flip side of immigration
March 29: Experience what it's like to be deported, from the plane and bus rides to thoughts of leaving loved ones behind and heading to a birth country that may not feel like home. Producer: Meredith Birkett. Video editor: Shanon Dell
Fidel "Butch" Montoya is Director of H.S. Power and Light Ministries. He was the Vice President/News Director of KUSA Channel 9 News from 1985-1990, and worked at the news station for 24 years. Montoya also served as Deputy Mayor of City and County of Denver from 1995-1999; as the Manager of Public Safety for the City and County of Denver from 1994-2000. Montoya was Licensed to preach in 1972.