Friday, July 21, 2006

Twist and Shout

More on the we hate illegal immigrants so much we laugh when they are victims of crime front (scroll to the update at the bottom). In California, a Mexican women went to court to get a restraining order against her husband, who was abusing her. Instead, the presiding judge asked if she was an illegal immigrant. When she said yes, the judge replied:
"I hate the immigration laws that we have, but I think the bailiff could take you to the immigration services and send you to Mexico.” Then the Judge had a creative idea: he would count to 20 and Gonzalez would disappear by the time he was finished. No trouble for her; no trouble for him. "One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. When I get to 20, she gets arrested and goes to Mexico," said the judge according to the court transcript. This week, in an interview with the LA Times, Judge Fink explains his intent to get Gonzalez from trouble with the INS. He also said he saw nothing more than screaming between the husband and wife, although reportedly Gonzalez had moved last month into a domestic violence shelter. The Superior Court is now reviewing the hearing.

I'm waiting for an explanation of why this isn't one of the more twisted things I've ever seen in America. This is how we deal with an abused women (illegal or not)?


Anonymous said...

It's part of the Republican political strategy to get people to

a) resent "illegals" who are "gettign health care for free"

rather than

b) try to develop a just health care system that delivers care to all

Anonymous said...

I have to say, that makes me sick. That someone wouldn't help her, illegal immigrant or not. She was being abused.