Mother’s little hostage

Yesterday, the Boston Globe ran yet another sob story about the plight of an illegal alien. In this case, a five-year-old girl is facing a court hearing that might send her back to El Salvador, where she was born.

The story is sad, of course, but even the Boston Globe can’t whitewash who put Karla Morales-Solis in her plight.

“Karla, who was smuggled into the country illegally last fall…”

“The mother entered this country illegally…”

“Karla’s father, Carlos, 25, who was granted a temporary work permit six years ago…”

“In 2004, Karla’s mother also came north, but there was not enough money to pay for Karla’s passage. Settled in Revere, the family last year hired a coyote, a border smuggler, to bring Karla to them. She was caught with the smuggler near the Texas border and transferred to a detention center for immigrant children in Texas.”

(Emphasis added)

So, let’s sum this up:

The father came to the United States legally on a “temporary” work permit that expires in two years.

The mother came here illegally.

The parents paid a total stranger to smuggle their daughter across the border.

After this series of incredibly bad decisions, my sympathies for little Karla have skyrocketed. She has been the victim of her parents’ (mainly her mother’s) incredibly bad decisions all along, and has suffered tremendously because of what they have done to her.

I have a simple solution: deport the mother, who’s here illegally. Deport the father, who conspired to break the law by hiring that coyote and entrusting his daughter to a complete stranger and criminal. Or, if that’s too harsh, let him stay for the remainder of his visa (despite his violations of US laws), but make damned sure he will NOT gain an extension.

And put Karla up for adoption, so she can stay here in the United States and get her the hell away from the parents who have shown such utter disregard for her safety.

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