This news item in the Washington Post is an interesting and ironic example of the Law of Unintended Consequences.

Helen Beristain voted for Trump despite the fact that her husband, who is from Mexico and is undocumented, warned her that Trump wanted to “…get rid of the Mexicans.” She apparently thought somehow that Trump only meant the “bad” Mexicans.

Too bad for her, because her husband, who has no criminal record of any kind has been deported. It also appears from the WP story that his deportation was expedited so that court rulings to prevent the deportation, at least temporarily so he could have his day in court, would not take place until he had already been removed from the U.S.A.

It is a tragedy that a man who has lived in the U.S. for almost 20 years, raised two children who are American citizens, and paid his taxes, is being forcibly removed from his family. I am not sure how much sympathy I can scrape up for her but that does not make it any less of an injustice.

So much for those “family values” the Republicans keep talking about.

Read the entire article  in the Washington Post and see what you think.

 

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