by: the Common Constitutionalist
The following quotes are from a CNN. Com article regarding the journey of an illegal alien mother and her 14 year old son, Jesús, from Guatemala, coming to America to reunite with the boys father, who lives in Mississippi.
It is written for one reason – to tug on the heartstrings of brainless Americans – the kind that read this clap-trap. Yeah, I know – What does that make me.
From Catherine E. Shoichet at CNN.com:
“It is a powerful need: to see the man who shaped your life from afar for almost 13 years. For 14-year-old Jesús and his mother, it was enough to propel them on a dangerous and illegal journey. They made it to America.”
“…cloaked in predawn darkness, they climbed a ladder and scaled a 15-foot-high steel fence to cross into the United States. Border Patrol agents caught them within minutes. After one night in detention, they were released on this morning in late June and dropped off at the bus station…”
“Now that they’ve made it this far, Jesús has no doubt that the moment he’s dreamed of his whole life is near. He is finally going to see someone he’s long looked up to but never stood beside.”
“Voy a conocer a mi papa,” Jesús says. “I am going to meet my father.”
The love story continues, describing the long journey. You see, the two just wish to reunite their family. It’s a tale of love conquering all – even U.S. law.
There is a video that accompanies the article, chronicling their journey.
Here is what the video reveals that the article omits: This kid’s father left them and snuck into the U.S. in 2001. That would make Jesús little more than 1 when the father left. By all accounts, he never went back. The kid says he misses his dad, but how can you miss someone you’ve never met?