Tuesday, December 1, 2009

He's making a list and checking it twice

Some local charities in the Houston area have begun checking the immigration status of families before handing out any toys. Included in the organizations asking for proof of citizenship are the Salvation Army and Outreach, Inc., which distributes toys collected by the Houston Fire Department.

It's one thing to go after adults who entered the country without permission -- but it's an entirely different thing to go after their kids.


David said...

I don't have a problem with this. I think charities can be selective in how to distribute their resources, especially when demand is high for their resources. There is no "right" to receive the mercy from a charity.

Paul B. Kennedy said...

Thank you for your comment.

Reasonable people may disagree on immigration issues; my point is that these charities are punishing the children who did absolutely nothing.

Unknown said...

What is the big deal? Every time someone is caught doing something wrong or illegal, they trot out their children. The fact is that when parents make bad decisions about anything, their children are impacted. When parents illegally cross our borders and either have or bring children here, the kids are going to be impacted by all sorts of things, like not being able to work legally, vote, or do all sorts of things. That is the parents fault, not the law's fault. They knew they were breaking the law when they came here and surely they understood that there would be consequences at some point. Furthermore, why should legal children be deprived of presents so that little illegals can have them? If children here illegally get all the presents, what about American kids? What is their offense? Why should they be punished? Illegals need to be arrested and immediately deported whenever they are found. I bet some hard up Americans would like to have some of those jobs that illegals are doing.