The headline of the article in last Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer read
She thought Trump would deport ‘bad hombres.’ Instead, he’s deporting her law-abiding husband
It’s the story of an American-born woman who met a Mexican man who was living in the country illegally, married him, and raised a family with him. He is by all accounts a good man: a good father, a law-abiding citizen, a taxpayer, a man who launched a successful business.
And now he’s in a federal detention center awaiting deportation to Mexico.
His wife voted for Trump. He warned her not to, but she said “I did it for the economy. We needed a change.”
And now she’s getting her change. Her husband’s going back to Mexico. If she cares about her family, she and her three kids – ages fifteen, fourteen, and eight – will join him.
The Curmudgeon feels bad for her kids but not for the woman. He knows this is hard-hearted, but she is now reaping what she has sown.
So her belief that Trump would only deport “bad hombres?”
She didn’t get it and still probably doesn’t: to Trump and his supporters, anyone who can be described as an “hombre” based purely on ethnicity is automatically bad and automatically a candidate for deportation.
Just like Muslims.
When are people going to start understanding this?