In addition to hospitals going out of business, prison populations swelling, drug importation rising, crippling congestion, and just general social upheaval, we can add automobile accidents to the list of problems caused by rampant illegal immigration.
The Star reported
Monday that the driver in a
investigators spoke to him, the suspect didn't remember anything and thought he
was still in
An undocumented immigrant, Ramirez-Lopez did not have a license, and relatives told investigators he'd been driving for perhaps a year at most, Popp said.
It's not something that's usually reported, but when you import poor workers from poor countries, they tend not to have lots of driving experience. Next time you're driving your kids around, think about the hundreds of thousands of inexperienced illegal immigrant drivers on the road with you.
said there was moderate traffic and Ramirez-Lopez was tailgating a vehicle in
front of him for about three miles from
We--and by "we" I mean everybody but law-and-order conservatives--allow illegal immigrants to come to a country where you almost can't work without a car, then wonder why one-in-seven drivers don't have automobile insurance, at a cost of $10 billion a year.
Lest we get too comfortable patting ourselves on the back for being fully insured, documented citizens, let me point out that it was already obvious the driver was an illegal immigrant before the Star published this follow-up story. The crash occurred at 6 a.m. in an agricultural area. I don't know many citizens that get themselves up that early to go bust their hump in a field all day long.
This is not a defense of illegal immigration, but I notice that my family-oriented, traditional, religious, Midwestern-style agricultural-based ethos has much in common with some Central American cultures. Both value hard work, Christianity, helping one another, and loving your family.
Progressives, on the other hand, consistently punish hard work and undermine Christianity and the family unit. They're the real culprits that cause our fractious 21st Century America. Blame the people that swung the door to the borders wide open for the ensuing social ills, not the people who crossed over.