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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yeah, let’s deport the smart kids. Oh, and let’s bash diversity and multiculturalism at the same time!

Posted By on Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 11:31 AM

In Sunday’s Northwest Arkansas Times is the story of Jonathan Chavez, a University of Arkansas honors student who faces deportation because he is also an illegal immigrant.

An Internet search this morning seems to indicate that while authorities may not actually deport a majority of the students they harass - sorry, arrest - that doesn’t protect them from being picked up by them.

Every week we are hit by a barrage of news stories about how Americans are lagging further and further behind the rest of the world academically. We get much hand-wringing and bashing of teachers’ unions, and wrath at Chinese “Tiger Moms” (okay, this woman has issues) and then we try to deport the kids who would raise our standing in the world?

The kids who were raised in this country, most of whom have no idea that they are here illegally?

The young people who are, for all intents and purposes, American, and would be an asset to any community they choose to live in?

Yeah, well, it’s this diversity crap. It’s bringing America down. Multiculturalism ? Not in our neighborhoods!

So in the classic “Cut off your nose to spite your face” politics we’ll go after the kids of illegal immigrants. Ship ‘em to a country they have no emotional or cultural ties with. Some would even deny citizenship to them.

Especially the smart ones. They make some folks nervous.

If they were English kids, it might be a different matter, though the shrill arguments of those who propose such Draconian laws might attempt to convince us otherwise.

We need to grab on to every smart kid we can find, legal or not, and thank them for doing all the hard work of studying and excelling in school, and setting high standards for the rest of us.

Even for the Neanderthals who want to get rid of a lot of them.

And thank you, Jonathan Chavez, for being the kind of young man that America needs right now.

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