You should take a gander at my Twitter timeline sometime. If you were to do so with any regularity, you'd see the venom spewed at "illegals" and at me personally for saying we have a humanitarian crisis on our hands. The recent hostility aimed at very young migrants making their way from Central America is disturbing, to say the least. And sadly ironic: Anti-immigration protesters are afraid of children. And many of those children have been abused and/or raped.
Note to nasty trolls: There are no such thing as "illegals." There are, however, people who have entered the country illegally. Key word: People.
Note to self: Find out if irrational conservatives refer to former President Nixon as an illegal. And Scooter Libby.
Of course, conservatives are pointing every finger they have-- and some they probably don't have-- at President Obama. Unfortunately for them, their fingers have no sense of direction. Because guess who signed a law protecting young migrants back in 2008? Hint: He started a fraudulent war, made torture "legal," paints naked self-portraits, and has his very own liberry.
The 2008 law signed by Bush expanded legal protections for young migrants. The changes were intended to prevent immigration officials from inadvertently sending them back to pimps and drug violence.
The law, for example, expanded the ability of children who were abused or abandoned to be granted "special immigrant juvenile status" to stay in the country, and to eventually apply for lawful permanent residency. [...]
The U.S. law, which sought to crack down on modern-day slavery and the trafficking of children, passed easily by a voice vote in Congress with broad support from both parties. Bush signed it shortly before he left office in January 2009.
Maybe those who have such disdain for people who look and sound different than they do should point their big, fat fingers at themselves.
If they're reluctant to do that, I have a Very Special Finger of my own that I'd be more than happy to share with them.