"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Morgan Spurlock, 30 Days and Illegal Immigration

Morgan Spurlock's "30 Days," begins a new season.

Tonight, a man with strong anti-immigration views lives with a family of illegal immigrants:

Frank George – who legally immigrated with his family from Cuba to the U.S. when he was 7 years old – has staunch anti-illegal immigration views. He believes the U.S. military should man all borders and is a member of the Minutemen, a volunteer group that patrols the country’s borders.

For 30 days – Frank will live with a family of mixed status who fled their native Mexico in 1995.

He will share a one bedroom apartment with Rigorberto and Patty Gonzalez and their children; Uriel, 22; Armida, 17; Alba, 16; Ricardo, 11; and Karina, 10. Since Ricardo and Karina were born in the U.S., they are American citizens. Their parents and siblings are illegal immigrants.

During Frank’s 30 Days experience, he will work with Rigorberto as a handyman, attend a pro-immigration rally and travel to Gonzalez’a home in Mexico.

Frank will be living with a "mixed status" family in a "mixed" message show. One that grabs at the heart strings as the "Gonzalez" family "fled" Mexico; just ahead of the government thugs I'm sure.

Frank will attend an "immigration" rally, which is not so much a rally about "immigration" as is always implied, but is about full rights for "illegal" immigrants.

Why does the family still live in a one bedroom apartment? Why isn't Uriel throwing in some bucks and the others could get part time gigs like other teens, no? I'm not saying it's easy, but the one bedroom is an awfully nice touch.

Watch for the drama upon their attempted return from the Mexico trip. Will they make it back over illegally again? Only the reality of Spurlock knows.

We don't need more garbage like this muddying up the debate further...

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**


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