Originally uploaded by bbbustard.
Photo from the A.P.
This is a photo of Maria Vasquez at the funeral of her son, Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, who was brutally murdered in Iraq. My deepest sympathies go out to her.
She is a 50 year old single mother of two who is an immigrant from Mexico. The funeral was conducted in both English and Spanish. Apparently, Ms. Vasquez only speaks Spanish.
While she can lose her son for this country, Michelle Malkin thinks it's just great that she wouldn't be served a cheesesteak in Philadelphia.
Close family members of Pfc. Menchaca would not be allowed to attend his funeral, if the House immigration bill was the law of the land, as much of his family lives in Mexico.
Ms Coulter of course would like to see Ms. Vasquez deported. Writing about which immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S., She said:
When right wing bloggers look back at what they wrote about Mexican immigrants in early May, and then look at this photo - do they feel any shame?
Istead of choosing immigrants based on the longevity of their lawbreaking, another idea is to choose the immigrants we want, for example, those who speak English or have special skills. (And by "special skills" I don't mean giving birth to an anchor baby in a border-town emergency room.)