Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Finding the silver lining in the recession

First gas prices return to near-normal levels, and now this: illegal immigrants are fleeing the U.S. in droves.

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Pedro Pablo slowly folds up his American flag blanket and stuffs it in his duffel bag. With it goes his American dream.

"I left my family and lost four years with them. I will ask them to forgive me," he said.

Pablo is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who came to the United States to support his wife and five sons back home. When he arrived, construction jobs were plentiful. Over the last year, he says, he's worked three days.

He recently boarded a bus with a one-way ticket home, paid for by the Guatemalan consulate in Los Angeles. "I thought I could get ahead here. I regret coming."

So maybe destroying the economy was all we needed to do. It's like chemotherapy - give the patient poisons and chemicals until the cancer dies off.

All I'm waiting for now is the outcry from pro-illegal alien groups. It's coming.

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