Wednesday, May 24, 2006

From the "Real Shocker" Files

Last week I wrote:

Rewarding those who have been in violation of the law the longest. Makes perfect sense, apparently. Be sure to bring your phony social security number with you, and forged work history documents showing you didn't just get here last month (and maybe a note from your Mom for good measure). You'll need all that "documentation" to "properly" fill out your paperwork.

Well, imagine the utter shock I felt this morning when I read this:

A clergyman and five others are accused of taking more than $200,000 from illegal immigrants in exchange for helping them gain amnesty by lying about when they entered the United States.


According to prosecutors, defendant Emma Gerald cast herself as an immigration consultant and charged illegal immigrants as much as $1,100 per couple for help falsifying applications under a program in which applicants could obtain temporary legal residence if they lived in the United States unlawfully during a certain period and met other requirements.

Gee, didn't see that one coming...from a million fucking miles away.