Nashville's increasingly famous visaless pregnancy is illustration of why immigrants might self-deport
"Maybe some will – those tired of being hunted like animals or treated like an assassin, as Villegas was" Maria Elena Salinas, a nationally syndicated columnist and a co-anchor of the most watched Spanish-language news program in the U.S., refers in her most recent national column to the Nashville story of Juana Villegas to illustrate the point that treatment of ordinary visaless immigrants in the U.S. is getting so bad that they might in fact voluntarily self-deport.
What has been described as the New York Times as the Misery Strategy and by HispanicNashville.com as bear trap bureacracy is described by Salinas as
being hunted like animals or treated like an assassin, as Villegas was.Salinas' column is here. More on Villegas, and the national scrutiny that Nashville is under as a result of how she was treated over the July 4 weekend, is here.
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