There are times when I read an article or an op-ed and my credibility radar goes off. That was the case with a piece written by Blanca Hernandez which was published in the Charlotte Observer:
My 8-year-old son came home from school one day last fall and told me his teacher asked him about his citizenship papers. “Mommy, you always forget,” he said, worried I had forgotten to sign some field trip permission slip. “It was embarrassing.”
Blanca Hernandez is a Mexican-American mother of two children who lives in Union County. She is the co-founder of United Women for Change, a group formed after the November election to empower individuals in the area to promote inclusiveness and diversity.
Ms. Hernandez implied in her op-ed that being a “legal citizen” or an illegal alien shouldn’t matter. I find it amazing that an immigrant, who took the time to become a “legal citizen,” valued her adopted country and its laws with such low regard.