Immigration Law

Don't Deport the 'Tamale Lady'

"Some will insist that Reyes is actually being punished for coming into the United States illegally.  But this woman only came to the attention of federal authorities because local law enforcement officers arrested her for an infraction that would have normally resulted in a slap on the wrist.  And the reason that she was arrested was because she was selling tamales." - Ruben Navarrette, Aug. 2, 2012.