Can We Hope for Special Circumstances for Jesus Cordova?


So there’s a wonderful story making the rounds about an illegal immigrant selflessly giving of himself to a 9 year old boy, a child who had just been traumatized by a wreck in which his mother died–and his father died two months ago.

Many of us on the right feel strongly about the illegal immigration issue and want to see laws currently on the books enforced.

We also recognize there are situations which occasionally warrant finding a loophole and this is one of those situations. The story is garnering such attention simply because of its rarity–and everyone, I don’t care who you are, likes to hear something good every once in a while.

The AP Story reads as follows:

Illegal immigrant rescues boy in desert

By TERRY TANG, Associated Press writerSat Nov 24, 1:27 AM ET


A 9-year-old boy looking for help after his mother crashed their van in the southern Arizona desert was rescued by a man entering the U.S. illegally, who stayed with him until help arrived the next day, an official said.

The 45-year-old woman, who eventually died while awaiting help, had been driving on a U.S. Forest Service road in a remote area just north of the Mexican border when she lost control of her van on a curve on Thanksgiving, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said.

The van vaulted into a canyon and landed 300 feet from the road, he said. The woman, from Rimrock, north of Phoenix, survived the impact but was pinned inside, Estrada said.

Her son, unhurt but disoriented, crawled out to get help and was found about two hours later by Jesus Manuel Cordova, 26, of Magdalena de Kino in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. Unable to pull the mother out, he comforted the boy while they waited for help.

The woman died a short time later.

“He stayed with him, told him that everything was going to be all right,” Estrada said.

As temperatures dropped, he gave him a jacket, built a bonfire and stayed with him until about 8 a.m. Friday, when hunters passed by and called authorities, Estrada said. The boy was flown to University Medical Center in Tucson as a precaution but appeared unhurt.

“We suspect that they communicated somehow, but we don’t know if he knows Spanish or if the gentleman knew English,” Estrada said of the boy.

“For a 9-year-old it has to be completely traumatic, being out there alone with his mother dead,” Estrada said. “Fortunately for the kid, (Cordova) was there. That was his angel.”

Cordova was taken into custody by Border Patrol agents, who were the first to respond to the call for help. He had been trying to walk into the U.S. when he came across the boy.

The boy and his mother were in the area camping, Estrada said. The woman’s husband, the boy’s father, had died only two months ago. The names of the woman and her son were not being released until relatives were notified.

Cordova likely saved the boy, Estrada said, and his actions should remind people not to quickly characterize illegal immigrants as criminals.

“They do get demonized for a lot of reasons, and they do a lot of good. Obviously this is one example of what an individual can do,” he said.

Of course, the lefty blogs are full of their normal snarkiness about the motivation of the right in wanting border laws enforced and full of their normal bitching about how the right never sees any good in any immigrant, demonizes all illegals, etc., etc., etc.

As usual, the lefty blogs are full of their rampant hysteria because they haven’t bothered to fact check or verify before villifying the right. One would think they get some sort of Pavlovian pleasure out of such villification and must indulge in it at all costs to keep their pleasure centers active.

Here’s one such example from Latina Lista:

Kind Act of Illegal Immigrant Towards Lost 9-Year-Old Shatters False Stereotypes

That’s just the headline. Never mind for there to be a stereotype, there is generally some truth that makes the stereotype. Never mind crime has risen disproportionately due to the illegals flooding the southern border. Never mind it’s been verified terrorists are coming through that same border with the drug smugglers and cartels. Never mind the burden on the health care systems and legal systems by the illegals–the ones bankrupting medical centers in border areas because they don’t pay the bills for their care. Never mind the ones driving illegally, the rise in DUI’s, often with devastating wrecks to go with them and no way for the victims to recover from those wrecks. Or the sex crimes (rape and child molestation)–you can say I stereotype all you want, but please explain why there is such a record of Mexican sex crimes, often against children? Never mind the increase in gang activities, drug smuggling and spousal abuse/domestic violence.

Let’s see what else Marisa Trevino has to say.

Yet, the comments left at one news site by American readers underscore how deep, for lack of a better word, the hatred runs for anyone who is deemed an undocumented immigrant from Mexico and beyond.

Readers were quick to point out that this one act of kindness doesn’t erase the “burglaries, drug dealings and shootings” of other undocumented immigrants. Yet, what these readers fail to acknowledge is that those people who do those things are true criminals.

Just as much as all the white, African American and Asian American people who commit the same type of offenses.

Walking across an imaginary line in the sand, whether fortified by a fence or not, doesn’t make a person a criminal, but rather criminalizes a person.

Actually, Marisa dear, crossing that imaginary line DOES make a person a criminal if they are crossing that line illegally.

What part of illegal do these people not understand?

And her final snark:

The only problem is that too many people will choose to not see beyond Jesus’ illegal crossing.

Actually, Marisa dear, if you would pull your head out of your ass long enough to do some actual research (oh wait–that would mean fact check and verify, something foreign to you), you would see that quite a few of us would like to see some sort of loophole for Mr. Cordova, so he could remain here legally, particularly after he did something so very selfless, even knowing what the consequences would be for him waiting for rescuers with a 9 year old orphan.

It’s not often people go out of their way anymore–to help anyone. And it’s precisely because of the loony liberals twisting and screwing around with past, present and (hopefully in their eyes) future laws (define IS…) that even if you help someone you get screwed over.

Yet Mr. Cordova did go out of his way. He helped a child. A child traumatized first by his father’s death two months ago and then by his mother’s death in this accident. A child alone in the desert, where night time temperatures drop dramatically. He built a fire to keep this child warm and gave this child his jacket. He waited with this child until help came. Completely selfless acts on all counts.

I, for one, think there should be some special consideration given to Mr. Cordova for his selfless act. Had he been one of the stereotypes, this child most likely would be very ill, if not dead himself, simply from exposure. Was Mr. Cordova here illegally? Yes. Did he break the law? Yes. However, by saving this child’s life, I think that more than cancels out crossing that border illegally. Just from this one act, it appears Mr. Cordova is the kind of person we want in this country.

Let’s hope some sort of special circumstance can be found to help him as he so selflessly helped a child.

Catch the Wave!

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Can We Hope for Special Circumstances for Jesus Cordova?


So there’s a wonderful story making the rounds about an illegal immigrant selflessly giving of himself to a 9 year old boy, a child who had just been traumatized by a wreck in which his mother died–and his father died two months ago.

Many of us on the right feel strongly about the illegal immigration issue and want to see laws currently on the books enforced.

We also recognize there are situations which occasionally warrant finding a loophole and this is one of those situations. The story is garnering such attention simply because of its rarity–and everyone, I don’t care who you are, likes to hear something good every once in a while.

The AP Story reads as follows:

Illegal immigrant rescues boy in desert

By TERRY TANG, Associated Press writerSat Nov 24, 1:27 AM ET


A 9-year-old boy looking for help after his mother crashed their van in the southern Arizona desert was rescued by a man entering the U.S. illegally, who stayed with him until help arrived the next day, an official said.

The 45-year-old woman, who eventually died while awaiting help, had been driving on a U.S. Forest Service road in a remote area just north of the Mexican border when she lost control of her van on a curve on Thanksgiving, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said.

The van vaulted into a canyon and landed 300 feet from the road, he said. The woman, from Rimrock, north of Phoenix, survived the impact but was pinned inside, Estrada said.

Her son, unhurt but disoriented, crawled out to get help and was found about two hours later by Jesus Manuel Cordova, 26, of Magdalena de Kino in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. Unable to pull the mother out, he comforted the boy while they waited for help.

The woman died a short time later.

“He stayed with him, told him that everything was going to be all right,” Estrada said.

As temperatures dropped, he gave him a jacket, built a bonfire and stayed with him until about 8 a.m. Friday, when hunters passed by and called authorities, Estrada said. The boy was flown to University Medical Center in Tucson as a precaution but appeared unhurt.

“We suspect that they communicated somehow, but we don’t know if he knows Spanish or if the gentleman knew English,” Estrada said of the boy.

“For a 9-year-old it has to be completely traumatic, being out there alone with his mother dead,” Estrada said. “Fortunately for the kid, (Cordova) was there. That was his angel.”

Cordova was taken into custody by Border Patrol agents, who were the first to respond to the call for help. He had been trying to walk into the U.S. when he came across the boy.

The boy and his mother were in the area camping, Estrada said. The woman’s husband, the boy’s father, had died only two months ago. The names of the woman and her son were not being released until relatives were notified.

Cordova likely saved the boy, Estrada said, and his actions should remind people not to quickly characterize illegal immigrants as criminals.

“They do get demonized for a lot of reasons, and they do a lot of good. Obviously this is one example of what an individual can do,” he said.

Of course, the lefty blogs are full of their normal snarkiness about the motivation of the right in wanting border laws enforced and full of their normal bitching about how the right never sees any good in any immigrant, demonizes all illegals, etc., etc., etc.

As usual, the lefty blogs are full of their rampant hysteria because they haven’t bothered to fact check or verify before villifying the right. One would think they get some sort of Pavlovian pleasure out of such villification and must indulge in it at all costs to keep their pleasure centers active.

Here’s one such example from Latina Lista:

Kind Act of Illegal Immigrant Towards Lost 9-Year-Old Shatters False Stereotypes

That’s just the headline. Never mind for there to be a stereotype, there is generally some truth that makes the stereotype. Never mind crime has risen disproportionately due to the illegals flooding the southern border. Never mind it’s been verified terrorists are coming through that same border with the drug smugglers and cartels. Never mind the burden on the health care systems and legal systems by the illegals–the ones bankrupting medical centers in border areas because they don’t pay the bills for their care. Never mind the ones driving illegally, the rise in DUI’s, often with devastating wrecks to go with them and no way for the victims to recover from those wrecks. Or the sex crimes (rape and child molestation)–you can say I stereotype all you want, but please explain why there is such a record of Mexican sex crimes, often against children? Never mind the increase in gang activities, drug smuggling and spousal abuse/domestic violence.

Let’s see what else Marisa Trevino has to say.

Yet, the comments left at one news site by American readers underscore how deep, for lack of a better word, the hatred runs for anyone who is deemed an undocumented immigrant from Mexico and beyond.

Readers were quick to point out that this one act of kindness doesn’t erase the “burglaries, drug dealings and shootings” of other undocumented immigrants. Yet, what these readers fail to acknowledge is that those people who do those things are true criminals.

Just as much as all the white, African American and Asian American people who commit the same type of offenses.

Walking across an imaginary line in the sand, whether fortified by a fence or not, doesn’t make a person a criminal, but rather criminalizes a person.

Actually, Marisa dear, crossing that imaginary line DOES make a person a criminal if they are crossing that line illegally.

What part of illegal do these people not understand?

And her final snark:

The only problem is that too many people will choose to not see beyond Jesus’ illegal crossing.

Actually, Marisa dear, if you would pull your head out of your ass long enough to do some actual research (oh wait–that would mean fact check and verify, something foreign to you), you would see that quite a few of us would like to see some sort of loophole for Mr. Cordova, so he could remain here legally, particularly after he did something so very selfless, even knowing what the consequences would be for him waiting for rescuers with a 9 year old orphan.

It’s not often people go out of their way anymore–to help anyone. And it’s precisely because of the loony liberals twisting and screwing around with past, present and (hopefully in their eyes) future laws (define IS…) that even if you help someone you get screwed over.

Yet Mr. Cordova did go out of his way. He helped a child. A child traumatized first by his father’s death two months ago and then by his mother’s death in this accident. A child alone in the desert, where night time temperatures drop dramatically. He built a fire to keep this child warm and gave this child his jacket. He waited with this child until help came. Completely selfless acts on all counts.

I, for one, think there should be some special consideration given to Mr. Cordova for his selfless act. Had he been one of the stereotypes, this child most likely would be very ill, if not dead himself, simply from exposure. Was Mr. Cordova here illegally? Yes. Did he break the law? Yes. However, by saving this child’s life, I think that more than cancels out crossing that border illegally. Just from this one act, it appears Mr. Cordova is the kind of person we want in this country.

Let’s hope some sort of special circumstance can be found to help him as he so selflessly helped a child.

Catch the Wave!