Yesterday Seattle Weekly's Keegan Hamilton posted to Daily Weekly about Gian Carlo Perrotti, a 62-year-old Canadian citizen "with an FBI record showing multiple arrests and several convictions," according to court documents. Perrotti was recently caught trying to sneak across the border into Washington, and will now likely be deported. Thing is, Perroti has already been deported 12 times from cities all across the country.
Court documents also indicate Perrotti has been granted 15 "voluntary returns" to Canada.
"Yeah, it's a record," says Emily Langlie, spokeswoman for the Western Washington U.S. Attorney's Office.
Perrotti's story inspired a number of commenters to chime in on the United States' immigration policy.
Including commenter wadegraham, who writes:
Making the punishment more severe won't solve anything. Fixing our broken immigration system will. Trying to enforce an outdated and inconsistent mess of laws that Congress is too scared to confront, because the rhetoric around immigration is so nasty, that's the problem.