One side of the story
The Dustin Inman
Society was featured on NPR this week. This grassroots group advocates securing America's borders and
enforcing deportation "in such a way that creates an inhospitable
climate so that illegal immigrants will leave, and employers won't hire
them," said president of the group, D.A. King. You can hear more or the interview here.
If you go to the Inman Society's website, you can read more about their views and their mission. They are "dedicated to
educating the public and our elected officials on the consequences of
illegal immigration, our un-secured borders and the breakdown of the
rule of law in our Republic."
The most interesting thing to me about the society is the reason that they got started. Mr. King explains their beginnings in an interview with Business Week in 2006: "It's named after my friend's son. Dustin Inman was in
the back seat of the family car in the year 2000 on Father's Day
weekend, on his way to go fishing in the mountains with his dad and his
mom. An illegal alien, who happened to be from Mexico, who held a valid
North Carolina driver's license...ran into the back of his car stopped
at a light at more than 70 miles per hour. [He] killed Dustin, put
both of his parents in a coma -- neither of whom were able to go to his
funeral, their only son -- and then put his mom, Kathy, in a wheelchair
for the rest of her life."