Homeland Security Targets the Land Rover

President Obama claims that he’s concerned about immigration reform. He thinks that immigrants who are here illegally should be provided with a pathway to citizenship. I tend to agree with him. But I think there’s an aspect of immigration reform that he’s overlooking. What about classic automobiles that enter the country illegally? What are we to do with them?


A couple of weeks ago, the Department of Homeland Security descended upon a North Carolina family and seized their beloved 1985 Land Rover Defender. The family had recently paid $60,000 for the classic vehicle, but Homeland Security ripped the SUV from its happy home and refuses to tell its owners where they’ve detained it.

The vehicle’s crime? It might be an illegal immigrant.

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