Heathcliffe Bradley, of New Zealand, overstayed his tourist Visa by 7 years. He was “planning” to return when he met Cheryl, they married and he then tried to stay in the country.

This is commonly done, but Mr. Bradley seems to have a talent for ignoring basic bureaucratic common sense (like showing up for appointments with bureaucrats).

And he was deported.

I’m not sure what to say about this other than… I wish we did it more often. Mr. Bradley broke the law. He then mistreated the bureaucracy and is now in New Zealand. My advice… keep him there and let Cheryl deal with New Zealand immigration rules.

On the other hand, only 785 people, out of millions abusing our immigration laws:

In the 2008 fiscal year, 785 foreigners who entered the United States on visa waivers were deported, up from 750 the year before, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement figures.

So, why bother with Mr. Bradley?

I’ll be honest and admit that I don’t care how many New Zealanders come here. The country is small. It is a nice place, not many people want to leave, and they speak English. My concern is aroused when millions come from one country, that isn’t a nice place, do not speak English, and they are under educated and unskilled.

We have enough problems with under performing members of society without importing more.