After being arrested as an undocumented worker, Inita Colon, an illegal alien from Guatamala, has filed suit In a suit in Federal Court claiming citizenship status because she built a snowman on the front lawn of her Detroit Michigan apartment complex.
The suit, filed today, claims that the snowman is a new member of the Colon family that was “born” on U.S. soil, therefore entitling Ms. Colon to full rights of citizenship under the so-called “anchor-baby” provision of current immigration law. Heywood Jablome, attorney for the petitioner is asking for an immediate hearing. “My client is only asking to do what millions of other American’s have already done.”, said Jablome.
The obvious question is what makes Ms. Colon think a snowman is the same thing as a baby? Her lawyer, speaking through an interpreter, said the Supreme Court has never ruled when life begins so they feel this could be a landmark case that could make it all the way to the highest court in the land. When asked what would happen to their case once the weather started getting warmer and the snowman melted, Jablome responded, “That’s why we’re asking for a speedy trial.”