People try all kinds of crazy ways to get into the United States, but a recent border patrol photo of a Thai woman stuffed into a suitcase may be among the most depressing and weirdest. If you look to the left, you will see the woman, a Thai national named Pornkamol Mongkolsermsak, who was charged with re-entry after deportation.
For some people, it might be a photo of people fighting a good fight and they might be glad she was found when she was. But I see something else. I see a woman so desperate to stay in the US that she would do anything to do so. Can you imagine how long she was going to be expected to endure those cramped conditions.
It's just sad. Whatever you feel about immigration, it's hard to not have compassion for a woman like that.