Tuesday, May 09, 2006
As national lawmakers debate the immigration bill, the summer movie season begins, and the much anticipated Superman Returns hits theaters nationwide June 30. The latest Superman movie reminds us that as a baby, Superman arrived from his home planet Krypton in a rocketship, crashed in a field, and was found and adopted by a childless farming couple, Jonathan and Martha Kent, who named him Clark. Superman became a hero by living a secret life, doing low-paid work that most could not, or would not do. As a hero, he is not like stereotypical illegal immigrants, who face racist abuse at the hands of their adopted country.