Should we take this seriously? Is it just a ploy to
whip up support for immigration reform? Surely, this person would
qualify for the pending Dream Act, which would give a pathway to
residency to immigrants brought to the country before they were 16 who
go to college or join the military.
If the confession is a true cry for help, the person has certainly gotten it. While the web can be a Wild
West of snark and cynicism where anonymous trolls tear each other apart
for fun, this episode also shows how the web can also be harnessed for
jump," where thousands of people have become members and shared messages
of compassion with the anonymous immigrant. PostSecret put up an email
from someone who'd been inspired to go visit the bridge for the first
time after reading the suicide threat, and claimed to have talked a potential jumper off the ledge.
one knows if the maelstrom of support online has reached the apparent suicidal immigrant. A
representative from the California Highway Patrol, which monitors the
bridge for jumpers, told us they weren't aware of the internet