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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host8/4/18 10:56 AM 
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NBC News: KISSIMMEE, Fla.  The wife of an Iraq War veteran wiped away tears and held her young daughters as she said goodbye to her family at Orlando International Airport on Friday morning — not knowing the next time they would all be together.

Alejandra Juarez, who entered the United States illegally from Mexico more than 20 years ago, had pleaded publicly for President Donald Trump to stop her deportation. But a letter delivered to the White House this week by members of Congress wasn't enough to keep her with her husband, a naturalized American citizen, and their two American-born daughters.

"My mom is a good person and she's not a criminal," daughter Pamela, 16, told the media as she sobbed and covered her face. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., who was at the airport, said he told Juarez, 39, that he was sorry that she had to be deported under Trump' s "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

"We'll still be pursuing our request to the administration for her case, and we are not giving up despite this anti-immigration rhetoric," Soto told NBC News.

  • Edited August 4, 2018 10:57 am  by  Marci (marcinmin)
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From: HWPeeler (HPeeler) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/5/18 12:11 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 6) 
 2179.2 in reply to 2179.1 

I guess there is no statute of limitations on the crime. She may be a nice person but that does not mean she is innocent. Marrying a vet changes nothing. Having children changes nothing. Being brought in by your parents changes nothing. Illegal is illegal.

It would be nice if they could make exceptions on individual cases. They don't have that option.



From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/7/18 10:17 AM 
To: HWPeeler (HPeeler) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 6) 
 2179.3 in reply to 2179.2 

When she got caught many years ago on her first attempted re-entry as an illegal, she signed a catch and release pro forma statement that she would never try to enter the USA again and forewent any possible future application as a prospective citizen.

Juarez sought to illegally enter the United States in 1998 and was ordered to be removed, precluding her future chances at getting a visa or becoming a citizen, according to Soto and media interviews Juarez has given.


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  • Edited August 7, 2018 1:59 pm  by  Bike (URALTOURIST1)

From: HWPeeler (HPeeler) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/7/18 11:15 AM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 6) 
 2179.4 in reply to 2179.3 

Yep, that pretty much determines things.



From: FlasherMak8/7/18 11:05 PM 
To: HWPeeler (HPeeler) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 6) 
 2179.5 in reply to 2179.4 

There is a way. When I was a civilian Army instructor at Redstone Arsenal, INS informed the Army that one of our NCOs had enlisted improperly and ordered the Army to discharge him. They were coming to arrest him to be deported. We all thought ... WTF? This is a serving US soldier.

It seems his father had brought his family to the US legally and they were all green card holders. The kids grew up in Los Angeles and the son graduated from high school there. But his dad then retired from his job and took the family back to Mexico, where his pension money would go much farther. The son considered himself an America, and as soon as he turned 18, he came to LA and enlisted. He'd been in the Army about 8 years when INS targeted him. He was a staff sergeant and had served in Desert Storm. But INS insisted that since he'd left the US before his 18th birthday, he'd lost his green card. Therefore, he had enlisted illegally. He was a career soldier with an American citizen wife and American born children, but INS wouldn't budge. Our then Congressman, Bud Cramer - an Army veteran and a Blue Dog Democrat, got a special bill rushed through Congress making the soldier a U.S. citizen. The bill was passed about two days before INS was coming to arrest him. You never saw such a happy family as when our Congressman handed him his citizenship papers. That deported wife needs to get a member of Congress to intercede and try to get her granted US citizenship. That's what it would take.

p.s. To make things even crazier, the guy had lost his Mexican citizenship by enlisting in the U.S. Army. He was no longer a Mexican citizen and Mexico didn't want him back.




Ah, I see that her Congressman has tried something. That's her only chance:

"Soto, a Democratic congressman, has sponsored a so-called private bill that would grant Juarez a visa if passed as part of a last-ditch, frequently unsuccessful recourse for immigrants who have exhausted other avenues."




  • Edited August 7, 2018 11:32 pm  by  FlasherMak

From: HWPeeler (HPeeler) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/8/18 12:43 AM 
To: FlasherMak  (6 of 6) 
 2179.6 in reply to 2179.5 

Best of luck to her.


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