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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

OUTRAGE OF THE DAY: PARENTS OF SOLDIERS IN IRAQ BEING DEPORTED

Rating: 14 votes, 5.00 average.

Sorry, but the soldiers fighting for our freedom deserve special treatment.



Soldiers like Luis Estrada whose mother is being deported after 20 years in the US. I love the quote from FAIR on this. It really shows what that organization is all about:

But Bob Dane, a national spokesman for the Federation for American
Immigration Reform (FAIR), said the mother committed a "reckless act"
by entering the country illegally in the first place. Too often, he
said, the parents use their U.S.-born children as a shield from the law.

Have you no shame Mr. Dane? Well, I guess not or you would not have said something so callous.



Another case that shocks the senses is that of Pfc. Armando Soriano who died three years ago in a roadside bomb in Iraq and whose father now faces deportation because of an illegal entry to the US.



Nearly 70,000 immigrants are in our armed forces. While the FAIR crowd would like you to believe that all immigrants are coming to leach off our welfare system and commit crimes, these 70,000 are willing to put their lives on the line for a country they love despite the vitriol many in the anti-immigrant community show them.



Isn't it about time that Congress passed legislation creating a waiver and green card route for parents of soldiers who serve in wartime? Families that make this sacrifice have certainly demonstrated to me that they are serious about their commitment to this land.

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  1. Edward's Avatar
    It isn't just family members. Soldiers are deported too. You would think that if anybody deserves to be in this country it is the people who put their life on the line for it.

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  2. Legal and waiting's Avatar
    Yes, his parents use Luis as a shield, virtually, of course. And Mr. Dane uses Luis as shield literally. My take, parents have a whole lota more right to do what they do.
  3. Mat's Avatar
    My great grandfather came to the US in 1917 aboard a ship and he fought for the US in WWI. When the war was over, he went back and immigrated LEGALLY with his family, including my 9 year old grandmother. Now, I am very thankful he did it legally or otherwise I would not be alive, but had he just assumed his right to stay because he fought for the Americans he would have been here illegally.
  4. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    No offense, but this post makes no sense. Did your grandfather come illegally when he came in 1917? That would have been extremely unlikely unless he snuck in through Canada or Mexico. There was no non-immigrant classification at the time, so he would have been a resident upon admission to the US the first time and there would be no need to reenter. I think you've gotten your family lore mixed up. I'm a student of the history of immigration law and in 1917 what you described would not have been possible.
  5. Legal and waiting's Avatar
    Mat, well, sorry to disappoint you, but illegals currently in the US military do not have an option of going back home and immigratin to the US LEGALLY. They do have an option, however, to go back and be barred from entering the US for 10 years. They may come as tourists afterwards, of course, if they manage to obtain visas, naturally.
  6. TX's Avatar
    Mat, please go back and study your own family history before coming here and posting stuff that makes no sense at all. Your grandfather came here for the sole purpose of fighting in WWI then went back and came back.......while you were typing your response to this article, did you for a second, think about what to write?
  7. Johnnie's Avatar
    Well, I guess since the sins of the father do not pass to the son, then the heroism of the son now pass to the father?

    Give me a break. An illegal is an illegal is an illegal. Serving in the military does not forgive the crimes of the parents of the hero.

    You people will do anything, even though you oppose the Iraq liberation, to get an illegal a green card.

    Shame on you for exploiting heros for criminals. Next will we forgive the bank robbery or murder by the parents of a hero?
  8. The Avenger's Avatar
    Criminals? Who are you calling criminals you stupid ignorant. Go back to your trailer and keep drinking your Mickey's.
  9. chris's Avatar
    Clearly the anti's are in a rabid, crazed state. Pushing for deporting U.S. military family members in wartime? I suspect deporting some of these anti's would be more popular.
  10. paskal's Avatar
    it's interesting that there is a stautute of limitation on prosecuting far worse crimes...
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