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Bloggings: The American Dream Turns Into A Nightmare For Young American Children Whose Parents Are Deported. By Roger Algase

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The media are full of stories about President Obama's DREAM initiative for young people who were brought to America without authorization as children through no fault of their own. But there is another class of children who are going through a terrible, cruel, nightmare at the hands of our immigration system even though these children, unlike the more publicized DREAMERS, are American citizens. I refer to the young children, some of them infants, who are losing one or both of their parents to deportation. 


What possible benefit can there be for American society in tearing a crying baby out of its mother's arms in order to turn the mother into one more statistic in President Obama's deportation mill, so he can show that he is also "tough on illegal aliens", in order to impress Republican opponents, some of whom insanely refuse to believe that he is not one himself. But this is exactly what is happening in a country which claims to be the world's beacon of freedom and justice.


According to an August 25 article in the Huffington Post, 45,000 parents of US children were removed in the first six months of 2012, according to ICE (US-Born Kids Of Deported Parents Struggle As Family LIfe Is Destroyed).


The Huffpost article describes their plight as follows: 


"Behind the statistics are the stories: a crying baby taken from her mother's arms and handed to social workers as the mother is handcuffed and taken away, her parental rights terminated by a US judge; teeneage children watching as parents are dragged from the family home; immigrant parents disappearing into a maze-like detention system where they are routinely locked up hundreds of miles from their homes, separated from their families for months and denied contact with the welfare agencies deciding their children's fate."


These children, and their parents, are not just statistics. They are real people - like Alexis Molina who, according to the above article, was just 10 years old when his mother was suddenly deported to Guatemala, even though his Guatemala-born father, his 8-year old brother and his 19-year old stepsister are all US citizens. Alexis, as the article states, is worrying about why his mother cannot come home and why his father is crying all the time.


The article also describes Amelia Reyes-Jimenez, who carried her blind and paralyzed baby boy across the Mexican border in 1995 in order to seek better medical care in Phoenix, Arizona, where she settled and had three more children, all American citizens. In 2008 she was arrested and her 3-month old daughter was snatched from her arms as the other children, aged 7,9, and 14, screamed "Mommy, Mommy!" 


After a two-year legal battle, locked in detention and clueless about her rights, she was deported in 2010.


The article also describes the horror experienced by Janna Hakim, a 16-year old US born girl and her US born siblings, whose Palestinian mother was suddenly whisked away by ICE agents who raided their Brooklyn apartment one morning. Surely America can do better than this in respecting human rights.


What sense does it make to grant a temporary reprieve from deportation to young people who are not citizens in order to let them hold onto their chances to finish their education or develop their careers, while at the same time snatching away the parents and destroying the families of American children? 


Of course, some people within one of our two major parties have their own solution to this dilemma - strip the American-born children of their citizenship, lock them up and deport them too. If this party wins in November, we may see attempts to make this nightmare a reality.





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  1. Brittanicus's Avatar
    Everybody now should know the financial consequences of illegal immigration? Just remember that any amnesty this Presidents executive orders enacts is just another giant magnet to draw my foreigners here, looking for a better quality of life or here to scam the American taxpayer and public welfare programs. Whether it's Obama's Dream Act, Sanctuary cities, voter fraud, Chain Migration or just plain old illegal immigrants dodging agents at the border, just arriving in America, as an intentional overstay supposed visitor by plane or ferry. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano states it would be too costly to deport the underestimated 11 million illegal immigrant invaders? Nevertheless her agency stays tight-lipped about the rising hundred billion dollar figure, which is a forcibly extracted tax annually. There are very few issues that are not unrelated with these people who should never be here. However, it all goes back to the inattention of Democrats and Republicans who abused their oath of office, after the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform law. The policies composing of the passage of this bill was dismissed, which was to do with stricter control of business hiring and building a much sturdier fence.

    The Democrats refused to appropriate the money, so nothing was done? Now we have over 20 million aliens settled here illegally. But why even bother with any tough laws, when there is no real punishment? I am absolutely sure there was no intention from either party to stop cheap labor for Republicans, or illegal vote collections for the Democrats. If Obama wins a second term there is sure to be a comprehensive amnesty, with American taxpayers having even a larger chunk taken from the payroll check. And to be honest I am not even sure of the Republicans agenda, as that tends to flip-flop? But what I am sure about is the plan of the TEA PARTY if they can eject many Democrats and Republican incumbents and replace them. It's already happening and by infiltrating the Republican Party can politically persist that the "LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT (E-VERIFY) and the BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP LAW" finds passage enacted.

    THE MORE TEA PARTY LEADERSHIP IN CONGRESS, THE MORE INFLUENCE?

    Both bills if passed can insure the removal of illegal aliens from the workplace and stop the smuggling of children into America, to gain citizenship, which has an astronomic financial payout by states. Every American voter has a chance to alter the direction of Americans future. Under Obama resurgence as President in November heads us towards Socialist Republic, that all of our nation will depend on government empowerment. The US counterpart of "freeloaders" who have no integrity would rather live of the rest of us. Judge for yourself by contacting the thousands of local TEA PARTY chapters, or read the conservative manifesto of fighting for our liberties as consigned to us by the founding fathers. The TEA PARTY DOT ORG has all the information you need to decide your vote in less than three months. You might also be concerned with Obama's citizenship, for other than the irregularities in the birth record there are many questions that remain unanswered. As an individual, I have read some of these bewildering pieces of evidence that have stayed concealed until now. You too can study the facts at the above mentioned website and judge this odd situation.

    AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, I TRUST NEITHER PARTY AS THEY ARE EQUALLY TO BLAME FOR THE MESS AMERICA IS IN. HOWEVER, THE AMALGAMATION INTO THE TEA PARTY COULD HAVE A RADICAL POSITIVE CHANGE FOR EVERY CITIZEN AND GREEN CARD HOLDER.
  2. Roger Algase's Avatar
    The Tea Party's lunatic search for immigrant scapegoats is nothing new. Nutty anti-immigrant conspiracy movements go back at least to the time of the Know -Nothings 150 years ago, continuing all the way to the John Birch Society in much more recent times. The danger now is that the party of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Todd Akin, Kris Kobach and Joe Arpaio is taking anti-immigrant and anti-minority lunacy mainstream.
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