Man trapped in immigration no man's land

Man trapped in immigration no man's land

There are 8 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jan 2, 2010, titled Man trapped in immigration no man's land. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Lorrie Whiteley McMillan is spending another holiday season without her brother Robin Whiteley.

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Not Innocentn not legal

United States

#1 Jan 2, 2010
Why don't these parents come up with the proper documents to prove he was born in the US???? My parents had to when I was born - this only leads to suspicion on where the child was really born. I hope and pray for our tax dollars that congress does not pass such a bill.

It isn't that I don't have a heart for the misfortunate, just that this kind of situation smells rotten of fraud, waste and abuse of the system.

He was deported to Mexico for good reason - because he is a Mexican, even if he spent most of his life in the US, that doesn't grant him immunity or citizenship.

To make matters worse for him, he broke the law repeatedly. I don't blame the country for not wanting him here, he doesn't deserve to be here, regardless of how his adopted family feels about him. They are the people to blame, if and when it comes down to it.
Idiots

Frisco, TX

#2 Jan 2, 2010
How many years did this guy live in this country and he never bothered to get a social security number or a birth certificate? Did he ever hold a job?
Parent

Mexico

#3 Jan 2, 2010
Just another case that shows many of our immigration laws are in need of a tune-up. We may not want him, but he is ours (US). I am American. My grandson is American by birth and they want $460 and a million forms because he was born in Mexico. The laws need to change, now. I don't understand how they deported him to Mexico without Mexican paperwork. How did they get him across the border?

And just a side note, Whiteley is not living any differently than the rest of us down here. There are not a lot of jobs. I wash clothes in a bucket too. I do have a bathroom here where we are renting, but not in our own home (which is one room with no water, etc.) I suggest he take on a few students and teach English. It pays pretty well. I do.
Follow the Laws

Whitney, TX

#4 Jan 3, 2010
Laws are necessary to prevent widespread immigration fraud. Laws are necessary to have a civilized society without anarchy and civil strife.

If the parents had not been irresponsible and if they had followed the state and federal laws as pertains to the adoption and immigration of children, they would not have created this mess.

Only they are to blame.

Here's the law (for adopted children, scroll to the semicolon).

101(b)(1)(F)(i) a child, under the age of sixteen at the time a petition is filed in his behalf to accord a classification as an immediate relative under section 201(b), who is an orphan because of the death or disappearance of, abandonment or desertion by, or separation or loss from, both parents, or for whom the sole or surviving parent is incapable of providing the proper care and has in writing irrevocably released the child for emigration and adoption; who has been adopted abroad by a United States citizen and spouse jointly, or by an unmarried United States citizen at least twenty-five years of age, who personally saw and observed the child prior to or during the adoption proceedings; or who is coming to the United States for adoption by a United States citizen and spouse jointly, or by an unmarried United States citizen at least twenty-five years of age, who have or has complied with the preadoption requirements, if any, of the child's proposed residence: Provided, That the Attorney General is satisfied that proper care will be furnished the child if admitted to the United States: Provided further, That no natural parent or prior adoptive parent of any such child shall thereafter, by virtue of such parentage, be accorded any right, privilege, or status under this Act; or
Rey

AOL

#5 Jan 3, 2010
The interesting point in todays article is that since he does not have a work permit, he is not allowed to work in Mexico or they WILL DEPORT HIM. How odd, when illegals are caught working here illegally and deported, Mexico protests and justifies the violations of US laws.
James

Gilbert, AZ

#6 Jan 3, 2010
So if he gets caught working illegaly in mexico he will get deported where? to the USA?
Rey

AOL

#7 Jan 3, 2010
I guess, they didnt say. If he's smart he would do that and then claim political asylum. Under the new policy, you file and they let you go with a promise to show for a determination of status. Do like the rest of them. Dont show and just disappear into society.
donkeyman

Yuma, AZ

#8 Jan 3, 2010
maybe he could get an "obama birth cert." a phone call and 20 bucks should do it.

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