Forum hears of woman's plight in Juarez

Forum hears of woman's plight in Juarez

There are 24 comments on the Silver City Sun-News story from Oct 28, 2010, titled Forum hears of woman's plight in Juarez. In it, Silver City Sun-News reports that:

Parents of a former Grant County resident who is now living in Juarez, Mexico, said she is living a nightmare because of U.S. immigration policy.

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FedUp

Silver City, NM

#2 Oct 28, 2010
Why has the man been here so long with the knowledge that he was illigal? Why didn't her parents encourage her to get him legalized? In the 1980's, amnesty was very popular. Many illigal aliens recieved amnesty in Grant County. Or could it be the same addage, "let the Americans worry about it." Sooner or later if you are wrong or guilty, it will bite you in the butt.
cosmic troll

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Oct 28, 2010
Nice one FedUp. Or we could call you Mr. Hindsight. Why, why, why? The way this country or I should say some in this country look at things makes one wonder if they are Americans. The home of the free and the brave has become the home of the holier than thou.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#4 Oct 28, 2010
Bad things can happen when you break the law and make poor life decisions.
Michael

Garland, TX

#5 Oct 28, 2010
Just another tear-jerking story to try and make people have symphany, You married him, chose to go to Mexico, SO JUST DEAL WITH IT and quit crying.
Al Reine

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Oct 28, 2010
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
Bad things can happen when you break the law and make poor life decisions.
And this is exactly right.
Too Bad

El Paso, TX

#7 Oct 28, 2010
Blame his idiot parents and blame that moron himself for not letting her know (by being truthful) of his situation. If he lied about that fact during his marriage then what else has he lied about.
Concerned Citizen

Los Alamos, NM

#8 Oct 28, 2010
He was 10 years old when he was brought in to the country by his parents. How much decision making power do you think he had? He was a kid for crying out loud. He should have applied for Amnesty in the 80's, sure, but haven't we all made dumb mistakes? Should he and his family have to pay with their lives? Sending a man back to Mexico, when he came here is a child, just seems Wrong.
elkstine

Silver City, NM

#9 Oct 28, 2010
There was an article here in this paper a couple of days ago about the mock Afgan village set up down in Playas. The artical stated that ladies from San Francisco who were from Afganastan were brought here to make the village look real. The artical stated that most did not speak English.
Question, How did they get into my country? What gives them the right to be here? The answer is, my government brings in millions of people every year from other countrys. People who go right on the system using my tax dollars. While our neighbors to the south have to pay thousands of dollars to cross at night and risk their life to work here. Canadians don't have to jump through the hoops to get here. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT SYSTEM?
Al Reine

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Oct 28, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
He was 10 years old when he was brought in to the country by his parents. How much decision making power do you think he had? He was a kid for crying out loud. He should have applied for Amnesty in the 80's, sure, but haven't we all made dumb mistakes? Should he and his family have to pay with their lives? Sending a man back to Mexico, when he came here is a child, just seems Wrong.
Come here legally or suffer the consequences. No boo-hoo exceptions. He went through the US educational system and knew full well there would be consequences for his situation. He and his family weren't EXECUTED so let's knock off the wild exaggerations. Let him apply for LEGAL immigration like all the rest of the world has to do.
OMGee

United States

#11 Oct 28, 2010
This is a sad story, especially for the children they have. This family may not have been executed but who's going to guarantee it won't happen?
This is not how we should act as Americans or human beings for that matter!

I would hope that none of our daughters, sons or any family members falls in love with someone from ANY country and they're families get deported. Then we wont be so quick to "judge" would we?

I only pray that all this immigration bull is handled in a better manner than it is now. Of course it has a lot to do with all the politics going on and it sure is disgusting!
noelle

San Diego, CA

#12 Oct 28, 2010
This sounds like plain stupity....who leaves a job as an account executive, a nice house in the United States to voluntarly move to mexico?!?
Yes the husband was deported but as a "self-employed painter" he couldn't have contributed much income.... She did not have to follow him over the cliff. She could have stayed in the US and been a much better help to him over here than in the hell-hole of the world--Juarez--I'd just as soon choose to move to Irac or Afganistan!!
Seymore Butts

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#13 Oct 28, 2010
Sad Violin:

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AntiMelting

Buffalo, MN

#14 Oct 28, 2010
Who gives a F, but the whiny, liberals and illegals. Kiss my hairy beanbag.
La Migra

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Oct 28, 2010
Long live the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
SilverSally

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Oct 28, 2010
Why didn't they come back to Silver City? No one would bother them here.
New Mexico Native

Auburn, IN

#18 Oct 28, 2010
noelle wrote:
This sounds like plain stupity....who leaves a job as an account executive, a nice house in the United States to voluntarly move to mexico?!?
Yes the husband was deported but as a "self-employed painter" he couldn't have contributed much income.... She did not have to follow him over the cliff. She could have stayed in the US and been a much better help to him over here than in the hell-hole of the world--Juarez--I'd just as soon choose to move to Irac or Afganistan!!
I know a handful of painters who make a good living. It is one of those jobs that is hit or miss but if you are a hard worker you can make enough money to support your family well. Secondly, with regard to leaving the states, maybe she valued keeping her family together over $$$. BTW, Iraq is spelled with a q.
Fly on the Wall

Globe, AZ

#19 Oct 28, 2010
Many women and children suffer because of the choice to marry a criminal. It is not immigration policy that is causing her to live in those conditions. Also there is probably more to this story than is being told.
Ron

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Oct 28, 2010
Silver is full of criminals and no one marries as they miss out on double head of household benefits. Instead, we share the children for maximum earned income credits.
Ali

Washington, DC

#22 Oct 29, 2010
"It's easier for someone crossing illegally and getting caught to get a green card than it is for my son-in-law," Dalton said."
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No, someone who crossed illegally, as your son-in-law apparently did, would also have to return to his home country and wait for his U.S. citizen spouse to apply for a 601 waiver for him. It's too bad his parents made a bad decision for him in bringing him to the U.S. illegally, but he himself made a bad decision at age 18 in remaining here illegally. And your daughter made a bad decision in marrying someone she knew to be here illegally without considering the consequences.
Ali

Washington, DC

#23 Oct 29, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
He was 10 years old when he was brought in to the country by his parents. How much decision making power do you think he had? He was a kid for crying out loud. He should have applied for Amnesty in the 80's, sure, but haven't we all made dumb mistakes? Should he and his family have to pay with their lives? Sending a man back to Mexico, when he came here is a child, just seems Wrong.
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And where is your concern for the AMERICANS who have literally paid with their lives because they were killed by illegal aliens? Jamiel Shaw. The Bologna family. Quite likely, Chandra Levy. 3 Black college kids in NJ. 3 elderly residents of the metro DC area. Not to mention the many who have been killed by illegal aliens driving drunk, such as the nun who was recently killed by one. Fact is, if there's violence in Mexico, it's because MEXICANS long tolerated corruption and this is what comes of it. You might also note that Transparency International says the U.S. is becoming more corrupt and is no longer one of the least corrupt countries in the world. Illegal immigration plays a role in that, too, in breeding disrespect for the law.

Yes, he was a "kid", but he could have returned to his home country before age 18 1/2 and applied for a visa to come here legally, which may or may not have been given. At that age, the decision to remain here illegally became HIS. Note, also, that at that point, he had still spent more time in his home country than he had here--10 years old isn't too young not to speak your native language well or to remember your own culture and country. And after all, his parents probably came here ILLEGALLY without knowing the language so there's really no reason why he can't return--or why his family can't learn the language THERE where they're (presumably) legal. After all, American children and adults HERE are continually told we need to learn Spanish to accommodate illegal aliens.

By the way, you do realize that the U.S. government DOES provide for a way for him to legalize. His U.S.-citizen wife can apply for a 601 waiver of inadmissibility which, from what I've heard, usually takes a year or two to be granted. Presumably, the wife in this case has done that. Too bad she didn't bother until after he was deported and until after violence in Mexico and along the border increased.

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