Story: Illegal parents of legal child...

Story: Illegal parents of legal children fight for the dream

There are 12 comments on the CentralValley.com story from Nov 19, 2010, titled Story: Illegal parents of legal children fight for the dream. In it, CentralValley.com reports that:

Whose jobs are done by illegal immigrants? Whose jobs are done by illegal immigrants? Vanessa, an illegal immigrant, has harvested fruit in Kerman, Huron and Madera for four years.

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AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 19, 2010
I dream of riding the country of illegal aliens.

Deportation needs to be swift.

They are known to be illegal- that should be enough; everyone can come up with reasons why the law should not apply to them.

If there was little chance of getting in and being able to stay and work illegals would not risk coming.
It would not be worth it.

We need more enforcement and speed up the removal of these criminals.
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 19, 2010
So in January 1989, Esther and Gerardo Gomez hiked over hills, waded through rivers and evaded immigration agents and desert snakes to get here.

Wow, 3 years after the One Time Only- Never Again, 1986 amnesty.

Amnesty begets amnesty.
This needs to be stopped.

1. Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA), 1986: A blanket amnesty for some 2.7 million ILLEGAL ALIENS

2. Section 245(i) Amnesty, 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS

3. Section 245(i) Extension Amnesty, 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994

4. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty, 1997: An amnesty for close to one million ILLEGAL ALIENS from Central America

5. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA), 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS aliens from Haiti

6. Late Amnesty, 2000: An amnesty for an estimated 400,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty

7. LIFE Act Amnesty, 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, which covered an estimated 900,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS

Per Barbra Jordan
She said:Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#3 Nov 19, 2010
It was a grueling choice. The couple's eldest child, 19-year-old Patsy, was enrolled in beauty school. Their 2-year-old son recently had had his appendix removed and needed another surgery. Esther's mother, who lives with them, has diabetes and depends on their assistance.

Also, the United States had become home. They were used to cable TV and wireless Internet. The family regularly vacationed at Disneyland and in the Sierra.

I thought they weren't getting any gov assistance?
WIC, free lunch, SSI and whatever disability assistance they get.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#4 Nov 19, 2010
The young couple's plan was simple: Rather than spend the rest of their lives as field laborers in Mexico, they would sneak into America, find better-paying jobs, start a family and give their children a brighter future. So in January 1989, Esther and Gerardo Gomez hiked over hills, waded through rivers and evaded immigration agents and desert snakes to get here.

They spent the next two decades working -- first in the fields near Madera, then in other menial jobs: She sorted mail in warehouses and was a janitor at Selland Arena and the Save Mart Center. He drove big rigs and worked for a small construction company. They didn't ask for welfare. Their five children attended Madera schools.

Then early one morning in September as Gerardo was trying to start his car, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents pulled into their middle-class neighborhood and seized him and his wife.

"Why? Why are you going to arrest me?" LOL

Esther kept asking the agents as they escorted her into a government vehicle, according to one of the couple's daughters

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/11/19/2165407/i...
Pando

Fort Mohave, AZ

#6 Nov 19, 2010
They should be deported ASAP!

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#7 Nov 19, 2010
Anyone catch the comment on his 'fake documents'? Who paid the hospital bills for the birth of their five children? Note the article CAREFULLY stated 'no WELFARE';not 'no food stamps','no WIC','no free school meals ','no Medicaid'.
Clearly

United States

#8 Nov 19, 2010
copperpossum wrote:
Anyone catch the comment on his 'fake documents'? Who paid the hospital bills for the birth of their five children? Note the article CAREFULLY stated 'no WELFARE';not 'no food stamps','no WIC','no free school meals ','no Medicaid'.
I'd say they lied? Of course the taxpayers funded most of their costs, unless they're selling drugs as side incomes?

“NOT RUSSIAN”

Since: May 08

and not from Russia

#9 Nov 19, 2010
""-Although the Gomezes felt they had been offered false hope -- and had wasted thousands of dollars -- there was one benefit: During the 11 years of appeals, they had received temporary work permits that are granted to illegal immigrants who appeal their immigration cases. That enabled Gerardo and Esther to find jobs that paid above minimum wage and offered benefits.-""

Hey, for the price of what they paid to be legalized, they could have socked it away, used the $$ to build themselves a house back in Mexico, gone home and lived a good life. Sayonara, suckers.
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#10 Nov 19, 2010
Another tidbit DREAM Act supporters won't tell you is that an illegal alien can have up to two misdemeanor convictions and still qualify for amnesty under the bill. So while you read about valedictorians and class presidents and captains of the debate team, you won't hear about the individuals who have been convicted twice for vandalism or petty theft or simple assault or reckless driving.

So, the Dream Act will give 34 year olds with a GED who like to "Tag" the neighborhood, shop lift , assault us and drive recklessly to get away!

Yeah, the best and brightest.
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Nov 19, 2010
No sympathy here. Get back to your homeland and make a better life there.

“NOT RUSSIAN”

Since: May 08

and not from Russia

#12 Nov 19, 2010
Russia1513 wrote:
""-Although the Gomezes felt they had been offered false hope -- and had wasted thousands of dollars -- there was one benefit: During the 11 years of appeals, they had received temporary work permits that are granted to illegal immigrants who appeal their immigration cases. That enabled Gerardo and Esther to find jobs that paid above minimum wage and offered benefits.-""
Hey, for the price of what they paid to be legalized, they could have socked it away, used the $$ to build themselves a house back in Mexico, gone home and lived a good life. Sayonara, suckers.
Come to think of it, they could have saved a lot more, and bought TWO houses.

I just don't understand though how two people received work permits to fund their own immigration cases, live here, even though they were found to be ILLEGAL in the first place. What a loophole (then, on top of that, their kids are going to get tuition? wow)
Stop the madness

United States

#14 Nov 19, 2010
AmberDru wrote:
It was a grueling choice. The couple's eldest child, 19-year-old Patsy, was enrolled in beauty school. Their 2-year-old son recently had had his appendix removed and needed another surgery. Esther's mother, who lives with them, has diabetes and depends on their assistance.
Also, the United States had become home. They were used to cable TV andwireless Internet. The family regularly vacationed at Disneyland and in the Sierra.
I thought they weren't getting any gov assistance?
WIC, free lunch, SSI and whatever disability assistance they get.
Has an illegal woman arrested yesterday for shoplifting (not food, or baby items---jewelry). She had an infant with her (and was lucky not to be charged with risk of injury). She claimed (thru an interpretor) to have been here two years, but didn't speak a whit of English. She displayed a state of Connecticut welfare card. When one officer told her immigration would be notified and she would be deported, she just smiled and shook her head, no. So, she sneaks in here, gets on state aid, doesn't bother to learn any English, and goes out stealing on top of it. Connecticut gives away the store when it comes to govt. assistance and we are getting more and more illegals who are snapping it up. By the way, she won't be reported and the supervisor even let her go on a promise to appear. She'll be out stealing again from the stores, and the taxpayers....and you can bet she will never show up for court.

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