Second Life Artist Fights Real-Life D...

Second Life Artist Fights Real-Life Deportation

There are 3 comments on the Imaging Magazine story from Jun 12, 2008, titled Second Life Artist Fights Real-Life Deportation. In it, Imaging Magazine reports that:

A Second Life artist who goes by the name "Eshi Otawara" faces real-life deportation due to the so-called "widow's penalty" in immigration law.

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Kulturkampf

Howell, NJ

#1 Jun 12, 2008
Gee, what happened here? She does everything legally and, all of sudden, BAM! Major league, Rotor-Rooter job right up the gazoo by the immigration service. Widow's penalty, they call it. How come proceeding legally is not working for this person? Can any of you kneecap-for-a-brain, anti-immigrants out there answer that for me?
I never took a penny from this country, I never had a bounced check, I was never arrested ... my husband was someone who tremendously contributed to the community devoting his last days of life to helping others.

This is not the America I always loved and admired and wanted to be a part of.
And she's still on the sh#t list! Why?

Since: Jan 08

Oxford, AL

#2 Jun 12, 2008
Kulturkampf wrote:
Gee, what happened here? She does everything legally and, all of sudden, BAM! Major league, Rotor-Rooter job right up the gazoo by the immigration service. Widow's penalty, they call it. How come proceeding legally is not working for this person? Can any of you kneecap-for-a-brain, anti-immigrants out there answer that for me?
<quoted text>And she's still on the sh#t list! Why?
"According to US law, the application is automatically rejected once the American spouse dies". Any more questions Mr dick-for-a-brain pro-illegal?

Since: May 08

Bascom, OH

#3 Jun 13, 2008
I think this is wrong. She tried to do things legally and just b/c her husband dies suddenly she's going to be deported. It's crazy. It says that he didn't have any real medical problems other than high blood pressure so it's not even like she married him to become legal KNOWING there was a chance he would die soon. I think this is the one law that does need changed. However there does need to be something in the revised law about applications being reviewed and POSSIBLY denied if you knowingly marry someone with a known medical condition that could result in an early death, ex cancer. That way it's not abused.

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