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California family torn apart by 1996 immigration law plead with Congress

There are 22 comments on the Contra Costa Times story from Feb 15, 2013, titled California family torn apart by 1996 immigration law plead with Congress. In it, Contra Costa Times reports that:

House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., gives his opening remarks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb.

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Magadala

Issaquah, WA

#1 Feb 15, 2013
"Bruemmer said her children have to sleep under a mosquito net and live with the threat of catching a fever. But she loves her husband and wants to keep the family together."

At what point do these "families" accept the consequences for the decisions they have made?!!! We owe them NOTHING!!! If they REALLY wanted to keep their familes together, going with your deportated "loved one" would not be a problema!

One of the problemas that deported mexican children are experiencing is that mexican schools do not provide free breakfast/lunch/snack...the families have to do this themselves!!! Amazing!!!
ronnie

Salt Lake City, UT

#2 Feb 15, 2013
They always knew they were breaking our law. If these spouses really cared for each other, they'd be together in whatever Country they belong too. We don't have an obligation to feel sorry for peasants that came here married and got kicked out. They all know this!!!!! We have no sympathy for this anymore.. They have to abide by the law, a foreign concept to most illegals.
Dan Salazar

Long Beach, CA

#3 Feb 15, 2013
It is very sad. Ignoring a Country's immigration laws can be deadly if you sneak into Mexico. I know. Mexicans have more pride in their citizenship than we do so we have to pamper illegals and cater to them.
Anonymous

Wilmette, IL

#4 Feb 15, 2013
Luis Gutierrez is a traitor, especially to the Puerto Rican population, for they are going through changes,,,, losing jobs,taxed to no end and having to deal with all the problems these illegal Aliens bring into our once decent neighborhood/Cities/States. This man needs to GO !!!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#5 Feb 15, 2013
the other side of this needs to bring in families that have really been torn apart do to illegal aliens killing raping and other crimes against citizens.

yet for some reason the victims of illegal aliens never reach these hearings or have a say.
sba131

United States

#6 Feb 15, 2013
ronnie wrote:
They always knew they were breaking our law. If these spouses really cared for each other, they'd be together in whatever Country they belong too. We don't have an obligation to feel sorry for peasants that came here married and got kicked out. They all know this!!!!! We have no sympathy for this anymore.. They have to abide by the law, a foreign concept to most illegals.
Agree. It's called being responsible for ones actions, obey the laws of the landand using common sense.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#7 Feb 15, 2013
i like this and find it funny they are whining about this

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldview...

seems to me it serves them right to be dumped way away from where they got caught. maybe they will stop coming here. the border patrol needs to search out the harshest places to dump them no msatter the out come its all on them.
Independent

Grissom Afb, IN

#8 Feb 15, 2013
Suadela wrote:
Luis Gutierrez is a traitor, especially to the Puerto Rican population, for they are going through changes,,,, losing jobs,taxed to no end and having to deal with all the problems these illegal Aliens bring into our once decent neighborhood/Cities/States. This man needs to GO !!!
I can't stand that little prick, Gutierrez, that smug face SOB is committing a crime by aiding and abetting these criminals, it's a shame what is happening to this country, illegals aliens are beginning to have more rights then the legal citizens.
Quirky The Eye

Brighton, CO

#9 Feb 15, 2013
Magadala wrote:
"Bruemmer said her children have to sleep under a mosquito net and live with the threat of catching a fever. But she loves her husband and wants to keep the family together."
At what point do these "families" accept the consequences for the decisions they have made?!!! We owe them NOTHING!!! If they REALLY wanted to keep their familes together, going with your deportated "loved one" would not be a problema!
One of the problemas that deported mexican children are experiencing is that mexican schools do not provide free breakfast/lunch/snack...the families have to do this themselves!!! Amazing!!!
Yep !!

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#10 Feb 16, 2013
People who are use to breaking the law expect to live here and continue to break the law as if they were home.

They know crossing the border is illegal but they roll the dice and do it anyway. Why do we have to feel sorry for them.

I'am a US citizen and even i know about Bars, how come illegal aliens don't? They want no borders, no laws, no requirements. Just a lawless land like where they come from.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#11 Feb 17, 2013
What's "fundamentally wrong" is the fact that this politician has forgotten the oath he took when he entered into his office. He is not supposed to find ways to undermine our laws which enable the lawless to be able to avoid facing the consequences for what they have done. What idiots voted for this loud-mouth any way??? Ooops, I get it, it was the local dogs and dead that got him elected.
Texian

Austin, TX

#13 Feb 17, 2013
They must live with the decisions they made and have nobody else to blame but themselves.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#14 Feb 17, 2013
How sad that parents think so little of their children that they put them through this. Even worse is they bring the children up thinking the blame is on the United States and the "law" when it is the parents and only the parents that are responsible for the position they are in.
Anonymous

Wilmette, IL

#15 Feb 17, 2013
Texian wrote:
They must live with the decisions they made and have nobody else to blame but themselves.
Most illegals don't even know whether they are coming or going. They are followers. If they had the ability to lead, they would of realized long ago that their country is a mess, needs fixin' and only they can make that change.
Coming/breaking into a Sovereign Country and demanding we do for them will only back-fire.
They may get Amnesty along with all else they demand , but they will always be kept down. They can thank their disrespect,arrogance, their ignorance and the Democratic Party for it.
Independent

Grissom Afb, IN

#16 Feb 17, 2013
Suadela wrote:
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Most illegals don't even know whether they are coming or going. They are followers. If they had the ability to lead, they would of realized long ago that their country is a mess, needs fixin' and only they can make that change.
Coming/breaking into a Sovereign Country and demanding we do for them will only back-fire.
They may get Amnesty along with all else they demand , but they will always be kept down. They can thank their disrespect,arrogance, their ignorance and the Democratic Party for it.
Most illegal aliens only have an Equivalent of a 8th grade education, they have no ambition to assimilate, they have no patriotism toward this country let alone theirs, but why wouldn't they come here when our politicians offer them freebies. We are in deep sh!t if they pass some sort of amnesty.
Anonymous

Wilmette, IL

#17 Feb 17, 2013
Independent wrote:
<quoted text>Most illegal aliens only have an Equivalent of a 8th grade education, they have no ambition to assimilate, they have no patriotism toward this country let alone theirs, but why wouldn't they come here when our politicians offer them freebies. We are in deep sh!t if they pass some sort of amnesty.
Exactly ! If any sort of Amnesty is passed we will see thing get even worse then what they are today.
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#18 Feb 17, 2013
Families should not have to be separated. That is so unfair.
Magadala

Issaquah, WA

#19 Feb 17, 2013
Juan wrote:
Families should not have to be separated. That is so unfair.
You are mistaken, Juan, they don't HAVE to be separated...that's their decision! They are free to go with 'em!
El Cid

Austin, TX

#20 Feb 17, 2013
Juan wrote:
Families should not have to be separated. That is so unfair.
Then they should stay together, in their own country, otherwise break the law and accept the outcome of your choices.
Tick tock goes the clock.
sba131

United States

#21 Feb 17, 2013
Juan wrote:
Families should not have to be separated. That is so unfair.
It's called obeying the laws of the land. If they don't like it they should stay home.

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