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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Double Standards For The Military?

It seems that this country has double standards when it comes to illegal immigrants. Or, they're about to have double standards!!

BOSTON – The wife of a soldier missing in Iraq could face deportation, her lawyer told a television station.

Army Spec. Alex Jimenez, who has been missing since his unit was attacked by insurgents in Iraq on May 12, had petitioned for a green card for his wife, Yaderlin, whom he married in 2004, Boston's WBZ-TV reported Tuesday.

Their attorney, Matthew Kolken, said Yaderlin illegally entered the United States from the Dominican Republic in 2001. Her husband's request for a green card and legal residence status for her alerted authorities to her situation, Kolken said.

She entered this country illegally six years ago. She's illegal!! Why should she be treated any differently than others who have come here illegally? Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with people coming here. But, her attorney is making a case for a complete double standard.

The attorney said his client would not be eligible for a green card under normal circumstances, but he is seeking a hardship waiver for her. If she were to have to leave the U.S., she would have to wait 10 years before reapplying.

“I can't imagine a bigger injustice than that, to be deporting someone's wife who is fighting and possibly dying for our country,” Kolken told the station.

Oh I see, if you're in the military and you have an illegal spouse, that's okay!! Give me a fucking break!! So, it's a huge injustice to deport this woman who came here illegally in 2001 simply because her husband CHOSE to join the military, CHOSE to go to Iraq, and is now missing? But it's not a huge injustice to deport or threaten to deport people from other countries, MEXICO especially, despite the fact that you would be breaking up entire families by deporting them? It's not a huge injustice to deport parents back to Mexico while leaving their children in the United States because they're American citizens? No!! That's completely acceptable. But because this woman's husband is a soldier and is now missing, it's completely horrible that we would even dare to deport her.

I'm all for people coming to this country. I don't care if they're here legally or not. This is a country made up of immigrants from all over the world, and I would welcome anyone. But for this person to sit here and say that she deserves SPECIAL TREATMENT simply because her husband is in the military and is missing is one big CROCK OF SHIT!! If you're going to throw everyone out who is illegal, she needs to go too. Otherwise, let everyone stay instead of just letting only her stay or anyone like her stay.

This country has major double standards, especially when it comes to the military!!

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