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Sunday, July 01, 2007

No Special Treatment For The Military And Their Spouses? Yeah Right!!

Yes, I'm going to bitch about this story again. It's my right!!

The military and their spouses don't get special treatment? Yeah right, and pigs fly!!

BOSTON (AP) - A woman whose soldier husband is missing in Iraq has gotten her green card after authorities threatened to deport her for entering the U.S. illegally.

Yaderlin Hiraldo Jimenez walked out of a Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Buffalo, N.Y., on Friday with her permanent residency papers, her lawyer said.

``She was moved to tears,'' attorney Matthew Kolken, who accompanied his client, told The Boston Globe for Sunday's editions.

``Her immigration problems have been solved in their entirety and now her focus is completely dedicated to her hope and desire that she's going to see her husband again,'' Kolken said.

Army Spec. Alex Jimenez, of Lawrence, Mass., has been missing since his unit was attacked in Iraq on May 12.

His wife illegally entered the U.S. from the Dominican Republic in June 2001, paying $500 to a smuggler and walking three days from Mexico to California. The couple were married in 2004.

Jimenez's request for a green card and legal residence status for his wife alerted authorities to her situation.

She has been living in Pennsylvania and had been facing deportation but an immigration judge put a temporary stop to the proceedings after Jimenez was reported missing.

Last month, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said his agency would end the deportation case. He said in a letter to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., that ``the sacrifices made by our soldiers and their families deserve our greatest respect.''

Kolken said his client hopes to apply for citizenship and to attend college.

``She commented about how much she loved this country,'' Kolken said.

This woman walked into the immigration offices less than a few weeks after being told she wouldn't be deported, and walked out with her green card. If only all immigrants could do that!! But they can't!! Why is that? Because they're not worthy of a green card. After all, "the military and their families deserve our greatest respect." That includes being allowed to break the law, and that's exactly what this woman did!! Now she's being rewarded with a green card. How much do you want to bet that she'll have her citizenship in less than a month?

All illegal immigrants, should walk into the immigration offices and demand a green card. Oh wait, as soon as they walk into the office they'll be arrested and deported. How stupid of me to think otherwise!!

And someone had the nerve to argue with me that the military and their spouses don't think they're above the law and aren't treated that way. What the hell do you call this then? If it smells like bullshit and looks like bullshit, it's bullshit!! By the way, you know who you are so don't bother to comment and ask me why I have no heart!! This woman knowingly and willingly broke the law, and people are just willing to look the other way because her husband is in the military and is missing. She should be treated like everyone else, and she's not!!

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