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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:02 AM

this is what deportation looks like

http://www.thenation.com/blog/172439/what-deportation-looks

Edi Arma, who’s lived in Phoenix, Arizona, for thirteen years, is a Guatemalan immigrant fighting deportation. He was originally placed in immigrant detention after a traffic stop in 2009. Arma explained to officials that he’s afraid that his family will be killed if they return to Guatemala. Nevertheless, he was issued a deportation order, which he ignored because he wants to stay with his wife and three children—one of which suffers from severe asthma.

Arma’s case appears to fit the description for relief under the prosecutorial discretion memo issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton. Issued in June 2011, the memo makes clear that agents can exercise broad flexibility when choosing to seek deportation. Arma’s supporters point out that he has no criminal history, he’s a breadwinner who cares for all his three children and he faces immediate danger if he’s sent to Guatemala—where his own brother was killed just a few years ago.




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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:11 AM

1. Painful reminder of African American Slaves who were

sold to other white masters, children or parents, and separated from each other forever.
Shameful barbaric americans system that was founded on and negotiated at the end of a gun
to reach their selfish, inhuman objective.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:24 PM

2. man does that hit home here

I live in a small town in iowa that is majority Latino. I have no idea who may be here legally and who isn't. What I do know is that we have many friends among the Latino community.

We have worked as mentors and one of the boys we work with (the kid is brilliant) looks eerily like the boy in the video.

As far as I know we have not been hit too hard with deportations, but I know it is a huge issue here. Were I to see a family ripped apart like this I would probably do something stupid thinking I could stop it.

And the cave on the filibuster probably assured that it will only continue

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:52 PM

3. And

'the conquista continues' in the Americas!

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