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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:15 PM
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Local Woman May Be Deported After Husband Dies In Iraq
CASSELBERRY, Fla. -- A Central Florida woman said the love of her life was killed in Iraq, and his death might be her one-way ticket out of this country.

Dahianna Heard lives in Casselberry in Seminole County, but she is Venezuelan by birth, WESH 2 News reported.

She was only three months away from being a legal citizen by marriage. She could be forced to move back to her homeland, but with her son born in this country, she said she wants to stay.

Jeffrey Heard was a contractor in Iraq providing communications equipment to the military. He was killed in March in the combat zone. Dahianna Heard has a memorial to him in their Casselberry home.

But so far, none of that has mattered to immigration officials who said since he died before their second wedding anniversary, she and their 1-year-old son, Brian, have to go back to her home country.

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http://www.wesh.com/news/10059894/detail.html



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lse7581011 Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:18 PM
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1. Aren't We Just Proud!
of the way our country treats the families of those that have given the most! :sarcasm:
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Crayson Donating Member (463 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:36 AM
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17. In the Mafia...
...families of victims or jailed guys get the full treatment.

They have a great social security system.
^_^
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:19 PM
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2. .
That's pretty heartless even if they have the law on their side. You lose your husband, the kid loses the father, and then you get told to leave the country.
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:22 PM
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3. Better There Than Here!
At least there is a Humanitarian running her Country.
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niallmac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:16 PM
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10. Yeah. Doesn't make sense.
Did the NAZIS punish illegals by sending them to Catalina?
Lets see here; woman loses her fiance in the violence of
fighting under his countries command and we have
no further use for the woman.
It's our human values we are killing for right?
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:55 PM
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20. They should never send her back.
Welcome to Fascist America.
But at the very least she's lucky to get out of this HellHole before all the shit hits the fan. :nuke:
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:22 PM
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4. Geez, let her stay
It's not like she bumped him off.
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:24 PM
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6. Hey, Cool Screename!
:7
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:24 PM
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5. someone---like Congress has to intervene for her.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:58 PM
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14. Well it won't be the Repug congress they won't step in because
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:59 PM by MadMaddie
they have no problem lumping everyone who is not American into the illegal alien group...
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:24 PM
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7. Sad reflection on our society....
We can rip up the constitution and hold special sessions of congress over a brain dead woman, but we can't help this woman, a widow of someone who died in our pointless war? :shrug:
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:30 PM
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8. "Compassionate Conservative" and "family values" - yep. Let a soldier
fight and DIE serving in *co's war, then send his wife and child back to Venezuala. Doesn't his ultimate sacrifice EARN her citizenship? And widows bennies from the VA?
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:58 PM
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9. you'd think the 'patriots' would be worried b/c Venezuela hates US
so would be 'mean' to woman whose US husband died fighting for US in Iraq.
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JimDandy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:08 PM
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12. "Patriots" ought to be worried about Venezuela using this to embarrass
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:18 PM by JimDandy
the U.S. Sort of a reverse Elian Gonzales, with a BIG, international media press conference welcoming the fatherless American baby boy into their arms, when the U.S. turned its back on him, because his American father died, in the Iraq War, in defense of his country.

Did you SEE the pictures of the stunningly good-looking couple and their boy?

SPIN it Venezuela! :7
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:29 PM
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11. OK, who are the fucktards who are busting her balls like this?
It always amazes me how inhuman some people can be.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:54 PM
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13. Good grief!
That just broke my heart.
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:14 PM
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15. if the gov't is not willing to pay widows of the iraq war
their husbands pensions from the military, this is not a surprise either. assholes.
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:25 PM
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16. She should change her name to Terry Schiavo to get noticed.
This is terrible.
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:20 PM
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18. Bella is in Florida too, nt
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:44 PM
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19. Shoulda got a permanet residency first......
If he has family willing to sponsor her, she'll be Ok.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 09:45 PM
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21. Bella Was A Permanent Resident Alien
For 30 years
ICE detained her without cause
under "operation return to sender"


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Don't know if it matters any more to the Bu*h admin
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