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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 12:42 PM

Indiana Restaurant Owner To Be Deported Friday

The family of a northern Indiana restaurant owner who ICE detained during a routine check-in in February says he’s scheduled for deportation Friday.

Roberto Beristain is the owner of a popular restaurant in Granger called Eddie’s Steak Shed. His family says he came to the United States from Mexico City illegally in 1998. He later obtained documentation to work in the country and checked in with ICE each year.

It was during one of those check ins last month that ICE took Beristain into custody because of an incident in 2000. Roberto and his wife, Helen, were visiting Niagara Falls that year and accidentally crossed into Canada. Officers there detained Roberto when they realized he was in the U.S. illegally. Helen says a lawyer helped get Roberto out on bail, but he was told he had to voluntarily leave the country within a month.

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During an interview earlier this month, Helen said she voted for President Donald Trump because she supports his immigration policies. She said criminals should be deported, but she didn’t think her husband would face that fate.

http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/indiana-restaurant-owner-deported-friday-116463/

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HAB911 Mar 2017 OP
metroins Mar 2017 #1
tazkcmo Mar 2017 #2
crazycatlady Mar 2017 #15
tazkcmo Mar 2017 #17
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #3
Freethinker65 Mar 2017 #4
LonePirate Mar 2017 #7
boston bean Mar 2017 #5
Scoopster Mar 2017 #6
Solly Mack Mar 2017 #8
hatrack Mar 2017 #10
Solly Mack Mar 2017 #16
yodermon Mar 2017 #9
metalbot Mar 2017 #14
Wounded Bear Mar 2017 #11
HAB911 Mar 2017 #12
Orrex Mar 2017 #13

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 12:45 PM

1. Lol, his wife supported Trump?



So dumb.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 12:51 PM

2. Too funny!

While a small part of me has sympathy there's more that doesn't. I love seeing Trump voters getting screwed by their own votes.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:46 PM

15. We realistically need to flip about 10% of Trump voters

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:53 PM

17. no we don't.

In a country with such a low turn out as ours, we don't need to flip anybody. We just need to increase the number voting. We're already in the voting majority just not enough so that we win the electoral college. But you all can go ahead and try to flip Shit Gibbon's supporters. I'm done with them and that includes family.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 12:51 PM

3. Dear god, the depth of self hate some people have.

Wait, is the wife a white American born?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 12:56 PM

4. Kinda wish we could deport Helen instead

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:15 PM

7. Exactly! Can we keep Roberto and deport Helen instead?

She is the typical 45 voter - dumb as dirt. On second thought, she might be dumber than the typical 45 voter given her life experiences from the past twenty years.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 12:59 PM

5. God people are fucking dimwitted!!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:07 PM

6. Karma. n/t

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:24 PM

8. "...but she didnt think her husband would face that fate."

She walks, completely dry, through the rain. Because the rain would never fall on her.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:47 PM

10. This seemed somehow . . . appropriate.

"They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'Shit, it's raining!'

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Response to hatrack (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:48 PM

16. It does. Thanks, hatrack!

I grok.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:45 PM

9. He's married to a US citizen and he's still getting deported? WTF?

He should have gotten a green card with no problems. I'm confused.

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Response to yodermon (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:39 PM

14. It depends

If you marry a citizen in the US while you are in the US illegally, whether or not you are green card eligible depends on whether or not you entered the country legally and overstayed (which is easy to get past) or if you entered the country illegally (coming across a border without permission). The latter is actually a crime, which can prevent you from being eligible for a green card. Furthermore, even if you entered legally, if you have caught overstaying your visa, that can be a significant barrier to a green card.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:48 PM

11. So glad they are sweeping up all those evil felons and criminals...

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:34 PM

12. those of us who empathize, but who do not sympathize

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:37 PM

13. Fuck them. Fuck them both.

They got exactly what she voted for her.

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