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Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:04 PM

Restaurant owner / supporter who thought Trump "was good for us, for the economy" facing deportation



“I knew that 90 percent of my customers wanted him to be the president, and I had a feeling that it was good for us, for the economy, and I thought that people would be happy and spend more money,” Gonzalez recently told The Intercept.

Gonzalez, 36, has lived in the United States since he was 15 years old, according to the Palm Beach Post. He has no criminal record, is married to a U.S. citizen and is father to three daughters who were born in the United States.

For years, he has routinely checked in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Broward County. ICE granted him a deportation stay in 2016. But now he faces the threat of deportation under the Trump administration, which has enforced immigration laws more aggressively than previous administrations.

“When you cross the border illegally, you don’t think of any of it — you’re just looking for a better life, you want to be at a better place,” Gonzalez told The Intercept. “You don’t think you’re committing a crime.”

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/he-thought-trump-would-help-his-florida-business-thrive-now-hes-facing-deportation/

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Reply Restaurant owner / supporter who thought Trump "was good for us, for the economy" facing deportation (Original post)
Miles Archer Aug 7 OP
LonePirate Aug 7 #1
LisaL Aug 7 #17
Takket Aug 7 #2
njhoneybadger Aug 7 #35
Kleveland Aug 7 #47
Takket Aug 7 #49
MattP Aug 7 #3
bettyellen Aug 7 #4
Caliman73 Aug 7 #20
bettyellen Aug 7 #24
Steven Maurer Aug 7 #43
Ilsa Aug 7 #5
lostnfound Aug 7 #25
Luciferous Aug 7 #29
lostnfound Aug 7 #28
DFW Aug 7 #32
atreides1 Aug 7 #7
COLGATE4 Aug 7 #26
BeekeeperInVermont Aug 7 #40
haele Aug 7 #42
TBA Aug 7 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 7 #12
Coventina Aug 7 #8
HAB911 Aug 7 #9
Laffy Kat Aug 7 #10
LonePirate Aug 7 #27
dembotoz Aug 7 #11
rusty quoin Aug 7 #45
dembotoz Aug 8 #50
ProudLib72 Aug 7 #13
HughBeaumont Aug 7 #14
LisaL Aug 7 #16
lpbk2713 Aug 7 #21
LisaL Aug 7 #15
BigmanPigman Aug 7 #18
geek tragedy Aug 7 #19
LakeArenal Aug 7 #22
More_Cowbell Aug 7 #34
MrScorpio Aug 7 #23
lunamagica Aug 7 #30
Freethinker65 Aug 7 #31
aeromanKC Aug 7 #33
SamKnause Aug 7 #36
radhika Aug 7 #37
bluecollar2 Aug 7 #38
dreamland Aug 7 #39
snort Aug 7 #41
progressoid Aug 7 #44
hatrack Aug 7 #46
Jake Stern Aug 7 #48

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:07 PM

1. He's upset because his candidate is keeping a campaign promise.

There's just no way to please Republicans. There is no sense in even trying.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:42 PM

17. And Trump is actually keeping this promise.

Should make his supporters happy, even if some of them will get deported.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:07 PM

2. Bye bye!

The next time someone tells you they want to kick you out of the country, try this: believe them

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Response to Takket (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:24 PM

35. He thought he was safe

Which means he didn't give a shit about anybody else. I hope they ship his selfish ass back

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Response to Takket (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 06:08 PM

47. I can't find any sympathy in my heart for this dude.

Sorry if that is cruel.

He voted for the Shitgibbon, actions have consequences.

Voting for him was cruel to me, and millions of others!

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Response to Kleveland (Reply #47)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 07:39 PM

49. his foolishness and narcissism will cause millions of innocents to suffer.

Nothing cruel about lacking sympathy for someone who has no cares for anyone but himself.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:14 PM

3. If you're married to a u.s. citizen doesn't that give you some standing?

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Response to MattP (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:17 PM

4. You still gotta jump through hoops- if he originally entered illegally

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It could be a problem.

And his motive was profit- and getting along w his RW customers. He didn't realize they hate people like him.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:49 PM

20. Yep. Even if he is "one of the good ones"

They will not hesitate to throw his brown ass under the bus. Welcome to being a Republican ally Mr. Gonzales.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #20)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:56 PM

24. I know an idiot who got married for a green card and never followed up! Years later....

And I wish they'd go after him, because he loves Trump- but he's lily white from Ireland. He's totally lost track of the wife, can't get citizenship or divorced, the idiot.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #24)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:53 PM

43. They won't, because he's white

The whole "illegal immigration" thing is thinly veiled racism. You can tell because Trump's own wife overstayed her tourist visa, and was illegally working when here on it. Doesn't bother them one whit.


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Response to MattP (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:17 PM

5. I don't understand this either, and it isn't a fraudulent

marriage; they have three kids. That is a marriage that has time on it.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 04:03 PM

25. I think they have to leave the country to apply, and if already caught, need 10 years out of US. Nt

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 04:13 PM

29. That's what they told my brother's wife.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 04:12 PM

28. If already here illegally for years, will have to leave for ten years

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 04:45 PM

32. There are legal steps for this

If not followed, the marriage is not a factor that supersedes that. Most countries have rules about marriage allowing the residence of a foreign spouse.

I had to apply for my German residence permit even though my wife is German. It went fairly quickly (about two months), but before even applying, I had to do a ton of paperwork and furnish a ton more after applying. Otherwise, it could have taken years. The only corner I got to cut was the language proficiency test.

In Germany, unless you are a Syrian refugee or a Russian with documentation that you are an ethnic German (there are others, but the categories are similar), you have to demonstrate proficiency in the German language to be granted a permit for residence and work. Even then, I get to pay their 51% taxes (90% in parts where they ignore the double taxation treaty) and get zero benefits for it. No health insurance, no pension consideration, nothing. Russians showing up with some faded I.D. with a swastika on it, claiming it's their grandfather's ID, often get a full pension, an apartment allowance and living expenses over and above what working Germans (like my wife, for instance) get. But I pay the Germans six figures a year in taxes and get nothing to show for it. Marriage and immigration aren't always keys to unlock doors, and sometimes even when the doors are unlocked, it isn't always paradise waiting on the other side.

This restaurant owner thought Trump would help ensure his paradise. Now, too late, he knows better. Voters who don't inform themselves when exercising this precious choice granted to them deserve the consequences of their (non-) action.

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Response to MattP (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:22 PM

7. Not in this case!

He had already entered the US illegally at age 15! Getting married after the fact doesn't provide any standing...and since his wife is an American citizen, he can't use their children as a reason to remain!

I'm just guessing at this...any experts out there???

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Response to MattP (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 04:05 PM

26. Yep. You get to stand in line to get on the deportation bus.

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Response to MattP (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:50 PM

40. There's a tons of stuff you've got to do before you get married

to make sure your spouse has legal status. My husband's cousin fell in love with a Russian girl and, before they got married, she had to return to Russia to fill out applications and he had to fly to Russia, too. All in all, it took a long time for all the paperwork and other requirements to be satisfied - it's not like on TV where somebody marries a foreigner and Poof! the foreign spouse is legal.

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Response to MattP (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:51 PM

42. Nope, even foriegn born military spouses are starting fear they'll get deported.

The military has a short-cut to get their member's spouses visas and naturalization, but it still takes time, and if the member separates from the military before the process is over, their spouses are put into limbo and have to start using the normal process.
Basically if a guy (or gal) stationed in Yokosuka falls in love and marries a Japanese national, they have to get the process started as soon as they get married and hopefully not leave the military or retire before the process is completed.

Unfortunately, over the years I've known some guys who just got married for base housing, married BAQ, and to have a maid "with benefits". They'd marry her, brought her over, and pretty much ignored getting her a green card, because she had a foreign national military i.d., and that was typically enough to get around on one's own.

If she didn't know better in the first place, or didn't belong to the various wives clubs that were out there, that military i.d. was the only thing she would think she'd need to make her "legal". After all, that meant she was married to a U.S. Service member and through him, had rights and benefits - on base.

Haele

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:21 PM

6. I know of a couple

who adopted a kid who was born in S. America. Stupidly, they did not get his citizenship. He is not 18 yet, I have heard they are getting it done. I sure hope so. He is a good kid with very very questionable parents.

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Response to TBA (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:34 PM

12. I read an article about such children quite recently.

Apparently adoptive parents often don't know that they need to get legal citizenship for the child. A number of them have been deported back to their country of origin. They don't speak the language, don't know anyone there, and are barely surviving.

Googel "adoptees deported" and you'll find a number of articles.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:24 PM

8. Buh-bye idiot.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:27 PM

9. Bye bye Francisco

Have a nice trip

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:29 PM

10. What did these idiot supporters THINK was going to happen?

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I have no sympathy.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 04:07 PM

27. They share a brain with the Republicans who use and need the ACA but want Obamacare repealed.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:31 PM

11. Well it will be good for whomever buys his restaurant for pennies in the dollar

Perhaps in Germany early Hitler it was good for non Jewish business when the competition was sent to the camps

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:59 PM

45. I remember reading about the vultures watching the Jewish families leaving their homes.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #45)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 08:20 AM

50. Please do not insult vultures these folks are lower

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:36 PM

13. Definitely a bad hombre

Anyone who would vote for tRump is a bad hombre in my book. Damned illegals voting for tRump! I'm willing to bet there are five million more just like him.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:37 PM

14. A Republican presidency would be good for the economy . . .

. . . when did that phenomenon ever occur? Certainly not in recent memory, and certainly not due to any inept CEO's policy.

KremlinGate needs to continue if for no other reason it prevents Orange Lincoln Rockwell from getting his hands on the economy and Bushing it all up.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:40 PM

16. Exactly. Since when?

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:50 PM

21. Memories of Runny RayGun ...



Don't piss down my back and tell me it's trickling my share of corporate profits.





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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:39 PM

15. Audios, Amigo.

I can't believe some people-this guy in the US illegal and he thinks Trump will be good for him?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:42 PM

18. Another victim of karma.

He deserves it for being solely interested in money like all good little Republicans do. Greed can bite you in the ass sometimes pal. I am not shedding a single tear.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:46 PM

19. Que estupido! nt

 

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:51 PM

22. Well, one less vote for Trump...nt

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #22)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:11 PM

34. I assume he didn't vote

The story just says he "hoped" Trump would win, and it calls him a "supporter."

But yes, he was stupid to think he was one of the "good ones" who would be saved.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 03:53 PM

23. Now where did I put that teeny-tiny violin?

Always losing that thing.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 04:15 PM

30. Imbecil!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 04:24 PM

31. No sympathy

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:10 PM

33. I have NO pity for ANY Trump Voter

NONE!!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:24 PM

36. Bye.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:24 PM

37. Lord Karma takes action....

I love when the pain you wished on others comes back to kick in your door.
Good riddance.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:30 PM

38. maybe he should seek sanctuary in a Fundie Church

I'm sure they'll extend a hand to help

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:31 PM

39. Looks like a bad hombre to me

Bad and stupid.
You get what you reap.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:51 PM

41. Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrp

Moron.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 05:54 PM

44. Oops.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 06:08 PM

46. Toodles!!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 07:05 PM

48. Sold his soul hoping to make some extra shekels

SMDH

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