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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 08:08 AM
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Disabled U.S. soldier fighting deportation to Pakistan
Disabled U.S. soldier fighting deportation to Pakistan
By Adam Ashton | The (Tacoma) News Tribune
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011

A disabled former Washington National Guard soldier got to go home to Lacey after his immigration hearing ended Wednesday, but he still could be deported to his native Pakistan later this year.

Muhammad Zahid Chaudhry, 37, brought about 30 supporters from the Olympia area with him for his hearing before an immigration judge on charges that he lied on visa documents. He sat in his wheelchair, wore his National Guard dress uniform and appealed to stay in the U.S. based on his service in the military.

I have served with honor and dignity, Chaudhry, who was discharged a year ago for medical reasons, said before his hearing began.

Ann Chaudhry joined her husband in court Wednesday and insisted shed accompany him to Pakistan if hes ordered to leave the country.

I didnt get married to live apart, she said. Were in danger because there are people (in Pakistan) who are upset with the American military.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 08:12 AM
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1. Used kleenex.
He's no longer an "asset"..he will cost money, so toss him..
that's apparently the message :cry:
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 08:21 AM
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2. How can we deport a person who served and did not commit any crime?
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 08:24 AM
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4. His religion and ethnicity.
Yes, that is where we are now. Sad, isn't it?
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 09:18 AM
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6. Or the reasons in response 5. nt
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 09:34 AM
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8. That's a reason but I'm not sure it warrants a death sentence.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 08:27 AM
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5. There are reasons-> "Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Edited on Thu Jan-13-11 09:17 AM by Obamanaut
"wants Chaudhry removed from the country because of two incidents he allegedly misrepresented to government officials after he came to America in September 2000." <snipped from the linked article>

There's even be more to the story

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/01/13/1500290/immigr...

<snip> One incident stems from a criminal conviction that took place in Australia in 1996, when Chaudhry was a taxi driver. An Australian citizen didnt have money for his fare and left his passport as a pledge to return with cash. Chaudhry allegedly used it to try to open a bank account and obtain medical benefits, according to court records. Australian police also determined that Chaudhry had used a credit card that wasnt his.

Chaudhry did not acknowledge that conviction in a 2001 visa application, according to court records.

The other incident dates to an application Chaudhry filed to become a reserve officer at the Yakima Police Department. He allegedly misrepresented his citizenship, according to court records.<snip>







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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 08:23 AM
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3. Is there any doubt left that we are a cruel and heartless nation?
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 09:19 AM
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7. And yet, people are coming here from other countries on a daily basis, some
legally, others not so much (refer to post 5 to see where the guy may have misrepresented himself)
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