Skip to comments.The human cost of immigration enforcement
Posted on 09/04/2012 2:38:08 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
In the two decades since they slipped out of Mexico and into the shadow world of illegal immigrants, Concepcion Mendoza and his wife, Ibed, have made a passable life in America.
They've labored at farms, packing houses, and fast-food joints on both coasts, settling eventually in a rented house in South Jersey. They produced three sons, all U.S. citizens born on U.S. soil.
One day last March, with the boys at school, Ibed was at work, cooking and cleaning at a Vineland, N.J., church, when her phone showed a missed call from an unfamiliar number, and three from Concepcion. Apprehensive, she dialed him, but got no answer. She then called the stranger.
Her heart sank when an immigration officer in Cherry Hill picked up and put her husband on the line. Concepcion's voice quavered.
"Mi corazon" - "my sweetheart," he began. "They arrested me."
Two weeks later, he was deported to Mexico. Ibed Mendoza, 37, and her sons suddenly found themselves in an increasingly common quandary, one that is turning the complex immigration debate even knottier: When a parent is deported, then what?
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
I just get all teary eyed when criminals plans fall apart.
Time spent away from our families, money we can't spend on our own kids.
When are the politicians going to decide we taxpaying citizens are worth representing?
>>Two weeks later, he was deported to Mexico. Ibed Mendoza, 37, and her sons suddenly found themselves in an increasingly common quandary, one that is turning the complex immigration debate even knottier: When a parent is deported, then what?<<
Parents who care about their kids keep the family together, even (and especially) south of the border.
Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras have welfare safety nets. They ain’t great but they are effective. Go back to your homeland Juan y Maria.
At least the comments at the end of the article are overwhelmingly anti-illegal immigration. This is one issue the vast majority of citizens are united on - They just like to blame the other side for it.
Still, tomatos are losing their flavor, and according to the research team that's because they are being bred so they ripen at the same time so they can be machine harvested.
Look, at $2.86 a pound for lousy tasting tomatos, I'd say the illegals are lying down on the job!
I don’t give a rat’s behind what is done to foreign nationals residing in my country ILLEGALLY. Screw em they don’t belong here
Excellent charts/graphs, T!
It’s much lower than the human cost of NOT enforcing — as if the “human cost” lets law enforcement off the hook on the enforcement of any law.
Just like any lost gamble more people than the gambler can be hurt, again the nature of things.
No one crossing the border illegally is ignorant of the possible outcome but they are willing to take the chance. So be it. Even the very nicest of people make really bad choices and others suffer on their account.
“When are the politicians going to decide we taxpaying citizens are worth representing?”
I have been searching for the answer to this question for over 40 years ( my voting life). Ask a politician this and you will get a vacant stare.
So take the whole family home. The boys have a good educational start and should do fine. How about making your own country a decent place to live? Are the boys interested in the U.S. Military? That's a ticket to American citizenship.
When a mob that is fed up with the insolence of these public self servers puts a rope around their necks and starts to hoist them up.
Ibed and her kids need to beat feet back home and make their family whole again.
Oh and hopefully soon we will have a supreme court that can enforce the 14th admendment correctly. No more anchor babies.
The boys are US citizens. They can go back to Mexico with their parents and return to the US whenever they like.
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