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Former Salvadoran gang member says hes living right and deserves U.S. protection
The Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2014 | Pamela Constable

Posted on 05/18/2014 5:44:25 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

Today, at 34, Martinez is once again a prisoner, this time in federal immigration custody at the Howard County Detention Center. The government is seeking to deport him, but he has mounted a controversial defense that is being closely watched by human rights experts and lawmakers as his case plays out in the federal courts.

Technically, Martinez is only being held because he is an illegal immigrant; after a decade of living and working quietly in Maryland, he was stopped by police in 2011 for making an illegal left turn and then arrested. But as a repentant former gang member in El Salvador who fled to the United States at age 20, he has requested asylum on the grounds that he deserves permanent protection from his former associates.

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TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: aliens; elsalvador; immigration; ms13
The local MS 13 gang members are communicating regularly with gang leaders back in El Salvador, if they really wanted this guy, he would of already been taken care of and there must be a reason he will not remove MS 13 the gang initials MS (for Mara Salvatrucha) tattooed on his stomach when he was 14
1 posted on 05/18/2014 5:44:25 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

I’m sure Bambi and holder agree.


2 posted on 05/18/2014 5:47:47 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Wapo is trying to whitewash the recent Brietbart story about the Obama Admin’s release of some 36000 criminal illegal aliens.


3 posted on 05/18/2014 5:52:14 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: moonshinner_09

Not even a bank robber or a congress critter could have said that better.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 5:52:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: moonshinner_09

The local MS 13 gang members are communicating regularly with gang leaders back in El Salvador, if they really wanted this guy, he would of already been taken care of and there must be a reason he will not remove MS 13 the gang initials MS (for Mara Salvatrucha) tattooed on his stomach when he was 14


Thank you. My exact thoughts.


5 posted on 05/18/2014 6:02:36 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: moonshinner_09

No problem with keeping him under those reasons, as long as he does what every other political refugee does.

Rat out his brothers totally and fully, giving us all possible information he can. And then agree to be a witness at the trials.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 6:04:24 PM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: moonshinner_09

7 posted on 05/18/2014 6:26:50 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: moonshinner_09

I feel that I’m living right.
And I feel that the US government is out to get me.


8 posted on 05/18/2014 6:30:01 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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But as a repentant former gang member in El Salvador who fled to the United States at age 20, he has requested asylum on the grounds that he deserves permanent protection from his former associates.

I would think that ten years of productive existence would bolster a claim of "repentant former gang member." However, I should hope that any claim of "gang-free" living including background and phone history checks would be made to verify the claim, as well as a rap sheet check.

Otherwise forget about it.

9 posted on 05/18/2014 7:41:07 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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But as a repentant former gang member
-=0=-
No such thing.......


10 posted on 05/18/2014 8:33:35 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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