Skip to comments.Immigrant advocates hopeful about Utah mother's delayed deportation order
Posted on 07/06/2014 5:11:07 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
SALT LAKE CITY Activists are pointing to the delayed deportation of a Utah mother and her children as the kind of compassion they hope President Barack Obama will pursue in the wake of his announcement that he'll act on his own to address immigration problems.
Garland resident Ana Cañenquez and four of her seven children were originally ordered to leave the United States and return to El Salvador by March 21. That date was pushed back, and now there's no specific deadline for them to leave.
The extra time allows her to save money to afford a home back in El Salvador, both she and immigration officials say.
Advocates hope that kind of discretion is something Obama will expand.
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She received little affection as a child, her mother having sent her and her younger sister to live with her grandmothers and four other children. When she was 10 years old, she persuaded her mother, who lived in San Salvador, to take her and her sister in. But her situation only worsened, with her mother beating her and her stepfather sexually abusing her.
Desperate to escape, Canenguez moved in with a 24-year-old man when she 14, but he abandoned her when she became pregnant with his son, Jose. She moved back in with her mother to raise Jose, then became pregnant by her stepfather. When her stepfathers child was born, whom she named Oscar, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She told her mother that her stepfather was Oscars father, only to be turned out into the street at the age of 17 with 2-year-old Jose and baby Oscar.
She stood in torrential rain with her son and baby, watching a bus approach, homeless, penniless, wanting to throw herself and her children under its wheels. All that held her back was a profound belief that God would never leave me alone, she says in Spanish.
Canenguezs aunt took them in, and the single mother set about building a new life for her and her children. She rented a small space in a noisy outdoor market and sold handmade sweets. She also met a young man, Job Ramirez, with whom she had two boys, Job and Geovanny, before marrying him in 1993, and then having two more boys, Mario and Erick. They lived in a two-room hovel and Canenguez worked seven days a week selling sweets, then toiletries and biscuits.
She struggled to buy Oscar the medication he needed and take him for checkups to the doctor. He never spoke, he never told me anything, only cried when he was wet, hungry. Oscar died at age 13 in 2001. Shortly after, Canenguez and her husband separated.
In early 2003, Canenguezs brother suggested she come to New York, where he lived. Her plan was to work for two years to earn $50,000, which she calculated would pay off debts to two banks she owed for loans for her street-market business, buy her and her children a house in El Salvador and pay for their schooling. Canenguez, herself educated only through the sixth grade, feels that education is vital, but in El Salvador, little emphasis is placed on attending public school. If nobody goes to school, nobody cares, she says.
Just after dawn on Jan. 31, 2003, Canenguez told then-15-year-old Jose that she was leaving him and his brothers in the care of her husband, but that Jose was also responsible for the children, who were still sleeping. He was very quiet. He almost didnt say anything. She hugged and blessed him. Im going to come back for you, she told him. Its just for a time.
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ALL illegals need to go home, be sent home or kicked out until they can enter the US legally.
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