Skip to comments.Deportation sought for couple in West Toledo U.S. says pair here illegally since 1996
Posted on 05/05/2005 10:14:09 AM PDT by iconoclast
In the predawn semidarkness of a small West Toledo apartment, Dae and Yung Jung stumbled toward the thumping at their front door.
Seconds later, officers in dark jackets emblazoned with Homeland Security crammed into the couple's living room demanding passports and drivers' licenses. Mrs. Jung was escorted to jail. Upstairs, the couple's son, Andrew, hid, stunned and baffled.
Now, five weeks later, immigration officials still press for Yung and Dae Jung's deportation to their native land, South Korea. But the couple - Dae Jung is a sushi chef; Yung Jung is a longtime school volunteer - are finding that their support from their churches, their son's school, and even a congressman is continuing to mount.
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I find it a tragic outrage.
(IMHO). These folks represent all that is good in the old fashioned idea what an immigrant should be.
The parents are humble, the father soft-spoken and hard working, the wife cheery, outgoing and anxious to be a good American neighbor. The son is bright, ambitious, and personable.
This just isn't my idea of what Homeland Security should all about.
Sounds like they would be better off if they were hispanic.
Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!
Be Ever Vigilant!
Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!
On the one hand, Koreans and other Orientals do make good immigrants so maybe they should cut them some slack. Also, why is Homeland Security interested in these people rather than the INS? Shouldn't they be looking for potential terrorists?
On the other hand, the law is the law. Is it fair to toss out Mexicans and leave Koreans? We have to draw a line and stick to it.
For every CRIMINAL, there are friends and family saying " They are good people and only made one small mistake."
A real sad story. However, there is probably a billion more honorable folks like these outside the USA that would like to come to America!
Let all who wish to come here apply through LEGAL channels.
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
There seems to be alot of extraneous information in this article, designed to tug our heartstrings. I don't think it's germain that the wife is nice and does volunteer work.
The important point is, were they here illegally, and did they know it. I cannot tell for sure from the article (maybe we aren't meant to be able to tell).
Maybe the hoops we expect people to jump thru are unreasonable. If so, let's change the process. On the other hand, let's not give someone a free ride because they are nice people. Lots of hispanic immigrants who cross via the rio grande are very nice people too.
I think it's a shame they go after this couple when there are so many thousands of gang bangers walking around.
My nit-wit sister lived on St. Maarten for 25 yeras. She had a fight with her husband and let her Immigration Status expire. Guess what? She can't go back to the house she owns. Because it's not her country.
INS doesn't exist anymore. The agency was split up into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE, criminal investigators) and Customs & Border Protection (CBP, inspectors) as part of the Department of Homeland Security.
The article doesn't say it, but I'm sure that they were ICE agents doing the raid.
I'm equally sure that these two did *something* to attract ICE's attention. What were they involved in when they left South Korea?
The Jungs had been married about a year when they arrived in Toledo in 1984 so Mr. Jung could attend UT. Graduating with average grades 10 years later, he took his family - the Jungs by now had a 4-year-old son, Andrew - back to Korea in 1995. But the return was heart-breaking, he said. The Seoul area was congested and busy and noisy. Young Andrew could not communicate well with other Korean children. The couple, who had spent most of their adult life in Toledo, longed for the greener, more open spaces of the Midwest, Mr. Jung said.How many of the 9/11 hijackers were here on student visas? 10 years of studying at the University of Toledo? These people abused the student visa program, and they knew what they were doing, and what the potential consequences were.
They decided to return, and Mr. Jung applied for a second student visa, saying he wanted to study at a language school in Michigan. But when he returned to Toledo, he changed his mind, ultimately deciding to return to UT to study accounting.
When he wrote to the INS to tell them of his new plan, they denied continuation of his visa.
"The evidence clearly indicates that you did not intend to attend the Michigan Language Center and therefore entered the United States fraudulently," Robert Brown, INS district director, wrote to Mr. Jung in a letter dated Nov. 21, 1995.
Homeland security is going after them because of the Korean connection. If it was the INS they wouldn't do anything just like all the illegals that are already here that they can't touch.
Respectfully, the LAWS are the LAWS. As the immigration laws have become increasingly complex, they have become increasingly silly, insensitive and potentially abusive.
As thousands upon thousands troop across our border while "Homeland Security" beats on this good Christian family's door the respect for law swirls around the drain.
Minute Man can you even fire a gun....? Betcha could not hit the side of a barn from ten yards....
As I bite my tongue, God is putting a star in my crown. ;o)
Have a nice day. (/sarc)
In short, if you're here to pick grapes or wash dishes, we'll look the other way. However, if you come here to start a business or work as a loan officer, we'll come after you.
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