Skip to comments.Deported Woman Adjusts To Life In Mexico
Posted on 11/07/2006 7:10:27 AM PST by kerryusama04
Dick's American husband, Brady, and son, Zachary, joined her in Mexico.
"We don't know what to do," Myrna Dick said.
"You feel like, 'We're stuck here,'" Brady Dick said.
KMBC's Donna Pitman traveled to Mexico with Brady Dick's aunt and uncle, Bob and Julie Zoller, of Paola, Kan.
Myrna Dick and her family now live in Playa de Tijuana.
"I just pray every day God will give me the strength to survive here," Myrna Dick said.
"This is ... this is not a very nice place. You've got rotting garbage all over. Sewage is pumped directly into the ocean," Brady Dick said. "It breaks my heart seeing kids, Zachary's age. They have nothing. They don't know when their next meal is going to come."
The Dicks told Pitman that they are also concerned about safety.
"Down here it seems like there's really no law. It's really out of control and really uncivilized," Brady Dick said. "Thursday, we had a police officer shot just down the street from us. He was killed."
Pitman reported that the Dicks live in a sparse apartment behind a restaurant. Myrna Dick and her son spend most of their time at home. Brady Dick commutes to a job in San Diego.
"It takes me 45 minutes to two-and-half hours, depending on traffic, just to get across the border," Brady Dick said.
Myrna Dick told Pitman that even though she lives less than 200 yards from a wall that separates Mexico from the United States, she feels that she is a world away from home. Myrna Dick moved to the United States as a young girl.
"You know, I don't know very much about Mexico," Myrna Dick said. "It's just so hard to think I'm a couple of steps from the United States."
"Our mission is to get this family back; we're going to do it," said Bob Zoller.
"A lot of people in Kansas City who see this probably think she's had her day in court. Well, she hasn't," Julie Zoller said.
Myrna Dick hoped to prove to a circuit court judge that she did not lie about her identity. But theU.S. Supreme Court said no to that request in October.
"I'm learning you come to the point you need some help. Everybody needs a little help sometimes. We need a lot of help right now," Brady Dick said.
The Dicks said they hope people will push so they can get their day in court. They want to hear from the officer who said Myrna Dick lied at the border.
"We haven't been able to bring her accuser to court to examine and cross-examine. Could there have possibly been a miscommunication?" Bob Zoller said.
"It's unbelievable if you think about our little boy, what his choices are ... to be able to be in a good environment in his country or to be able to hug his mom," Brady Dick said.
Pitman reported that Myrna Dick faces a new problem in Mexico. She has been unable to get a Mexican identification card. The government told her she needs two years proof of residency.
"If I'm in Mexico and home, why can't I even get an ID to start a new life here?" Myrna Dick said.
Without a Mexican ID, Myrna Dick can't move to any other country, Pitman reported.
"People in Kansas and Missouri, if it is in your heart, call your congressmen and senators. Keep calling them," Brady Dick said.
"I just want them to give us the opportunity to demonstrate, one more time, we deserve to be in America," Myrna Dick said.
Money quote: "People in Kansas and Missouri, if it is in your heart, call your congressmen and senators. Keep calling them," Brady Dick said.
Personally, I called Talent's office when this went down and thanked him for upholding the law.
Does anyone know why they ALL have to be in Mexico?
And the drug dealers and gang members get to stay. Nice.
Why can't they just get a Matricula Consular card? Doesn't Mexico have those? sarc
I often wonder if there's a single person on earth that doesn't,in the eyes of "immigration advocates",have the right to live in (and collect "benefits" in) the United States.
I am opposed to illegal immigration. We need to vigorously enforce our borders. But I am kind of reminded of Cheech Marin's bad movie, Born In East LA, where he was confused for an illegal immigrant and deported, when he didn't even speak any spanish.
If a child is like 2, comes up here, and at 25 is sent back to Mexico, it will be a massive culture shock. I do feel for them. They grew up American. They aren't Americans, but you know what I mean.
I agree with you. There has to be some common sense here.
This ridiculous article is very short on facts. Myrna simply "moved to the United States" when she was a young girl? Legally, illegally? Where are her parents? How was she caught? What makes her think she was wronged?
She left out the pervasive smell of burn meat that mingles with the heavy sweet/sour smell of rotting garbage and sewage, but, otherwise that pretty much describes the place. I've been there, and like most border towns it's a place where the absolutely worst elements of both cultures flourish in a sort of moral vacuum. I believe psychologists call it an anomie.
Is this the woman who was holed up in a church in Chicago?
If she was two when her parents brought her over, it's not her fault.
"If a child is like 2, comes up here, and at 25 is sent back to Mexico, it will be a massive culture shock. I do feel for them. They grew up American. They aren't Americans, but you know what I mean."
but wait --
Wasn't there at least one amnesty given during that time? All you had to do was present some ID and proof you've been living here, and you were "in"?
I kinda feel for them, but this poor lady's parents didn't get anyone amnesty when it was offered...
Did they even try to become legal once they got here or did they just plan to squat their whole lives? These are important questions.
Yes, there was an amnesty. I worry about kids more than adults. My methods are harsh btw. I think kids brought up here, can stay up here, freed for adoption. Parents have to go back to Mexico. They can take the kids with them. Or leave them. I don't want to punish kids. They are the innocent victims. If they have been living her most of their lives I don't want them to suffer in Mexico. The adults who come over though, need a ticket back and a fence to high to scale.
Does it matter? She said she didn't know much about Mexico so she was prob very young which in case IT WASN'T HER CHOICE. For all intents and purposes this looks likes the only country she's ever known and it was wrong and immoral to send her back, to make her pay for her parents mistakes.
This is STUPID. She IS for all practical purposes an American. She is just another VICTIM of our out of control,
MINDLESS overlords in DC.
Think about it: She came as a child. She speaks English. She hates Mexico. (a real plus) And she feels like she is in a foreign country. (If you've ever been gone overseas and come back, you would know what I mean. You feel like kissing the ground when you get back)
I would feel different IF: She spoke Spanish. She was a reconquista booster. She loved Mexico. etc, etc, etc.
How many gang bangers, burglers, murderers, drunk drivers, ad nausem did our enlightened gov lawyers pass over to get to this harmless American girl? hmmmmmm?????????
If I had the power, I would bring her back, and put the gov
lawyer who hung her scalp on his belt, well I'd put her or him into the rat hole apartment that the girl is in now.
Another thing. She even named her kids with AMERICAN names.
Now how 'mexican' is that.
Least any of you people think I am a mexican booster, nothing could be further from the truth. I loath Mexico.
I loath reconquistas. I loath having to hear spanish all the time, down here in Dallas. But there is something I loath MORE: government lawyers and fools, who "only want to help us".
Gag me with a taco.
Long live Texas
To the gov goons: Get a brain. When you deport, make an effort to deport mexicans, not Americans.
I love the land, but I hate the mindless overlords in gov.
For all intents and purposes this looks likes the only country she's ever known and it was wrong and immoral to send her back, to make her pay for her parents mistakes.
Yes, it's sad, but the bleeding heart crap is what got us to this point.
Suppose her parents performed breaking and entering crime and got away with millions. 10 years later, her portion and life style is ripped from her, she now lives in poverty, in the slums. But, but, don't make her suffer for her parents mistake. Let her keep the money.
Hate to brake the news, even scripture says your children will pay for your sins.
Obviously she should have shot a couple of border control officers. Then they would have gone to Mexico, brought her back, offered her immunity to testify and then given her a green card.
When you deport, make an effort to deport mexicans, not Americans.
She is NOT an American. She is in FACT, Mexican. I know the facts just get in the way of criminal reality, but there it is.
Oh yeah, BTW, the bleeding heart victim card is no longer accepted in these here parts. Don't like the laws...CHANGE THEM, but by all means FOLLOW THEM and stop with the excuses.
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