Skip to comments.Ga. senator's wife turns self in
Posted on 12/05/2006 6:37:20 AM PST by King of Florida
ATLANTA - The Colombia-born wife of a Georgia state senator, who had been in hiding as federal immigration officials try to deport her, turned herself in Tuesday to face an order to remove her from the country.
Sascha Herrera, 28, arrived at the Martin Luther King Federal Building shortly before 8 a.m. to face authorities in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office.
"I'm very nervous right now," Herrera said. "I think I'm doing the right thing. I hope my name and my husband's name is clean."
Her husband, State Sen. Curt Thompson said, "The main goal is to make sure after the interview that they will allow Sascha to go home."
She had been in hiding since Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrived at her home Nov. 28 with an order to remove her from the U.S. She was not home at the time.
Her attorney, Charles Kuck, claims she was duped by a man handling her immigration requests and that she never received the immigration notices that triggered her deportation order.
Kuck filed a petition Monday to stay her deportation order and reopen her case, arguing that a man filed an asylum petition on her behalf without her knowledge and before her husband sponsored her green card application based on their April marriage.
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Why? don't you support our country's laws or are you just a bleeding heart?
Then who will marry our Senators???
I think they should deport her and her husband.
The law is the law. No one's above it, not even a state senator's wife.
Why not? She is here illegally.
Well, I gather you support her husband's pro-criminal policies too.
This is the second incident like this where they've gone after someone's wife.
Why don't they go after the rest of the illegals? The drug dealers, the gang members, the cop-killers, the rapists....
She does not get to be a US citizen until her paperwork and the citizenship formalities are approved. Want to bet that she came in illegally?
No. She has to apply for permanent legal residency by dint of her marriage first. That was the process that was ongoing. What she didn't realize is that some idiot notary public had applied for asylum on her behalf earlier and hadn't given the right address for her. That led to the deportation order when she didn't get or respond to any of the USCIS notices subsequently sent to her.
They can do both.
I think you are the one being duped. This reeks of a political stunt.
He is a bad man, a very, very bad man.
If her attorney says she was duped it must be true! IMHO, people that are trying to follow the laws and remain in the U.S. legally do not hide from federal immigration officials.
If an immigrant marries a U.S. citizen, the marriage never gives citizenship, but it's supposed to give instant legal residency, with a green card. After receiving the green card, she needs to wait five years, get a background check, and take the test, to get American citizenship.
for being so new...you sure have learned to bully people around quickly
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