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Undocumented Student Gets A Second Chance Gets Rare Stay Of Deportation Order
Hartford Courant ^

Posted on 04/27/2011 8:08:03 AM PDT by Blue Turtle

HARTFORD —— Until Tuesday afternoon, the future was looking grim for Mariano Cardoso Jr.

Brought to this country illegally by his parents when he was a baby, the 23-year-old Capital Community College student was facing imminent deportation to Mexico, a country he did not know.

But while at school Tuesday, Cardoso got a call from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, telling him that federal immigration officials had granted a rare stay of deportation and that in all probability he will be able to remain in the U.S. indefinitely.

(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; blumenthal; cardoso; deportation; dreamact; ice; immigration; marianocardosojr; obama

1 posted on 04/27/2011 8:08:06 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle
Brought to this country illegally by his parents when he was a baby, the 23-year-old Capital Community College student was facing imminent deportation to Mexico, a country he did not know

Tough crap. Get out. You'll get to know it in no time.

Did I already say GET OUT?

2 posted on 04/27/2011 8:10:01 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

Exactly!

Just get the **** out of my country.


3 posted on 04/27/2011 8:15:29 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (The only thing I miss about California is the weather)
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To: Blue Turtle
NO to DREAM ACT today, and forever. NO to VOTING rights for any illegal alien who broke America's laws before they were even made legal.
4 posted on 04/27/2011 8:17:43 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Blue Turtle

Another dimocrat in Connecticut, sheesh.


5 posted on 04/27/2011 8:21:01 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Blue Turtle

I don’t have a problem with this.

He has never lived in Mexico, it is not his home- to send him there now would be bad for him.

This particular case is a problem ONLY because for the last 30 years WE DID NOT ENFORCE the law.

In fact I would go so far as to say the real problem here is suddenly trying to enforce the law after 30 years of failing to do so.

We have to address the issue of what to do with people we ignored, like illegals who have never known their home country, or people who have lived here for 20 years and have a good job and house.

But the people who came last year and went right onto welfare? SHIP ‘EM HOME NOW~! HOW DO ILLEGALS GET WELFARE?????


6 posted on 04/27/2011 8:23:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: Puppage

I am not so hard nosed as you. I DO NOT want illegal aliens who are here and do not want to assimilate. However, this person sounds like he has become an American and has assimilated into the culture.


7 posted on 04/27/2011 8:26:39 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blue Turtle

“Undocumented Student Gets A Second Chance Gets Rare Stay Of Deportation Order”

should read

“Illegal Alien Student Aided And Abetted By Feds To Stay In USA Illegally.”


8 posted on 04/27/2011 8:27:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Mr. K
I don’t have a problem with this.

I don't either. I have a hard time finding the mens rea of a 22-month-old baby. The guy seems like a serious student and likely the kind of person we out to welcome to the states.

But if he is not already naturalized, now is the time. It would be a great gesture of his faith in this country.

9 posted on 04/27/2011 8:28:52 AM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: Puppage

Undocumented, eh? Obama BC redux.

I wonder if any of us undocumented or without a driver’s license or a fake one would fare? We would be in jail. Why do these people keep prancing around? Who protects them?


10 posted on 04/27/2011 8:55:11 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Blue Turtle
Mexico, a country he did not know.

Yeah right. That stupid claim alone should get him deported. Or, if true, it's about time he did!

11 posted on 04/27/2011 8:55:22 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Cheerio
NO to DREAM ACT today, and forever. NO to VOTING rights for any illegal alien who broke America's laws before they were even made legal.

I keep suggesting that any person who can be shown to ever have been in the US illegally cannot ever obtain citizenship. And if that doesn't cut down on illegal immigration, extend it out to immediate relatives. I.e., if a parent, child, or sibling has ever been in the US illegally, then citizenship can never be conferred.

12 posted on 04/27/2011 9:00:57 AM PDT by Stegall Tx (Joined the Obama economy on 19 March, 2010. Found part-time work on 12 Feb, 2011.)
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13 posted on 04/27/2011 9:01:34 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: newheart
You guys are acting like a bunch of bleeding hearts. The law is the law and this guy broke the law when he CAME TO THE UNITED STATES OF HIS OWN FREE WILL

If he willingly broke the law before he was even two years old who knows what else he's capable of. What a monster.

I swear to God, this zero-tolerance crap is going to be the death of this country. This kid didn't jump the fence on his own. He hasn't gotten in trouble. He's kicking ass in school. Let him stay.

If the American dream dies, it'll have been Americans who killed it.
14 posted on 04/27/2011 9:20:04 AM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: Blood of Tyrants; newheart
However, this person sounds like he has become an American and has assimilated into the culture.

He's not 22 months now. He's been a legal adult for FIVE YEARS.

In those FIVE YEARS, what did he do? He hid out. He didn't step up.

22 months old? Not culpable for his parents' action. He's 23 now.

He should be deported and take his parents with him.

15 posted on 04/27/2011 9:22:43 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Blue Turtle
"..the 23-year-old Capital Community College student was facing imminent deportation to Mexico, a country he did not know.

Geez all the way to Community College and he doesn't know Mexico? That's some US taxpayer money well spent..../s

16 posted on 04/27/2011 9:23:31 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

Well, put. (And funny, too.)


17 posted on 04/27/2011 9:27:31 AM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: Blue Turtle

Why?


18 posted on 04/27/2011 9:31:25 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: newzjunkey
In those FIVE YEARS, what did he do? He hid out. He didn't step up.

Let's see. In those five years he finished high school and went to college. What an ingrate he is. Working hard in school instead of mowing your lawn.

See post 14.

19 posted on 04/27/2011 9:31:26 AM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: Stegall Tx
Yup - agreed. These are nothing more than undocumented DEMONRATS. They will vote with the RAT party 95% of time. No amount of crossing the aisle and striking bipartisanship deals for “COMPRENSIVE” immigration reform will ever produce one vote for the GOP. Get over it Republicans - many of these illegals are here for the bennies, even though they always denounce this when it is brought up. “Free” BENNIES are what the RAT party is known for - the PARTY of food stamps and victim hood. The larger the RATS can grow this base the better their chances of winning elections - that is my single most reason for denying illegal aliens the right to vote - EVER. If we want to make them “legal” so be it - but NEVER EVER ALLOW THEM TO VOTE.
20 posted on 04/27/2011 9:36:02 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Blue Turtle

Related story.Olga Zanella, a Mexican-born college student in Texas, should have started months ago trying to figure out how she could make a life in Mexico, since American immigration authorities were working resolutely to deport her there But Ms. Zanella, 20, could not bring herself to make plans. She was paralyzed by fear of a violent country she could not remember, where she had no close family.

Ms. Zanella, who has been living illegally in the United States since her parents brought her here when she was 5, had been trying to fight her deportation for more than two years. She was pulled over by the local police in February 2009 as she was driving in her hometown, Irving, Tex., and did not have a driver’s license. The police handed her over to immigration agents.

Her case looked bleak, but in recent days everything changed. Last Thursday, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official in Dallas summoned Ms. Zanella and told her she could remain in this country, under the agency’s supervision, if she stayed in school and out of trouble.

Encouraged by the surprising turnaround, Ms. Zanella’s parents and two siblings, who also had been living in the United States illegally, presented papers late Monday to ICE, as the agency is known, turning themselves in and requesting some form of legal immigration status.

“It’s an opportunity we are going to take,” Ms. Zanella said in a telephone interview from Dallas. “It’s better than being in the shadows.”

The about-face by ICE in Ms. Zanella’s case is an example of the kind of action Democratic lawmakers and Latino and immigrant groups have been demanding from the Obama administration to slow deportations of illegal immigrants who have not been convicted of crimes. In particular, pressure is increasing on President Obama to offer protection from deportation to illegal immigrant college students who might have been eligible for legal status under a bill in Congress known as the Dream Act.

In an April 13 letter, the top two Democrats in the Senate, Harry Reid of Nevada and Richard Durbin of Illinois, asked the president to suspend deportations for those students. But short of that, the senators asked Mr. Obama to set guidelines by which those students could come forward individually to ask to be spared deportation and to obtain some authorization to remain in the United States. The letter was signed by 20 other Senate Democrats. The Dream Act passed the House but failed in the Senate in December.

Homeland Security officials have said their focus is increasingly on removing immigrants who are convicted criminals. That, in fact, is what an ICE official told Ms. Zanella in explaining the new decision in her case.

The agent said ICE “was supposed to be concentrating on criminals, not on Dream students,” said Ralph Isenberg, a Dallas businessman who advocates for immigrants and made it his cause to prevent Ms. Zanella from being deported. Mr. Isenberg’s challenges to ICE had kept Ms. Zanella in the country even after the final date for her deportation in February.

“As long as I do well in school and stay out of trouble, I will be out of trouble with ICE,” Ms. Zanella said she was told. She has to report to ICE every month.

ICE officials declined to comment on the case, citing privacy policies.

ICE officials in central Florida recently invited immigration lawyers to bring forward illegal immigrants facing deportation who did not have criminal records, offering provisional authorization for them to remain here and work legally.

On Tuesday, immigration authorities suspended the deportation of Mariano Cardoso, 23, a Mexican student at Capital Community College in Connecticut, according to Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, who had pressed Mr. Cardoso’s cause. ICE’s decision ended a two-year battle against deportation for Mr. Cardoso.

But nationwide the administration’s deportations policy remains confused and erratically implemented, immigration lawyers said, with many students and immigrants without criminal records being deported.

“The administration needs to make it clear to the public and to the rank and file within ICE that it has a firm and clear policy of enforcing the law within its priorities and discouraging going after cases that are not within its priorities,” said Gregory Chen, director of advocacy for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. “But that is just not happening consistently.”

Ms. Zanella is studying at North Lake College in Irving to become a dentist. The police in Irving never explained why they stopped her and never issued any traffic ticket, Mr. Isenberg said.

ICE agents made no promises to Ms. Zanella’s family. Her father, José Victor Zanella, said: “We are ready to trust in the system.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/us/politics/27immigration.html?_r=1


21 posted on 04/27/2011 10:39:35 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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22 posted on 04/27/2011 10:39:37 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: Blue Turtle

I am extremely against illegals, but I have mixed feelings about this case. He came as an infant and grew up in the American experience as much as the rest of us. I can imagine myself in his shoes. But, where do we draw the line? There must be many thousands of cases that are murkier than this one. Who is wise enough to make the right decisions about who goes and who stays?


23 posted on 04/27/2011 11:16:01 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: newheart

You are a sucker because the Hispanic agitators want every illegal alien Hispanic to stay here. No matter whether they are college students or criminals or drunk drivers. Your ideas only encourage illegal aliens to bring their illegal alien children here too. Our schools are swamped by them in some parts of country


24 posted on 04/27/2011 11:49:14 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: dennisw

You are so right. In any crowd gatherings, they are the ones who fly their Mexican flags. Never saw them fly our American flag, ever.


25 posted on 04/27/2011 2:13:26 PM PDT by Jennikins
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