Skip to comments.A family is exiled from the U.S.
Posted on 08/14/2011 8:42:43 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
REYNOSA, Mexico Tom and Yedid Kobylecky now wish they'd stayed silent, quietly living a middle-class life in the suburbs of Chicago and keeping her illegal immigrant status a family secret.
But Yedid's parents in Cuernavaca, Mexico, were struggling to keep a taqueria stand going despite her diabetic father's sore-ridden feet and her mother's failing legs. As entrepreneurs, neither qualified for any government medical care. Yedid wired money from cleaning and baby-sitting jobs to help them buy medicines, but longed to be able to travel to see them.
And so, four years after meeting at the Home Depot where he worked, three years after marrying, a year after their son Teddy was born, they decided to petition for her visa.
We just wanted to be an honest family, and I didn't like staying in the shadows, Tom said. Yedid was not only denied, but slapped with a 10-year ban on applying after admitting she'd stayed in the United States more than a year after crossing illegally in her case twice.
Now she's considered a felon because she crossed the border twice, Tom said. She's put next to human smugglers and drug traffickers and all that good stuff. ... We thought the government was, you know, sympathetic toward families.
(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...
Well, the government sure as hell isn't sympathetic towards, you know, taxpayers.
All other US residents should be exempt from any and all laws.
A legit family with a legit marriage is booted out, while thousands of convenience marriages get full rights, a fast track to citizenship and benefits.
It is almost as though our leaders want to punish those who play by the rules ...
It’s hard. But the law must be enforced. Change the law if it’s too draconian.
I can’t help but wonder why is the US dumping cases but going after this family? Because they’re from Chicago and not Texas?
I fail to see what the US government did wrong in this situation and I rarely say that about the Us government these days.
‘Cry me a river, the size of the Rio Grande!’
Sucks to be breakin’ ta law, don’t it!
They broke the law. Did they expect to have a party thrown in their honor? Emotion has nothing to do with it but they’ll try and use it. They KNEW what they were doing was illegal.
sorry. no sympathy for illegal aliens.
I thought an attorney was an officer of the court. But here we have immigration attorney Laurel Scott advising the client to break the law. This chaps my azz.
How can you believe they were playing by the rules when she knowingly crossed my boarder illegally... Twice and he knowingly protected her by staying in the shadows? Rules is rules and she broke one. Now her family has to reap what she has sown. I wish them good luck, but this is a good call IMHO.
Seems to me that this holds the potential to be a “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste” moment for the pubbies to exploit.
Nah - that might hurt someone’s feeeeeeeelings.
So these illegals think they deserve special treatment because there is a family?
if that becomes so then how could we ever sentnence anyone to prison and cold heartedly braek up a family?
stay the hell out of here
I SMELL BS~!!!!!!!!!!!
I personally know several couples who got married after the wife was here illegally and they had no trouble adjusting her status
Especially with an anchor baby
That's precisely the response these "heartstring" stories want to elicit. It seems that the problem isn't that the law isn't being enforced but rather that it is being enforced selectively. There are plenty of accounts of people like this family who got caught up in the immigration net while trying to do the right thing while Pedro and his nine DUIs and MS-13 affiliations can't seem to get deported. I have no doubt that this is deliberate.
I do fault the father for not brushing up on immigration law prior to getting married. He would've learned that the best thing to do would've been to quietly return to Mexico, get married there, return alone to the U.S. and apply for a spousal visa. Simple, a little time consuming, a little expensive but his family be in the situation they're in now.
The problem is Mexico's socialism. Not the US's immigration law, which is one of the most lax in the world. This meme needs to pushed.
You can’t be exiled from a country when you don’t belong.
Is this satire??? Stay Out and do not come back,EVER!!
“You cant be exiled from a country when you dont belong.”
DING DING DING we have a winner!
As a native Texan, I have NO sympathy for ANY illegal alien in the US. Period. Deport them all, no matter where they originally came from. My immigration stance is simple ... If you are here illegally, you need to go back to where you came from and apply for legal status or the Feds need to deport you.
Immigration isn’t hard. Not when you consider the law.
Excuse me while I go poke myself in the eye so I can shed a tear over this. I have an idea- as an experiment, try this with New Zealand and let me know how that works out.
It’s good these criminal are back where they belong. We have enough criminals without importing more.
Hearts and Flowers
World’s Tiniest Violin.
It’s either a made up story or they are going public to get the government to shower them with all the goodies.
Go home where you belong.
It's amazing how many "industrious," "hard-working," "family oriented" people with everyone in the family handicapped, can expend tons of energy and work on anything and everything --- except expending the effort to become legal.
She broke into our country twice and now expects us to be sympathetic to her cause. I’m sorry but once you do that we might as well rescind all of our immigration laws and apologize to the untold millions who waited and did it the right way for the last two-three hundred years. Sorry sweetheart I cannot sympathize with you as you chose to do it all wrong, we do not tolerate line cutters.
Ain't that the ever lovin truth!
Wallace: "Mr. Cain, you said in the past that you would enforce the immigration laws that are on the books; yet, here we have a family, Tom and Yedid Kobylecky, who tried to do the right thing, and got Mrs. Kobylecky deported. What is your answer to this family, sir?"
I think the issue is they did not play by the rules, they came here illegally, violated several immigration laws and then wanted to play by the rules.
(Is it public education or author desperately seeking a more emotional story line and has no scruples per 'words and their meaning. Or what?)
That noise you hear from Phoenix is the sound of my heart breaking.