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A family is exiled from the U.S.
San Antonio Express ^ | August 14, 2011 | Lynn Brezosky

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 ...


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; mx; tx
In order to stay together, the family moved to Reynosa, across the border from the Rio Grande Valley, allowing him to work in the U.S. and commute each night to see his family in Mexico Seems to me other than having to make some personal sacfrices for things you do for love, he married her for better or worse along with, you've got my troubles, I got mine.
1 posted on 08/14/2011 8:42:51 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
"We thought the government was, you know, sympathetic toward families.”

Well, the government sure as hell isn't sympathetic towards, you know, taxpayers.

2 posted on 08/14/2011 8:48:36 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Laws should only apply to natural-born American citizens.

All other US residents should be exempt from any and all laws.

3 posted on 08/14/2011 8:49:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Regulation is government control of capital, and government control of capital is socialism.)
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To: moonshinner_09
I am not sure if we could apply the immigration rules any worse that our federal government does now.

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 ...

4 posted on 08/14/2011 8:50:33 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: moonshinner_09

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?


5 posted on 08/14/2011 8:51:14 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org)(I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.)(RIAing))
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To: moonshinner_09

I fail to see what the US government did wrong in this situation and I rarely say that about the Us government these days.


6 posted on 08/14/2011 8:53:14 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: hocndoc

‘Cry me a river, the size of the Rio Grande!’

Sucks to be breakin’ ta law, don’t it!


7 posted on 08/14/2011 8:53:29 AM PDT by Oiao
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


8 posted on 08/14/2011 8:53:59 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: moonshinner_09

sorry. no sympathy for illegal aliens.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 8:54:27 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: moonshinner_09
from the article..."“If she'd spoken to an attorney and said, ‘I'm going to go and come back,' the attorney would have said ‘Noooo!'” immigration attorney Laurel Scott said. Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/A-familyis-exiledfrom-the-U-S-1974919.php#ixzz1V1AW96gR

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.

10 posted on 08/14/2011 8:54:45 AM PDT by grandpa jones (Obama must be exhausted, having to tote that giant brain of his around all the time.)
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To: texas booster

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.


11 posted on 08/14/2011 8:57:43 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


12 posted on 08/14/2011 9:02:59 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: moonshinner_09

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?

good riddance
stay the hell out of here


13 posted on 08/14/2011 9:03:52 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: moonshinner_09

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


14 posted on 08/14/2011 9:05:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: hocndoc
It’s hard. But the law must be enforced. Change the law if it’s too draconian.

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.

15 posted on 08/14/2011 9:07:29 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: moonshinner_09
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.

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.

16 posted on 08/14/2011 9:08:32 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: moonshinner_09
allowing him to work in the U.S.

He's better off than most - he's got a job. Probably one of those jobs Americans don't want to do.
17 posted on 08/14/2011 9:09:06 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: moonshinner_09

You can’t be exiled from a country when you don’t belong.


18 posted on 08/14/2011 9:09:23 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: moonshinner_09

Is this satire??? Stay Out and do not come back,EVER!!


19 posted on 08/14/2011 9:38:17 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Crucial

“You can’t be exiled from a country when you don’t belong.”

DING DING DING we have a winner!


20 posted on 08/14/2011 9:42:42 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


21 posted on 08/14/2011 9:59:42 AM PDT by kschockeynut87 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my GOD, my family and my country.)
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


22 posted on 08/14/2011 10:26:13 AM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick over 40)
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To: moonshinner_09

It’s good these criminal are back where they belong. We have enough criminals without importing more.


23 posted on 08/14/2011 10:30:41 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: moonshinner_09

Hearts and Flowers

played on

World’s Tiniest Violin.

Etc.


24 posted on 08/14/2011 11:06:19 AM PDT by Ole Okie (!!)
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


25 posted on 08/14/2011 11:42:02 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: moonshinner_09
No sympathy here.

None.

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.

Good riddance!

26 posted on 08/14/2011 12:12:19 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


27 posted on 08/14/2011 1:30:19 PM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
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To: Oiao
Sucks to be breakin’ ta law, don’t it!

Ain't that the ever lovin truth!

28 posted on 08/14/2011 1:32:11 PM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
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To: moonshinner_09
Sounds like the Drive-Bys are doing the opposition research for the upcoming campaign. Chris Wallace will grab this and formulate his "gotcha" question.

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?"

29 posted on 08/14/2011 1:41:51 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


30 posted on 08/14/2011 8:49:55 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: texas booster

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.


31 posted on 08/15/2011 8:58:26 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: HiJinx
One point.... Writer misuses word here. Exiled only applies/works when someone is removed from their 'native' country. This family was not exiled from America!

(Is it public education or author desperately seeking a more emotional story line and has no scruples per 'words and their meaning. Or what?)

32 posted on 08/15/2011 3:29:55 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: moonshinner_09

That noise you hear from Phoenix is the sound of my heart breaking.


33 posted on 08/15/2011 3:31:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Even Herbert Hoover kept a AAA bond rating.)
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