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Activists Hold Rally for Mexican Grandmother Facing Deportation
Fox News Latino ^ | January 19, 2012 | Fox News Latino

Posted on 01/21/2012 5:16:41 PM PST by moonshinner_09

Religious and community leaders gathered outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Baltimore to protest the looming deportation of a Mexican woman who has four grandchildren in the United States.

Josefina Rodriguez Vega, a 58-year-old undocumented immigrant living in Hagerstown, Maryland, was arrested last June for driving without a license and turned over to ICE. After several months under house arrest, Rodriguez Vega was taken last Thursday to an ICE detention center on Maryland's Eastern Shore, far from her home. With the legal options all but exhausted, she now faces imminent deportation to Mexico.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegelalien; immigration; maryland; md; mexico; reconquista; weapons
From a blog the story is indicated as follows:Josefina Rodriguez-Vega moved from Mexico to Hagerstown six years ago to be with her family. She has three adult children living here in Hagerstown and she wanted to help raise her four grandchildren.

She came here illegally.

Since 2008, she has been repeatedly cited for driving violations in and around Hagerstown. She currently doesn’t have a driver’s licence. She had one, but it was suspended. After it was suspended, she kept on driving anyway.

In September, she appeared before an immigration judge in Baltimore and was ordered to “voluntarily” leave the United States by January 5, 2012. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents placed a monitor bracelet on her ankle which she subsequently removed and destroyed.

She was picked up by ICE agents last week and is now sitting in a detention center in Baltimore awaiting deportation back to Mexico.

Some are calling for immigration officials to allow Rodriguez-Vega to stay in Maryland. Some of her friends and family protested outside immigration offices in Baltimore calling for the federal government to consider her for Deferred Action. It’s where the Department of Homeland Security chooses to simply ignore a deportation order. They describe her as a loving grandmother who just wants to be with her family.

The problem is, to be eligible for Deferred Action, a person cannot have a criminal record. Because Rodriguez-Vega was cited repeatedly for driving the streets of Hagerstown without a licence, she now has a criminal record, making her ineligible for the program. Plus, she illegally removed and destroyed the ankle bracket.

http://bentcorner.com/ Back at Fox News...The people of her church, of her community, and her family are very disappointed because Josefina is not a criminal.

1 posted on 01/21/2012 5:16:52 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

“...undocumented immigrant...”

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Mutually exclusive.

She is a lawbreaker, not an immigrant.


2 posted on 01/21/2012 5:19:46 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: EyeGuy

undocumented immigrant

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Exactly! The term is “illegal alien”.

Fox News Latino? Good grief. Says it all....


3 posted on 01/21/2012 5:23:03 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: moonshinner_09

she now faces imminent deportation to Mexico
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I’m glad to hear this criminal is being deported. I hope the Latino organizations that are supporting her use this as an opportunity to get mad at, and vote against, Obozo in November. It happened on his watch so turn on him. Stir up the Latino vote against Obama for deporting this poor, old grandma.


4 posted on 01/21/2012 5:26:27 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Does not sound like the harmless abuelita who came to visit and overstayed her visa. She is a trouble maker. Back to Mexico with you Senorita, and if we catch you again we’ll show you we really mean it.


5 posted on 01/21/2012 5:26:27 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: moonshinner_09

6 posted on 01/21/2012 5:28:03 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: EyeGuy

Is obama’s Aunt Zeituni Onyango going to attend? Just sayin’....


7 posted on 01/21/2012 5:28:03 PM PST by FrankR (When you vote based on race...race is all you get.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Actually, the real problem is that her deportation was delayed to begin with.

This gave her a chance to manufacture a sympathy plea despite her criminal history.

The post is incomplete, it does not tell us how to effectively counter the illegal alien lobby in this case!


8 posted on 01/21/2012 5:29:01 PM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: moonshinner_09; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; Clintonfatigued

This criminal shows an utter contempt for US law-—once they cross the border illegally, they decide none of our laws apply to them.

She kept driving w/out a license-—endangering Americans.

She removed the ankle bracelet so she could commit other crimes unseen.

L/E needs to determine how many identities she has-—using fake and forged documents to ride the US gravy train, sucking up tax dollars——and to vote illegally multiple times.

A plusperfect example of illegals building a Third World inside the US.


9 posted on 01/21/2012 5:30:49 PM PST by Liz
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To: moonshinner_09

No sympathy ... if she has family here LEGALLY, then they know how to get her here LEGALLY.

Round ‘em all up ... just because someone covets what another person has, does not give the Church or any segment of society a right, rhyme or reason to defend the one coveting IF that person BREAKS THE LAW because of covetousness.

Broke the law to get here illegally, breaks the law by driving when she’s been told time and time again not to drive.

NO excuses ... it may appear to be ‘minor’ but the LAW is not minor.

Round them up, get DNA, deport them. Simple.

The cost of rounding up and deporting every illegal alien in this Country would pay for itself in less than two years. And the LIVES saved ....

Think about it ... this ILLEGAL DRIVER is an Auto-Accident away from killing a US Citizen. THEN ... she’s not a victim of immigration policy, she’s a perpetrator of homicide and all those Church people will look like the fools they really are.

I am sick and tired of the Church trying to make US Citizens feel shame for wanting our Constitution upheld. They should be preaching to the ILLEGALS and reminding them that covetousness and theft is SIN and they should go back ‘home’ and follow the rules to come to the USofA lawfully.


10 posted on 01/21/2012 5:31:29 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (I am Roman Catholic, US Citizen, Patriot, TEA Party Alumni, Oath Keeper, Voter, Auburn Fan!)
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To: moonshinner_09

It’s nice to know that we now have FOX News Latino to go with their FOX News Gringo department. The Divided States of America.


11 posted on 01/21/2012 5:31:54 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: EyeGuy

Well, boo-frickin’-hoo!
She’s an illegal alien lawbreaker.
Send her a$$ back to Mexico.


12 posted on 01/21/2012 5:33:31 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: moonshinner_09
An illegal alien, arrested multiple times for driving after her license was suspended, and there's an "outcry" as to her deportation back to Mexico? Why was she given a license in the first place? She snuck over our border in the dark of night under the radar of our Border Patrol Police. That alone deserves deportation. Now with a criminal record, along with being here illegally, no sane person should be "outraged" by her deportation. She obviously has no regard for American laws, nor for America itself, beyond the rewardubg if freebees she gets just for sneaking here. Any other nation on earth, including and ESPECIALLY Mexico, would have deported her immediately after discovering she was in their nation illegally in the first place.

And Mexico isn't exactly like living in Mogadishu. People act as though being deported to Mexico is in itself a "punishment". What fools we Americans have become. There's nobody starving on the streets of Mexico, an Mexico is not anywhere near the worst place to live in this world, not by a long shot. These people just look over the border and see more than they have and want it; it's called ENVY, one of the 7 deadly sins.

13 posted on 01/21/2012 5:34:20 PM PST by jiminycricket000
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To: Liz

Bravo, Liz! Well said.


14 posted on 01/21/2012 5:36:22 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: moonshinner_09

By her age, you would think she would have more wisdom and intelligence, than to cross an international border illegally.


15 posted on 01/21/2012 5:36:43 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: EyeGuy
She is a habitual lawbreaker
16 posted on 01/21/2012 5:37:48 PM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: moonshinner_09
Rodriguez Vega was taken last Thursday to an ICE detention center on Maryland's Eastern Shore, far from her home

ICE is working hard to get her all the way back to her real home and yet people still gripe.
17 posted on 01/21/2012 5:42:35 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Not only did she come here illegally, she continues to show contempt for the laws of our nation.

Throw her ass out.


18 posted on 01/21/2012 5:46:22 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Send her back. And keep sending her back ‘til she can’t swim no mo’.

I’d even be opposed to sending her back and telling her to apply for legal entry; she’s already amply demonstrated her utter disdain for our laws. Why should someone like that ever be allowed entry?


19 posted on 01/21/2012 6:04:24 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This abuelita has a disregard for the law which seems to be all to common with many citizens of Mexico since they have voted for corrupt politicians for several generations. A population who looks the other way at corruption is surely going to reap the whirlwind as they are doing now.


20 posted on 01/21/2012 6:21:47 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Liz

Were her children and grandchildren here legally?


21 posted on 01/21/2012 6:27:52 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks moonshinner_09.
Fox News Latino: [snip] ...a 58-year-old undocumented immigrant living in Hagerstown, Maryland, was arrested last June for driving without a license and turned over to ICE. After several months under house arrest, Rodriguez Vega was taken last Thursday to an ICE detention center on Maryland's Eastern Shore, far from her home. With the legal options all but exhausted, she now faces imminent deportation to Mexico. [/snip]
IOW, she'll no longer be far from home. What's the problem? What's the matter? Didn't want to live in Mexico anymore, but didn't want to renounce her Mexican citizenship? Or get driver's training? Or just not drive a car she's not qualified to operate?


22 posted on 01/21/2012 7:07:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Real piece of work there, huh.


23 posted on 01/21/2012 7:28:03 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: moonshinner_09


24 posted on 01/21/2012 7:36:08 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: moonshinner_09

There was a news story in the Daily News March 8, 2006 by Susan Abram titled Hit-and-run crashes on rise in Valley; most stay mystery

In that article it was stated that “Last year, 8,325 hit-and-run collisions were reported on San Fernando Valley streets, a 2 percent increase from 2004. An additional 700 hit-and-run crashes occurred on freeways that run through the Valley, officials said.”


25 posted on 01/21/2012 7:53:26 PM PST by Haddit
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To: moonshinner_09; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

Speaking of Latino issues: why do Latinos need their own version of FOX News, anyway? Isn’t this supposed to be one people united, regardless of race, creed or color?

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


26 posted on 01/21/2012 8:58:17 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

I’m sick of the churches, and the Catholic Church in particular, flaunting this country’s immigration laws. The Archbishop of Los Angeles thinks he’s within his rights to tell illegals to keep coming here. Personally, if I had the power, I’d lock him up or deport him.


27 posted on 01/21/2012 9:36:19 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

I’m sick of the churches, and the Catholic Church in particular, flaunting this country’s immigration laws. The Archbishop of Los Angeles thinks he’s within his rights to tell illegals to keep coming here. Personally, if I had the power, I’d lock him up or deport him.


28 posted on 01/21/2012 9:38:05 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Let her keep driving until she runs over a hack politician or the family member of a hack.... Then maybe deport her.


29 posted on 01/22/2012 1:15:57 AM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: moonshinner_09

On Sept. 7, 2011, an immigration judge in Baltimore granted Rodriguez-Vega voluntary departure until Jan. 5, 2012, according to ICE. Agents said she failed to comply, then removed and destroyed a detention ankle bracelet. The act made her an ICE fugitive.

http://articles.herald-mail.com/2012-01-20/news/30649706_1_ice-agents-deportation-police-chief-arthur-smith

 

30 posted on 01/22/2012 1:20:43 AM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: EyeGuy

Can’t she get in on the Dream Act? And go to college and stuff on the taxpayer’s dime?


31 posted on 01/22/2012 1:22:04 AM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Loyal Sedition

The good part is that if she returns after deportation..... She can (and should) be charged with a felony with two years jail sentence.


32 posted on 01/22/2012 1:25:37 AM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: dennisw
Despite the Obama administration’s new policy of suspending deportation proceedings against undocumented immigrants who pose no threat to national security or public safety, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are set to deport a 59-year-old grandmother of four with family members who are U.S. citizens

Going by this I would guess her four grandchildren are anchor babies and US citizens. While criminal granny and her children are illegal aliens who need to be deported. Her real crime is Granny's spawn did not spit out enough anchor babies to burden our schools and welfare systems.

33 posted on 01/22/2012 1:29:49 AM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Now they'll all be seeking media attention as a way of obtaining sympathy for the “plight” of their own making. Gets no empathy from me. Makes ya wonder what other laws has she broken they didn't catch her at.
34 posted on 01/22/2012 1:51:24 AM PST by caww
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To: Bigg Red

Gee is Hagerstown going totally left? Surprised the community put up with this nonsense.


35 posted on 01/22/2012 4:32:53 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Near term Obamacare 'Unit")
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

Send this criminal bum back to her lousy country. She’s fortunate that she isn’t made to walk back to her loser country. Get out of this country, you illegal alien.


36 posted on 01/22/2012 4:40:28 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

I really don’t know anything about Hagerstown, but this makes me suspect that they now have a large infestation of illegals. Organizers of the rally are quite possibly outside agitators.


37 posted on 01/22/2012 4:47:25 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Loyal Sedition

The post is incomplete, it does not tell us how to effectively counter the illegal alien lobby in this case!

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I would not expect such help from a news organ that calls itself “Fox News Latino”. Despicable.


38 posted on 01/22/2012 4:57:01 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: moonshinner_09

http://bentcorner.com/its-time-to-send-grandma-back-to-mexico/


39 posted on 01/22/2012 7:43:30 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: dennisw

There is absolutely no potential here of added value to the fabric of America here. The face of an illegal - a criminal, to boot. That mind is thinking how she can maneuver the media to stay here, or at worst, how she can come back here illegally. Offer her two things: Go home and stay, or come here again and go to prison for life.


40 posted on 01/22/2012 8:17:23 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: EyeGuy

Send her back.


41 posted on 01/22/2012 5:16:43 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: EyeGuy

Send her back.


42 posted on 01/22/2012 5:17:58 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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