Skip to comments.Deportation rules breaking up families
Posted on 03/18/2012 5:32:17 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Wasteful, senseless and cruel. How better to describe the ridiculous battle that Felipe Montes is waging to be reunited with his three U.S.-born children? Since his deportation, they've been ensnared by the foster care system and are at risk of being put up for adoption.
Montes, who had lived in the U.S. illegally for almost 10 years, was sent back to Mexico in 2010 after having been sentenced to probation following an arrest for driving with an expired license, an expired registration and no automobile insurance. He was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at one of his probation meetings.
Under normal circumstances, Montes' children would have been put in the care of a relative. But since there was no relative capable of caring for them, social workers took his boys, all under the age of 7, and separated them into different foster families. Now the state of North Carolina won't let Montes claim his children just because he's in Mexico.
According to an Associated Press report, ICE officials said they didn't communicate with North Carolina's Child Protective Services about Montes because it's not their job to call child welfare officials every time a parent is detained.
(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...
She can talk to the hand; the face don’t want to hear it. :)
Well boo-frickin’-hoo. They should not have brokent he law in the first place.
Any bets on who paid for the births of these children? They should go with father since the mother is not around. That keeps family together and keeps off the welfare roll here.
It really isn't that hard to do.
True ... but given that they’re here, wouldn’t the obvious course be to send them to their father in Mexico?
Kind of leaves folks like me feeling like Wonko the Sane.
Those of us with 2-year-olds know all about illogical perceived realities ...
Yes. But we don’t have them writing laws and policy the rest of the Country is supposed to follow.
But could they do worse?
Depends on how much you like the idea of chicken nuggets being made the National Food...
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