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U.S. slams the door on parents hoping to see dying daughter
San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 5, 2013 | Harvey Rice and Aurora Losada

Posted on 01/05/2013 9:05:34 AM PST by moonshinner_09

GALVESTON — Jose Alfredo Sanchez and his wife may never see their daughter alive again.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials this week denied the Mexican couple's final attempt to obtain permission for humanitarian reasons to visit Maria Sanchez, 26, who's painfully living out the last days of her life in a Houston apartment under the care of her husband.

It was the third time the agency denied humanitarian parole to the parents of Maria Sanchez, who's nearing death. Critics of immigration laws say the case illustrates a

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


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: immigration; mexico; texas
.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “It also demonstrates why our nation needs to reform its laws, so families can stay together, especially in times of crisis.”...Just asking why didn't the Catholic Church offer complete medical services at one of their hospitals at a time especially in times of crisis.”
1 posted on 01/05/2013 9:05:44 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

I didn’t realize we HAD a door that could be slammed shut.


2 posted on 01/05/2013 9:10:52 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: moonshinner_09

Everyone comes here illegally, takes free medical care from the taxpayers and then complains....


3 posted on 01/05/2013 9:11:45 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: gorush

I didn’t realize we had a door. I thought it was an archway.


4 posted on 01/05/2013 9:12:53 AM PST by ~Pandora
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To: moonshinner_09

The US has NOT undermined the family unit. The ILLEGALS are undermining their own family units’


5 posted on 01/05/2013 9:15:09 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: moonshinner_09

I’m so tired of these bleeding heart stories underscoring the heartlessness of having an immigration policy.

Look, when you enter a country illegally, especially with children, YOU are solely responsible for the repercussions.

And I’d also like to know who is picking up the tab for the medical care provided. Funny how that’s missing from this story...


6 posted on 01/05/2013 9:15:36 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: moonshinner_09

it is a sad story but the fact is that she is here illegally receiving care free , when there are legal people who need care also and are denied

There will be many sob stories about separating families of illegals in a effort to get amnesty passed

the parents should just cross illegaly like the other 15 million


7 posted on 01/05/2013 9:15:40 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: moonshinner_09

I did not see why the parents were not granted entry. Did I miss something?


8 posted on 01/05/2013 9:15:39 AM PST by rcofdayton (.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Allow me to play you a sad song on the world's smallest violin.

I'm sorry if I sound heartless -- but she snuck into this country, she separated herself from her family, not us.

9 posted on 01/05/2013 9:17:40 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: rcofdayton

The story did not share why or which parent was inadmissible to the United States, but for some reason they would not be granted a visa.


10 posted on 01/05/2013 9:24:49 AM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: rcofdayton

I would bet you dollar to a donut it is because they were already here illegally once and got sent back. They are known criminals and shouldn’t be allowed to enter again, even if their daughter is ‘dying’.....Mexico can medivac her by copter to Mexico if they want to see her.


11 posted on 01/05/2013 9:28:52 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: rcofdayton

it says he or she ( parents) are ‘ inadmissible”
since 0dumbo lets anyone in this means one of them is probably a criminal who was deported

OR 0dumbo is using this to gin up sympathy


12 posted on 01/05/2013 9:31:48 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: moonshinner_09

Tough tacos...no sympathy here


13 posted on 01/05/2013 9:59:46 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: moonshinner_09

And why hasn’t the Catholic Church offered to transport the dying woman back to Mexico so she can be with her parents in her dying days? Medical care shouldn’t be an issue, this newspaper has told us time and time again how wonderful national health care is, and Mexico has been operating with a national health care system for over a decade.

And oddly, the young child is only identified as being the daughter of the husband, not ‘their daughter.’ Nor any mention as to when the couple were married. And the husband is noted to be making efforts to go back to work, rather than continue offering hospice care for his wife who never happened to take his name.

I’m going to have to suspect that this is one of the many sham marriages done under the assumption that an anchor baby automatically confers legal stay for anyone and everyone who happens to trip into a relationship to them. That she was kicked out of the hospital for an elective surgery when it was discovered that she lied on her paperwork, and her reaction was to enter into a sham marriage under the assumption that this would suddenly change things, and then was told it was now inoperable.

Huh, appears her assumption was right if she underwent all those scans to establish that it was inoperable, using medical care I’m pretty sure she never paid for, likely by using her relationship to her husband and his daughter.


14 posted on 01/05/2013 10:11:27 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: rcofdayton; ThisLittleLightofMine

It seems pretty clear to me:

“Luis Lara, legal affairs counsel at the consulate, said Customs and Border Protection denied the first request because Jose Sanchez was deported from the United States 13 years ago for being in the country illegally.”

I can’t understand why you all can’t understand....


15 posted on 01/05/2013 10:24:58 AM PST by PAR35
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To: moonshinner_09

She came her illegally, her father came her illegally and was deported. Their problem is self-created and I have absolutely no sympathy for their situation.


16 posted on 01/05/2013 10:25:26 AM PST by Bayan
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To: moonshinner_09

The hospital discharge indicated she should get surgery in Mexico. Why didn’t she? Her parents could have cared for her and the child while her husband worked and applied to bring her back legally.


17 posted on 01/05/2013 10:30:02 AM PST by kenavi (Lost the country? Win your state.)
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To: moonshinner_09

The husband, who has a Green Card, and is awaiting citizenship, should be stripped of his Green Card and deported by violating US laws by harboring a felon - I.e., a person who is in the country illegally.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 10:33:15 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Oh, so families are important? Were they important when it was ok to sneak into the country illegally, putting all family members at risk?

I’m sick of the media having no opinion of illegal immigration until they flush out some story about how the government is using immigration laws to heartlessly divide families. Bouillabaisse! If your loved ones are sooo important to you, keep your ignorant ass in your own country until you can immigrate legally. Apparently if you love your family, then there are worse things in life than not living in the US.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 10:54:16 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: moonshinner_09

Follow the law and be punished, break the law and be rewarded. Hank Reardon would not be surprised.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 11:06:03 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: moonshinner_09
A day at work with two newspaper employees Harvey Rice and Aurora Losada..

"What you got there?"

"Oh the usual daily feed.. ten thousand or so tragic stories of citizens dying young and many with no hope of seeing their families in time.. ho hum.. wait! What's this?"

"Hot Damn!"

"What is it?"

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have denied a couple's agonizing plea again and again -- all because of our outdated, harsh, bigoted, racist, mean-spirited immigration laws.. Hot Damn! How's this for a headline: 'U.S. slams the door on parents hoping to see dying daughter'?"

"Get a hold of that PR firm that the immigration rights groups use.. see how much this is worth to them. Hot damn!"

21 posted on 01/05/2013 11:13:46 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: rcofdayton
I did not see why the parents were not granted entry. Did I miss something?

Customs and Border Protection denied the first request because Jose Sanchez was deported from the United States 13 years ago for being in the country illegally.

Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit...

22 posted on 01/05/2013 11:33:18 AM PST by Antoninus II
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To: Gaffer

EXACTLY!!! Let her travel to her parents in Mexico. Problem solved.


23 posted on 01/05/2013 11:34:07 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: moonshinner_09

I saw this in a chat one time.

This is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave someone needs to clarify to these stupid people what the Free actually means!


24 posted on 01/05/2013 11:52:07 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: gorush

The illegals stole the hinges and burned the doorframe to keep warm in the winter desert. How’d we close it?


25 posted on 01/05/2013 11:53:39 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: moonshinner_09

>> ... so families can stay together, especially in times of crisis

I agree. I am 100% in favor of families staying together... in the country where they are legal citizens. By all means! Stay together in MEXICO.


26 posted on 01/05/2013 12:12:35 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: rcofdayton
I did not see why the parents were not granted entry. Did I miss something?

Because her father had had been deported previously for being here illegally before, which is probably how his daughter got here illegally. Guess he traded this future for short-term monetary gain.

27 posted on 01/05/2013 12:43:11 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("If you're going through hell, keep on going."--Winston Churchill)
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To: Lees Swrd

Land of the Free, thanks to YOU, the Brave.

/fixed it.


28 posted on 01/06/2013 1:13:06 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: gorush
I didn’t realize we HAD a door that could be slammed shut.

Yeah, what door?


29 posted on 01/06/2013 3:12:42 PM PST by Ron H. (America on the fast track to oblivion.)
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