Skip to comments.I Served My Country. I got a box of drugs. Then It Kicked Me Out.
Posted on 04/13/2014 6:37:17 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
I was deejaying at a restaurant when Judith came to meet me for the first time. We were finally able to put faces to the voices we had been hearing on the radio, and I asked her out on our first date. She met me at the radio station and we drove to IHOP, where we laughed and talked all night. I loved everything about her, but especially her smile. I knew at that point that I didnt want any other woman; she was it for me. We dated for a while and then I moved in with her. We did everything together. When I was on the air, she was my silent co-host, always by my side. We got married in 2001.
After I moved in with Judith, I met another Jamaican guy on the base and we became friendly.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
This guy also called himself 1 of Obama's 2 million deported. Talks about funding the 33,400 beds for criminal aliens as being some sort of bad idea.
HOWEVER -- there is never a shortage of heart-rending stories. These stories are used to push agendas in favor of abortion, immigration, drug legalization, homosexual marriage, etc. etc. etc.
The USA has an immigration problem.
This guy has a sad story.
The one does not balance equally with the other.
There are millions of tragedies on this broken planet. It will never be a perfect place. Now, let's get to work building a fence and blocking amnesty.
We know that the War on Drugs is actually a job works program for our Brave Gear Queers, and for stealing the property of peasants, and for destroying your basic natural Rights.
Don't drive around with $10,000 in cash if you want to keep it...
When I read the article it sounded like he was arrested in 2001 around the time he got married.
“In 1995, Mr. Bailey pled guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and failure to appear in connection with the marijuana case. His lawyer did not tell him he would be subject to automatic deportation for the offense. He was sentenced to ten years for the marijuana offense and two years for the failure to appear. The judge suspended all but 15 months of his sentence, which Mr. Bailey served.”
From the story, it sounded like the other Jamaican-mon was working for the cops, or was a cop.
Like I said, "jobs program"...
Non sympathetic ear here
I can’t figure out what rule he broke though
So, what was he doing on base of he was no longer in service? I didn't think Norfolk Navy Base was an open base.
Oh, another thing. You weren't chained together like slaves. You were chained together like detainees for unlawfully being in the country.
Amerika— 5% of the world’s population, 25% of the world’s prisoners....
You don’t belong in my country.
Pack your bags, go back to the jungles you came from and stay there.
“We got married in 2001.”
“I bought my first truck in 2003...”
“The first stop, beginning in June 2010, was the Hampton Regional Jail...”
“On May 30, 2012, at 10 PM was awakened and told to dress. Seventy-two of us were chained and shackled again and put onto another plane.”
I cant find any dates from the 1990s in the article when he served and when he broke the law.
Guy’s either really dumb, or he’s a liar.
It was a “bit” naive of him to agree to pass on some unknown package to a friend. That said, he probably also didn’t have very aggressive defense counsel. The standard of proof in criminal trials is only one thing that has been buggered in the name of a “war” that can’t touch 90% of the marijuana in commerce.
“You dont belong in my country.”
He served in our Navy. Did you?
Try as I might, I can’t seem to find any real “problem” here to be concerned about.
Yeah, it sucks that the fellow had such a crappy “buddy” send him down the river, but that’s what happens when you associate with scum and offer to be a mule toting around unusual packages. Lots of folks have ended up in far worse straights than this man and his family over a simple “favor” to a friend, and I don’t mean problems stemming strictly from the government. One little “favor” for a shady friend is sometimes the first step that leads to a shallow hole out in the desert - this fellow is lucky he just had to deal with a largely inept and slow-moving bureaucracy.
He wasn’t served well by his ignorance of the law or the judicial system, either during his plea arrangement or during later immigration appeals, but that’s an equal-opportunity pitfall awaiting anyone who takes enough wrong turns. I feel for the man in that regard, it certainly sucks to get caught under the wheels of the behemoth that is the state, and I have nothing but sympathy for him and his family.
However even if absolutely everything written in that story is 100% true and isn’t in the least way, shape or form a misrepresentation of fact, the real tragedy here is that he was left in legal limbo for two decades before the system got around to getting him out of the country like they should have when he plead guilty.
The papers may have found the single most saintly person ever convicted of trafficking, what, 25 or so pounds of drugs. I will admit that possibility. However I understand enough about probability to realize that it would be an intensely stupid mistake to assume that such a hypothetical changes the fact that the majority of people legally subject to deportation damn well need to be deported before they do more harm to this nation and its law-abiding citizens. The real problem is we don’t deport enough.
It’s immoral and counterproductive to dangle the hope of a legitimate life in the faces of criminals living and working here illegally.
On the bright side for this fellow, he managed to ensure that his kids have full citizenship. Those children will have all the opportunity that their basic ability and moral fiber can handle, they will be able to build whatever types of lives they wish to work for. If those children balk at such a path, then they will still be able to live off of the generosity of the state until such a time as the treasury runs dry.
He should take solace in that victory. This nation has not been a welcoming and loving host for any peoples - starvation, disease, warfare, ethnic strife, and exploitation have greeted all immigrants. For centuries our cemeteries have been overflowing with hopeful young men and women who came here looking for a new life and new hope for their families only to be rewarded with short lives and nasty deaths.
Unlike the Pilgrims his children won’t have to worry about starving to death any time soon - instead they’ll probably face the great epidemic threatening our nation’s poor: obesity. Unlike the pioneers they won’t have to work from cansee to cantsee, and risk robbery rape or murder far from the protection of police forces. Unlike the Irish and Italian immigrants of the 19th century, they won’t have to work themselves to death in factories or on the railroad; hell if they don’t want to work we’ll make sure they don’t starve. Those children will have all the education and opportunity they’re willing and able to handle, all they will need to worry about is not committing crimes - a significantly lower bar than our ancestors had to clear when they came to these shores. I’m sorry this fellow wasn’t able to clear that lowly bar, as I said it sucks to fall and be ground under the wheels of the justice system, but if his kids can learn from his example of hard work and the perils of s***head criminal friends, then they’ll do just fine. Even if they don’t, they’ll still have a higher standard of living and more opportunities than the majority of people that have ever lived on this earth.
“go back to the jungles you came from . . .”
Real subtle there...
“Guys either really dumb, or hes a liar.”
That’s not an either/or proposition friend, in fact those two tend to go hand-in-hand quite frequently.