Skip to comments.Ga. senator's wife turns self in
Posted on 12/05/2006 6:37:20 AM PST by King of Florida
ATLANTA - The Colombia-born wife of a Georgia state senator, who had been in hiding as federal immigration officials try to deport her, turned herself in Tuesday to face an order to remove her from the country.
Sascha Herrera, 28, arrived at the Martin Luther King Federal Building shortly before 8 a.m. to face authorities in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office.
"I'm very nervous right now," Herrera said. "I think I'm doing the right thing. I hope my name and my husband's name is clean."
Her husband, State Sen. Curt Thompson said, "The main goal is to make sure after the interview that they will allow Sascha to go home."
She had been in hiding since Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrived at her home Nov. 28 with an order to remove her from the U.S. She was not home at the time.
Her attorney, Charles Kuck, claims she was duped by a man handling her immigration requests and that she never received the immigration notices that triggered her deportation order.
Kuck filed a petition Monday to stay her deportation order and reopen her case, arguing that a man filed an asylum petition on her behalf without her knowledge and before her husband sponsored her green card application based on their April marriage.
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Kick this illegal _itch out of the country.
She did -- she got married and applied for adjustment of status, which is what you're supposed to do. She just didn't have any idea that a deportation order had been issued as a result of the asylum application filed by the notario.
No. I have a friend who married a Chinese lady and while she has her green card, she still has to take the test to become a citizen.
You're certainly right.
She did not enter the country illegally. And xenophobia is not an appealing trait.
Elizabeth Campell (left; Georgia Tech), Angela Frechette (Text100) and Jennifer Martin (GCI) also attended the summit.
Notice the same attributes?
You're right. She fraudulently entered on a tourist visa as shown by her application for a student visa. Then the mysterious "notario" decides to file an application for asylum on her behalf.
Um, sure. Next you know there will be some polonium or elbonium found to have wiped her memory. It will then be determined she was kidnapped by FARC dwarfs.
Maybe we should give her a car and a beer and let her drive 90+ mph in Northern Virginia.
No. Conditional Permament Resident status upon completion of processing, which could be hindered if she was here illegally when they got married.
"Don't blame me or the senator's wife because your son was given shabby advice. Feeling stuffed?"
And it seems we all got bad advice, because the easiest thing to do is send the future spouse back to his/her home country and apply for a fiancee visa, which (used to) take 60 days as opposed to 6 months separation from your spouse (in my own case).
Bottom line: your daughter-in-law did not have to go home if she had married your son here. That was their problem if they were not ready. The senator and his wife clearly were ready. And they abided by the law in applying for AOS after the marriage. You don't like it, you can "stuff" your sense of "honor" somewhere.
Boy, do I! And what attributes they are!
Yes, what a bad example Senator Thompson and his wife set by not only breaking laws but wanting to be above the law. Being an elected officials, it is doubly troubling.
"I have no respect for people who HIDE from the law!"
Oh put a sock in it. People are forced to hide from screwed up laws because of legalistic people like you.
You are the exact kind of conservative that would most likely have a problem with Jews hiding from the "law" before and during WWII.
Your philosophy is the very same thing conservatives hate: the worship of an all powerful government.
If ICE and FBI would spend more time tracking real criminals we would all be better off, instead of them wasting our tax money harassing people who just want to live in this country.
And don't tell me that the "Columbus didn't have to get a visa" argument is not valid. Your ancestors came to this land and raped it and took it away from the people who were here before, and you have a problem with someone who just wants to live here and doesn't want to wait for 3 years before the government gets back to them with a letter stating that they lost their application or that they can't come legally because of some lame reason.
"She deliberately flaunted our laws by going into hiding."
She was looking for competent legal advice.
You need to read some of the K1 visa newsgroups, where fiancess and spouses are tossed out on their ear by ICE with virtually no legal oversight, often due to naivete and ignorance of our complex immigration laws.
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