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In Arizona, an illegal immigrant and her family face a stark choice
Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2010

Posted on 10/13/2010 6:53:59 AM PDT by La Lydia

It is a bright afternoon early in the month, a moment of anxiety at a sun-faded apartment complex in north Phoenix. Down a dusty breezeway, workers are painting white a recently vacated unit...And across a barren courtyard, the blinds are drawn over the only window of another apartment, where a conversation is underway.

A week has passed since the state's controversial new immigration law took partial effect, since its supporters began waving signs - "Adios, illegals!" - and since the woman inside the apartment decided the city has become so dangerous for her that it is best to keep hidden inside.

"We are thinking she could go in the back of her uncle's truck - he drives an 18-wheeler," says the woman's husband, John, a U.S. citizen, suggesting how his wife, Viridiana, who is Mexican and crossed the U.S. border illegally eight years ago, might leave Arizona.

"I'm scared of that," says Viridiana, who has a disabled 5-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter.

"We could all go in the van," John suggests. "But then I could be arrested for harboring . . . "

The discussion, one of many such conversations going on across Arizona, and especially Phoenix, the hot, flat sprawl that is the latest crucible in the national debate over the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants. The reason is the law and, more broadly, a shift in mood concerning illegal immigration. Although a federal judge blocked key parts of the measure in July - a federal appeals court hearing is set for Nov. 1 - the anger and frustration that inspired it has continued. At least five other states and more cities and towns have introduced similar legislation and, in this election season, politicians are blaming illegal immigrants for everything from crime to the festering economic malaise....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; illegals; immigration; ruleoflaw; sendherhome
This starts out as a running of the mill illegal immigrant tear-jerker, but goes quickly down hill. The disabled child is illegitimate, the husband is a former heroin addict American citizen, she married him for the "support," a huge dis of Sheriff Joe, they need $10,000 for a lawyer to try to get her "status adjusted," scorn for the rule of law, their only income is what she gets for the disable anchor baby, the aunt in Washington state that assures her illegal status is no problem there...so much BS, so little time.
1 posted on 10/13/2010 6:54:04 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
"We are thinking she could go in the back of her uncle's truck - he drives an 18-wheeler," says the woman's husband, John, a U.S. citizen, suggesting how his wife, Viridiana, who is Mexican and crossed the U.S. border illegally eight years ago, might leave Arizona.

I bet if you're heading towards Mexico they'd be willing to let it slide with the caveat that they give you an escort to the border.

2 posted on 10/13/2010 6:55:20 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: La Lydia

I can’t even write today.... “run of the mill...”


3 posted on 10/13/2010 6:56:07 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Hasta La Vista baby..........


4 posted on 10/13/2010 6:56:35 AM PDT by umgud (Wear your Border Patrol hats to the polls)
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To: La Lydia

Stark choice? More like no choice. Bug outta’ my country.


5 posted on 10/13/2010 6:57:21 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: La Lydia
No sympathy. None.

For any sad story involving illegal aliens, you can find a sad story involving an American citizen. Kick out the sad illegal alien, and use the additional resources to help the American citizen. I have nothing more to say.

6 posted on 10/13/2010 6:58:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: RockinRight

What?!! No Black helicopters?!! The aryan ninjas always rappel down from Black Helicopters!!


7 posted on 10/13/2010 7:02:25 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: La Lydia

How did the Washington Post reporter find this person if she (the illegal) is so afraid of being noticed?


8 posted on 10/13/2010 7:04:35 AM PDT by FairWitness (Everything is easy, once you've done it once)
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To: La Lydia

Air drop her into mexico from about 20,000 feet.

LLS


9 posted on 10/13/2010 7:04:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: La Lydia
Meanwhile:AZ Republic: Chandler police arrest man in stabbing, decapitation...

The man police arrested in the case, Crisantos Moroyoqui, 36, is an undocumented immigrant who lived across the way from the murder scene. He rented a bed for $100 a month in a small apartment shared by five other day laborers. He had lived there three months, his roommates said Monday.

10 posted on 10/13/2010 7:05:09 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: AuntB; Liz; Tennessee Nana

open borders ping


11 posted on 10/13/2010 7:05:11 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: FairWitness

Cry me a river. She’s illegal. She’s subject to deportation. Adios, amiga.


12 posted on 10/13/2010 7:07:26 AM PDT by Tudorfly
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To: La Lydia

Or, she could go down to the INS office and apply for permanent resident status. As the natural mother of a U.S. citizen, and as the wife of a U.S. citizen, there is a automated procedure for getting a green card.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=9c8aa6c515083210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=9c8aa6c515083210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

You know, actually follow the law. And without a $10,000 lawyer fee.


13 posted on 10/13/2010 7:08:45 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: La Lydia

Maybe you were thinking of the “running of the BULL”. Yes, the article turns out to be B.S.


14 posted on 10/13/2010 7:10:25 AM PDT by wizr (Keep the Faith! Even when it gets tough! Nothing else will do.)
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To: RockinRight

She could just turn herself in and get a free ride...


15 posted on 10/13/2010 7:10:35 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: La Lydia

Making we wonder what we deserved for this.

meh...


16 posted on 10/13/2010 7:12:55 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: La Lydia

Making we wonder what we deserved for this.

meh...


17 posted on 10/13/2010 7:12:55 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: La Lydia

Cry me a freaking river. She KNEW the minute she decided to come here illegally that she could be deported at any time. That time is long overdue.


18 posted on 10/13/2010 7:12:58 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: La Lydia

ADIOS! Illega and your little illegos! ADIOS!


19 posted on 10/13/2010 7:17:15 AM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: La Lydia
Oh, boo hoo. Where are the sob stories about Americans suffering at the hands of illegals? We're supposed to sob because some illegal is huddling in her apartment due to the Arizona law. Well, what about Americans who can't leave their apartments because their neighborhoods have been taken over by illegals and turned into dangerous barrios? What about the Americans who've been beaten, robbed, raped, maimed by illegal alien drivers, gotten diseases, had their identities stolen...or killed?
20 posted on 10/13/2010 7:18:11 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: La Lydia
Oh, boo hoo. Where are the sob stories about Americans suffering at the hands of illegals? We're supposed to sob because some illegal is huddling in her apartment due to the Arizona law. Well, what about Americans who can't leave their apartments because their neighborhoods have been taken over by illegals and turned into dangerous barrios? What about the Americans who've been beaten, robbed, raped, maimed by illegal alien drivers, gotten diseases, had their identities stolen...or killed?
21 posted on 10/13/2010 7:18:22 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: La Lydia

Well boo, hoo. At least she doesn’t have to be afraid of having her head removed with a rusty knife.


22 posted on 10/13/2010 7:26:38 AM PDT by altura
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To: altura

Where do they get this insidious crap? This reads like something written between lattes at Starbucks.


23 posted on 10/13/2010 7:28:46 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: La Lydia
Typical Washington Post bleeding heart commie propaganda article.

Since American subscribers and advertisers pay the freight for its very existence, leave it to the ComPost to feature sob stories about illegal aliens instead of seeking out and writing about its own readers and small to medium advertisers who are LEGAL citizens and who are now being forced to make equally-appalling "stark decisions" about their very own economic existence.

But promoting marxism is the Post's ownership's reason for being. They will go down in flames financially themselves rather than abandon their ideology and red journalism.

Leni

24 posted on 10/13/2010 7:30:22 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Are any Americans better off than they were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: La Lydia
A week has passed since the state's controversial new immigration law took partial effect, since its supporters began waving signs - "Adios, illegals!" - and since the woman inside the apartment decided the city has become so dangerous for her that it is best to keep hidden...

Americans are getting shot, people are getting beheaded in Arizona and the Bammy administration recommends that Amercians NOT travel through public lands close to the Mexican border.

And this ILLEGAL ALIEN thinks the situation is DANGEROUS FOR HER???!!!!

25 posted on 10/13/2010 7:32:02 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Party is spending your great-grandkids inheritance)
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To: La Lydia
and since the woman inside the apartment decided the city has become so dangerous for her that it is best to keep hidden inside.

Trust me chica, the city was more dangerous before the law went into effect. You get no sympathy from me.

26 posted on 10/13/2010 7:32:25 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: La Lydia

Illegals need to return to their own country and change it if it isn’t working for them. They do not need to be here.


27 posted on 10/13/2010 7:34:37 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: La Lydia
A week has passed since the state's controversial new immigration law took partial effect, since its supporters began waving signs - "Adios, illegals!" - and since the woman inside the apartment decided the city has become so dangerous for her that it is best to keep hidden inside.

Behold the warped mind of the liberal journalist - law & order abiding American citizens are more dangerous than rampant illegal immigration.

28 posted on 10/13/2010 7:35:53 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ClearCase_guy

Lemme see, missing American feared dead from Falcon lake murder by mexicans, no media coverage. Another monthly mandatory illegal alien violin story, more coverage.

Countless Americans out of work and illegals get the sob story..


29 posted on 10/13/2010 7:37:32 AM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: La Lydia

Wow...America treats this woman horribly.

Really, really horribly. Now, since we know that America treats her bad, yet she wants to stay...how awful must Mexico be?

Leftists don’t know what to say when you throw that out there.


30 posted on 10/13/2010 7:37:45 AM PDT by Spike Knotts
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To: La Lydia
"I'm scared of that," says Viridiana, who has a disabled 5-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter.

She is here illegally (admitted it herself), and WHO is paying for that disabled child?

This woman should be a poster child for Arizona's law!

I just wish the Federal Government would abide by its own Constitution, allowing states to run their own darned states. That way, citizens could chose where they live and do business the same way they should make any other consumer/business decisions -

Example - Washington State wants to harbor illegals - then let THEIR taxpayers and THEM ALONE pay for all the associated costs. Let THEM pay for their OWN unemployment benefits (100%), let them pay 100% for their own health care. If you live in Washington State and don't agree, then move to a state that is more to your political and social liking, where it is more business and taxpayer-friendly.

Don't believe in allowing abortion - then I am sure there are a few states that, if allowed, would completely ban the procedure.

Want to own whatever firearm you want? Then I am sure there would be some states that would be happy to have you.

But unfortunately, while this would far more fit what our founding fathers had in mind, it is a far cry from today's reality.

31 posted on 10/13/2010 7:39:58 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: RockinRight

When my brother drove a rig to the border and I rode along there was a border station roughly 40 miles inland (I don’t know why) with all sorts of electronic sensors and they picked up the dog and asked us who else was back there.


32 posted on 10/13/2010 7:46:35 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: TheBattman
If you read the article, she gets a $600 check from the government each month for the child. That is what they are all living on now. I assume he also gets Medicaid and other benefits because he is profoundly disabled. If she had had him in Mexico he would be dead by now because Mexico does not make such provisions. The article doesn't say where the $600 comes from, but it has to be SSI or SS disability.

Her name is interesting, as well. Mexican movie star Silvia Pinal, the Marilyn Monroe of Mexico in the 60s, starred in a Luis Buñuel movie called "Viridiana," in which a novice nun about to take her vows makes a final visit to her lecherous uncle's house and the inevitable ensues. As a result, a lot of people in Mexico, including Silvia, named their female children Viridiana.

33 posted on 10/13/2010 7:50:31 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: MinuteGal
They will go down in flames financially themselves rather than abandon their ideology

Yes they will. The POST for the last couple years has been subsidized by their Kaplan University, a for-profit online school. You know, the ones the leftists have been attacking recently.

34 posted on 10/13/2010 7:51:40 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: La Lydia

She doesn’t have to go far. Only 30 miles from Phoenix, just south of I-8, there is a mexican controlled enclave where US citizens are warned to keep out.

She should be welcome there.


35 posted on 10/13/2010 7:56:45 AM PDT by CPOSharky (They ain't "illegals." They are just unregistered democrats.)
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To: VeniVidiVici; MinuteGal; Nea Wood; La Lydia; All

Here’s the real irony in this mess. While Mexico and Obamanation turns a blind eye to the dangers and deaths of US Citizens by Mexicans, Mexico is in New York demanding (and getting it!) protection for their citizens here against harassment!

[snip]Police are investigating another assault on a Hispanic man in Staten Island as a possible hate crime — and the Mexican government is now getting involved as well.

This is at least the sixth violent, ethnically-charged incident that has taken place in the neighborhood since April, and community leaders are urging residents to remain alert.

“We will act decisively in order to protect our citizens and will actively promote that those guilty of these vicious attacks are brought to justice expeditiously. We are working hand-in-hand with local authorities on all levels,” said Consul General of Mexico in New York, Ruben Beltran in an email to the Staten Island Advance.

The latest victim is a construction worker who has called the United States his home for the last five years, said Beltran. Police say they are looking for five suspects in this latest case, which is being investigated as a hate crime.

Beltran has asked the NYPD to “conduct a thorough investigation” of the alleged hate-crime cases. Beltran has offered “extensive cooperation and all the necessary support to ensure that justice is served.”

According to the Advance, this latest incident has promoted the Mexican Consulate to post personnel in Staten Island until further notice. This move is an effort to safeguard the rights of individuals and effectively assist and provide information to the Mexican residents of this area. (BUT they refuse to let us investigate the death of David Hartley in Mexico!!!)

Mexican officials have also created an information line that for immigrants to contact if they are afraid to contact authorities directly, the number is 1-800-724-7264.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/Mexican-Man-Pummeled-in-Latest-Staten-Island-Hate-Attack-99325314.html


36 posted on 10/13/2010 8:02:28 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: La Lydia

If she’s looking for sympathy, it can be found in the dictionary, between sh!t and syphilis.


37 posted on 10/13/2010 8:18:24 AM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: La Lydia

In Colorado a LEGAL Mexican Immigrant lost their child when an ILLEGAL Mexican Immigrant drunkenly slammed into a ice cream shop at over 50mph.

The LEGAL Mexican Immigrant is endorsing that ever so racist Tom Tancredo for Govenor.


38 posted on 10/13/2010 8:19:56 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: La Lydia

I have no tears or concern for these people, they KNEW what they were doing was illegal from the the beginning! And stay the hockey sticks out of Washington state we don’t want you here either there are many many many who do not consider our state a sanctuary!


39 posted on 10/13/2010 8:25:44 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: RockinRight

Wait till I get my hankie. These heart rending stories about lawbreakers and welfare whores always really break me up.


40 posted on 10/13/2010 8:38:35 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: La Lydia
...the aunt in Washington state that assures her illegal status is no problem there...

Not too sure about that. There has been noticeably fewer around my town. But that could be from the screeching halt in all these crap houses popping up all over.

41 posted on 10/13/2010 8:46:33 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: La Lydia

Must be a cultural thing... Nothing like whoring put on a pedestal as an example/role Model...


42 posted on 10/13/2010 9:46:00 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: La Lydia

boo effing hoo


43 posted on 10/13/2010 10:02:43 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Gator113

LOL!


44 posted on 10/13/2010 2:31:23 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: La Lydia; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping...


45 posted on 10/13/2010 8:50:10 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: La Lydia
This starts out as a running of the mill illegal immigrant tear-jerker, but goes quickly down hill. The disabled child is illegitimate, the husband is a former heroin addict American citizen, she married him for the "support," a huge dis of Sheriff Joe, they need $10,000 for a lawyer to try to get her "status adjusted," scorn for the rule of law, their only income is what she gets for the disable anchor baby, the aunt in Washington state that assures her illegal status is no problem there...so much BS, so little time.

The article says "...their only income is a monthly $600.00 government check that John gets for the boy." It should say, "Their only income is a monthly $600.00 government check the boy gets for being an anchor baby. At age five, he has received more government aid than most children born to American Citizens. So, by coming here illegally, his mother has contributed to the bankruptcy of our country, forcing states to pass tough new laws to protect their citizens."

46 posted on 10/13/2010 10:15:38 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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