Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Democracy Lost!

April 18, 2017
By Richard Gonzales

A young man (click here) brought to this country by his parents and granted protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is back in his native Mexico after being deported by U.S. officials in February, according to the National Immigration Law Center.

The center has released a statement saying Juan Manuel Montes  is suing the U.S. government for documents explaining why he was deported. "Juan Manuel was funneled across the border without so much as a piece of paper to explain why or how," said attorney Nora A. Preciado.

Montes, 23, is believed to be the first DACA recipient to be deported despite suggestions by President Trump that he would show compassion to the so-called DREAMers and had backed away from campaign promises to end the program initiated under President Barack Obama.

Established in 2012, DACA covers some 750,000 young people brought to the U.S. as children. It grants them renewable two-year periods to stay, during which time they can study and work if they keep out of trouble....

...Montes said he had left his California identification card and his employment authorization document in a friend's car. Unable to verify that he was covered by DACA, Montes was detained, questioned and asked to sign certain documents. Within three hours he was escorted to the border and left in Mexicali, Mexico....

What's the hurry?

The government is not only oppressive, but, completely remiss in providing the information any person is entitled to about their legal status in the USA.

This isn't one of Trump's "dangerous illegal immigrants."

April 18, 2017
Alan Gomez and David Agren

...A group of attorneys (click here) filed a lawsuit in federal court in California on Tuesday requesting that a judge force Customs and Border Protection to release details of the agent's encounter with Montes.

Marielena HincapiĆ©, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, part of Montes' legal team, said it has requested information for months but has gotten no response.

"Even in this administration, because of Trump's comments about loving these people, the integrity of the government's promises are at stake," HincapiĆ© said. "How does an immigrant family today know that this is not going to happen to them?"...

If the Undocumented are to be protected, those that commit crime without a conscience need to be identified, arrested and either tried or deported. Not every undocumented is a criminal and that needs to be realized to protect them. 

Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime. (click here) All across the country, Americans are having their lives forever changed by criminal aliens. 

For more than 35 years,(click here) FAIR has been leading the call for immigration reform by offering and advocating solutions that help reduce the harmful impact of uncontrolled immigration on national security, jobs, education, health care, and our environment.