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Old 06-24-2007, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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LOS ANGELES - All of her life, Zoila Meyer believed she was an American. She even won election to the City Council of Adelanto.

But now she is facing a threat of deportation for illegally voting, because she never became a citizen after being brought to this country from Cuba when she was 1 year old.

"To be honest with you, I'm scared. How can they just pluck me out of my family, my kids?" the 40-year-old mother of four said in a telephone interview Friday.

Ex-SoCal councilwoman could be deported - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:53 AM
 
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Throw her out.....
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:01 AM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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Throw her out.....

That must be your Hawk Eye seeing the cold hard facts. If you are illegal, you are illegal.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:24 AM
 
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She is and has always been a legal resident, but not a citizen.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:15 AM
 
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LOS ANGELES - All of her life, Zoila Meyer believed she was an American. She even won election to the City Council of Adelanto.

But now she is facing a threat of deportation for illegally voting, because she never became a citizen after being brought to this country from Cuba when she was 1 year old.

"To be honest with you, I'm scared. How can they just pluck me out of my family, my kids?" the 40-year-old mother of four said in a telephone interview Friday.

Ex-SoCal councilwoman could be deported - Yahoo! News (broken link)
Good by!! Have a nice trip home
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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Oh well! She should have known that she it is illegal for her to vote. Buh bye!
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:17 AM
 
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Thank you, Yeah. People should try to distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants. If you don't, then this fight against illegal immigration is nothing more than thinly veiled racism. You certainly don't want the media to think that.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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Fraudulent voting is a deportable offense. Although she is a legal resident she isn't a citizen, living here is a privilege not a right, and if she commits a deportable offense she should go.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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Exactly, I don't think any court would find that she intentionally committed voting fraud. I don't think she should be deported and I know she won't be.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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How could you not know your status? I'm confused. Wouldn't you get confirmation on whether you're a citizen or not? She did apply.
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