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Old 01-25-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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An Iraq war veteran who grew up in the United States says the country he fought for now wants to send him back to Mexico.

He went to war a soldier but somehow returned as an illegal immigrant.
But the soldier says he is not going down without a fight.
By all accounts, Orlando Castaneda is an American hero.
He says "I loved the GI Joes i just wanted to be a GI Joe." He spent 12 months in Iraq fighting for our freedom but then, just a few months after returning home, Castaneda received this deportation letter

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His parents brought him to the United States from Mexico illegally when Orlando was just three years old
Without a Country: Iraq War Vet Gets Deportation Papers | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: California
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Any illegal who would give their life for the U.S by fighting in Iraq should automatically become a citizen.
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:52 AM
 
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Any illegal who would give their life for the U.S by fighting in Iraq should automatically become a citizen.
I agree.. but what about the ones who sneak over only to spit-out babies.. do you think just because they didn't get caught before giving birth here.. do you think they should have any rights by breaking our laws to begin with? Do you think mommy-illegal has any rights? Do you think it's right for mommy-illegal in thinking that.. if I can sneak across without getting caught and spit-out a few babies.. they'll get automatic citizenship and they most likely will not deport me because of my babies? Should mama-illegal be required to go thru the LEGAL channels BEFORE coming here to having babies.. what do you think?
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Pa
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This vet has options. He most likely will not be deported. I am grateful for his service. However, as an illegal he knows the risks. If I had my way he would be granted permenant resident status for his service. Citizenship upon completion or whats required of all immigrants. He should be angry with his parents for cheating the system that is now be held against him. I know that I would be.
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:59 AM
 
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This vet has options. He most likely will not be deported. I am grateful for his service. However, as an illegal he knows the risks. If I had my way he would be granted permenant resident status for his service. Citizenship upon completion or whats required of all immigrants. He should be angry with his parents for cheating the system that is now be held against him. I know that I would be.
I agree with you. I guess that would be part of those famous family values that we are told about.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:14 AM
 
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I agree.. but what about the ones who sneak over only to spit-out babies.. do you think just because they didn't get caught before giving birth here.. do you think they should have any rights by breaking our laws to begin with? Do you think mommy-illegal has any rights? Do you think it's right for mommy-illegal in thinking that.. if I can sneak across without getting caught and spit-out a few babies.. they'll get automatic citizenship and they most likely will not deport me because of my babies? Should mama-illegal be required to go thru the LEGAL channels BEFORE coming here to having babies.. what do you think?

and it's VERY discusting that our government will use military forces to help close borders on foreign soil.. but they won't lift a finger to secure our own borders!
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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I agree.. but what about the ones who sneak over only to spit-out babies.. do you think just because they didn't get caught before giving birth here.. do you think they should have any rights by breaking our laws to begin with? Do you think mommy-illegal has any rights? Do you think it's right for mommy-illegal in thinking that.. if I can sneak across without getting caught and spit-out a few babies.. they'll get automatic citizenship and they most likely will not deport me because of my babies? Should mama-illegal be required to go thru the LEGAL channels BEFORE coming here to having babies.. what do you think?
This story has nothing to do with "anchor babies".
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:33 AM
 
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This vet has options. He most likely will not be deported. I am grateful for his service. However, as an illegal he knows the risks. If I had my way he would be granted permenant resident status for his service. Citizenship upon completion or whats required of all immigrants. He should be angry with his parents for cheating the system that is now be held against him. I know that I would be.
The recruiters told him he would be given legal status if he served. Btw, he is married to a U.S citizen.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:56 AM
 
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Obviously we have to make an exception for the 5 illegals who have served in in Iraq

The 11,999,995 others need to GTF out
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:01 AM
 
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This story has nothing to do with "anchor babies".
Guess it's a bit too hard for you to give an honest answer.. easier to shrug it off as nothing to do with ILLEGALS????????????????????????????????
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