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Old 01-23-2018, 03:13 PM
 
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And another DACA, brought into the US at age 3, who is now in his 40s and a doctor in a hospital, is arrested and may be deported.


I know where Trump can stick his ICE.
Are you speaking of the doctor from Michigan? He wasn’t a dreamer. He was an LPR
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:13 PM
 
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Something is wrong here when an illegal is allowed to work in law inforcement.
And Martinez either lied on his FOID card to legally have a firearm, or the police department covered for him.
How would he of passed a background check for hiring?!
One cannot have a firearm if you are here illegally.

https://www.ispfsb.com/Public/FOID.aspx
I am not an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States
^^^^^
That is part of the checklist to qualify for a FOID card which qualifies you to legally carry a firearm and ammo.

The Police Chief is advocating for him to keep his job. He should be charged with a crime along with Martinez.
Just one example on how this DACA is not good.


Uncertain future for Illinois police officer who is a DACA recipient

“Germain Martinez Garcia tries not to let the daily headlines affect him too much.

“I have to try — for the community — I can’t have any negative thoughts in my mind. It doesn’t allow me to do my job like it should be done,” he said.

Martinez is a DACA recipient, himself. He was brought into the U.S. without documentation when he was only 6, and grew up in southern Illinois. Now, he is a local police officer on the force in Fairmont City, Illinois.

The department hired him about two years ago to complete the police academy. He has been patrolling the streets for about nine months.

“I love helping people, interacting with people, and just the community — I really enjoy the community,” he said.

“What we try to do here is make the police department look like the faces of the people in the community,” said Fairmont City Police Chief, Scott Penny. “Fairmont City is approximately 70 percent Hispanic population.

Penny met Martinez when the officer was just an intern and said he recognized potential. Not familiar with the DACA program enough to know if he could hire Martinez, Chief Penny started making phone calls around the state.”
As another poster pointed out, DACA brought renewable work permits. The ability to be a police officer under DACA varies by state, some allow it while others don't.

The only thing disgusting here are attacks on an individual who wants to serve his community and has been doing so, likely by people who do nothing for their communities.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I'm part of a blue family. I support law enforcement through and through, but this is wrong. Work through the system, find a way to keep him on the force, keep him legally in the country and make this right. But allowing a DACA to work as a law enforcement officer while not in compliance with federal law is not acceptable.
What pathway to citizenship existed for him?
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:16 PM
 
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And another DACA, brought into the US at age 3, who is now in his 40s and a doctor in a hospital, is arrested and may be deported.


I know where Trump can stick his ICE.
There's no exceptions for deportation in immigration law for being illegally here since 3, in your 40s or a doctor. The person should've been deported about 25 years ago if not 40 years ago.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:16 PM
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Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel redirected funds from a property tax rebate program and put a million into a fund to help illegals fight deportation, so nothing should surprise anyone with these renegades who thumb their noses at the law.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:18 PM
 
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As another poster pointed out, DACA brought renewable work permits. The ability to be a police officer under DACA varies by state, some allow it while others don't.

The only thing disgusting here are attacks on an individual who wants to serve his community and has been doing so, likely by people who do nothing for their communities.
What's disgusting is a police department selecting an illegal alien over an American citizen. Police departments get lots of applicants and it is very competitive in hiring. Step one should be a US citizen.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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DACAs are not illegally present. They are granted temporary legal presence and the right to work under the terms of their agreement which defers immigration action.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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DACAs are not illegally present. They are granted temporary legal presence and the right to work under the terms of their agreement which defers immigration action.
Granted temporarily by Obama. Why would you appoint someone with temporary Obama status over an American citizen for a high trust public position? If a private sector business wants to hire a DACA that's another thing.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: NNJ
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What's disgusting is a police department selecting an illegal alien over an American citizen. Police departments get lots of applicants and it is very competitive in hiring. Step one should be a US citizen.
So basically affirmative action of sorts... you support that?

I'm on the fence on this. DACA gave him legal working status temporarily. If the department accepted him, I would assume he was the best candidate out of the selection. On the other hand, his time here could be limited so why would the department invest in him? It is a strange situation...

I do give him credit for serving the community. That's more than I can say for some of our citizens.

I think DACA persons risking their lives to serve the military for a determined time should be given a path to citizenship.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:33 PM
 
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DACAs are not illegally present. They are granted temporary legal presence and the right to work under the terms of their agreement which defers immigration action.
They are present illegally. Their deportation was suspended legislation to provide some status to become permanent residents. By en EO which expires in March.

Then out they go.
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