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Old 07-23-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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Margarito Mejia says his children should be allowed to stay in the United States because they were abused by a relative in Honduras.

Mejia lives in the United States legally, under a rule that granted Hondurans work permits after a 1998 hurricane. U.S. Immigration agents caught his son, now 11, and two daughters - now 14 and 13 - sneaking across the Rio Grande into Texas in 2005. The children were detained for two days before they were released to await a hearing.

Under immigration law, refugees are eligible for asylum if they have been persecuted because of race, religion, national origin, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. The law does not mention sexual abuse.

Dad seeks asylum for kids, saying they were abused -- Newsday.com (broken link)

If this is true, while I feel sorry for this guy and his children, there are hundreds of our own citizens' children being molested on a daily basis. If this case becomes a precedent, every foreigner on the planet will come kicking the door down claiming molestation and demanding citizenship.

We cannot save the world . . .
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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But we try to! That's part of the reason why we're in Iraq more or less
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:34 PM
 
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So instead of going over there and protect his kids, he chooses to try to break the law and got caught, now he is trying to present "abuse" as an excuse? It seems to me he is lying... who was taking care of his kids in Honduras? I understand he wants a better future for his kids but so do MILLIONS and MILLIONS of other people waiting in line and doing it legally...
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:43 PM
 
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So instead of going over there and protect his kids, he chooses to try to break the law and got caught, now he is trying to present "abuse" as an excuse? It seems to me he is lying... who was taking care of his kids in Honduras? I understand he wants a better future for his kids but so do MILLIONS and MILLIONS of other people waiting in line and doing it legally...

Well stated!
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