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Old 05-26-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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The woman who gave birth while in custody last July and was set on a path to deportation as part of the controversial 287(g) program has filed suit in federal court seeking damages along with a ruling that would change United States policy on immigration enforcement nationwide.

Juana Villegas filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee earlier this month and named Metro, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Department of Homeland Security as defendants. Homeland Security oversees the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, which implements 287(g).

Villegas was pulled over last July in Berry Hill for careless driving after she allegedly changed lanes without using a turn signal. Berry Hill Police Sgt. Tim Coleman elected to arrest Villegas, who was nine months pregnant, instead of issuing her a traffic citation and once she was in the Davidson County jail, she went into labor.

According to reports, Villegas was taken to Metro General Hospital at Meharry, where she was shackled to her bed during the early parts of her labor and after she gave birth. She was denied a breast pump and went hours without seeing her child, reports show
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Woman who gave birth in sheriff’s custody challenges 287(g) | Nashville City Paper: Nashville's Online Source for Daily News

This may seem harsh, but according to reports, U.S. citizens are also shackled while in labor.

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Despite sporadic complaints and occasional lawsuits, the practice of shackling prisoners in labor continues to be relatively common, state legislators and a human rights group said. Only two states, California and Illinois, have laws forbidding the practice.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/02/na...2shackles.html
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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What part of criminal is so hard to get?
Women prisoners are routinely shackled to the bed when in labor, then they are seperated from their infant within days. It doesn't matter if the woman in question is a murderer, a drug dealer, a prostitute, embezzler or an illegal.
It is harsh - but it is what it is. If you don't like being treated like a criminal, then don't commit criminal acts.

Too bad they didn't deport her within hours of being arrested. That would have saved her from the treatment she experienced. Then again, not getting pregnant for the sole purpose of getting to stay in the country might have been a good start too - but criminals tend not to think in terms of right or wrong or moral or immoral. They tend to think only of themselves.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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What part of criminal is so hard to get?
Women prisoners are routinely shackled to the bed when in labor, then they are seperated from their infant within days. It doesn't matter if the woman in question is a murderer, a drug dealer, a prostitute, embezzler or an illegal.
It is harsh - but it is what it is. If you don't like being treated like a criminal, then don't commit criminal acts.

Too bad they didn't deport her within hours of being arrested. That would have saved her from the treatment she experienced. Then again, not getting pregnant for the sole purpose of getting to stay in the country might have been a good start too - but criminals tend not to think in terms of right or wrong or moral or immoral. They tend to think only of themselves.
Just deport her sorry ass and send them both back. There is no limit to the depth these illegal scum will sink. Its like the "Never Ending Story", it just goes on, and on, and............
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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Just wait...some liberal bleeding-heart judge will award her millions.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:31 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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We read about these people sprinting across the border 3 centimeters dilated with many giving birth in the desert. Where is the anger toward the Mexican govt for letting this happen?
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:17 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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if the woman in question did not like her treatment, then she should have stayed in the country she came from.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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Cry me a river. What makes her think she's so special that she can break the law and not be treated as everybody else? She should have shouted: "I'm illegal, you can't do this to me", and see how far it got her.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I become increasingly annoyed whenever I hear of an illegal alien suing this country for ANYTHING. She received tax-funded maternity care, and she and her baby are fine. Had she remained in her country, she probably would have given birth on a dirt floor in a rat-infested shack.

I’m so sick of illegals making fools out of this country. I’m even more disgusted with the citizens who support them.
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