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Old 06-17-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Three local high school students are back home after being separated from their families for nearly a month.

It's where they call home that will keep their ordeal going. It all started last month during what the Border Patrol called a routine check of the trolley in Old Town. It ended with 21 people sent back to Mexico, three of them teenagers on their way to school.

The Border Patrol said the students were not deported but given an option to voluntarily go back to Mexico when no legal guardian could come forward. At least some of their family members are in the United States illegally.
Wednesday was an emotional day for three teenagers, including Stephanie Jiminez, who said she was glad to be back with her parents.

"No matter where you stand on the issue of immigration, I think we all have to agree that kids should be with their parents, and it should be a judge that should determine what happens to their case," said immigration activist Christian Ramirez of the American Friends Service Committee.

At the trolley stop last month, border agents questioned and detained 21 passengers, including the three teenagers, who, officials said, admitted they were in the country illegally. That was a question they never needed to answer, according to former U.S. Attorney Pete Nunez.

The students are now back in the U.S. on temporary visas.
Students Sent to Mexico Return to U.S. | NBC San Diego
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:39 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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The Judge better not be swayed by all this media attention. Deport! They were here illegally and seemed surprised the Cops could do anything about it.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:55 AM
 
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My tax dollars hard at work educating illegals.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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sure I agree kids should be with their parents, So deport all of them so they can be together.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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You have to wonder why the parents wouldn't go home and let their children go home without them.

Maybe the temporary visas are a good enough way to handle it -- if the parents are here legally and the children are not yet 18. Once they are age 18, then they will no longer be children and could be returned home.

If the parents here are legally, then why didn't they sponsor their minor aged children to come here legally too? Weird families I think.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:55 AM
 
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If the parents are here illegally, then definitely the families should be deported together.

For many of these people, the parents abandoned children when they came here, it never bothers anyone that these parents are separated from their children if the purpose was to leave children behind in Mexico and come here illegally to go after the Almighty American Dollars which mean more to people than their own children.

Once the child tries to find long-lost parents or is smuggled in by them and is now in the USA, suddenly family unity does become important, it never is when the family is being divided for the purpose of illegal immigration and of course those Godly all-important Dollars.

Emotions aside -- the whole family should be deported together if parents are also illegal.

Family unity isn't something that can only take place in the USA.

Once children are over aged 18, they can certainly be deported without their parents in those cases the parents are legally here and don't choose to sponsor their children to also be here legally.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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The BP has jurisdicton within 100 miles of the US border with Canada or Mexico.

They are NOT racist but if a spade looks like a spade chances are it is a spade.

Any police officer has the Legal right to ask for ID...so does the BP when it comes down to obvious appearance due to the southern border problems. Many illegals feel that once they are inland they are home free.

If I were to break into a store and are just sitting there doing nothing...I still broke in and could be asked for a ID and why I was there.

Steve
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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Seems like they are back legally now,isn't that what you guys want?
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:06 AM
 
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Seems like they are back legally now,isn't that what you guys want?
Dont you just love when they contradict each other?

If they are illegal, they need to be deported. If they come back legal, they also need to be deported.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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Dont you just love when they contradict each other?

If they are illegal, they need to be deported. If they come back legal, they also need to be deported.

Exactly, they say why don't they go back to their country and come back legally. That is what these students did. Yet they still say they should be deported.
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