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Old 10-22-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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MIAMI (CNN) -- When "Marta" was 12, she entered the United States illegally, hoping to join her mother, who had left her in Central America years ago to search for work. Three years later she was sitting in immigration detention by herself waiting to be deported back home to her grandmother, who was dying of cancer.

Detained immigrant children face legal maze in U.S. - CNN.com
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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So another cast off by the (insert 3rd World Country here) people to be the burden of the US? Am I reading that right? She has no one to care for her so rather than adoption in (insert 3rd World Country here) they toss her across the border? Just making sure I'm reading this correctly.

We can blame the mother who abandoned her child on this one. Great, another mouth to feed I DIDN'T HAVE. This is becoming a trend.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:40 AM
 
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If rhe mother cared about her, she'd go home with her, instead of letting her be deported to a dying grandmother. This whole situation is the mother's fault, so trying to blame US immigration laws doesn't work.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:34 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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If the kid is already in foster care in the US then her mother has already abandoned her, most likely. And if she is in foster care with a mother who abandoned her and a dying grandmother, her odds of being deported are not all that great. I feel bad for her, but it was her family who put her in this position, not the United States. Also, time spent illegally in the US does not count against you until you are 18.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:22 AM
 
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Unbelievable that a mother could abandon her child for years and move to a foreign country. Yet these illegals cry about the U.S. supposedly separating their families.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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This story was featured on the CNN special, "Latino in America." While I certainly feel compassion for her, as I would any child in a similar predicament, it is her motherís fault for abandoning her.

Of course after her mother abandoned her 3 children in Mexico for greener pastures in the U.S., she gave birth to another child on U.S. soil. Not only are we supporting Marta and thousands of other children who enter this country alone, we are supporting her sibling her mother exploits for tax-funded freebies. I do not believe her ailing grandmother is the only family she has in Mexico. Who is caring for her siblings who are still there?

It is obvious that CNN featured this sob story to tug at our heartstrings, and to garner support for amnesty. It wonít work. I dare say, if U.S. children entered Mexico illegally, the Mexican government would not provide food and shelter for them. They would be left to fend for themselves by panhandling, stealing, or prostitution. Our government needs to contact the Mexican government and insist that they retrieve their children. They should be Mexicoís problem, not ours.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Unbelievable that a mother could abandon her child for years and move to a foreign country. Yet these illegals cry about the U.S. supposedly separating their families.
You notice that as well I see...............
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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This story was featured on the CNN special, "Latino in America." While I certainly feel compassion for her, as I would any child in a similar predicament, it is her motherís fault for abandoning her.

Of course after her mother abandoned her 3 children in Mexico for greener pastures in the U.S., she gave birth to another child on U.S. soil. Not only are we supporting Marta and thousands of other children who enter this country alone, we are supporting her sibling her mother exploits for tax-funded freebies. I do not believe her ailing grandmother is the only family she has in Mexico. Who is caring for her siblings who are still there?

It is obvious that CNN featured this sob story to tug at our heartstrings, and to garner support for amnesty. It wonít work. I dare say, if U.S. children entered Mexico illegally, the Mexican government would not provide food and shelter for them. They would be left to fend for themselves by panhandling, stealing, or prostitution. Our government needs to contact the Mexican government and insist that they retrieve their children. They should be Mexicoís problem, not ours.
I thought humans cared for their young? This case sounds like a Salmon swimming upstream and cast spreading it's eggs to end up wherever the current carries them. I hope this isn't a widespread behavior as it is sad.
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Land of Sunshine & Sh*t
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MIAMI (CNN) -- When "Marta" was 12, she entered the United States illegally, hoping to join her mother, who had left her in Central America years ago to search for work.
So it's okay to for the illegals to "break up families" when they choose to come here illegally but not okay to do it when we try to enforce our laws? Simply amazing.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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So it's okay to for the illegals to "break up families" when they choose to come here illegally but not okay to do it when we try to enforce our laws? Simply amazing.
Thatís more of their hypocrisy. They whine about our government separating families when they are deported, but they have no problem severing ties with their children as though they are pets, and starting a new family here.
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