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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Friday, June 15, 2007

If you think this can't happen, you're wrong

From Reuters-

Deep divisions have split this country of immigrants and President George W. Bush, a Republican, is struggling to push a broad package of immigration reforms through Congress, where opponents from both sides are balking at different details.

Across the country, raids on workplaces and homes of suspected illegal immigrants have increased. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Greg Palmore said some 20,000 people have been arrested since October 2006.
That's 20,000 in eight months. At that pace,(30,000 per year) all 12,000,000 illegal aliens present in the US will be deported by 2407. That's assuming no more enter the country in the meantime.

Then we have this wonderful news from California.

LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge today refused the ACLU's request to order the U.S. government to search in Mexico for a developmentally disabled Lancaster man who was wrongly deported, saying instead that he wants to be kept informed of what authorities are doing to find the man.

Pedro Guzman, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen, was serving time in the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail for a misdemeanor trespassing conviction when he was deported to Tijuana on May 10 or May 11, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

The group, which filed suit earlier this week over the deportation, also asked U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson to force federal authorities to ask Mexican authorities for help in the search for Guzman.

Pregerson responded that he did not yet want to go down the "adversarial path" of issuing a court order. The judge also said it was not clear that he has the authority to issue such an order.

Pregerson asked U.S. government lawyers to update him tomorrow on what is being done to locate Guzman and what will happen if he appears at a U.S. border checkpoint.

Guzman, who knows no one in Tijuana, was last heard from on May 11, when he phoned his brother and sister-in-law's home to say he had been deported to that city, but the call was interrupted before he could say exactly where he was, according to the ACLU.
A US Citizen is deported out of the country of his birth and the government can't or won't do anything to help find him. If not outraged by this, then you're not human.

Our immigration bureaucracy is one big screw up, read posts of mine here and here for other examples. I'm a US Citizen by birth, but I have three naturalized citizen relatives. My wife, my mother-in-law, my sister-in-law. The first two live with me, my SIL lives 60 miles to my south. Do you think I'm paranoid when I say I have a small fear they could one day get caught up wrongly by an immigration or law enforcement sweep?

None of them carry their naturalization certificates on them. For your information, copying them is a federal offense. The documents, like other proof of citizenship like a passport, are locked in our safety deposit box. My wife carries a Florida Driver's license and a social security card. If stopped, is that going to prove citizenship? We know the first are often counterfeited, and the later even illegal aliens can acquire. Neither proves citizenship. If I've chronicled how badly Immigration can screw matters up, local police can do the same on even the simplest matters. Click here for one example. Also false claims can be made by people, for example child abuse. This by local government workers. I know this from experience. Three years back a school official reported possible child abuse against the parents of my godson. This was proved not to be true, but its still scary as hell.

So at least one US citizen in 20,000 people deported. Do the math if you deport all 12,000,000 which is never going to happen anyway. How would you feel if its your own family?

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