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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.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Give them hell Harry

From the Tampa Tribune-

SUN CITY CENTER - Harry Moeller's wife died of cancer in February 2001. In the emotional aftermath, he wanted to get away - no plans, just anywhere.

He applied for a U.S. passport that July. The government denied it.

Now, in the twilight of his life, Moeller is fighting to prove he is an American citizen.

The 78-year-old retired printer from Queens - a World War II veteran and regular voter - has lived on U.S. soil nearly all his life. He was 6 months old in his mother's arms when he came through New York's Ellis Island from Germany in 1928.

"I don't want to be walking like this waiting to be a citizen," Moeller said, motioning as if holding a cane. "There are people walking across the border. I don't know what's going on here."

The State Department is not recognizing that he is a citizen because he doesn't have naturalization papers. Without proof of citizenship, Moeller can't obtain a passport.

Harry Moeller served this country at wartime and was honorably discharged from the Navy. Anyone think he shouldn't be given citizenship now rather than Harry prove the case to ICE?

Moeller is still getting better treatment than people in cases here and here. You tell me what is just about veterans who fought for this country or their surviving relatives getting screwed over by this country. None of these people broke the law, but are getting treated like they did by a bureaucracy that doesn't know how to apply either the law or show just plain common decency to people who this country owes much to. I wonder if this blogger thinks Harry should pay $800 to get his citizenship.

Go read the Tampa Tribune article in its entirety. Happy New Year Harry.

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