More than anything else, this to me is another example of governmental
ineptitude.To have instances such as this where someone who has
lived here for essentially their entire lives can be deported on a technicality
as obtuse and meaningless as their birth date shows just how monumentally inept
some of this legislation is.I'm afraid I'm getting more
disgusted with our government by the day.
I agree with SamHill.Further, anyone who would trust their lives,
health care, or anything else to these blind "government types" fully
deserves what they get.Where is the reason, thinking, judgement,
etc?Deport the 10th Circuit Court.
Oh, she has a felony? It seems she has not earned her right to remain in this
country...American citizens with felonies can go away too.
Why make a bad situation worse. With some rehabilitation she still has a life
ahead of her. Can you imagine living in a country with no income, family,
language barrier?I agree. Sometimes the government is so inept.
According to other news media, one of her siblings applied when she was 16 as
per the law. It was turned down, and they were told that only she (child) could
apply at 18, she never filed. Sad situation, but there is much more
to the story. I think AP has a bias on immigration articles.
There is a phrase that comes to mind here:They strain at a gnat and
swallow a camel.I'm all for enforcing the immigration laws. But
that's for people who broke the law. I don't see any way that you can
construe this situation as this woman breaking the law. If she was adopted as a
baby, the intent was that she is a legitimate member of a U.S. citizen's
family.This is very different from someone who hiked across the
border, purposefully circumventing the border controls, to get here illegally,
in an attempt to take advantage.
This isn't the emergency that the articles says it is.She
can't be deported if India doesn't issue travel documents to her.So the key is to get the Indian government to refuse her the necessary
travel documents (why would they want her back?). If they refuse, she stays;
there is no other choice.
The reason President Clinton signed into law automatic citizenship back in 2000
was to avoid this problem. It still isnt automatic for some countries. Depends
on if the adoption was final there or after returning home. You adopt a child
and receive advance permission to bring them to the US from immigration. They
get a VISA. They come here. They are expected to be treated as if born to you
for tax purposes, healthcare, education. Its a surprise the country who is
reiterating you need to treat this child as if born to you hasnt secured
citizenship for your child. It was not always obvious to adoptive parents that
further steps needed to be taken to secure citizenship. I hope her siblings are
getting their citizenship secured. There have been several cases
like this almost always connected to drug related crime to support or
consequence of a habit.Lots of people are deported with no ties to
their home country.
sjgf, a child brought here through adoption is not a citizen until the papers
are filed. The mother fouled up. Until the papers are filed she is a legal
resident (green card). This is the problem, if a legal resident commits a
felony, they can be deported. It's sad at times when it happens, but
committing felonies as an adult will get legal residents deported. If she or her mother had filed when they were suppose to, it would not be a
problem. K, her siblings are older, their papers were filed out.
They tried to help, but the entire family was told the responsibility of her
filing out the papers at 18 was hers, and she didn't do it. There is a lot
more to the story, but if I tell it as a third party, DN will not publish my
comments. A more complete story is out there.
At the rate the US is shipping everything over to India, I doubt this young lady
would have too much trouble establishing herself in her country of orgin.
Although I'm with the side that thinks she should be allowed to stay.
Never mind the 12-20 million that snuck across the border, concentrate on
someone who has a legitimate excuse to be allowed to stay. Sounds like our gov
at work and in rare form. Something like a bill that we have to pass in order
to find what is in it!! Insane!
We will be throwing this young lady to the wolves as she is an American by
living her life here. It is a paperwork issue and the papermill could still go
on for years in this bureaucratic world which justifies more employees for the
government by the amount of paperwork that is recycled to another office. This
keeps the system going and requires more employees to keep it in limbo forever.
The Circuit Court of Appeals, which is was a place to politically put judges of
some calibre are now filled with political appointees and approved by the Senate
through their political benefit and perk process. They stay there forever and
make some good decisions but their job also keeps plenty of underlings working
and more are hired to keep the paperwork cycling from office to office, etc.
Immigration is a big issue during this election cycle and judges are
non-political but involved with masking politics through some of their
decisions. This takes pressure away from some other very important issues which
are decided based on politics and not the "law". Judges wish they were
making laws in Congress but do their part to circumvent the law.
So Vogons run the 10th Circuit Court?
People with the same mentality in the Federal Government that want to deport
this girl to India would be running Obamacare if the US Supreme Court
doesn't shut it down. There is a black hole when it comes to the mindless
Federal Government's use of common sense.
A sibling said mom got around to filling out the paperwork for the others. She
had 7 years. It makes me mad. If she did it for others she knew her daughter
needed it. As an adoptive parent to a child born abroad this whole
portrayal of the the mom as a great humanitarian bothers me. She adopted to be a
mother to children. If she adopted to be charitable she caused more harm than
good. As for her waiting to do it herself I'm guessing she
never had a guardian to sponsor her? So she had to be an adult to do it herself?
This is just wrong. This young lady is a United States Citizen. It is not her
fault that her "adopted" parents failed to follow through on the proper
paperwork 30 years ago. It appears she is not a criminal and has contributed to
her community. This is one of those circumstances in which the courts are wrong.
She should not be stripped of home, family, friends, and country for this. She
is not a traitor to the United States. She has been raised here, an American.
Unless there are facts being kept out of the media pointing out that this young
lady is a terrorist or sleep cell type person. This is wrong and not what
America is about.
From what I understand after reading this and other articles and comments, it
seems pretty cut and dried. It is not the governments fault, but hers. She was
told that she needed to come back at 18 and fill out the papers, a guardian
could not do it for her. At 17 she started her forging and drug lifestyle and
never followed through. That's why she has been ordered to be deported. The only question here is her health care and MS. I have no idea of the
level of care in India for this illness. But it does bring up a point, should
the US accept anyone here illegally just because they have health problems? Do
we open our borders to anyone with a serious illness?
I don't understand why she had to do it as adult. She didn't turn
illegal at 18? Her mom should have but didn't. If mom can why
not a relative or guardian? She developed the MS here. Not there.
I worry her job prospects. If she was adopted caste status was
lower. Can she get a job? Knowing English isn't the be all end all in