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Old 10-06-2007, 03:18 AM   #1
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I recently read an article online about a couple. This couple is of Hispanic descent, living in the US. The man is in the US Navy, has been deployed two or three times already, and is about to be deployed again. However, his wife is an illegal immigrant, but has been here in the US since 1989. They also have a young son who is a US citizen.

Immigration now wants to deport his wife. Should they be allowed to?
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Well, I'm not sure you want to start a political discussion here.
But technically, I'm assuming her husband is NOT an illegal immigrant. Doesn't marrying him give her legal status in the US?

However, if the law states should be deported, she should be deported. I don't think they can make exceptions to the law for anything. If a sad story makes you change your mind about the law, you need to change the law. I'm not saying I agree or disagree with whatever law is in place here, just that I don't think there should be exceptions for anyone, unless you want to make exceptions for everyone else that'* in a similar position (thereby creating a law or precedence).
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If they ARE LEGALLY married then she should be legal as long as she legally obtained a green card... I belive thats how that works, not for sure but. Her kid is a legal citizen if he was born on US soil. If she didnt go through the correct channels to become 'legal' then she should be deported. I dont care who comes here as long as they do what is expected of them to become a 'legal' citizen. Granted I was born here but, I had to pass a Constitution test to get out of 8th grade(i think this goes for every school?), sort of my actual passing to become a citizen of these Uninted States. I say learn the history, follow all the rules I have to follow, pay all the taxes I have to pay, learn some English(or American, since we do talk diff than the English) since that is the official 'language' or whatever of AMERICA, and we'll get along fine. I have a prob with people not paying taxes out of paychecks; cramming multiple families(incomes) into single family homes(not to mention possible health issues when that happens), when my gf and I struggle to make $600/month rent for a one bedroom in a crappy complex and still 'live' life; and some other things that I wont get into right now. If everyone would do the legal things they need to do to become a citizen, I wouldnt have a prob with anything. My great grandfather came over from England/Scotland in the early 1800'* and went through Ellis Island, got his 'papers' and he was 'registerd', they knew who he was and that he was here in these amber waves of grain. Afraid that cant be said for some today.
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learn some English(or American, since we do talk diff than the English) since that is the official 'language' or whatever of AMERICA
America has no mandatory or official language.

I also think Americans could benefit from learning a few more languages besides English. We are quite stubborn when it comes to stuff of this sort. Most first world countries teach their students multiple languages in grade school as a mandatory lesson. We're adjacent to a country that speaks French and a country that speaks Spanish, yet we require people to learn neither. Be glad we're not in Europe, where there is a plethora of languages in a small land area.

Note: I live in Southern California and go to a University with a high Asian population. People speaking poor or no English to me is a daily occurrence.

You mention people cramming multiple families into single family homes. I don't see how that has anything to do with immigrants. It'* a low-income problem, and it happens to more than just immigrants. Not to mention, living in conditions like that was incredibly common in America during and before the depression (and during industrialization).
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my next rebuttle is gonna be a long one but I wont have time till tonight, so tune in......
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haha, I'm giddy with anticipation.
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they're married, she'll stay. the kid is a citizen because he is son of a citizen. Thats how I'm here thou laws may have changed since I wasn't even 1 back then.

Actually this poll is a bit off, iirc they weren't married; just bf/gf which is a big difference.
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they're married, she'll stay. the kid is a citizen because he is son of a citizen. Thats how I'm here thou laws may have changed since I wasn't even 1 back then.

Actually this poll is a bit off, iirc they weren't married; just bf/gf which is a big difference.
Maybe go for a common law marriage, if they've been together long enough.
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they're married, she'll stay. the kid is a citizen because he is son of a citizen. Thats how I'm here thou laws may have changed since I wasn't even 1 back then.

Actually this poll is a bit off, iirc they weren't married; just bf/gf which is a big difference.
An immigrant can be married to a legal citizen without actually having gone through the process of legalization.
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Hmm. Yes how did they get married without the legal stuff. You have to follow the law..
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