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  •  asylum seekers are legally eligible (6+ / 0-)

    for parole.  Sometimes even for permission to work while they await adjudication.  This is completely unnecessary.  It is meant as exemplary punishment.

    Cuando a merda tiver valor, pobre nascera sem cu.

    by sayitaintso on Fri Feb 09, 2007 at 06:11:24 PM PST

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    •  As it should be (11+ / 0-)

      Quite frankly I am not certain why asylum seekers should be incarcerated at all. Give them a temporary visa while you decide whether or not to grant asylum. Have immigration officers check in with them from time to time.

      Our immigration system needs am overhaul badly. Additionally I think these businesses that are asking for the "cheap labor" should have to pony up money in taxes to specifically pay for enough immigration officials to help their labor integrate into our society successfully. If we made companies pay a surcharge on their H1B visas annually I'm not so sure that they would be so anxious to insource.
      I alsdo think that companies that break immigration law should have to pay fines comparable to the fine for the showing of Ms. Jackson's boob on TV at a per incident rate. Exploiting people is disgusting.

    •  Not necessarily. I worked on one case in which (6+ / 0-)
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      the deportation date (of the wife of a U.S. citizen and the mother of another--7 years old) was consistently set one month before her political refugee hearing date.

      It took Senate influence to reset the removal to AFTER the date that she would (and was) declared a poltical refugee.

      She didn't know it couldn't be done, so she went ahead and did it.

      by Boadicaea on Fri Feb 09, 2007 at 08:05:36 PM PST

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      •  The way the system is set up right now to me (1+ / 0-)
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        seems to be so difficult and adversarial to the immigrant. It's hard enough to try to assimilate into a society without being set upon to fill out mounds of paperwork and have to spend a good amount of your time and money with an attorney to help you navigate the system. It seems we ask a great deal from our newest members and often we ask them to do it without ensuring they have adequate resources to get the job done. I worked with a young woman who married her husband while she was in the military overseas and she said that the paperwork and hoops they were being expected to jump through were extensive(For the record her husband is Italian).

        •  It's a horrible system (5+ / 0-)
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          look at this case for example:

          The United States’ effort to deport a 17-year-old Rubidia Carballo raises questions about the coherence of the nation’s immigration laws and the competence of an immigration system that targets a teenage student whose family lives in the country legally.

          If she were sent back to El Salvador, Carballo would live in a remote mountain town with her 80-year-old grandparents in a house with no electricity. Her father, who works in an Asheville factory, fears that she would become one of the missing because kidnappers know which children have family in the United States and take them in hope of getting money from the family.

          This family who are living in the US legal has already spent $5,000 they can't afford trying to keep their daughter from being deported.

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            the part about the girl crying and crying really breaks my heart. she should be worried about prom, not deportation.

            Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are. -Thucydides

            by belindapope on Sat Feb 10, 2007 at 03:58:21 PM PST

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