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  •  Here in California (2+ / 0-)
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    vcmvo2, renzo capetti

    it's not uncommon to hear of 10-years to naturalization. Indeed, many non-criminal people who have stayed beyond their visas are deported by police services assisting (or acting as) I.C.E. for a bureaucratic misdemeanor. And of course, some Latinos with documentation, who do not speak English (not uncommon where I live) are detained and deported without being able to speak with an attorney. These are legal citizens of this country who then lose their jobs, children, place of work, because it's hard and slow to sort back out again.

    These are some of the hassles that Latinos face, documented or not, when their immigration status comes into question by xenophobes with quotas to fill.

    ...on a good day I bowl a 19

    by mahakali overdrive on Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 12:03:48 AM PDT

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    •  2 Of My (Chinese) Girlfriend's Children Jus Became (1+ / 0-)
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      U.S. citizens last year. Took @ 20 years. I am very much in favor of humane, logical treatment for all sentient beings. The immigrant nightmare history of this country is heartbreaklingly lurid and ugly. We're just 1 world, really. No particular group of people needs to be scapegoats for sadists among the other groups.
      In good faith with good will these suggested improvements seem corrective steps on a long road toward evenhanded procedure. It's a Day 1 plan.

      Lies at the top cause murder and misery at the bottom. Freedom should be a universal birthright. So many lives end like Neda Agha Soltan.

      by renzo capetti on Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 12:20:53 PM PDT

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