"Forced to a country she never knew"
Nothing like a New Jersey PIIPP:
Source: Trenton Times
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2005
"Reporter": Eva Loayza
TRENTON - Mayra Ovalle's words are heavy with resignation and defeat.
Her husband was arrested in the couple's home almost two weeks ago by federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on a deportation order, and she is being shipped back to Guatemala, too.
But it's not her plight or her husband's that saddens her the most. It is that of their 11-year-old daughter, who will be forced to leave the country where she was born and holds citizenship.
[She and her husband entered illegally...] he applied for political asylum and was able to get a work permit. Ovalle said Jovany, who worked as a cook, received seven extensions on his work permit.
[...applied for and denied political asylum, they applied for yet another amnesty program, that was denied too...] She said the judge told them they could either leave voluntarily or have him sign deportation orders for them.
The Ovalles chose voluntary departure, but never left.
Attorney Joseph Asir, who is currently representing Ovalle...
Lesson: don't have kids here while your immigration status is up in the air expecting them or soft-brained liberals to be able to bail you out. And, when you say you're going to leave, do so.