Nicole Bode/NY Daily News, New Sanctuary Movement pretend laws to blame for family separation
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Eleven-year-old Fanta Fofana spoke barely above a whisper as she described the day immigration officers burst into her Bronx apartment and took her dad.That's definitely unfortunate. But, did he bring it on himself? Let's find out:
"I was sleeping with my sisters and my cousins," Fanta said, her eyes downcast. "The police came and took my father away from my family. I was born here and I can't believe my country would do this to me."
an immigration court determined that Fofana improperly overstayed his visa, in violation of a prior order to leave the country in 1998So, the person responsible for the situation would seem to be Fofana himself, and not our laws.
Despite that, the New Sanctuary Movement, an ad for which occupies seven paragraphs of the article, is giving him help. However, there's probably little chance of the family being reunited, aside from in Senegal.
Bode also promotes the "Child Citizen Protection Act"/"Anchor Baby Bill" from Rep. Jose Serrano.