Sunday, June 04, 2017

23.9 - Outrage of the Week: Even undocumented immigrants who try to become legal are being deported

Outrage of the Week: Even undocumented immigrants who try to become legal are being deported

Now it's time for our other regular feature; this is the Outrage of the Week.

Felix Yulian Motino is a Honduran national who'd entered the US without papers in 2005. He is, in other words, an undocumented immigrant.

In the years since, he has built a life here. He works as a house painter. He pays his taxes. He has a US-born wife, Alexis, of two years. He has two US-born children, ages 9 and 6, for who he pays child support.

Felix Motino, 31, wanted to come out of the shadows. He wanted to begin the process of gaining legal status. So he requested a meeting with with US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Felix Motino, his children, and Alexis
One the day, he and his wife and his attorney went to the meeting. They shows the officials all their documents. The officials looked at the documents. Then they approved the couple's marriage petition.

And then they arrested Felix Motino and sent him for deportation.

What is wrong with these people? Even someone who wants to do it right, who tries to do it right, who tries to make it right, is just another criminal in their eyes.

Well, yes, we do know what's wrong with them, they're directed by an administration chock full of bigoted xenophobes. They don't care who they deport as long as they can eject "foreigners," eject "them," eject "the other."

It's been noted more than once that the Barack Obama administration deported more people than any previous one, which is true. But in fairness and to its credit, in its later years its focus was on those with actual criminal records, who actually had been convicted of a serious crime, or who were regarded as a threat to that wonderfully vague term "national security."

With TheRump, they don't care. They really don't. You're "the other." So you're gone.

They are so eager, so ready, so busy grabbing anybody they come across, you don't have to be convicted of a crime, often you don't even have to be accused of a crime beyond the simple fact of being here, they are so frothing-at-the-mouth avid, that even as they dump more into the ICE-y system, that system and the related courts are already so overwhelmed with the cases they already have that they are falling further and further behind and are losing track of people who actually have been convicted of serious crimes.

And then they have the gall to call this "enhancing public safety."

They are without mercy. They are without compassion. They are without understanding. They are without humanity.

They are an outrage.

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