Friday, June 15, 2007

US government deports disabled US citizen to Mexico

It's funny - I keep hearing complaints about how our government doesn't deport people who are in this country illegally. Lately, they seem intent on deporting people who are here legally.

Aside from our client Sameh Khouzam (see posts below on his case), it turns out that
federal immigration officers and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department illegally deported a U.S. citizen, Pedro Guzman, to Mexico last month. The ACLU of Southern California and a law firm have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking his safe return.

According to the ACLU of Southern California, Guzman "was born in Los Angeles and raised in Lancaster, California. He was serving time at Men’s Central Jail for a misdemeanor offense when he was deported to Tijuana May 10 or 11. Mr. Guzman is developmentally disabled, does not read or write English well, and knows no one in Tijuana. He declared at his booking that he was born in California."

On Wednesday a US District judge ruled he wasn't sure that he had the authority to order the government to help find Pedro Guzman, though he said it would be the "right" and "moral" thing to do, according to an AP story.

The story goes on to say that "U.S. immigration officials confirmed he had been deported and said the agency had done so correctly."

Sara in Philly

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is funny to me to see the US consulate in Mexico; claiming to have done more than they are required. My few encounters with US consulates has been they never do anything! This is a tragedy for this young man and his family. I feel sure the government has done more harm than good. This is more government incompetence.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mexico is worse by far, but you don't seem to get irate at the fact that Mexico is doing the same thing by perpetuating conditions which cause the forced displacement (self deportation) of millions of their citizens. Our government may be guilty of one mistake, but Mexico is guilty of millions, and all we get from the idiots at the ACLU is how bad we are when our citizens object to illegal immigration, and an insistence that we become complicit by adopting their nationals. Get real, ACLU!

10:19 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Leave the worthless bastard in Mexico. He was born there and came here to leech off of SSI or some other social program.

This country cannot absorb all the worthless turd world parasites feeding on our welfare.

Screw the ACLU and all the other anti-American groups that are advocates for third world trash.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A case of illegals entering the US and having child after child and claiming citizenship. Illegals' children should not be considered citizens. Illegal = against the law.

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just wrong! Racial stereotyping is immoral, and makes the other pidgeon-holing easier. Like, assuming anyone who isn't white, of being here illegally. All hispanics don't come from Mexico, but who really cares, anyway. All third world people are of little concern to the status quo. If the shoe was on the other foot, there would be some changes!

2:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is wrong!!!!!!!!! How can you deport a US citizen from their own country? I think the US government and state officials need to get there heads out of their butts. If I were that woman I would sue the pants off of someone!!!!!!!!!!!

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its WRONG for AOL to use the headlines U.S. Deports U.S. Citizen. That implies it deported someone from the Midwest, who's parents have been in this country for TEN generations, not some Illegal Border Jumpers admittedly taking advantage of a LOOP-HOLE in U.S. Law. If his mother cared, she should have kept him out of jail, or have his other 7 brothers in T.J looking for him. Good luck bringing him back accross the border. If its so important to teach him Spanish, why din't you have him in a Spanish speaking country? Mexico doesn't have hospitals?

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U.S. GOVERNMENT DEPORTS ILLEGAL ANCHOR BABY, 29 YEARS LATER...

The problem with the media, is it loves to stir the pot. As a member of the U.S. military for 20 YEARS, and still going, when I'm fighting over seas I think about all the beautiful girls back home I'm defending and how we'll all be greeted as heroes on our return. What I'm not thinking about are all the 12 million Illegals running amuck, living off the freedom Americans have built for generations.

SHAME ON YOU - LUIS PEREZ (AP). What were you thinking? Clearly you are not from this side of the border.

Sincerely, An American Citizen

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think for a moment, if a Real American Citizen was traveling abroad, say Russia or North Korea, and had a baby, they would now be called Russian Citizens or North Korean Citizens?
Or, lets just turn the table on Mexico, would that American be an Instant Mexican Citizen?

Russia would be saying, "When are you leaving?"

And the ACLU down playing Misdemeanor Offense, like its nothing. Well, Paris Hilton is serving jail time for a Misdemeanor Offense, but its still JAIL TIME !!!

Clearly this family has no problem with breaking U.S. Laws, so he's better off back in his native land. Amongst his Own people.

I think a new name for the ACLU is The Mexican Civil Liberties Union (MCLU). Lets call a spade a spade.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay folks, it is time for a history lesson. We took a great deal of land from Mexico, including Texas and California. We did not buy it, we took it.
And then we rant and rave when they come over here for a better life. Shame on you!
Look into your hearts and minds people. Do you see anger, hatred and prejudice?
Be careful, you may be next! First it starts with documenting the people with no voice and getting rid of them, and no one protests.
Then it spreads to other people the people in power don't like. Are you a member of a religion that is considered outside the mainstream, or do you have bad credit due to circumstances that were beyond your control, or do you have too many dogs in your house, or do your children in their teen years cause problems in school or otherwise.
You may be next!
This cleansing of the poor Mexicans here in this country, may well extend to you someday.
Set high moral standards for your country and in the end you protect yourself.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Okay folks, it is time for a history lesson. We took a great deal of land from Mexico, including Texas and California. We did not buy it, we took it."

What bearing does this have on the situation? That happened in the 1840's and this is 2007, if you haven't taken note. These illegal aliens are suffering from the class consciousness and social injustices of Mexican culture, not from U.S. actions 160 years ago. From my perspective, this is an eviction of foreign nationals who haven't respected our sovereignty. Most Americans aren't flaggelating themselves with bamboo stick in remorse for what is a Latin American problem. I'm sorry, but I'm in no mood to set a precedence for disrespect for our laws just for the sake of foreigners.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the day (1800's) California and Texas was of Zero interest to the Mexican people, there was nothing here. But wait a min, its 2007 and the place has Hospitals, Movie theaters, fine European dining, oh and ROADS...
Have you ever seen a mexican road. Its dirt.

I have to wonder why the Mexicans haven't made a rush to the moon. There's an American Flag sitting up there. Oh, wait, there's nothing up there yet. Just a jeep and a base of an old 1960's space ship.

Build a Wal-mart up there and wait for the run for the border.

Oh, but wait, its the MOON, Americans might have some peace up there.

I can't wait until we start colonizing other planets. Some people are going to get left behind.

Now wait a DAM Min, We built this place. Its ours and Americans will get fed up with this eventualLy.

"FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT"

Can you feel it comming. I can already see the Grey Hounds full, heading to the border with I.C.E. painted on the side.

12:00 PM  
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12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Okay Folks, it's quite ironic that in the 1840's the Mexican government invited Americans to migrate to their unoccupied and desolate territory and wound up fighting them for it. Remember Davy Crocket and Jim Bowie at the Alamo? What is the moral of this story? If one doesn't wish to lose one's territory, do not give it away to foreigners. This is just what our president is doing when he offers millions of uninvited foreigners a path to citizenship. I give Sant Anna more credit than our president who hasn't even tried to evict our rude neighbors or done much to keep them out. Amnesty in our time is his motto.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie have to do with anything? This is an American Citizen and anyone who defends his deportation is nothing but a racist who doesn't deserve to BE a citizen of this great country.

To the "military member for 20 years" who "dreams of beautiful girls," you should be dishonorably discharged, or better yet, courtmartialed because you aren't defending what THIS country is about. You're not a hero, you're a bigot, and as far as I'm concerned (a CITIZEN of the United States) you're a criminal.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I regret that I failed to say that I'm appalled at the government's mistake. My reference to Davy Crocket and Jim Bowie was in response to "Okay folks" idiotic nexus between today's immigration problems and the Mexican War.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy,

Where are you? We're kicking your butt with logic, but you fail to take the bait. Are you a man or a mouse. Come out, come out, wherever you are!

6:52 PM  

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