Deportation of U.S. Teen to Colombia Latest Failure of Immigration System

Deportation of U.S. Teen to Colombia Latest Failure of Immigration System

Below are direct links to people who were interviewed by Democracy Now!
Its important to pay attention to America’s Government in solving issues by creating Departmental Agencies such as ‘Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE)’.

Due to continual dominated two party Congress, it has Failed to Pass the “Dream Act” and Obama’s Policy has essentially not gone as expected.
It is a tragedy to Non-criminal immigrant families and children and even American citizens who are incarcerated and deported (Human Tragedy said simply and nicely for their is more to it). Who is accountable? I will raise my hand first as an American citizen for not becoming aware, educated and participating to correct these misfortunes to my fellow immigrants and US citizens. Who will it be the next person?

What is Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE)? Its purpose?
Facts and Fiction?

FACT: Media have suggested that ICE is aggressively dismissing cases based on a directive from Director Morton. This just isn’t true. ICE enforcement is alive and well. For two years in a row, ICE has removed a record number of illegal aliens from communities across the United States. The agency focuses limited resources on three high priority areas—the identification and removal of criminals and national security threats, fugitives, and recent border entrants and others who game the system. Last year, ICE removed substantially more criminal aliens than ever before.

Contrary to what our ICE agency’s website is publicly disseminating. Ronald Campell’s article in
‘Orange County Register’
“How many criminals is ICE really deporting?”

The Obama administration says it is deporting a record number of criminals.
The truth, however, is more complicated — and the administration’s rhetoric may be influenced by the political tightrope it’s walking as it tries simultaneously to please Latinos and independent voters.


Another person interviewed by Democracy Now, Jacqueline Stevens, Northwestern University, Political Science Professor, has on her blog an article,

“Of Course ICE Is Deporting Teenage Americans Who Speak No Spanish To Colombia”

states the following, “The horrifying experience of Jakadrian Turner, a 14 year-old U.S. citizen who speaks no Spanish but who was deported to Colombia in April, 2011, will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the systematic law-breaking by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, and the failure of the Department of Justice to do anything about it.”

Two other persons from Dallas, TX were interviewed by Democracy Now.
Rev. Peter Johnson and Ralph Isenberg gave their experiences of ICE’s misuse of authority on Immigrants and US citizens.

Rev. Johnson (Civil Rights advocate) and Isenberg (Immigration advocate) are long time friends. Isenberg has been reported by Brett Shipp of News, ‘Outspoken contributor snubbed by Obama’ …”At least one person who paid his $10,000 to eat and mingle with President Obama in Dallas Monday evening did not show up.”

Isenberg has also been reported by New York Times – Julia Preston,
“Deportation Halted for Some Students as Lawmakers Seek New Policy” has reported on ‘Isenburg’ Immigrant advocate, ‘The agent said ICE “was supposed to be concentrating on criminals, not on Dream students,” said Ralph Isenberg, a Dallas businessman who advocates for immigrants and made it his cause to prevent Ms. Zanella from being deported. Mr. Isenberg’s challenges to ICE had kept Ms. Zanella in the country even after the final date for her deportation in February.’

Rev. Johnson and R. Isenberg mentioned two lawyers who have helped bring justice to ICE’s misuse of authority on non-criminal immigrants and law abiding U.S. citizens.

Theodore N. Cox, NY Lawyer:

Founder, owner and lead attorney of the firm has more than 20 years of litigation experience, primarily in federal district and circuit courts, including habeas claims, appeals from the Board of Immigration Appeals, and other appeals in immigration matters.

Joshua Bardavis, NY Lawyer:

Principal attorney, has years of experience in immigration practice. He has successfully litigated hundreds of immigration cases, and has been lead counsel in several precedent setting appeals.

Please take about a half hour of your American Civic duty. All children depend on us for their inherited future.

Manu Martinez


6 January 2012


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3 Responses to Deportation of U.S. Teen to Colombia Latest Failure of Immigration System

  1. Beca says:

    One thing we could all do is stop blindly proclaiming our unconditional political support to any of the two political parties and their players until we see changes in the current and inhumane actions–rather than empty rhetoric!
    We become completely irrelevant to the political system as soon as we declare our unconditional support for either of the parties and their players. As soon as we do that, they know they no longer have to work to keep our votes–we become invisible again.

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  3. Manu Martinez, Maria Grant and Shared Ruben Navarrette says:

    IMMIGRATION – Dream Act
    Discussion from Facebook
    Maria Grant shared Ruben Navarrette’s status.January 6

    Reader Mail (grandpa): “I follow your comments on immigration reform with growing irritation, as I do other Hispanic/Latino columnists. As a group, you seem to be howling at the injustices of the Obama administration whatever they do on this issue. There is no question that this issue is a ‘can kicked down the road’ repeatedly by one administration after another. The idea that Obama could fix t…his problem when he is up to his — in alligators with the horrible economy and financial crisis, and with a Republican party that will not cooperate on anything he suggests or supports, is pretty unreasonable. I have yet to see an organized position, with suggestions that are politically realistic put forward by any combined group of Hispanic/Latino groups. Am I missing something? If I am, please tell me where I can go to find such an expressed position. And, I only read how this administration is guilty of expelling record numbers of illegals, but no descriptions of what categories into which they fall. Who are they? Are they all people who have been here for years, have families, have contributed to the economy, picked our strawberries in the heat?
    “howling at the injustices of Obama … I will answer Yes to the administration, the Congress and the People of this Nation.
    Below are direct links to people who were interviewed by Democracy Now!
Its important to pay attention to America’s Government in solving issues by creating Departmental Agencies such as ‘Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE)’.
    Sitting back and delivering potshots at the current administration is not doing any good for the long term residents who lack legal status in this country. I want to hear what you writers who think you speak for every illegal alien in the country think might solve the problem, not just one heart wrenching story about the injustice of it all after another. If you succeed in turning the Hispanic/Latino voters against Obama, I wonder how you will like the next Republican group who will come into power? They are the ones who for years, in order to take advantage of underpaid workers (with no human rights or legal protections) have lured workers across borders to contribute to our economy. Only very recently has there been any real effort to prosecute the employers along with the deportation of illegal workers. Just say amnesty and watch the fur fly!
    Solutions are not easy. A House of Representive, Congressman Luis Gutierrez ( ) wants to stop the ‘Collateral Damage’ to non-criminal humans who are immigrants.

    (Washington, DC) — Today’s announcement in the Federal Register regarding the processing of family immigration applications is a victory for Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) who has spent more than a year urging the Obama Administration to remove obstacles to legal immigration in the absence of any definitive action in the Congress.  The announcement indicates that some spouses and children of U.S. citizens who qualify for a family visa could travel overseas to obtain it without facing a mandatory decade-long exile from their families.  The Congressman first proposed this paperwork processing policy change a year ago, along with a series of other administrative changes, and toured the country to rally support for the Obama Administration to take action.
    Again its a President’s Administration has authority to improve the ‘Immigration’ situation by Executive Order until the ‘two party congress’ gets its focus on the ‘Dream Act’.

    I challenge you to write a column that contains your answer to this problem, not just the idea that on a case by case basis, some people who are here should be allowed to stay. I recently discovered that the registered nurse attending my husband in the hospital during a recent visit was from the Ukraine. If you are highly skilled, or if you have the luck to marry an American, there is no problem getting to stay here in this country.

    Its not like that for all. We are dealing with 100,000 of immigrants. Solution, focus on the immigration guidelines and implement them as worded. If not, then its just words and not action. Actions that are not working, then correct them. That is what is not happening and who is ‘Accountable’? Me for not changing my awareness, educating and participating for what is right for all immigrants of this nation.

    What we have not faced is that we actually need workers who can do certain kinds of labor that require skill, but are categorized as low skill jobs. We need people who can stand the terrible conditions of field labor in the heat. There are Mexicans who want these jobs, and have done them for years. They could be invited here legally and temporarily as they were during the braceros programs of the WWII years. Many of these laborers don’t want to stay here — they want to go home to Mexico. Of course, if they were coming and going legally, they would have to have the protection of our laws, and be paid more fairly.
    I would say there are many immigrants who would like to take advantage of what is best for them. Either here in America or their home country or both.

    You must have guessed I would support amnesty for people like Jorge Aguilar, although I am surprised about the felony. Our citizens who are convicted of felonies and serve time have a harder time getting back into society than you seem to think. I also realize that the growing power of Homeland Security has muddied the issue, and produced ridiculous ideas about a wall being built to shut out the pressing hoards.
    I am in agreement.

    Let’s get positive! There are a large number of groups that purport to represent Hispanics/Latinos in this country. Surely they could talk to each other and develop some meaningful and politically supportable solution to this seemingly intractable problem! Each political party has to have a platform, with planks, when they convene to select their candidates for the highest offices in our land. Come up with a plank.”
    The real leaders are not coming up to the plate. They are in the ‘dug outs’, ‘sidelines’ and the ‘listeners’ with the answers. Without their participation nothing will change. Populous movements is a possibility to stop this stagnant system we allowed.
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    Manu Martinez

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