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January 30th, 2013
11:38 AM ET

From prom to deportation

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN

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(CNN) – Even three years after the fact, Fredi Alcazar Dominguez still trembles thinking about his deportation.

[3:35] "They put you on a bus to the border and then at the border they just leave you at your own risk."

Alcazar Dominguez spent five days in Mexico before crossing the border illegally back into the United States. Then and now he has found himself in a kind of limbo.

The 23-year-old was brought to this country illegally by his parents when he was just eight years old. Deported just shy of his high school graduation, he doesn't qualify for the deferred action enacted by President Barack Obama last year.

Still, he's heartened by the announcement this week that a bipartisan group of senators aims to pass immigration reform this year. But he worries that having been deported once, he might not qualify for citizenship under whatever measure eventually becomes law.

[5:15] "Before I go to sleep sometimes I think about this stuff and I start crying."

But despite these low points, Alcazar Dominguez isn't just waiting for Congress to act. He's working on getting his GED, something he hopes might save him from deportation, even in the absence of new legislation.

Listen to the story to hear Alcazar Dominguez's first hand account of his deportation.

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  1. John1968

    How many among you that believe this kid should stay have a 20 something still living at home with them and not in college or working? How many of you just continue to lack boundaries and any sense of discipline for your children? The philosophy here being that there are rules, they are made for a reason. There are expectations and they are here for a reason. We are a nation ruled by the order of law. You can't just change the rules as you see fit because it's a sad story. One that involved half a dozen legal violations. There is a cost and there are some benefits. You could change the law today, but that would still mean all the illegal entries would still be illegal prior to the change. Unless of course if there is an amnesty. The problem is still that of government construction. They promised 26 years ago to secure the border. Hasn't happened yet. Now we have human smuggling, drug smuggling and our government sells guns to drug cartels. This is about money and votes. Liberal semantics will not make the violations of law go away. When someone kills someone, we expect the law to be upheld, where is that logic here? Compassion is admirable, however expensive, and I do not wish to pay for this debacle. When the government chooses the vernacular they polarize us against each other. Not unlike what they do to other countries, then they do as they please anyway. We have bigger issues here than immigration, but it will be interesting to see how we handle this with a border that leaks like a sieve.

    February 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Martin

    This article isn't complete. CBP won't bother picking up and deporting a random undocumented teenager. What will attract their attention is is he's been arrested for some criminal activity. It won't have to be very serious - just a bit of weed will do it.

    FWIW if he had a Green Card then he would be in just as much danger of getting deported. CBP is very equal opportunity in that regard.

    February 5, 2013 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. mcalleyboy

    Back to his family where he belongs, lets keep the trend going only find them a little sooner, teachers can help by reporting them right away, we also need to start checking ID's and making sure they don't get drivers license or bank accounts unless they can prove they are citizens, this is done in all other countries, yes get schooled and find out how American's are treated in other countries, they get screwed financially.

    February 1, 2013 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. Canadian in US

    The immigration laws here are ridiculous, that's why illegals come in from Mexico.

    I am here legally from Canada. I started my own law office under an E-2 investors Visa. I created my OWN job, I'm not displacing any US people from working. I also employ Americans. I guarantee I pay more taxes than everyone on this comment board combined to your government. I was able to do this because I had the finances to do so. It is VERY expensive to come this country.

    Very few immigrants could ever afford to come here to start their OWN business LEGALLY. E-2 Investor visa require 10s of thousands of dollars. You are only allowed here to work under a fair costing Visa app if you are an EMPLOYEE. It makes NO SENSE. These laws need to be changed. If a hard working immigrant wants to come here, create their own job with the potential to employ Americans, it is ridiculous that is costs so much money. But, if you want to be an EMPLOYEE and steal a job from an American, it's dirt cheap.

    No one discusses specific instances like this in the Immigration code that is senseless.

    January 31, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • KY

      Why dont we consider worrying about finding the citizens of this country a job, and worry about taking down the deficit before we worry about a bunch of Mexicans?
      It never ceases to amaze me how focked up Obamas goals are, but still, this tops them all.

      4 more years of focked.

      February 4, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cnnemmaCNN

    Many of these comments seem to be addressing the issue of fairness; ie: In what circumstance is it fair to grant citizenship.

    Are there any policies that y'all feel like unfairly impact you directly?

    January 31, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • irish14500

      For starters, Take out the "Joint checking/savings account" requirement for illegals to marry Citizens. Require a longer time period after marriage before obtaining green card status/lifting of conditions. Make ANY claim of Domestic Violence Provable, ie: proof of Dr. Statements/X-rays, lab reports, witnesses, police reports. NO HEARSAY of he said/ she said. Make Domestic Violence laws Gender neutral. Increase I.C.E. employment by 100%. Require Human Resources for EVERY company to do a Complete background check of any employee ( much less illegal immigrant ) before hiring. Requiring the proof ( not just addressed letters and utility bills with a name ) of residence in US. Many Illegals use a citizen address for mailing purposes of falsely acquired Social Security cards. Require Drug testing for any issuance of Welfare assistance. Make 'em speak OUR language ie: English.

      January 31, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Canadian in US

        So, what you have been really trying to say all along is that YOU were DUPED by some crazy immigrant chick and were DUMB enough to marry this psycho. She out-smarted you and ripped you off money and a home. So, this proves you are ignorant given you got tied up with such a girl.

        Instead of learning your lesson regarding your own ignorance, you have decided to continue to be ignorant and take your frustration out on all illegals. Because clearly, they will out-smart you and rip you off too.

        January 31, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Damon

      I think the only real fair reason for an Illegal to become a citizen would be if they can not go back to the country they came from for fear of their lives.Would returning to that country put there life in jeopardy. Then asylum could and should be granted.( unless they are trying to escape extradition for a crime)

      January 31, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • TrueAmerican

      What I don't get Mexicans Flee to the US Because they will not defend there own country from the cartel . That tells me that if there was a War in the US they would flee this country as well . Plus if they was deported for the US that means he/she knows not to come back . More less they come to the US and they don't care about the Laws here .

      February 2, 2013 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. irish14500

    To Be Honest, ALL illegals should be deported. They are a nuisance to the tax code, the welfare system and the Law abiding immigrants ( who stand in line legally and pay what it takes to become a US Citizen ). Eastern European women come here and manipulate the system via Marriage Fraud, fraudulently accuse US Citizens of Domestic Violence, Self Petition for green card with assistance from Domestic Violence shelters and use of the V.A.W.A. for a fast track to Citizenship. ALL at the expense of the Law abiding US Citizen. It's a scam, it's ILLEGAL and Our politicians NEED to close it up for not only Immigration purposes but to protect US Citizens from embezzlement.

    January 31, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaime s.

      You seem like a very poorly informed and hate-filled person.

      January 31, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • irish14500

        Nope. Ex wife came here illegally, Maneuvered the Human resources system to get a job, married me to get a green card, then claimed Domestic Violence Falsely to get me out of the house I bought, Then went to Domestic Violence shelter and used the V.A.W.A. to help her Self Petition after committing marriage fraud knowing an affair would be concern to Immigrations. So I KNOW what I am talking about. Angry? You bet. #1. Angry at the Immigration system for not catching her sooner while being here illegally 5 years and allowing her to extend her Visa 3 times before deporting her and before she suckered me ( any man would have been a likely target for her ). #2. Angry at the 'Domestic Violence' industry for allowing her to falsely accuse me OR any MAN for that matter. #3 Allowing ANCHOR babies free rides into the country. My lesson has been a hard one. Don't marry illegals, If you do, get a prenup ( which isn't allowed by Immigrations ) and don't get them pregnant unless You live with them for an extended period of time, say 10 years. All they want is a free ride.

        January 31, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
        • firstgenamerican

          The only reason you are upset is because she took YOU for a free ride.

          February 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
        • katie

          Obviously you're bitter because you got duped by an immigrant and you're quite uneducated about immigration to be honest. Illegals do not have social security numbers and cannot get welfare.

          February 4, 2013 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. cnnemmaCNN

    A lot of comments comparing our immigration policies with those of Mexico, why is that a relevant comparison?

    January 31, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris In Mn

      I would say it's relevant because we share a border & that is where many, if not most, of the illegal immigrants come from. I would guess that there aren't too many that come through airport Customs illegally. I suppose we could compare our laws to Canada, since that is our northern neighbor.

      January 31, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. DJ

    What I don't understand, is why do people say most illegals come from Mexico? If everybody looked back through their family history, I'm sure they would see that someone from their family came here from another country!!!!! Look back to the Pilgrims – who came here from England due to religious reasons. My great grandfather was a run-away-slave who fought in the Civil War. Does this make me an illegal? The only people who can be true Americans are the Native Americans who had the land they lived on stolen from them.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • cnnemmaCNN

      That's a cool bit of family history! Thanks for sharing!

      January 31, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Damon

      At that time there were no immigration policies when the pilgrims etc came to America. People assume that most illegal immigrants in the US are from Mexico because they are from Mexico.Studies show 80% of illegal immigrants are from Mexico or Latin America.This are the illegals this does not include the "anchor babies" born to illegal immigrants from Latin America and Mexico.

      January 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • katie

        No immigration policy means that barging in is a-okay, right? Also during the ellis island era plenty of people who were not permitted through (europeans mostly) ended up sneaking through borders and because immigration was such a loosely controlled thing in the past, many of your ancestors could have actually been illegal immigrants.

        February 4, 2013 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
    • jack

      My mothers family came from Italy legally through Ellis Island.

      January 31, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris In Mn

      Since citizenship of slaves freed as a result of the Civil War has come up several times – the 14th Amendment to the Constitution granted citizenship to all freed slaves. So, yes DJ, you are a legal citizen of the USA, as are all other descendents of slaves from that time.

      January 31, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrkihn

      Your 100% right but immigrates of the late 1800s and early 1900 came here for a better life and they worked hard to get ahead they learn our language , they wanted to be Americans . Todays immigrates ( mostly the illegal ones) just come here and live off the pockets of the American taxpayers , They don't want to be Americans and they refuse to speak our language. Don't believe me ! why do we have to press one for English. Yes they want a better life but unlike the immigrates of long ago the don't want to work for it , they want it handed to them . BS . The American taxpayers can't afford it .

      January 31, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • jaime s.

        Illegal immigrants are not eligible for welfare. They cannot collect Social Security. Most learn English as quickly as they can so they can find work. Most have a better work ethic than the average worker here: they are just trying to get ahead.

        January 31, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
        • shads

          If they are just trying to get ahead, why aren't they applying for citizenship and getting real jobs and paying taxes? There is a reason why its ILLEGAL.

          January 31, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
        • irish14500

          Jaime- I beg to differ. Most Illegals can easily get a Social Security card. All they have to do is pick up an application, fill it out and use a known address to have it mailed to. With that Social Security card, they then can go to the local DMV, apply for a drivers license and onto a JOB. Remember, as with most JOB's all you need is a drivers license and a social security card and speak a little bit of English. IF, for instance an illegal has children with another illegal, with that Social security card, they then can apply for Daycare assistance, a health card for the kids and food stamps. ALL without being a Citizen of OUR country. Meanwhile, take 1 "roofing job" after another while Mom sits at home taking care of the illegals kids. The plan falls apart if one commits a crime and gets deported because then he/ she has to squeal on the whole family. If one decides to leave the partnership, the other can easily squeal out the other. In that case, marriage fraud is the next step to take to get legal.

          January 31, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
        • Damon

          While you are correct that illegals can not get welfare their children born in the US can.So if you come here pop out a couple kids you can get welfare,medicaid, food stamps and other entitlements along with the fact if you are busted you have less of a chance to get deported.

          January 31, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
        • irish14500

          "Trying to get ahead"-that's just it. Trying to get ahead on My hard earned backbone. With as many illegal latino people in this country, they can surely overthrow there own government and require better treatment for workers, living conditions and life. You click on the news and you hear "Cuban healthcare system is better than the US", "German auto workers make better cars", "French has a better lifestyle". Yet they all come here. Illegally. My ex wife used to say "Americans think they have it better than everyone else, that they are free". Yet she used me for a green card and refuses to go back to her country. Mexican people say, "Spanish is better to speak, our food is better." Then why in the hail are you here?

          January 31, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
        • jose

          jaime that BS you know and I know that illigals take advantage of many social programs .

          January 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • katie

        Actually a lot of research shows that many immigrants of the late 1800's and early 1900's REFUSED to learn english and hence in cities like New York and Chicago there are "German/Polish/Russian/Italian" neighborhoods. They would all bunch together and had no reason to learn English. Why do so many people romanticize immigrants of the past when really they were no different than immigrants today?

        February 4, 2013 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Viva Puerto Rico... WE are all legal...

      DJ... great reply. I doubt very much you can find a true american that has no other race/nationality running thru their blood. Since Mexicans were mentioned... when will an AMERICAN go fill out an application to pick strawberries, oranges, tomatoes and other farm foods for the pay theMEXICANS recieve? What makes the illegals CRIMINALS? Because they take the jobs AMERICANS dont want, decline and think they are too good for? ANY ILLEGAL THATBUYS AT THE STORE PAYS TAXES... YOU COMEMIERDAS!!!

      January 31, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • BlueNC

        That would be sales tax. Everyone pays it. They are talking about income tax. I'd get it better before I resorted to name-calling :-)

        February 1, 2013 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
        • firstgenamerican

          An undocumented person can file taxes by requesting and completeing a W-7 application (which) alot of them do and they pay taxes...

          February 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
        • BlueNC

          True. And a lot don't. That's probably why he was griping about it.

          February 2, 2013 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kilimanjiro Apo

    . Dont judge these people just because their violation is different from yours.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • irish14500

      I could care less if you let ALL of Mexico in. My animosity is when an Illegal USES a law abiding US citizen to gain access to our resources and facilities. Then the laws of the US citizen turns its back on them to support the illegal.

      January 31, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • katie

        You are so bitter about your wife it's actually crazy, you need to take that stick out of your ass and realize that not every immigrant is out to get US citizens. Just because you're not exactly bright and got taken for a ride doesn't mean all immigrants are going to do that.

        February 4, 2013 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mark

    I feel no sympathy. He should be shipped back to Mexico, period. And, granting amnesty to all the illegal aliens will be one of te worst decisions in our history i.e. see Iraq. I am an Obama supporter but VEHEMENTLY disagree with this act. It rewards lawbreakers and punishes the American taxpayer.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      Mark, you are heartless! This guy is as American as anyone culturally, he just doesn't have papers because he was brought here by adults when he was too young to do anything about it. Then he's sent to Mexico and he comes back because he wants to be in the only country he's ever known as home. You would do the same in his shoes. A much more productive response would be for the US to bring him into the system, get him working and paying taxes, and make him a productive member of our society. Jeez, we already spent 11.5 years educating him – let's make it worth something!

      January 31, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • mrkihn

        your ignorant and narrow minded Patrick. If you really want this kid to stay here then you and your apathetic followers can pay out of your pockets to support him and pay for his education . The American people should not have to pay for him

        January 31, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
        • katie

          Nobody is paying for him, are you actually mentally disabled or just ignorant about immigration yet ranting about it anyway?

          February 4, 2013 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
      • Randy

        I wouldn't mind if he would do it legally as in apply for a VISA and then work your way to citizenship. They way he is doing it is illegal and should be sent back to Mexico with the rest of the illegals.

        January 31, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
        • firstgenamerican

          Yes because "illegals" only come from Mexico right.....Ugh seriously....

          February 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
        • katie

          Us Americans who were born into citizenship are so quick to say "I don't understand why they don't do it legally" yet nobody actually looks up how extremely difficult and costly it is to do immigrate legally. Most of natural born citizens would not qualify for a Visa yet we're all somehow more worthy of being here?

          February 4, 2013 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
      • 1Husker1

        He should be deported again along with his parents. Dont care how much time he has been here or how and when, he an illegal and should be treated as sunch. When he does the right things he is suppose to do as an alien and gets approved then he come back. Letting illegasl off the hook is not the right thing to do.

        January 31, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • firstgenamerican

        I applaud your respone. At least some one on here sees a diamond in the rough!

        February 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • irish14500

      I agree Mark. You don't simply reward lawbreakers. Would you give an outlaw the safe from the bank after he holds it up for ransom? The same is true for other problems such as Family Courts and the like. You don't reward a false accuser custody of your children. You don't let a false accuser go after she yells rape and half the football team is accused. You don't let someone walk right over a border, give them a free pass while his/ her Aunt and Uncle stood in line behind millions of other people doing it right.

      January 31, 2013 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • firstgenamerican

        You seriously need help to get over this grudge that you have against this woman who wronged you..... Who knows maybe you did physically assault her.... Let it go....

        February 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Ninja

      Mark, Obama will be ashamed of you for the lack of compassion in your reply. You huele bicho!

      January 31, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • irish14500

        English! please.

        January 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
        • firstgenamerican

          PRESS 1 for English!

          February 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dntmclain

    Just exactly what do think we owe this person? An education? A good job? A pass on insurance and drivers licenses?

    The people who put this young man in this position were his parents. So this person was here 10 years illegally. Why do you think we owe him a life here because he got caught. Send his parents home with him to guide his reintroduction to his own country.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Chris In Mn

    There aren't any easy answers. Should this young man be punished for his parents misdeeds – probably not. Nevertheless, when he was deported and chose to come back illegally, he was making his own choice, knowing the consequences. He could have gone to the American Consulate and asked for assistance and started the process in a legal fashion. Should he be deported again? Sorry to say, but yes. Just as a person who has robbed a bank or embezzled money or broken a traffic law are subject to the appropriate legal ramifications of their acts, so should he be held responsible for his actions.
    Please don't construe this as a lack of compassion for the people in his situation. I have sympathy for someone who sees no other path for their family's survival. But immigration laws are there for a reason. Each country has the sovereign authority to determine who enters its borders – whether it is temporary or permanent. My understanding is that Mexico is far less tolerant of illegal entry than the US, as are many other countries.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • A

      Well the reason is obvious because white and blacks won't do the hard jobs in this country, so they need someone else. When is the last time you heard blacks and whites jumping at the opportunity for labor jobs? If it wasn't for the blood, sweat, and tears of immigrants, illegal or not, this country would not function.

      Also, should the U.S. have simply turned all the individuals who entered Ellis Island away? Would you be here? Please try once putting yourself in the shoes of this man, and I bet your rhetoric would be different.

      January 31, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris In Mn

        There is no doubt that many immigrants do the manual labor that others won't do. But they don't have to come here illegally to do it.
        I wish people would stop using the early settlers and Ellis Island as comparisons. Those were different times. There were laws in place at that time as well. Those that came through Ellis Island were legally admitted to the USA. And many chose to earn their citizenship. The problem now is those that sneak across the borders – primarily the Mexican border – and remain here illegally, making no attempt to obtain legal staus. And then they cry foul when they get caught and deported.
        And yes, my great-great grandparents were immigrants from Germany – admitted legally through Ellis Island, as was my spouse's grandparents. I have his grandmother's citizenship papers. This great country was built on the backs of immigrants, no one is arguing that fact. I welcome anyone who comes here legally. I even welcome the ones that don't, provided they do what they have to in order to obtain legal status.
        And perhaps you should look up the definiton of large words before you use them.

        January 31, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • firstgenamerican

        A: I love your response!

        February 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Ninja

      Your reply is compassionate and honest. The only problem with it is, and most AMERICANS fail to see, is that with each VISA, PASSPORT, RESIDENCY and citizenship comes the issue of paying for it. Yes, they have to pay absorbent fees to be here in a country that doesnt want them and sees them as a nuisance. Funny how the world outside of the great USA is seen as the land of opportunity but is really the land of hate, oppression and greed. VIVA America. Pinga heads!@

      January 31, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Maria

    Yes he was brought here illegally but how can you state that was bad parenting? Live in a country that is corrupt, your life is always in danger and you cant provide a suitable life for you and you're family. How do you afford to pay the cost of becoming a resident at the least if you cant even feed your family? Many dont have the means to pay or or time to wait to come to the US legally thats why many risk their lives to come here and do so illegaly. Its a war zone in Mexico and parents would by any means do anything to bring a sense of security to their children. I've had friends who've had there relatives kidnapped, even my own father while visiting family in Mexico saw a lady being dragged by a vehicle that passed in front of policeman. What could he do? NOTHING because he would've been next. You can feel the tension in Mexico and the hostility (its not a place to live) and thats why many cross ILLEGALY. Mexico has nothing to offer, except if you inherited wealth from generation then you have no chance of survival. Thats what many fail to realize that people risk their lives just to get out of Mexico, its that bad. The immigration system is broken and is in desperate need of repair.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrkihn

      If you don't like how things are going in your country , then work to fix them and don't run from from and come here and expect free hand outs . The reason how our country got to the way it is , is from people standing up for their rights . Yea it sad the parents brought him here illegally then he got deported , but he choose to come back here illegally which show he has no respect for the laws of our country

      January 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • A

        Respect? Really? Do you forget where you reside? This country does not respect anything or anybody. Throughout history the U.S. has clearly shown other nations that they don't care about their laws. I certainly can't blame this man for wanting a better life then what is found in Mexico. Plus he's going back to all that he knows (his familia).

        I'm curious what would you do when your back is against the wall and everything that you know has been taken away from you?

        January 31, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • BlueNC

        Making a hard decisions does not mean you don't have to face the consequences. That's just silly.

        February 1, 2013 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
      • Real American

        Yea, I'm sure all of our European ancestors really should have stayed in their country to fix the problems. Oh, wait they didn't. They fled to America just like most of these illegal immigrants. By the way, when the English first arrived (my ancestors came to Jamestown in the 1600s) do you think they were obeying Native American law or sovereignty. No, they obeyed the law of the strong: take from the weak. Most of the people's comments here are disgusting. Most of these negative commentors probably claim to be Christian. Well good luck explaining your hatred and judgmental attitudes of the poor and dispossessed to Jesus. I'm sure Jesus would have said, "F**k'em let em die" about all of these illegal immigrants.

        February 1, 2013 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
        • BlueNC

          English settlers sure did take from the natives. Do you think when the opportunity presented itself to fight back they said "Wait let's not attack. They are just trying to get away from difficult circumstances in our home country". Our ancestors made choices and took the consequences when the decisions turned out badly

          February 2, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. hacham14

    It's seems some people forgot the definition of ILLEGAL. There are consequences for every action and the people that came here illegally have to face those consequences. If they don't like it, then next time they'll follow the legal procedure like many legal immigrants follow.

    Why do these people need to be in this country so bad that they have to break the law to get in? They don't.

    It's sad that Obama cares more about the citizens of other countries more than those of his own.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • katie

      You need to read up on immigration before actually opening your mouth up about it. How you can have an opinion on something entirely unknown to you (obviously you don't know shit about immigration legislation) is foreign to me.

      February 4, 2013 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. BCZip

    He was brought here ILLEGALLY – by HIS PARENTS! He should not be blaming the American Immigration Policies, or America / Americans. The blame lies solely with his parents and their illegal actions. It's a shame that THEY put this on him, but it's not America's fault. They should send his parents, and unfortunately him, back to Mexico (or wherever they are originally from) – keep the family together where they legally belong.

    I work with numerous people who came to the US Legally. They are proud of this fact, and of the hard work they have made to become American citizens. They work to be a part of the community, not just their own national / ethnic groups, but the American community.

    We are a nation of LEGAL immigrants, not ILLEGAL immigrants – there is a huge difference. My ancestors came here Legally 6 generations ago. They went through the immigration processes of the time, and were proud, hard-working people. and took pride in gaining their legal citizenship. It was not handed to them just because enough of them entered here illegally and demanded it.

    All nations on this Earth have immigration policies. US Immigration policies are too lenient. Just try to enter Mexico or any other nation illegally, and then demand citizenship / recogniztion – see what happens there! You will not be treated as well as you are in the USA.

    Send all ILLEGAL immigrants back home, and let them come back LEGALLY.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • AJ

      Agree that you would want all immigrants to be legal. Do you really think if his family had a choice of coming to the US legally, they would have taken a huge risk of coming here and staying illegally? I highly doubt it. But forget being hard, it's impossible for most of these families to come here legally due to our broken immigration laws.

      Now one could would argue that there is a reason these immigration laws are in place and hence everyone should abide by them; but that's a childish argument. There is a clear demand for services provided by these 'illegal' workers - if there wasn't no one would want to risk everything and come to the US illegally. So, if the demand exists, why not relax the laws and instead spend your effort on other more important issues such as education.

      January 31, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  16. a US citizen

    Without a solid mandate to completely seal off the borders and regulate incoming traffic, any attempt at dealing with this issue is pointless. I am quite conservative, both socially and fiscally, and I would be satisfied with a plan that would allow employed, law abiding illegal aliens a pathway to stay and work in the United States and even eventually become citizens. But there would have to be trial period with a few conditions:

    1. You must learn English. No more multiple language accommodations.

    2. You must stay employed. Can't find work? Then time to go home.

    3. No welfare. Cant make your own way here? Our taxpayers won't foot the bill.

    4. You must abide by our laws. Trouble with the police? Instant trip home. No exceptions.

    5. You must pay your taxes as if you were a citizen. Can't pay? Can't stay.

    6. YOU CAN NOT VOTE UNTIL YOU ARE A CITIZEN. ID should be required for every ballot. Any other stance is an attempt to manipulate the system.

    Abide by these conditions for a couple years, you can apply for a permanent visa. Continue for another few years and apply for citizenship.

    Why can't lawmakers use a common sense approach? Because they don't want to lose votes. And we the taxpayer will end up paying for it.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaime s.

      I have seen NO examples of illegals voting. They would have to register first. Illegals don't get welfare. Regarding English- there are places in this country where English is not the dominant language. It helps to remember that changes brought about by Nafta, at our instigation, have forced many rural Mexicans off the land and out of their occupations. They have essentially been displaced within their own country by policies favoring US large-scale agricultural interests.

      January 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • 1Husker1

      Perfect us Citizen!

      January 31, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • katie

      "You cannot vote until you are a citizen" ....um obviously. Did you really think illegals could vote? Dear lord....

      February 4, 2013 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  17. too manyhere illegals

    He drove without a drivers lic. and insurance, putting the cost of his problems on the tax payer, this in a nut shell riddles the problems with ill legal immigrants constantly doing as they please without regard for laws and society.

    January 31, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • katie

      Anti-Immigration logic:
      He drove without a license! What an asshole!
      DON'T GIVE THEM LICENSES DO NOT GIVE THEM LICENSES!!!!

      do you see the problem yet?

      February 4, 2013 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  18. Mrcman

    Funny how easy it's for most of you on here acting like you have never broken the law. Bunch of hypocrites.... Have you ever cheated on your Taxes....don't lie...Have you ever lied on your employment or credit application?...don't lie....my point is stop acting like you are all such good law abiding citizens that never broken any law. We all do willfully or not at some point in our live. It's the reality of the real life. Now above all, TRY to DEAL WITH WITH THE INS IN ENTERING THE USA LEGALLY....I bet you 90% of you will give up after a day. Our immigration process is broken and does not encourage people to follow the legal process. it's inconsistent, totally arbitrary, the process is not straightforward.

    January 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • cyn

      You are right on the money!

      January 31, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • KD

      Ummm, while I agree each of us has lied/cheated/broken a law at some point, I strongly doubt most people have broken the laws you mention. Those are kind of big deals. I drank underage in college, I've made an illegal U-turn – these are the kinds of laws most people break. It would seem to go to your character if you think cheating on taxes or lying on job applications aren't bit deals. Not really helping your point...

      January 31, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Truth

      I never lied on any credit or employment applications. I declared everything on my taxes and I pay them all on time. The only law I bend is the speed limit (by going at most 10 mph over the limit) and in my 20 some years of driving (all legally) I was ticketed twice which I did not contest and paid in full and I will continue to do so in any future tickets. All other traffic laws I rigidly obey.

      So since I never lied, cheated or stole from the Government were is my stone I can throw? Doubt me prove it, the burden of proof is the responsibility of the accuser in this country, which be the way I defended with my life for over 11 years of service. In the meantime I will warm up.

      January 31, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Yes, INS/ICE is broken. But that is *NO* reason to bypass it altogether. Approving another amnesty bill will just open the border floodgates again. How many of the current crop of illegals are here because they remember the last amnesty and are betting on the U.S. doing it again.

      January 31, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kilimanjiro Apo

      Mrcman's point is "dont cast a stone to someone who broke the law if you yourself have broken some laws small or great. What's the difference? The point here is you broke a law? Its like what the difference between stealing a dollar and thousand dollars? Nothing. Its both stealing. Over speeding or not stopping on the red traffic light is still breaking the law. Only those who have not broken any law can cast stones to these illegal immigrants who broke the law by crossing the border illegally or over staying their stay here int he USA. Dont judge these people just because their violation is different from yours.

      January 31, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Lilbit

    So I am supposed to believe that at age 20 he was still in high school and going to the prom??? I highly doubt it. Then he drove a car without a license and caused a wreck, and most probably did not have insurance since you need a license to get it. He was put on a bus 2 moths after his detention but chose to cross back into the US illegally. Just how many laws are they allowed to break before our government says enough?? My son was hit by a drunk illegal alien which totaled my new car and left me with numerous medical expenses to pay because he skipped town before he could be served with legal papers to recoup my losses and his insurance refused to pay (thanks Safeco). Sorry, send hi law breaking behind back to Mexico forever!!

    January 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • too manyhere illegals

      Yes the costs of them being here clearly out weighs the benefits. Then again this why we have immigration already.
      The people have repeatly voted on this a resounding NO more amnesty ! When will these politicians move on past this dead hoarse and address America's real issues, like the lack of jobs and the constant printing of money.

      January 31, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Damon

    His parents brought him in illegally.Were they here legally? If they were you would think they would have brought him in legally also.What has happened to his parents? Did they get deported? I wish this stories would go into more detail.What did he do that got him deported? He had to do something to bring himself to light.

    January 31, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • cnnemmaCNN

      Damon,

      Thanks for reading and responding. Check out the podcast for the details of Fredi's story.

      January 31, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Pablo

        Ya cause the aricle obviously won't contain the story in its true context. It'll be liberally sanitized to allign with the administrations objectives. Puppet reporting at best.

        January 31, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  21. huh

    With an American education he could do quite well in Mexico. He is not a citizen and does not qualify for the Obama amnesty. Illegals come over daily. Illegals take jobs from the American poor.Now the children take college spots and jobs from American grads. Ihis is not a racist comment. This is a comment about legality. About the American poor. Why did he go to Mexico anyway? My son, an adult, works as $8 an hour job. He is not too proud to do it. The argument they do jjobs Americans won't do is false. They work for employers who hire under the table, don't pay comparable wages, and don't adhere to legal labor practices.

    January 31, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      Thank you. I have worked jobs like your's son and I have a college degree. I've worked them to pay for college, as a second job to pay for my college loan and after I was laid off.

      January 31, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • katie

      Maybe your adult son should have gone to college and he wouldn't be working for $8 an hour. You get what you work for, and you can't blame the fact that your son doesn't qualify for a better job on illegals because most of them work for less than minimum wage.

      February 4, 2013 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  22. tuckerfan

    I don't think that adult border crossers ought to be given any slack, and should ultimately be sent home. Kids like this guy should be given resident alien status : the reality is that our country is the only country they have ever known/. How well would any of us do dropped penniless in a country where you don't know the customs or language? I propose that anyone brought to our country at age 10 or prior ought ti be given resident alien status so long as they are not convicted of any crime.

    January 31, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • evoice

      don't know the customs and the language?! i bet they all speak spanish at home and he is very aware of his Mexican customs and ancestory. find a family member in mexico to get you settled and get on with changing your country and making it a better place for you to live!

      January 31, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • Josh

        I've met plenty of people here who's parents require that they speak english at home because even if the parent's language skills are poor, it causes the children to grow up with an American accent and an American cultural immersion.

        For a long time through my late teens and early twenties I was anti-illegal-immigration. Then I grew up and started looking around and realized that it's all a big crock. Americans are NOT lining up for blocks to get field jobs even in high-profit crops like wine grapes. The hours are unreasonable and the pay is awful.

        In this case, we WASTED a prime opportunity by tossing out somebody days or weeks at worst from his high school graduation. We spent thousands of dollars educating a person who is an American in all but paperwork and then threw him out essentially moments before we could have used his talent in his community. So long as this is the response of the anti-immigration movement, I cannot stand with them. A person who risks their life and livelihood to come to this country is frankly a far better embodiment of American values and culture than nearly all of the people calling for their deportation.

        January 31, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
        • Paul

          SEND THEM ALL BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE , I BEG OUR GOVERNMENT TO SEND THEM BACK TO MEXICO. IT SUCKS LIVING AMONG THOSE PEOPLE. THEY ARE PREJUDICE, THEY STEAL, THEY CREATE GANGS, HAVE KID AFTER KID FOR MORE WELFARE. I SEE A WOMAN AT THE BUS STOP WITH FIVE KIDS SHE CAN'[T CONTROL AND OF COURSE PREGNANT AGAIN.

          January 31, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
        • firstgenamerican

          How about we send PAUL to Mexico to live!

          February 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Ben

    I wonder if he blames the GOP, or more properly blames his parents. They committed the crimes and got him in to this, it's their fault 100%. Sorry if that seems heartless, but it's also 100% true.

    January 31, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  24. evoice

    oh and stop being overly dramatic, stop saying the children are being 'punished' for their parents crimes. they are not being punished, its a simple consequence of their parents actions.

    January 31, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Dennis

    He was deported and knowingly re-crossed the border. This person should not be allowed to remain in this country and should be forcibly removed. The question is....Cnn found him, where is INS? Remove him now or others will.

    January 31, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Marc Davis

    So let me get this straight (and please correct me if I'm wrong). This young man came to our country illegally (not his fault he was young), was deported back to Mexico, illegally entered our country again, and now is hoping we'll grant his citizenship. If we give him credit for the first time by blaming it on his parents, he is most certanly guilty of crossing the border illegally the 2nd time. He's educated enough to know that reentering was illegal but did it anyway. I say back to Mexico you go!

    January 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • katie

      This is where he grew up. How would you feel being displaced back into the country where your ancestors are from when you've spent your whole life in the States, which has a completely different culture.

      February 4, 2013 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  27. Ralph

    My ancestors came here on boats long before Ellis Island opened. Some may have had some kind of papers, but I bet most just gave their names at the dock. Those from England already spoke English. Parents and children who came from Germany continued speaking German out in "Pennsylvania Dutch" farm country, while those born here spoke English, anglicized the spelling of the last name, and merged into the American experience. Immigrants should make a diligent effort to learn English and become citizens, though we must realize that anyone who learns a new language and culture as an adult will always be "a stranger in a strange land." The children of immigrants should be thoroughly assimilated through our education system and become as American as the rest of us. As legitimate immigration (albeit not necessarily perfect) is part of the lifeblood of our country, we must keep it going and resist temptations to hatred and prejudice.

    We should remove impediments to people who are educated here staying to contribute to our economy, and we should keep the American dream alive for kids who grew up here and know no other home.

    January 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • TimKane

      Your ancestors came in at a time when immigrants was needed to make this country grow. Times have changed and we still require immigrants but we just need higher skilled ones. We need to make it easier for higher skilled immigrants to come in and make it harder for lower skilled immigrants.

      January 31, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  28. evoice

    these 'sad' stories are getting boring. you were given a great education by being brought into this country illegally by your parents. if you don't get sent home, then people like you're parents will keep doing the illegal activity. unfortunately you are now required to go live in Mexico where you did not grow up. people face harsher situations all over the world, deal with it. this is what is required by law. now use that education that you received here to change things in Mexico and make it a better country so people like your parents don't feel the need to illegally come to the US. when doing these stories CNN, why don't you also point out how harsh and swiftly Mexico deals with their illegal immigrants!

    January 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Hal Atosis

    How do we know this sob story isn't more CNN/Liberal fiction like Barry's biography? A mix of different tales and myths to build something that sounds good and supports the progressive cause?

    January 31, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • tuckerfan

      We know that because this isn't Faux News, CNN has a centrist or center left bias, but unlike Murdoc's Minions over at Fox they don't make stuff up. Since you seem to live in the bubble this may be hard for you to grasp. Most news organizations don't just make things up – they report real stories that shine a favorable light on their agendas. Do you seriously believe that there are no young [people brought by their parents as toddlers or little kids, who are now American by culture and belief but face deportation?

      January 31, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Say What?

    I'm tired of these stories, how bout putting up stories about those living on the boarders and the life they have to live and deal with. Or the people that are affected by illegals? CNN wont do those stories because they dont want the true about the effects of ilegals has on our country.

    January 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Nebicnezzr

    Ok, I get it. So if I rob a bank and give the money to my children they should be allowed to keep it. They didn't rob the bank so why should they suffer for what a parent did right?

    January 31, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Michael T

    All this talk that he broke the law, therefor get rid of him is heartless, cruel and low. Alcazar came back to the country he spent most of his life growing up in. To be basically abandoned at the border, to fend for yourself is a frightening experience. Who would NOT try to get back home. I wish him well in becoming an American citizen.

    January 31, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      I feel the same way about a lot of criminals. Sure, it was someone else's property, but the criminal really needed it. It's heartless to blame someone for their own actions when they knew exactly what they were doing and that it's illegal.

      January 31, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • katie

        You don't own America, asshole. Good job trying to sound clever, but comparing stealing a home (to which someone clearly has property rights to) and illegal immigration is actually quite weak and exposes many fallacies in your logic.

        February 4, 2013 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  33. Farrok

    Weed the illegal’s out as soon as they reach for the Public school system. No Citizenship; No school................

    January 31, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      That's the part I don't get–how are these people registering their kids for school if they're illegal? If they're using fake SSN's and ID's, well then there's another crime they're committing on top of being here illegally. The school systems need to be more vigilant around confirming identity–it is too easy in this country for an illegal to come here, raise their children, and never get caught.

      January 31, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  34. TimKane

    He has committed a felony since he was deported and he has reentered illegally. Anyone know where Alcazar Dominguez lives so that I can report him? we don't need criminals running around in this counrty

    January 31, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buck

      I'd be willing to bet money you would have done the EXACT same thing if you were in his situation. While I have sympathy for him, I do not have sympathy for the parents. They're the ones that deserve punishment for breaking the law.

      January 31, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • TimKane

        The law is the law. Should I feel sorry for someone who robbed the bank just to feed his family? yes, I will feel sorry but we should not selectively enforce the law. It is up to the judge to make that determination.

        January 31, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
        • Buck

          You can't simplify this matter and compare it to robbing a bank. Fredi Alcazar Dominguez was brought here not out of his own free will. It's one thing for his parents to come here illegally. But when he re-entered illegally, all he was doing was trying to get back home in desperation. He didn't hurt anyone by doing that and even you would have done the same thing. And you say "the law is the law". Just because we have a law in place, that doesn't mean it is appropriate for ALL situations and there aren't a few special circumstances that deserve an exception.

          January 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
        • TimKane

          You are right, if there is an exemption it will be up to the judge to determine that. So that is why he should be brought to court and face illegal reentry charges after deportation.

          January 31, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
        • jack

          you are right it is the parents fault, deport them also

          January 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Say What?

        no, I wouldnt, I would have taken my money from my account and live as a fat cat for a few years. The fed just gave me a free ticket to another country! If I was him, he could visit family, see his homeland...heck, get a decent job since most down there dont even have a HS education. Buck, dont assume, go find out for yourself, like today!

        January 31, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
        • Buck

          Everything you just said is a load of BS. If you were to get deported RIGHT now, you'd cry like a little baby and try to do almost anything to get back. Furthermore, I believe you forget (or simply didn't read) the simple fact this kid is only 23. I doubt he has much money at all so living as a "fat cat" like you suggest is out of the question. Last I checked, most normal 23 year olds have very little money.

          January 31, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • tuckerfan

      illegal entry into the US isn't a felony.

      January 31, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  35. PeckRWood

    you're an ILLEGAL ALIEN

    Blame your Parents

    January 31, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mayra

      Well, to all of you who are running their fingers typing posts of hatred, too bad so sad for you! because they're getting their papers!! like it or not! if they dont have a criminal record, they're A-ok :) everyone deserves a chance in life.

      January 31, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Buck

        Just curious here, but what is your source? And when you say they're all getting their papers, I hope that doesn't include the parents. That sets an extremely bad example and will simply encourage more people to enter the country illegally.

        January 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • TimKane

        You are right, they will getting their papers. It will be their deportation papers. The Republicans in congress will never accept this.

        January 31, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
        • Mike T

          Yes, the Republicans will stand for it. Rule number 1 in politics – do whatever is necessary to get re-elected. With Hispanics being the fastest growing voting block in the U.S. the Republicans will support immigration reform, otherwise they run the risk of becoming even more inconsequential than they are now.

          January 31, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
        • TimKane

          The Republican congressmen will do whatever it takes to win in their districts. Hispanics may be the largest growing demographic group but they are centered around just a few states. The overwhelming majority of congressional districts does not have any significant Hispanic population. If my congressman panders to the illegals I will stop voting for him. Might as well vote for a democrat instead.

          January 31, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
        • katie

          Republicans are finally accepting that they can no longer ignore immigration and are trying to work on a bill for immigration reform. Thank God, now if only they start picking candidates I can back I'll be a happy republican gal once again.

          February 4, 2013 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  36. Tayo Akomolede

    It wasn't his fault that he was brought here illegally the first time and being deported while still under the age of 18 would definitely be devastating because as he said you would be left to your own devices once they brought you across the border. While I don't agree with him sneaking back into the country for the second time illegally (that almost makes him just as bad as his parents were) I do hope he becomes an American citizen and has a chance to live and work in the country that he grew up in.

    I am a legal immigrant and an American citizen so I tend to sort of look down on those who come to this country illegitimately to look for work, but in this case he was brought here illegally as a child and had no choice in the matter.

    January 31, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buck

      I agree with everything you stated except the part about him re-entering the country illegally after getting deported. I believe most people would have done that if they were in his shoes. He's lived here as a child, so of course he's going to do whatever he can to get back to his home. Yes, he's still breaking the law but he was put into an entirely unfair situation. In the end, I think most logical people would agree that he should be given a chance to become a citizen. Punishment should really be reserved for the parents that created this situation.

      January 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  37. lbcolorado

    Very sad for you and I know it is not your fault, but the USA did not do this to you. Your parents did, so please talk to them. Ask them why they did not care enough for their own children to at least start the "legal" process to become a citizen. Our job is to keep our borders safe and to not allow illegals to come in without the "proper" stuff. We owe you nothing, your parents owe you something not sure what, but you need to get with them and discuss their criminal activity. Illegally here in the USA means that you are (not you per say) a criminal and punishment is the reward. USA should not reward bad behavior of your parents for you. The root of the problem is not the USA and its laws, it is the people that break them.

    January 31, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • katie

      The whole "talking to his parents" about "why they didn't care for him" bullshit is getting old. Talking to his parents at this point wouldn't do jack shit. He'd still be stuck in a country where he didn't grow up and probably doesn't know much about. Yes, the US didn't "do this" to him but that doesn't mean that we simply throw away eager young people because we're not responsible for what happened to them in the first place. Just because we weren't part of the problem doesn't mean we can't be part of the solution.

      February 4, 2013 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  38. US citizen

    [3:35] "They put you on a bus to the border and then at the border they just leave you at your own risk."
    Did you want hotel arrangements? You did not make arrangements to come to the US twice – so eat all of what you have now.

    January 31, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • truebob

      Adults raised in Mexico have a very poor survival rate there, what is a 17 year old kid dropped in he middle of the street supposed to do? Start selling himself for food? All this screaming from the right about this being a Christian nation, but they mean "unless it costs me a dollar, then throw them to the lions."

      January 31, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • katie

        Hahaha, honestly though. Abortion can't be legal because we're a nation of Christ but as soon as a fellow human being (who is actually alive, may I add) needs our help all we seem to find is how inconvenient it is for us.

        February 4, 2013 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  39. James

    too bad..so sad.

    Sorry, speaking as a former LEGAL immigrant and now a proud citizen of the US, get in the damn immigration line and wait like the rest of us did. I have tons of friends and family in Asia that would die for an opportunity to live in the US but you won't hear their sad stories.

    January 31, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • katie

      Would you like a medal? Get off your high horse.

      February 4, 2013 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  40. What's more inhumane?

    We should all be ashamed of how we treat people who were brought here illegally as children. We all came here from somewhere else too. There needs to be a way these people can apply and stay in the U.S. A little compassion goes a long way.

    There but for the grace of God go you.

    January 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • US citizen

      God in teh Bible teaches to obey the law. Commiting crimes is against God and crossing the border illegally is a felony. And no – many of us came here legally, work hard, pay taxes, don't gover into gangs.

      January 31, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • voidgazing

        You know dang well sometimes laws are unjust and that to break them is the only choice a moral individual can make. Don't try to justify this with Christ, because you also know dang well what he would do here, and it isn't kicking some poor shmuck out of his home and off of a bus. Shame!

        January 31, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
        • katie

          Here we have a Christian who actually takes to heart the teachings of God about compassion for your fellow brother and sister. You should all take note.

          February 4, 2013 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
      • katie

        Crossing the border is actually not a felony...

        February 4, 2013 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
    • lbcolorado

      I am guessing you are willing to reach into your wallet and make sure they are all cared for. Remember, compassion starts at home. I do have compassion for the children, not for the ones that brought them here or had an anchor baby. This is illegal activity and it does tug on the strings of our hearts, but the kids need to talk to the people that brought them here and let them answer to their own children why they did not do the right thing by them. Maybe the parents should be compassionate about what they are putting on their kids. Illegals should be entitled to anything that the USA has until they are LEGAL – cut and dry.

      January 31, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • katie

        Illegals have no way of getting legal, if they had I'm sure they would have done it a long time ago. That's the whole problem with talking to people about immigration policy, most don't know jack about how to actually immigrate to America yet they act high and mighty with their opinions. The whole issue here is creating a path of legality for illegals, through fines and tests.

        February 4, 2013 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
    • jack

      there is a way< go back to mexico or where ever then go to the american consulate and fill out the paperwork and wait like everyone else.
      this guy is a criminal and he and his parents should be sent back to where they came from
      as to being just dropped off at the border with nothing, why didn't he go to the mexican food stamp office and get food stamps? or go to the mexican housing authority and get free housing or maybe a cell phone?

      January 31, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • katie

        That process would take him 10+ years. He is a young kid with friends, goals and dreams. By the time he would actually be allowed to come back to the States he'd be an old man with nothing to come back to. If it were as easy as you portray it I'm sure nobody would even risk being here illegally.

        February 4, 2013 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  41. SC

    Key phrase is they entered the country illegally. It looks like they were here at least 10 years before he got deported so they had more than enough time to become legal citizens. They chose not to do so in that time and this is the consequence. I don't feel bad for him. His parents knew the risks of not becoming a legal immigrant. Same as if any one of you chose to do something illegally. They just figured they'd not get caught, and if they didn't they'd still be here illegally. If you want to live here, do it legally, pay your taxes, follow our laws,and register in the selective service like every other citizen and you can stay no problem as far as I'm concerned.

    January 31, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • katie

      Are you really this ignorant? Once someone enters illegally they have ABSOLUTELY no way to legalize their stay. Even people who legally come here on visas usually have no way to extend their visa in order to be here legally longer. If it were that easy to become legal nobody would bother living in the shadows. Educate yourself on immigration policy before you start making harsh opinions.

      February 4, 2013 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  42. Vitaly

    Another sob story about someone here illegally. TWICE. No sympathy.

    January 31, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buck

      He didn't have a choice about first coming here because he was only a child. And having lived here for most of his life, I think just about anyone would have done what he did and try to re-enter the US illegally to get back. I'd say if he shows he's going to be a productive member of society, we should have laws in place to make him a citizen. His parents on the other hand should be deported.

      January 31, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  43. fernando

    your all gay

    January 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  44. red

    all i can say is if he was deported he had to breah the law.second over 4000 americans were killed by illegal aleins last year thats enough for me to say they should all be deported and they should have to come here legally. go to there country illegally and see what they do to you.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • US citizen

      Illegalls come here to San Diego and guess what? – they sell drugs (poor they!!!, they have no choise)... They rob people and burglirise the houses. They make up gangs and gang shootings are wide spread around San Diego. And they all use VAWA – a loophole in immigration that gives green cards to all illegals – all they need is to put one US citizen in jail.

      January 31, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • LOL

        My parents are both immigrants. My mother has her papers, my father doesn't. Is it my fault that they chose to have me HERE, in the USA, after crossing the border? Ha. You guys are ridiculous, who do you think picks the strawberries, your lazy butt is eating? Yeah, all those immigrants that can't get better jobs, because ignorant people like you don't give them the chance. Who are the people that are going to loose profits, and revenue, on their farms, and buisness' when you kick out all the "illegals". Get over yourselfs. It's people like you that make me so ashamed of being an "American."

        January 31, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
        • a

          it's called a free market society. If theres noone to pick the strawberries then the farmer grows something else in its place that doesn't require manual harvesters. When enough farmers do this the price of strawberries skyrockets and makes it profitable to farmers to get back into the business and pay harvesters. Your logic that we should keep paying your father less than minimum wage because noone else will do it is hurting him more than anyone. The market rights itself as long as variables aren't introduced, like illegals working for slave wages.

          January 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • katie

      Punish all for the crimes of some. A moral person you are! Seriously what the hell is wrong with you as a human being though..

      February 4, 2013 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  45. cc423

    Conservatives are cruel by nature. They want to punish a kid for the crimes of his father. But that's just typical thinking for hate-filled jerks who just need someone to take their anger out on.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • leonardo

      Are you serious? What about the American children of parents that are in prison on felony charges? What about our children? It isn't their fault either, but the parent still pays the price for doing the crime. Enough with accepted our laws being violated for immigration reasons as most of Latin America is very fertile to grow a necessity called FOOD. I however do feel horrible and would accept illegal entry by citizens of countries in civil wars and severe droughts which makes food nearly impossible to get.

      January 31, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vitaly

      No! Punish him for crossing the border illegally AFTER he was deported. But so what if he was deported because he was brought here as a kid. Maybe a few more deportations of the kids will make these people think twice about crossing illegally

      January 31, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • SC

        or at least make them become legal citizens

        January 31, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buck

      I can agree that a child brought to this country illegaly shouldn't be punished for a crime of their parents. There should be a process in place where they have a chance to become a citizen depending on their situation. However, that being said, the parents should be deported. Few exceptions should ever be made for someone that comes here illegally out of their own free will. While Fredi Alcazar Dominguez did re-enter illegally, I can in his case see how he was simply trying to return home.

      January 31, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • lbcolorado

      Put your money where your mouth is.

      January 31, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  46. RPM

    Do you listen to these people that cross our border when they are interviewed? I have NEVER heard one of them mention that they want to become a US citizen. That's what gets me. They get more breaks than the people that are "poorer than dirt" that are from here. Obama doesn't want to ENFORCE our current laws because of the pure volumn of people, it would be completely un-manageable. Just another law that HE'S decided that needs to be changed. When Congress can't agree on immigration, what do you want to bet there'll be Executive Order? I'm still glad I didn't vote for him. I certainly hope that everyone that did vote for him, are proud of yourselves. I personally have a real problem giving up my hard earned money to people that are looking for that free ride.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  47. speakingthetruth

    One less illegal......only millions more to go good bye illegal scum maybe the libbys will keep trying help your kind.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      You're weren't the smartest of the bunch, were you?

      January 31, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • leonardo

        Nice comment from one who's punctuation is lacking.

        January 31, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
        • Olympia

          I think you meant to say "whose".

          January 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  48. An American Citizen

    My family, both biological sides, came to this country from Europe, and guess what?? Those who weren't accepted into the country, didn't just say well hey I DESERVE to be here. They said, ok what's my other options? At the time, it was Canada. So half my family ended here, and half of it ended up there. I had a 50/50 shot at being a Canadian. And these days, I'm wondering if it would have been a better choice!!!

    I'm saddened by it all. If my family from that time was still alive today they would be appalled and disgusted at the state of this nation today. They came here looking for a new life, and found one, LEGALLY.

    I am sorry that some people were caught up as young ones in this mess, but honestly, how on earth is that my problem today? Because your family did things illegally we should just wave a magic wand and make it all better. Nothing like passing the buck! "It was my family's fault" I wish I could say that too.. and have it make a difference.

    Why oh why is it ok to reward people who break the law.
    Sad part, I know someone personally who is here illegally but obtained legal paper work over the years. The originals I'm told were forged documents.And I know no one that wants to deal with it. So so so sad.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ricky

      People love to say that, but the reality is that back then you didn't need visas. You got on a boat, and at Eliis Island they asked you 29 questions. The most important one was if you had money to get started. Most people were out of the island in 5 hours; that was their whole immigration process, 5 hours! If you were rejected, you were put on another boat, and you know why they did not try to come back illegally? Because you couldn't swim from Europe, and they did not have money for another ticket to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Some of them, specially young single males, would try to escape from the boats and enter illegally, if they thought they would be rejected, and unless they were communists or anarchists, they were never deported. Some people today might even be descendants of this "illegal" European immigrants, but they just don't know about it.

      January 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • katie

        Actually there are plenty of stories about people who didn't get admitted through Ellis Island but snuck through the Canada/US border. Even during the Ellis Island era when immigrating here, as you pointed out, was as easy as 29 questions and 5 hours, there was illegal immigration. People need to stop romanticizing the past and the past's immigrants. All the same kind of crap that's pulled today was pulled back then, only back then people didn't care and immigration was not nearly as enforced as it is today.

        February 4, 2013 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
    • katie

      "How the hell is that my problem" Oh, typical American citizen. It's not our problem but that doesn't mean we can't be part of the solution. What has happened to America and our morality.

      February 4, 2013 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  49. jimbolo

    He wenta to da promonade with otha dude. They waks eyebows.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Dr. Trout

    I don't mind people wanting to come into this country, but they need to do it legally. There is a process, and it's not fair to the ones who did it legally. There are security issues as well.

    Instead, we should discuss ways to make legal immigration better.

    January 31, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • cnnemmaCNN

      Good point, re: legal immigration, it's slated to be part of the debate on Capitol Hill.

      January 31, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nate

        ^^^ What do you mean good point? There was no point made. Simply saying we need to look at way to make legal immigration better is not saying anything at all.

        HOW do we make it better – we already let in a million per year, but that's not enough right?

        It's like all the left on the gun control debate screaming "we have to do SOMETHING"!! Really? What exactly? Everything being proposed so far has only been to make people feel better with no real change of anything. Just like the immigration debate. It's all for show and will not have any positive impact on our citizens lives.

        But hey, at least Obama can say he did SOMETHING, right? That's all that matters.

        January 31, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
        • Mike T

          It's better than the Repugs jumping up and down and screaming "NO, NO, NO"

          January 31, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  51. JF Spurlock

    So, he and his parents illegally snuck accross the border. He stole a free education at the expense of American taxpayers. Got deported and illegally snuck right back in. And now wants to steal citzenship.

    Does that sum it up?

    DEPORT HIM!

    January 31, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • YouveGotAstigmatism

      What makes you think his parents didn't pay taxes? You may be right about income taxes, but schools are almost entirely supported by property taxes, which they absolutely paid (even if they did so by renting – the apartment owner still would have paid them). So in what sense did he "steal" an education?

      January 31, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
      • leonardo

        How do you know they weren't on section 8 housing which you and I would paying their for their stay and property tax via our taxation.

        January 31, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
        • Olympia

          Good point.....many do this.

          January 31, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paulwisc

      I'd rather we deported you. Such hatred towards others.

      January 31, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
      • shaking head

        This is why I'm all done reading the comments on CNN. Most of the posters (like JF Spurlock) are the dumbest, most hateful mo-fo's I have ever encountered.

        -outta here.

        January 31, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
        • Damon

          I am not trying to argue and please do not accuse me of being racist as my half brother and sister are 1/2 Hispanic. A lot of these stories seem to only give part of the story and not all the information.What did this person do to get deported? If it was easy to get deported we would not have an illegal alien issue here in the US. He more then likely do something wrong( who knows might have been very wrong) to bring himself to light.Why do these stories never mention the whole story. If we are also being honest while not all illegal immigrants are from Mexico most are from there. I know it is not right to generalize all illegals being from Mexico but if 95% or more illegals are from Mexico it is easy to see why some one would generalize( right or wrong) illegals and Mexican.

          January 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • lbcolorado

        Not hatred toward others at all, just the ones that want us to bend over backwards to make their life better when they came here illegally which makes them a criminal. Them meaning anyone who is here ILLEGALLY. So knock off your high horse BS, if you want him to stay with you you can be a sponsor for him. Put up or shut up.

        January 31, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  52. JT

    There is a lot of hatred in this country, and I'm with you, Bryan. I honestly am absolutely embarrassed by the gun-wielding, new-testament carrying, flag waving xenophobia that I see here. We seem to desperately want to hold on to the notion that we are different and special as a country, but clearly we are not, as many of your intolerant views show. As a white male in America I honestly cannot believe what I see here...pathetic whining, name calling, finger pointing and overriding disability to grasp the concept that all humans and human lives are of value and should be treated equally. For a "Christian nation" such as ours, I can't help but think that your Jesus would be utterly embarrassed by our behavior towards our fellow humans. Truly and utterly sickening.

    January 31, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • a

      your rhetoric that everyone is good and everyone is entitled to everything is why you fail. It is easy to sit behind a computer and feel sorry for everyone but unless you are housing 3 of these families yourself you haven't a leg to stand on. This is a matter of dollars and cents, there is absolutely no way this country can afford to support everyone that wants to be here. However, you and those like you think we should without thinking about how. Just as long as you made your post showing your liberal mindedness you can feel better about yourself. Make your way to a sanctuary city and donate to every "worker" standing outside a home depot and see how quickly you run out of money, now expand that on a national scale. Even your bleeding heart must understand logic in its base form.

      This kid and his parents knew exactly what they were doing and knew it for 10 years, to say he is innocent is ridiculous.

      January 31, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  53. cnnemmaCNN

    This is an important issue, one that raises many passions. I appreciate the comments but several have made inappropriate generalizations and used really inflammatory language, this does a disservice to everyone. Let's keep it classy, y'all.

    January 31, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  54. Bryan

    So sad....makes me really embarrassed to be American. We come in here, steal the land, then impose arbitrary limits on who can come here? This is the height of hypocrisy.

    January 31, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • JF Spurlock

      If it helps, it makes us all sad and embarassed that you are an American.

      January 31, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
      • JF Spurlame

        No, Spurlock, you are the embarrassment here. Not all Americans are Columbine killers, or child molesters, or toothless inbred hillbillies.Why judge all immigrants with the same ruler? Some come here to work harder than you ever will.

        January 31, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • legally

      Are you really a American or Latino American. It is difference. For the later, opinion doesn't count. We expect that already

      January 31, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Vitaly

      Then we should just let anybody come into this country. Free and open borders. You'll get free schooling, free medical care and whatever else the government feels you are entitled to. Sorry. Why don't you sneak across the border into Mexico and see what happens if you are caught.

      January 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • carolyn walker

      Every country has stolen land.The people move in and take over......just like what is happening in America......in just 40 short years America will be 69% latino.

      February 3, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  55. fiftyfive55

    We keep hearing about these parents who smuggled these little kids into a foriegn country ,well , where are all these missing parents now ? We keep hearing about how someone illegally smuggled their kids into America but never seem to see these people during their illegal demonstrations,why is that ? is it because they know they are wrong ?

    January 31, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      When he was deported why didn't one of his loving parents go back with him? Or arranged for one of their many family members meet him at the border?

      January 31, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  56. WVLady63

    There are over 30 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS IN OUR COUNTRY! They cost you and me BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars to support them EVERY YEAR. Our Government keeps telling us there are only 11 million illegal aliens, THEY ARE LYING TO EVERYONE! In every city these illegal aliens squat, the crime rate goes up 25-50% which means more policemen need to be hired but the cities' budgets can't support any more police so the crime rate continues to escalate. You and I have to pay for our medical, mexicans get free hospitalization, section 8 housing, food stamps, jobs where they can'[t even speak english, preferential treatment and any other thing they demand because they are ALIENS!!! Maybe when Americans are forced to speak spanish as the main spoken language of our country and MAYBE when these same 30 million change our Constitution, the bleeding-heart liberal, extremist left will come to the realization that these people SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN ALLOWED INTO OUR COUNTRY!!! Our borders should be sealed immediately and a law should be passed that there are to be NO MORE MEXICANS IN OUR COUNTRY FOR THE NEXT 300 YEARS! This will never happen dear taxpayers, want to know why? We have a muslim socialist in the White House and his agenda has been from the beginning of his reign of ignorance to be sure and force Socialism on America. Think I am way off don't you??? Just wait for it.......

    January 31, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • undocumented

      and there we go again with "Mexicans" not eveybody is mexican you know. Stop being too ignorant about the subject and try to do a little more research before you post anything. Thanx :)

      January 31, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Perhaps you're right about the 30 million illegal aliens. After all, my African-American ancestors were brought here illegally too so perhaps 30 million of my African-American brothers and sisters are also illegal. And don't you forget most of the American Southwest was taken illegally from the Mexicans and most of this country was taken illegally from the Native-Americans. I have a solution though. I say make Mexico a commonwealth or even a state like we did with Alaska. Who knows, we might finally win the damn World CUP for crying out loud.

      January 31, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Archibald

      Please ease up on the caps lock button, we can't afford to replace it every time you wear it out on your keyboard.

      January 31, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • firstgenamerican

      WVLady63: Seriously "THESE MEXICANS" because Mexicans are the only ones who come to the U.S. illegally because only Mexicans receive food stamps and sec. 8 housing because only Mexicans commit crimes is that what your statement is? This country is a "MELTING POT" not a "MEXICAN MELTING POT" You seriously need help with your RACIST ways and yes I said RACIST because only a small minded individual such as yourself you have the gall to post such trash... I really hope that you are neither a parent or a teacher becasue I would hate to meet anyone who has been in the vicinity of you thoughts....

      January 31, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  57. fiftyfive55

    Why is the U.S.Government trying to lay a guilt trip on Americans because some illegal alien smuggled little kids into America ? Amnesty to any of those people is not only wrong but just plain anti-american.

    January 31, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • cnnemmaCNN

      Fiftyfive55, I'm wondering what you mean by anti-American. Can you elaborate?

      January 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Joe

    ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL....how difficult is it for people to interpret the LAW
    Let him complete school in his country (mexico) and apply for citizenship LEGALLY
    America has provided enough free education (and additional benefits) for him and other illegals
    AAAAA- DEEEEEE-- OOOOOSSSSS

    January 31, 2013 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
    • necaust

      II can understand his concerns. However, twice illegal is still illegal. He should follow the rules and present himself as a potential law abiding citizen by filing through the appropriate and legal process for immigration. It's expensive and frustrating but he should be no exception.

      January 31, 2013 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • JamieN

      Did you miss the part where it says he was EIGHT YEARS OLD when he was BROUGHT BY HIS PARENTS into the US? He is as American as apple pie. America is his home. It's not fair or moral in the slightest to deport him.

      January 31, 2013 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
      • fiftyfive55

        what happened to his parents by the way ?

        January 31, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  59. Sugarpunk

    No other country in the world allows people to just cross the border and squat in their country. Why should we. We have laws and for some reason the laws are not being followed. I suspect for Lib VOTES!!! That is the only way Obama could win, promise law breakers a way in and give them something that doesnt belong to them. They are financially ruining our country. GET THEM OUT AND GET O OUT!!!

    January 31, 2013 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
    • kim

      and do you think and 8 year old knows what is really going on when his parents take him to a new country?? and if he did understand what he was doing was ilegall, how would he have stoped his parents, what would he have done? now he is not wanted in the country he grew up in....what is he to do? pay for his parents misstake or be a productive member of our country??? he was about to graduate when he was deported......you know how many us citizens drop out of school in DC alone???? 61% -___- i reather have a hard working edjucanted illegal working for me...then druged up ganster high school drop out....shit i rather have hard working edjucated illegals colecting WIC and Food stamps then some no good, non working high school drop out with 8 kids >__< and btw i know alot of illegals, and i dont any that get government help....and all the ones i know do not get paid under the table....they are on payroll and get a check just like everyone else.....and im not saying its ok to be here illegally, its not good and its not fair to anyone. but the people themselfs are not bad people and if are government could get there shit together and come up with a better/easier way to get people into the country legally in the first place, we wouldnt have this problem...and we also cant just throw them all out. we just need to get them documented!!

      January 31, 2013 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
      • sosideirish

        Wow! Since you obviously can't spell, makes me wonder just how educated you are. They broke the law when they came here, and they have no "rights", even though they cry continually that they do. They don't give a rat's patooty about this country and have no interest in assimilating. They want only what they can get for free and will continue to break laws (fraud, identify theft, etc.) to get what they want. The only right they have is to pack up their anchors and extended family and go back where they came from.

        January 31, 2013 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
        • undocumented

          i am illegal and from what i can remember i have never gotten anything for free... Thank God i have never been in a hospital and i have never received governement help. Every time i go somewhere I pay for the services that I receive. You know what i do? i do a lot of community service to help my community so dont come to me with that BS about we receive free things. We pay taxes as well, there a thing that you probably dont know about is called an ITIN number is a tax id number so we can pya our taxes. Or tell me when you go to the supermarket is there a line for people who dont pay taxes, or should there be a line for us illegal immigrants not paying taxes? Do a little more research about the subject and you will realize how wrong you are.

          January 31, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • kim

      and btw, just to add....you said "We have laws and for some reason the laws are not being followed." ARE YOU KIDDING ME? lol I cant help but to laugh at that. since when does anyone fallow the rules/laws?? what about the law where its illegal to kill someone???? people do it everyday here....but they arent being deported. they just sit in jail and get a free place to live with 3 free meals a day, a gym, and they get better health care than most people. illegal immagrents dont want to break the law....if they could get legal document to get here, THEY WOULD!!! but they cant, (it takes years and thousands of dollors) and instead of watching their familys get killed by the ganges or join the ganges or starve bc they only make $5 a day. they come to the country where they can make enough to live, and the police actually protect the people and people (for the most part) do follow the laws.....its a different world where they are coming from, and i think people forget that. same with people from china and india!!!

      January 31, 2013 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
      • christen

        You have the worst grammar and spelling. Go use that kid's benefits.

        January 31, 2013 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Cindy Lou

        And yet they have thousands of dollars to pay the coyotes every time they need to make a trip back to the U.S. from Mexico..

        LOL, your logic is as bad as your spelling.

        January 31, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • firstgenamerican

      Yes "Sugarpunk" it's "them" ruining this country not the citizens of the great country who choose not to work and lay around and have babies all day and may a conciencous choice to be on welfare... Seriously...

      January 31, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  60. Johannes Lindmeier

    My family came legally into the US. My mother and father brought us to the US from Germany. 6 of my brothers and sisters are American born, and I and my two brothers were born in Germany and brought to the US when I was 4 years old. I graduated from High School in Nevada. And in 2010 I was deported.. I commited no crimes, dont have a criminal record, not even a minor one. Now my family has joined me in Germany. Where is my families hope? I cant get a waiver for a Visa because I have a 10 year bar on me. Thats not right.. this is tearing my family apart. We are American.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
    • sosideirish

      I'm sorry that our screwed up government is more interested in kissing the patooty of Mexican Illegals.

      January 31, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Shelepy

      No, you are German! You should not benefit from your parents breaking the law and bringing you here illegaly. Victor Madoff's children didn't get to keep the money from his illegal ponzi scheme because they grew accustomed to the lifestyle the money provided. You were here illegaly, you should be deported.

      January 31, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  61. realamerican88

    your illegal period get legal or leave its not rocket science i have no sympathy for you illegal you have no rights.

    January 30, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouveGotAstigmatism

      Right but the path to legality is to graduate high school and go to college, which is what he was doing when he was arrested for running a stop sign on the way to prom. Now he is in trouble for a failure to appear on the initial charge, a hearing he missed because he was deported! What else could he have done?

      January 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Native American in Germany

      Right real american with Adolf Hitler's 88. Get real. I hate American racists like you.

      January 31, 2013 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
    • BlueNC

      How is it racist to say illegal aliens should be deported? Illegal alien is not a race. Truthfully, illegal aliens should be deported. In my opinion they should have more opportunities to adjust their status but they aren't supposed to just stay here in limbo.

      January 31, 2013 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  62. Yance

    A child brought to the US illegally should not be held criminally responsible, however this young man re-entered illegally following a prior immigration violation. He's now ineligible for a visa of any sort for a minimum of ten years, no exceptions. By breaking the law again as an adult, he has made it more difficult for himself to ever obtain legal status. Ref: Section 212(a)(9)(C) of the INA.

    January 30, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouveGotAstigmatism

      True, but doesn't that effect a overly harsh result? This kid was in high school and was deported to some random place in Mexico, doesn't know anyone in Mexico, may not have any family there, isn't a resident, has no ID, no money...what are his options, realistically? Be homeless, jobless in a border town, or go home and try and finish high school and go to college. What would you do?

      January 30, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • BlueNC

        Having to make a tough choice doesn't excuse someone from the consequences of the choice. This young man's parents made a choice when they brought him here. He made a choice (knowing what deportation involved) to re-enter. It's not nice but children all over the world pay for decisions their parents make.

        January 31, 2013 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Shelepy

      The child should not be held criminally responsible for being brought into the country at a young age illegaly, however they also should not benefit from the illegal behavior of their parents! There is no other crime in the United States where we let the children of criminals benefit from their crimes.

      January 31, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  63. Equalizer357

    CALLING AN ILLEGAL ALIEN AN "UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT" IS LIKE CALLING A DRUG DEALER A "UNLICENSED PHARMACIST".

    January 30, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouveGotAstigmatism

      Yes, you wrote the same statement earlier. Putting it in all caps doesn't make it more true. Disparaging pharmacists who don't hold state licenses is never okay, but additionally you should know that a two year old who is brought into this country by another has not broken a criminal law. To put it another way, if a toddler is in the backseat of a speeding car, should the child be ticketed for speeding? Surely not, because they had no role in the breaking of the law. How is this different?

      January 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • BlueNC

        No the child shouldn't be ticketed but when the parent gets stopped for speeding, the child is unfortunately late.

        January 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • CBrit

      You have to admit that sometimes a drug dealer is a "UNLICENSED PHARMACIST"

      January 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • YouveGotAstigmatism

        Why do you hate PHARMACISTS? And why is it always capitalized?

        January 30, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Durundal

    frankly Id sooner deport a bunch of 'muricans. This guy is seeking education and trying to make something of himself – while most myopic fools here are a blight on this countries educational system. You can wave your little flags all you want and bellow, frankly I see this illegal with more potential than a lot of you. Enjoy your populist rants

    January 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • obamabinladen

      i would agree with you about deporting others , most of them are obama voters and mexico wouldnt want them. Mexico would have to secure their border to prevent the delution of their socioty.

      January 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  65. firstgenamerican

    At some point in your family tree no of us are actually americans unless you are NATIVE American. So if we go by the logic that 90% of you on here posting comments well then let's go ahead and send you all back too. I am almost positive none of your ancestors filed for Citizenship or any other legal document to be able to stay here. Further more why not actually take a look at your daily life and see how many actual immigrants you come into contact with. Just as simple as looking on your dinner plates. No US born citizen would go work in the fields to bring back your romaine lettuce for your caeser salad or go pick the tomatoes or any other produce on your dinner plate and still only charge either minimum wage or even less. I am a first generation american and yes my parents arrived illegally and got there citizenship through the Amnesty of President Reagan. I am proud of them for not giving up and for the brighter future they provided for my brothers and me. Think about the smut that is coming out of your mouth before you speak. "It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people that you are ignorant, then to open your mouth and prove them right"

    January 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Equalizer357

      Dumb argument. We are a nation of laws. Come here legally and we dont have a problem. Millions are lining up and waiting until they get a visa. Coming here illegally is like cutting in a line where others have been there for "years"..its just unfair..

      January 30, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Cesar Brito

        I agree with your point of view, i had to wait for years to get my visa, and i believe that is not fair for others just to jump over a fence and still enjoy more benefits than me, illegal immigration IS illegal!

        January 30, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Real American

        You know, I bet when the American Revolution happened that the king of England said that Americans are such law abiding citizens. No, you are an idiot. I bet when Jesus ran around, he was considered such a law abiding citizen of the Roman Empire. No, he was considered treasonous and heretical. If you follow laws blindly just b/c they are laws, then you might as well be a Nazi. Good day to you, Law Abiding Nazi.

        January 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • AChangeIsComing

      In my opinion, you don't believe in the American rule of law. You have essentially stated that the United States of America - the country of which you identify yourself as a first generation - does not have the right as a sovereign nation since 1776 to establish laws governing the admission for foreign persons. Every country on this green earth has been established through discovery or conquest, on which basis it has establish the rules of admission. You're comment implies that you are questioning the validity of the USA's sovereignty and its right to govern. It is your very argument that makes me leery of the amnesty that is being proposed by this Administration because it gives credence to people like you (and 11 million others) who believe that the USA does not have the right to govern itself through rules of admission and that the laws of the host nation does not require respect and adherence (the very thing that makes the USA democracy the envy of the world).

      January 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Real American

        I believe in rule of law, not rule of the rich. Seeing as most laws are to protect money and the rich, then no I don't really support them. I only support just, reasonable, and fair laws like stated in the constitution that protect individuals. For example, individual freedoms and the pursuit of happiness. Who are you to tell me that I can't smoke pot or something else totally mundane. You have now created a law that is not fitting with the constitution or American individual freedoms. Anyway, for your information some of the most influential and famous people historically are law breakers, who fought against the laws of their time b/c they did what was morally right. Examples include Jesus, Ghandi, and Martin Luther King Jr. Maybe one day you will have something that you believe in and will have the courage to stand up for it even in the face of extreme oppression, brutality, and illegality. Additionally, I do support the U.S. and its sovereignty. But just b/c a country is sovereign does not mean that the laws that it creates are just and right. Think on that for a while and don't let your head explode. I know thinking can be so difficult.

        January 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • leonardo

      Unfortunately humans have been living tens of thousands of years before Native Americans lived in this land mass. History says they are native to Asia having crossed the Bering Straight. Trying to understand how you justify a group and only one group as having rights to this land when they weren't the first ones here unless humans have only been existence for only
      1000 years. Colleges and Universities do wonders for the brains in terms of RESEARCH.

      January 30, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • yep

        the Natives were the first Humans here. If you went to this thing called school you called dumb in your post you would know that gives them the right to be called natives! They were the first ones here. Using your logic that the Natives came form other places so that makes them not Natives is stupid because then the only place any Human is Native to is mid Africa. He was also not saying tha Natives were the only one with rights to this land. He was pointing out that unless your a Native American then the only reason you are here is because your family moved here. It is a very valid point to bring up as you can see only a few generations removed how much people turn agaisnt the system that allowed them to be here in the first place. be thankfull you are here, someone let you in despite others trying to keep you out.

        January 30, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • BlueNC

        No one is saying citizens here are the only ones with rights to this land. There is an immigration process and many people follow it and come here. There is nothing wrong with that.

        January 31, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
        • Cindy Lou

          Yep.

          January 31, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shelepy

      The constitution of the United States as well as the other laws of our government define citizenship in this country, we are not talking about deporting people who followed the laws of this country to become citizens. We are saying that you should deport people who are here illegally...period.

      January 31, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
      • cnnemmaCNN

        That's true but the immigration laws are changing. For example, if Fredi had graduated from high school he would have been eligible to apply for deferred action. Now, as he again faces deportation, there's proposals for further change that he could potentially benefit him and even allow him to eventually become a citizen.

        January 31, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Ben

    Keyword "ILLEGAL"!!! Anything against the law has a punishment so quit when your whinning when you get caught and they punish you. There are plenty of other people who are applying for citzenship leagally. Just another example of how lazy ass people expect Obama to take care of their problems instead of doing it themselves.

    January 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouveGotAstigmatism

      There are grammar laws, too. Hopefully we will enforce them soon and deport those who are habitual violators. How much nicer our nation would be if merely subject and verb would agree.

      January 30, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  67. heepocreet

    Mexico deports illegal aliens coming from their souther borders as well.

    Thousands of people are on the waiting list to get into the US, LEGALLY. Why do illegal aliens have higher priority ? This looks racially motivated to me.

    January 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  68. John in SC

    I feel sorry for these kids – however their parents should be placed in jail for child abuse. We take away kids from parents all the time for taking their kids into dangerous and illegal circumstances. This is exactly the same as taking a kid into the bank and robbing it.

    January 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      If you had to be around them and saw them in action you would not feel sorry for them at all.

      January 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  69. steventodd

    That does not excuse:
    Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY!
    This is genocide according to international law
    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white.

    January 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouveGotAstigmatism

      And America for the Native Americans! Oh wait, should white people deport themselves to the Caucuses, where the term Caucasian came from? That's like Chechnya and similarly terrible places. Do we, white people I mean, all have to go live there?

      January 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom

        They came from Asia a/wipe

        January 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
        • YouveGotAstigmatism

          Good point. So you want to go back even farther. So should we all go live in Mesopotamia, where we all originally came from?

          January 30, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
        • BlueNC

          Great point Astigmatism. So does this mean everyone who is paying and waiting gets to go ahead and come? We all get here some way, right? Also, can we refund everyone's costs who actually waited and paid (and then waited some more)?

          January 31, 2013 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  70. Delegation

    I am an immigrant also. I feel bad for what we call Illegal Immigrants. I am just speechless that a lot of these kids dragged to the US by their parents when they are only a year or less old will be returned back to whichever country they came from. The US needs to streamline their Immigration policy and process. People also need to realize that coming to the US undocumented will have some consequences it's just the reality of life.

    January 30, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Equalizer357

      Please use the word "illegally" not undocumented......CALLING AN ILLEGAL ALIEN AN "UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT" IS LIKE CALLING A DRUG DEALER A "UNLICENSED PHARMACIST".

      January 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  71. MR J

    Assisting several people myself with the immigration process; yes it is long tedius and time consuming. It is designed that way. Watching someone obtain citizenship and take the oath was overwhelming and tears flowed. Why should individuals that skipped the line, hopped the fence, happened to be here because the parents brought them here be allowed an easy way to citizenship. Get in line, pay the fees, pay the back taxes, learn english, learn the minimal necessaray regarding civics and pass the test. If anyone went to Germany, Holland, France, Sweeden, they would be expected to do the same thing. Do you think Mexico would welcome undocumented, illegal people into their country, give them free medical (emergency room treatment, etc)?

    January 30, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • CM46

      You miss the point – these kids (so called dreamers) who were brought here as small children speak English and usually have American high school diplomas including US civics classes. If they owe any taxes it will be minimal. Young people who work "under the table" earn very little money.

      January 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  72. melz

    He is creating his own incertainty by choosing to return illegally. No sympathy.

    January 30, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  73. empresstrudy

    America belongs to he who cheats and breaks the most laws and complains the loudest when he gets caught. I hope there is a moratorium on ever arresting and detaining any illegal alien for any crime at all including murder. They're heroes.

    January 30, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  74. John

    OK....so this guy is complaining about how "they just leave you at the border at your own risk". What did you think would happen? Are we supposed to take you all the way home, hire a taxi, rent you a place and find you a job??? Unreal!!!

    January 30, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouveGotAstigmatism

      No, clearly not, but they could say, you are being deported on X date and going to to Y place so you can at least make arrangements. Where would he go in Mexico? His family is here, his life is here. This isn't someone who just came across the border last year – he came as a child.

      January 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • ch122

        He says he was brought here illegally. so yes, his family members are probably also here illegally. They should all be deported together. If it was any other country they wouldn't put up with it. They would send them back.

        January 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Moose

        Go help if you feel that strong about it. go across and wait and show them the way i think he leeched off of us long enough

        January 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris

        His scummy criminal family should all go together

        January 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  75. helicohunter

    I work with many highly-educated immigrants. The path to citizenship is never easy, but it's possible for them. They are able to get student or work visas based on their high test scores or expertise. They are paid well enough to afford the many costs involved with getting a green card and then citizenship. For laborers, there never has been a path. They can't get work visas because companies can supposedly find plenty of American workers. With the current system, applying for citizenship is futile, and they can't afford it anyways. Some of them came here decades ago and found no shortage of people willing to hire them. It's not their fault that the immigration system has been broken for decades. It's inhumane to deport someone who knows nothing about Mexico. Those that have worked hard and lived as law-abiding (non)citizens deserve to have some way to obtain citizenship.

    January 30, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moose

      Tuff call i see your point but they did start as you say illegal, maybe they should just be greatful for at least not starving ??? its clear they dont want to be in their country, but giving a pass to all is an insult to the people who have worked and sacrificed to it the right way

      January 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • cnnemmaCNN

        Moose, did you immigrate to this country?

        January 30, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
        • Moose

          No i did not, i helped a friend go thru immagration in the 80s, it was very, very difficult, honestly i doubt i could of past the test, however she did, took classes, like any school they give you the ans eventally. The feeling of accomplishment she achieved was quite over whelming. im for immagration but ive always been a rule follower

          January 30, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • cnnemmaCNN

        I hear what you're saying. Nice of you to help out a friend.

        January 31, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • shell

      Most comments say they are hard working and want to work all the jobs that the Americans refuse to work. You have to understand...when an illegal comes here and finds work for 8 dollars an hour....of course they will think that's AWSOME....(scroll down to my other comment).....its not that Americans don't want to work...its just Americans can't AFFORD to work them. Who the heck can get by on 7.00 an hour? These corporations are all to happy to hire what is basically slave labor. Corporate America doesn't want to pay jack for services rendered anymore....hence all the outsourcing. Keep it up, Mexicans will take over while Americans will have to leave the US just to find a job.

      January 30, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • undocumented

        hahaha mexicans? so every hispanic in the country according to you is a Mexican?

        January 30, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
        • sosideirish

          Your name says it all and, contrary to what you might think, your opinion doesn't mean squat!

          January 31, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Shelepy

      Again lets be clear, it is illegal for him to be in the country, both the first time and the second time. Children should not benefit from the illegal activity of their parents! Its not our fault he doesn't have the tools and knowledge he needs to live in his native country. That is bad parenting, not bad laws. Again, if I run a ponzi scheme and take in $1 Billion dollars over the next 13 years and then get caught, should my 14 year old daughter at the time get to keep the money? She didn't steal it, and doesn't know any different then being raised with money. Children should not benefit from the illegal activities of their parents.

      January 31, 2013 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  76. GW HAMER

    I'm sorry for anyone who is in a hardship of any kind, however ya can't rob the bank cause the cable is over due. Sure it's because we did'nt get the overtime promissed but the laws are put in place for a reason. ( And not to fill the pockets of lawyers. a $250.00per page letter ? not in this life time : ) ! ) We as a country have responseablities (SP) that have to be re-evaluated from time to time and it's like most things can we afford this at this time? If our State of Affairs were in order I think most people would be inclined to ease up and want to help but were not there right now. Everyone all over the planet are feeling the crunch, except China of course but we can't walk there. Curently, the law is the law and he needs to request it like he should.

    January 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouveGotAstigmatism

      Afford what? It is much more expensive to deport someone than it is to let them stay here and earn a living.

      January 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Moose

        Problem with that is , its just not right, there are too many people who have worked their behinds off, jumped thru the hoops to do it legall, why should they get bumpefd ??

        January 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
        • YouveGotAstigmatism

          Why are they getting bumped? I don't see what one has to do with the other.

          January 30, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Harry

        Ot true, that's a myth perpetuated by thero illegal crowd. They cost this country many tens of billions every year. Cheaper to deport.

        January 30, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
        • YouveGotAstigmatism

          Are you kidding? ICE is the most expensive law enforcement department in the county. They have their own judges, prisons, planes, etc. It's not even close. If you want to save money, you need to deport old people – regardless of citizenship. They are the real drag on our economy.

          January 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ben

        Hell!!! Hire me. I will deport their asses for free!!!!

        January 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shelepy

        Its costs more to put a bank robber in jail then it does just to let them keep the money, so should we just let ALL Bank robbers go and not prosecute?

        January 31, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  77. Sy2502

    No sympathy from me. If you want to come to this country you have to obey the law. Nothing else needs to be said.

    January 30, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouveGotAstigmatism

      What law is that, speeding? That's what he is facing deportation for. Should we deport everyone who speeds or just the first generation? I

      January 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • BlueNC

        He's not getting deported for speeding or running a stop sign. He's getting deported for being an undocumented immigrant. His parents made a bad choice (sounds like it was the only choice they could make, btw) and now he's paying for it.

        January 31, 2013 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Calvin

      The problem is the path to become citizens is ridiculous. The founders of this country are immigrants themselves. To say that now nobody else can have the same freedom that our immigrant parents gave us is ridiculous. We need to make the path to citizenship more manageable.

      January 30, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Equalizer357

        come here legally, we dont have a problem with that. You break our laws, you will be punished...

        January 30, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
        • YouveGotAstigmatism

          He came here as a child, that isn't a violation of any law – the only law he is accused of breaking is running a stop sign. You think that everyone who runs a stop sign should be deported? I actually agree with you as it would greatly improve driving habits and there would be fewer collisions. I am glad we agree.

          January 30, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
        • BlueNC

          He didn't get deported for running a stop sign and that is obvious. He got deported for being undocumented.

          January 31, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  78. bobbuck4

    This guy is unbelievable, two wrongs don't make a right. Instead of applying for citizenship and doing it the right way like my family did he sneaks in again. This is exactly why amnesty is not the answer.

    January 30, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouveGotAstigmatism

      That's totally unrealistic. His family is here in the United States, though he wasn't born here, he clearly came here at an early age, went to high school here, his entire world is here. This country needs people like him – economically we need the low wage work his family provides, we need the future economic benefit that his work will provide, we have already invested in his education, it is foolhardy, from a purely fiscal standpoint, to deport him. Morally, it's even more wrong, but I sense you aren't concerned about that.

      January 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Lordbinder

        go figure. Yes his family is here but if he is illegal guess who else is too. Out Out I say.

        January 30, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
        • YouveGotAstigmatism

          That's not actually a safe assumption. There are many ways people can be in the country legally but have family members who aren't.

          January 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Moose

        If your worried about morals , ask bamman and hilly about the ben ghazi deaths, get off your ONE WAY high horse

        January 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
        • YouveGotAstigmatism

          They have two way horses? Does that involve two heads or two rears? And I think there should be a full investigation of what happened at Bengazi including question to Clinton and Obama, but what does that have to do with this?

          January 30, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  79. fiftyfive55

    ...and the politicians who want to legalize them dont have to live near or with them like we do

    January 31, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  80. Bryan

    I live in an area riddled by conservatives and rednecks, let me tell you how they are. They think because they just happened to be born in this country that they are entitled to hate and bully anyone that is different from them. They don't really even care if a person is legal or not, if he/she looks Latin they will ridicule and taunt. They wave their flags around like they are better than everyone else, they complain incessantly about illegals ruining this country, yet they themselves are uneducated lazy slobs that contribute nothing to society. I would trade most of these people for a few hard working illegal immigrants any day of the week!

    January 31, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  81. Shelepy

    Bryan, there is a difference between ignorance and illegal. Although these conservatives and rednecks as you call them may be ignorant, they are not ilegal. An illegal immigrant has broken the law, it doesn't matter how hard a worker they are. I am sure Victor Madoff had to put in some hard work for his illegal activies, does that mean we should let him keep the money, and just jail all the kids who grew up with trust funds and didn't have to work a day in their life. Illegal is illegal plain and simple.

    January 31, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  82. America

    Right on Brother!!!!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  83. NOWECANT

    71% of Illegal immigrants using some sort of government assistance. It amazes me that people are defending these criminals.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  84. larry

    To NOWECANT...your comment is sooo full of crap you must have a swollen tongue from lying so much. Any one who applies for government assistance has to show 2 forms of ID. One being a government issued one. The people who work in these government offices are well aware of, and under written orders to, verify each claimant's citizenship. They use e-verify too. You sound Republican and you are the one who should be deported for being unamerican.

    February 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Cmonman

    Wow. You people are terrible. "It amazes me that people are defending these criminals". Im sorry, but just because your white doesn't mean you have to be racist. Any money your not mexican or black.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |