Tucson Family Split Apart as Father Faces Deportationby Karl W Hoffman on Sep. 19, 2010, under Uncategorized
My God how did we get here?
And What Do We Do To Stop it?
Families, suddenly torn apart and permanently split by governments is not a new tactic for tyrannous leaders and arrogantly scared citizens fearing the watering down of their culture or to build the master race. But here in the United States of America at the beginning of the 21st century, what we are all doing is shameless. Is this the country we are proud to turn over to our children after raising them to share?
A father who came here when he was welcome, worked 20 years and raised a family, must soon visit his wife and children through the mesh of a steel fence. Yet he holds no hatred, even though if he is deported to a violent country with a collapsing government there is little chance of ever gaining legal status in his lifetime. His family will lose a valuable asset to their income and could possibly end up on welfare. The trauma to the children is devastating and will scar them for life. Regardless of the cause, these situations are all too abundant for a civilized country and the leader of the fee world, or are we?
We spend billions of dollars to aid families globally but destroy families in our own country?
Stop for just a moment and think how many Americans would site idle and accept the rules to change in the middle of a football game?
Hysterically lumping all the immigration and border security issues together in hopes of finding blanket solutions is ludicrous, because we the people will never agree on any total solution even if it means sacrificing some small portion of our personal agendas or clouding our definition of who we are as an American. So lets slice the pie up and work on solutions to each piece.
I am a parent of a beautiful daughter that has been battling an addiction to Mexican Meth and losing, but this still has nothing to do with the splitting up of families.
The Border between America and Mexico is unsecured and the drug wars in Mexico are dangerously close and at times spilling over. Communities large and small throughout this country are feeling the effects of the drug wars. These are problems that desperately need to be addressed, but we all must keep in mind that they have absolutely nothing to do with splitting up established families in the United States, regardless of how they got here.
Haaa, but the mantra is always “They Broke the Law,” as if the word “They” removes the responsibility of any personal recognition or human compassion. How many Americans, fib on their income tax, drive 8mph over the speed limit, had a glass of wine with dinner and drove home, or committed countless other heinous infractions against humanity. Are our families destroyed for these actions or the actions of others?
Community rallies to stop the deportation of Tucson man
Calls for Napolitano to defer deportation of Alfonso Morales-Macias
What: Press conference, Week of action to keep Tucson family together
Where: Southside Presbyterian Church, 317 W 23rd Street (10th Ave. and
When: Monday, September 20, 12 p.m. (noon)
Tucson, Arizona – September 20, 2010 – On Monday, September 27 Alfonso
Morales-Macias – a husband, father of two and Tucson resident for over 20
years – is scheduled to be deported to Mexico by Immigration and Customs
Enforcement. Faith leaders and community advocates are rallying the week
of September 20-27 to keep the Morales family together; volunteers and
supporters plan to flood the offices of Immigration Officials with calls
and faxes to stop Morales’ deportation.
Morales and his wife came to Tucson 20 years ago. Their daughter and son
were both born in Tucson and are U.S. citizens. Their daughter, a senior
at Sunnyside High School, plans to study to be a veterinarian at the
University of Arizona. Their son is in the sixth grade at Ocotillo
Elementary School where he serves as a student body leader and is earning
straight “A”s in the gifted and talented classes.
In September 2007, the Border Patrol performed a late-night raid at a
Tucson Wal-Mart. Agents arrested Morales, an employee, as he was inside
mopping the floor. After being held in detention, Morales posted an
immigration bond to allow him to fight to stay with his family and
litigate the case in Immigration Court.
“Alfonso’s case clearly demonstrates precisely the need for a swift
overhaul of immigration. Alfonso is a loving family man, tax payer and
home owner who has positively contributed to our community. He is a
reflection of the values that the Tucson community holds dear and we will
fight to ensure that he may continue to love and support his family and
this community,” says Attorney Margo Cowan.
Unless we act now, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will tear
Alfonso Morales-Macias away from his wife and two children.
The simplicity of our actions could be directed to help those who are here and encourage those who are coming here to do it legally.