21 June 2007

special what's going on here...

Missing Soldier's Wife Faces Deportation

While the U.S. military searches for a soldier missing in Iraq, kidnapped by insurgents possibly allied with al Qaeda, his wife back home in Massachusetts may be deported by the U.S. government.

Army Spec. Alex Jimenez, who has been missing since his unit was attacked by insurgents in Iraq on May 12, had petitioned for a green card for his wife, Yaderlin Hiraldo, whom he married in 2004.
CBS News

Mrs. Jimenez came to this country to marry her husband at a military base. She is following the guidelines set out for immigration. If she is deported, she will not be able to reenter the U.S. for 10 years! If her husband is found alive, she won't be able to see him. If her husband is found murdered, she won't be able to visit his grave.

I simply can't believe this.

Is this government staffed by real people? People who have sensibility, compassion and caring? People who have an idea what it is to be human? People who see the injustice of rules and regulations that are against the presiding principles of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution?

The really sad thing about these people is that they are usually the ones who espouse with verbal violence their belief in Leviticus 19:18 & Matthew 22:37-40 - Love thy neighbor as thyself...

This is a story that Rufus Wainwright's new song - Going to a Town
- addresses.

I'm going to a town that has already been burned down
I'm going to a place that is already been disgraced
I'm gonna see some folks who have already been let down.
I'm so tired of America

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