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Sunday, June 29, 2014

A little-known immigration law helps undocumented minors arriving alone in this country stay here legally if they have been "abused, abandoned, or neglected," according to the Department of Homeland Security. The law, officially known as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, was first enacted by Congress in 1990. "Not every kid that applies gets to stay. Not every kid who enters can even apply. ... You have to be without your parents. There are minimum requirements, but then there's also the rigorous process of immigration, so not every kid gets to stay," said Rebeca Salmon, an immigration attorney and the executive director of Access to Law, an organization that provides low-cost legal services.

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I'm sure they will be coached to claim abuse.

#1 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-06-29 01:42 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

The law, officially known as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, was first enacted in 1990. Tobacco farmers find that young Hispanic kids are the best "pickers" George HW Bush pushed this law thru to repay the folks in tobacco states. And to punish the farm worker organizers.

Conservatives Republicans in farm states, are addicted to cheap and sometimes under-age labor.

#2 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-29 07:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

Americas in farm states, are addicted to cheap and sometimes under-age labor.
....
Fixed that for you, its a country wide problem and goes on both sides of the isle. To claim its a once sided issues like that is pure finger pointing.

#3 | Posted by zack991 at 2014-06-29 08:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Law allows undocumented minors arriving alone in this country to stay here legally if they have been "abused, abandoned, or neglected," ? Well of course it does. The gate's open for the entire world of "abused, abandoned, and/or neglected children or adults. Don't need no stinking border or immigration control.

#4 | Posted by lel2007 at 2014-06-29 08:57 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

#2

I'd ask for a link to that steaming pile but experience says you have none. That said, it is a flawed person that attaches partisan politics to a process to deal with immigration issues related to juveniles under the jurisdiction of state guardianship and juvenile courts. www.ilrc.org

#5 | Posted by et_al at 2014-06-29 11:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Want you kid to stay? Abuse them.

#6 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-06-30 12:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

A local report here brought up a point that is causing problems:

ICE: What is your father's name?

Child: Papi.

ICE: What is your mother's name?

Child: Mama.

ICE: Where do you come from?

Child: Home.

How can you send them back when you don't know where to send them?

#7 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-06-30 12:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

CSPAN call in shows offer objective call-in comments based upon Party and ideology. It illustrates the incorrect false claim that the supposed polls that the media claims indicates Americans are OK with amnesty (i.e. immigration reform). At least eighty percent of callers to CSPAN regardless of Party are opposed to amnesty and more immigration. They want our government to concentrate on fixing America because it is broken, and to forget those that want us destroying American even faster by sticking our nose in other country's business.

"Rumors have started in Central America Honduras and Guatemala that the USA is going easy on unaccompanied young children." Gee I wonder who started these rumors.

www.c-span.org

First call at 10 minutes from Brooklyn. Interesting comments from viewers.

#8 | Posted by Robson at 2014-06-30 11:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

Conservatives Republicans in farm states, are addicted to cheap and sometimes under-age labor.

#2 | POSTED BY SAMMYAZ_RI AT 2014-06-29 07:41 PM | FLAG:

Never been to California huh?

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-07-01 07:15 AM | Reply | Flag:

"At least eighty percent of callers to CSPAN regardless of Party are opposed to amnesty and more immigration."

Because most people don't sit around listening to call in shows, we have lives. And hey, don't even consider the effects of the War on Drugs in those countries just hate the kids trying to escape. Brilliant.
It's like NAFTA. Americans think only they suffered because of NAFTA.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-01 08:15 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Instead of compassion, it seems the kneejerk reaction of rightwingers is anger and suspicion and a desire to kick them all out. No wonder there are so many kids who go unadopted in America.

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-01 11:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

Central American and Mexican parents have an obligation to take care of their kids, not struggling Americans. Why aren't the wealthy oligarchs from these countries sharing their wealth to make them better countries? It's the same reason the Waltons don't share their wealth in the USA to make us a better nation.

The Democrats want a bigger constituency of impoverished people that will lock in their power base. Poor gives them votes.

The Republicans want cheap labor just as they do in Mexico and China. Both Parties are corrupt and serve only those that own them.

#12 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-01 01:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

The Republicans want cheap labor just as they do in Mexico and China. Both Parties are corrupt and serve only those that own them.

#12 | Posted by Robson

Tell me why the dems are pushing for open borders and the repubs are pushing for a tighter border. Splain that rob.

#13 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-07-01 01:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

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