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Friday, May 19, 2017

A mother of two in Fairfax County has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers after a routine check-in Thursday. Now, her likely deportation is stirring up strong opinions on both sides of the immigration debate. Liliana Cruz Mendez, 30, was first arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents in February 2006, and an immigration judge ordered her to leave the country later that year, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell. The Salvadoran immigrant later came under ICE supervision in 2013 after court records say a police officer pulled her over for a broken headlight and cited her for driving without a license. She was convicted of a misdemeanor offense and paid an $11 fine, according to court records.

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$11 dollar fine for driving without a license? Ordered to leave the country in 2006 and never did!

#1 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 01:52 AM | Reply

Your tax dollars at work!

Crassus, or Mackris for that matter, explain how this helps the American economy and American workers.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-05-20 01:53 AM | Reply

What does this have to do with the economy or workers?

#3 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 01:57 AM | Reply

El Salvador is a poor country that's been plagued by gang violence. There are 2 million Salvadorans in the U.S. That's almost a third of the entire population of El Salvador itself, Central America's smallest country. 40% of the population live in poverty while a tiny elite lives in luxury. The economy's long been in the cellar, and the country still seems as politically polarized as it did when right-wing death squads terrorized the place a generation ago. Remittances from the huge Salvadoran population in the U.S. keep the Salvadoran economy a float.

For decades US foreign policy placed the interests of Chiquita Banana over the best interests of the Salvadorian people. El Salvador has a much lower murder rate than Honduras, but both countries are just pawns in the projection of US power across the hemisphere. The last election in 2014 put a leftist President in charge and the military refused to overthrow him. That is progress.

But nobody gives s $#!t. Send her back to the violent gangs which feed the US drug habit. According to Sessions, things will get better when we accelerate the drug war.

#4 | Posted by nutcase at 2017-05-20 06:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If their country is so bad one would expect them to obey and respect our laws.

#5 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 09:07 AM | Reply

Everybody in this country has broken traffic laws. Treating this mom as a criminal worthy of deportation because of minor traffic offenses is a joke.

The country's not a better place because we're sending people like her away. No one is safer because of this.

#6 | Posted by rcade at 2017-05-20 09:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It has little to do with broken traffic laws, it has to do with she was ordered to leave the country 7 years prior. She was caught without a license because she wasn't supposed to be in the country in the first place.

#7 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 09:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The country's not a better place if we continue to just ignore our laws, doing such makes us less safe.

#8 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 09:47 AM | Reply

What laws do we get to choose to ignore?

#9 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 09:48 AM | Reply

What a riot.

Arguing on one thread we need to follow laws, and on another, that contacts with the Russians undermining Presidential sanctions shouldn't be addressed.

#10 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-05-20 09:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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Yes it is a riot, have not shown contacts let alone that it was contacts to undermine sanctions, now that's a hoot!

#11 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 09:59 AM | Reply

We don't get to politically assume things either like it broke the law, facts are important in our laws and it's a riot for those who think differently.

#12 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 10:01 AM | Reply

"have not shown contacts let alone that it was contacts to undermine sanctions"

You're either a liar or an ostrich. The fact Flynn spoke to the Russians about sanctions the day of the Obama sanctions has been proven, and admitted. Sally Yates had the recording, and told the White House lawyer.

thehill.com

www.politico.com

Even Priebus admitted it, and yet you keep denying it.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-05-20 10:06 AM | Reply

crASSus - American Traitor

#14 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-05-20 10:11 AM | Reply

It takes a world-class apologist to deny what the principles involved in the incident have admitted.

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-05-20 10:19 AM | Reply

Um, you keep going on about Flynn, where is he now?

#16 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 10:20 AM | Reply

Danforth,

You spelled a***ole wrong.

#17 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-05-20 10:28 AM | Reply

Can I ignore paying taxes to support her and her kin folk?

#18 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2017-05-20 11:43 AM | Reply

$11 dollar fine for driving without a license? Ordered to leave the country in 2006 and never did!

#1 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 01:52 AM | Re

The rule of law means NOTHING to open border people and others......only if there's an "R" somewhere around the objects name.

this is just more proof.

#19 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-05-20 12:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"This is just more proof".... meaning other comments here.....not your post Crassus...of course.

#20 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-05-20 12:39 PM | Reply

more proof...just on a different current topic...

"It was just a few short years ago that the left and their friends in the media defended Weiner against allegations he was preying on young girls and viciously attacked Andrew Breitbart for his reporting on the issue."

there recorded COMMENTS FROM WEINER AND THE MEDIA HERE....

townhall.com

#21 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-05-20 12:43 PM | Reply

and I'll let you fine people get back to your moral outrage and scare tactics.

#22 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-05-20 12:45 PM | Reply

Before you go, tell us which side you agree with. Was Brietbart wrong, or are the leakers right?

#23 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-05-20 12:52 PM | Reply

"What does this have to do with the economy or workers?"

So you're saying kicking illegals out isn't supposed to have any impact on the economy, or workers? Why do it then? I could see targeting hardened criminals, but not this person. Tell me what's gained by this.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-05-20 04:37 PM | Reply

"Tell me what's gained by this."

What's lost by telling everybody they can ignore immigration laws because we'll turn a blind eye and do nothing as long as they're not a violent criminal. It's like telling Wall Street they don't need to worry about financial regulations unless they do something *really* bad.

#25 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-05-20 08:41 PM | Reply

"It's like telling Wall Street they don't need to worry about financial regulations unless they do something *really* bad."

Hell, last time around, we told Wall Street they don't need to worry about financial regulations, even when they do something really bad.

#26 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-05-20 08:43 PM | Reply

Tell me what's gained by this.

The enforcement of the law!

#27 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 08:55 PM | Reply

Good thing there's not a law against stupid, eh, MW?

#28 | Posted by Corky at 2017-05-20 08:56 PM | Reply

Yes, other wise you would be in violation!

#29 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-20 08:58 PM | Reply

Ow, you got me there. No one could have predicted that retort.

you got me, you really got me

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#30 | Posted by Corky at 2017-05-20 09:04 PM | Reply

"The enforcement of the law!"

I believe what the other person was asking was what was gained by having that law at all.

#31 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-05-20 10:53 PM | Reply

#21 | POSTED BY AFKABL2

Babbles, the Deflector in Chief.

#32 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-05-20 10:56 PM | Reply

What's the point of ever ordering someone deported if they will never be deported, even when being found still in the country by law enforcement many years after being ordered to leave? Either laws get enforced or they don't. What type of society do we want to live in?

#33 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-05-21 01:55 AM | Reply

Um, you keep going on about Flynn, where is he now?

#16 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

Probably busy ------- Kelly Ann in a effort to stay out of a federal penitentiary.

#34 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-05-21 11:32 AM | Reply

Headline is misleading at best as the broken tail light is just an incidental detail and has nothing to do with why she is being told to leave the country. Also, driving without a license is potentially very dangerous. You could very easily kill someone else on the road if you don't know the who has the right of way, what signs mean, etc. Not sure why elements of the left seem to have this desire to encourage law breaking by visitors from other countries but we already have a huge problem in this country with unequal enforcement of the law and all of it is harmful.

#35 | Posted by Sully at 2017-05-21 11:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Also, driving without a license is potentially very dangerous. You could very easily kill someone else on the road if you don't know the who has the right of way, what signs mean, etc."

If you never had a license, and never drove a car, maybe. But that's not at all clear.

"Because undocumented immigrants aren't allowed to get a driver's license in Virginia, she pled guilty to a misdemeanor offense of driving without a license and paid a $100 fine." time.com

"She is a nonviolent offender ... We're breaking up a family I do not think any of us can be proud of that policy," Connolly said. wtop.com

Sully are you going on record to say the deportation of this woman, mother of two American children, is what's best for this country?

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-05-21 10:21 PM | Reply

I'm going on the record as saying that when a court makes a lawful order that is not overturned on appeal, it is in the best interests of this country to have that lawful order carried out. In this case, yes, she should be deported. (Harsh, I know.) Arguably, the real problem is that deportation proceedings were ever started against her in the first place.

#37 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-05-22 02:09 PM | Reply

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