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Friday, February 09, 2018

Adi lived in America for nearly 40 years. He has a wife who is a US citizen, and four daughters who are also US citizens. He owns several businesses in his adopted hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. A week ago, he was deported. Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan describes Adi as a "pillar" of their community, who creates jobs with his multiple businesses and distributes hundreds of turkeys to the poor on Thanksgiving. For years, the House Democrat has been fighting for Adi to remain in America and it was his efforts that secured consecutive stays of the deportation order. "If you would see the breadth of support that this gentleman has, from whether it's his Italian-Irish Catholic congressman or an African-American Pentecostal Republican woman who is supporting him or the working-class people I saw in his shop the day they thought he was going to get deported ... to show support for him," Ryan told CNN in an interview. Among Adi's businesses are a hooka bar, a convenience store and a deli.

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Republicans suck ----

#1 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-02-09 12:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

More from the article:

Adi and his second wife Fidaa, a US citizen, arranged to leave the United States at their own expense in early January. They sold the family home and prepared to say goodbye to everyone... "On January 4th, ICE called to say that they canceled the departure date -- that he should not depart as scheduled and that no new date was set."

But according to Leopold [his lawyer], Adi was asked instead to report to ICE local headquarters on January 15 for a routine check-in to discuss the case. Adi was escorted by several supporters including Ryan, but he was taken into custody without being given a reason.

Adi was not able to see his family before being put on a plane to Amman on January 30.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-09 12:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Was he a bad Hombre? Cause thats who Trump said he wanted to deport, right?

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-02-09 12:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Mattis is doing the right thing:

Troops, veterans are now 'protected' from deportation

The approximately 800 service members whose military service was put in limbo by President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program will not be deported, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.

Mattis told reporters Thursday that he has finalized an agreement with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to put the military's "Dreamers" in a protected status.

"Anyone who is in the delayed enlistment program, in other words they are already signed up and they are waiting to go into boot camp, anyone on active duty and anyone in the active reserves and anyone with an honorable discharge is, right now, except for two possible exceptions, they will not be subject to any kind of deportation."

"The only two exceptions would be if for some reason they have committed a serious felony, and I realize even a low-level felony apparently does not put you in that category ... that could jeopardize them. They are just like any other citizen," Mattis said.

www.militarytimes.com

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-09 12:46 AM | Reply

I hate it when someone takes away pillar.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-02-09 08:08 AM | Reply

Among Adi's businesses are a hooka bar

Hooka bars... no.10 cause of lung cancer and no.3 cause of sexually transmitted diseases and no.1 for looking plain stupid.

On second thought, screw pillar.

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-02-09 08:12 AM | Reply

"Mattis is doing the right thing:
Troops, veterans are now 'protected' from deportation"

While I agree with his action it still does undermine Trump's claim that Obama's EO on DACA was unconstitutional because if it was then Mattis's actions are too.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-09 11:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Good riddance!

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-09 12:09 PM | Reply

Jeff, you really are not very good at what you are trying to do.

#9 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-02-09 01:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If you really want to get the job done, send in Frank Cotton!

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-09 01:17 PM | Reply

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"Mattis is doing the right thing:
Troops, veterans are now 'protected' from deportation"

Special privileges for the military?
Mmm, that's good fascism!

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-09 05:15 PM | Reply

Guy had a congressman step in.

Time was that was enough to get a Presidents attention.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2018-02-09 05:29 PM | Reply

I cannot wait until one of your family members or someone close to you or them, get deported. When it's someone you know then maybe it will strike home with you what your racist traitorous hero and your racist and traitorous political party are doing is pure evil.

#13 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-02-09 07:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

40 years and the guy still didn't become a US citizen, good riddance.

#14 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-02-09 11:35 PM | Reply

Conclusion of the article:

Amer Adi says he'll continue to fight to return to the US.

"I am for a humane pathway for good people who want to participate in the American dream and who have contributed to this country for 40 years and are an American in every sense of the word," he said.

A day after arriving in Amman, a city he barely recognizes now, Adi was still in shock and disbelief.

"The American dream started 40 years ago for me ... I built this whole thing scratch from nothing. Even if anybody wants to stop that American dream, I won't let them. I'm going to keep the fight going," an emotional Adi told CNN.

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-09 11:59 PM | Reply

I guess this is what making America great again looks like?

Perhaps Bozo, or Null, or Mandrea want to explain how this makes America great again.

The guy owns several businesses. He employs the people of his community. He gives to the needy. He pays taxes. Seems like he was making America great. Especially his local community.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-10 03:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

How is this action a net positive for the USA?

#17 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-02-11 01:28 PM | Reply

"40 years and the guy still didn't become a US citizen, good riddance."

Most Americans would happily trade him for you. We need more like him and less like you.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-11 01:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How is this action a net positive for the USA?

It's not.

Nothing Trump has done has been positive for the USA.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-11 01:35 PM | Reply

Special privileges for the military?
Mmm, that's good fascism!

They served or are about to serve in our military, protecting the freedoms of the idiot liberals on this blog.

It's called "earned" citizenship. I say bravo for them and totally agree with giving this type of citizenship..

#20 | Posted by boaz at 2018-02-11 03:35 PM | Reply

Perhaps Bozo, or Null, or Mandrea want to explain how this makes America great again.

Ever notice that blindfold on Lady law? It means if you are guilty, you are guilty.

The guy owns several businesses. He employs the people of his community. He gives to the needy. He pays taxes.

But he never had time to apply for citizenship? Seems to me he was more of a citizen of another country working in the U.S....illegally.

#21 | Posted by boaz at 2018-02-11 03:39 PM | Reply

But he never had time to apply for citizenship? Seems to me he was more of a citizen of another country working in the U.S....illegally.

#21 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Do you even have a compassionate neuron in your brain housing group?

Seems to me his entire life here consisted of legal battles to become an American Citizen. He even had a bill in Congress to help him due to his efforts to resolve the legal quagmire he was stuck in.

Since you didn't seem to know that tells me you didn't even bother to read the article.

A good man's life is destroyed. His family torn apart. And you can't even bother yourself to read the article.

Our country could use more of his kind and less or yours.

Then we could make America great.

Or at least a More Perfect Union.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-11 04:00 PM | Reply

"But he never had time to apply for citizenship? Seems to me he was more of a citizen of another country working in the U.S....illegally."

If you read the article, you will see Adi has been fighting very hard to stay here:

For more than 20 years, his life has been a legal battle. But with the help of an Ohio congressman, he was able to remain in the US. That all changed when US President Donald Trump took office last year and doubled down on immigration.

#23 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-11 04:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--His family torn apart.

Something preventing him taking his family back home?

#24 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-11 04:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Something preventing him taking his family back home?

Most people who don't see wives and children as mere property that can be dragged around would realize that as US citizens they all probably have their own things going on here.

#25 | Posted by JOE at 2018-02-11 06:37 PM | Reply

"Ever notice that blindfold on Lady law? It means if you are guilty, you are guilty."

OJ Simpson.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-11 06:50 PM | Reply

Something preventing him taking his family back home?

#24 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

What do you think?

Why do you and people like you support more suffering in the world is beyond me. It really seems evil to me. Have you People been processed by evil demons? People really believe in that stuff. Maybe demons do exist. How can one explains what has happened to us as a People. How can we forget who we are and where we come from so quickly.

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."―Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources--because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples." ―Lyndon B. Johnson

"We asked for workers. We got people instead."―Max Frisch

"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out."―Tony Blair

"My folks came to U.S. as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens. I was born in Boston, a citizen, went to Hollywood and became an alien."--Leonard Nimoy

"I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong." ―President George Washington

The sadest part, to me, is that you and so many like you really don't give a rats arse what this has done to his life or his family.

Which means to me so many more will have to suffer needlessly before America comes to it's senses.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-11 06:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Seems to me he was more of a citizen of another country working in the U.S....illegally."

Yeah. The question was, how does kicking him out #MAGA.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-11 07:04 PM | Reply

"Something preventing him taking his family back home?"

His wife and children are American citizens. This is their home. Adi has lived here with his family for almost 40 years. This, too, is his home.

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-11 08:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

His wife and children are American citizens. This is their home. Adi has lived here with his family for almost 40 years. This, too, is his home.

#29 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

You are speaking a foreign language to someone who has fallen under the spell of this Trumpian/Russian strategy of spreading chaos and dividing the tribes of Man. Keeping the hoi polloi divided and fighting lets the wealthy do as a they please. In this hateful philosophy it seems that having empathy or compassion for your fellow man is and a concern for social justice has become a sign of weakness.

#30 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-11 09:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Something preventing him taking his family back home?

#24 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

His family was home, the only home they had ever known. Perhaps you should consider going back to Trumpsylvania where you came from. They don't mind blood suckers there.

#31 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-12 12:11 PM | Reply

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