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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has decided to allow Jesus Berrones ― an undocumented father in Arizona whose five-year-old son is battling cancer ― to stay in the U.S. temporarily. "In an exercise of discretion, ICE has granted Jesus Armando Berrones-Balderas a one-year stay of removal on humanitarian grounds," ICE spokesperson Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe said in a statement Monday. Last week, ICE had denied Berrones' request for a stay and planned to deport the 30-year-old, who is originally from Mexico and has been living in the U.S. since he was one and a half years old. But following significant media coverage of Berrones' situation, the agency reversed its decision. After the one-year stay, Berrones will have to file for a renewal.

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What's the point? How does the country benefit?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-11 07:13 AM | Reply

How does the country benefit?

Without the sole bread winner the kid can't afford treatment so he will die. That is two less poor brown people in america for the cost of one deportation.

At this point I find it hard to believe you really need the thought processes behind these things to be spelled out.

#2 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-02-11 07:31 AM | Reply

The cheap-labor lobby is working overtime on producing sob stories like this. Classical propaganda: argumentem ad liberi. (Think of the children.)

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-11 07:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

"The cheap-labor lobby is working overtime on producing sob stories like this. Classical propaganda: argumentem ad liberi. (Think of the children.)"

Your mother should wash your mouth with soap for making such a hateful comment. Get a grip hater! You're sick! Now, get off my lawn!

#4 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-11 09:28 AM | Reply

That comment of Nulli's though does make me suspect he gets paid to be so hateful. Why else would he try to switch the "cheap labor lobby" to the Democrats when we all KNOW it has been the Republicans since Reagan? Good strategy though, shift our desire for compassion for the dreamers to cheap labor. It's totally a lie but it's a strategy, one that Republicans would probably pay for. Where else do you think all those Koch dollars are going? They are paying thousands of posters on thousands of web sites like this. It's part of their business plan. It's an investment.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-11 09:31 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

(Think of the children.)

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-1

So, NULLI, did your parents find you under a rock?

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-11 11:13 AM | Reply

#5 being hateful is its own reward.

#7 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-02-11 11:26 AM | Reply

I feel safer already

1. sick child will lose a parent
2. family will lose a bread winner
3. sick child will go on public healthcare-Medicaid
4. family will go on welfare

More pain for more cost!

YAY

#8 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-02-11 11:33 AM | Reply

These people need to stay home and fix their own country

Says my mother of Scottish descent
Says my father of German descent.

#9 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-02-11 11:34 AM | Reply

#8 Truth I agree with everything you said.

But I don't care how hard he works, with five kids and one on the way he can't afford to take care of a leukimia victom so I'm sure medicaid (access in Az) is involved. And I'm not saying that to shame him or anybody.

One of my granddaughters has Cystic Fibrosis, you're born with that so prior to ACA (obama care) she had a pre-existing condition. Her medicine cost as much per year as I've made in my better years.

Thanks all you tax payers for helping my family out.

#10 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-02-11 12:02 PM | Reply

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She's doing well right now by the way.

#11 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-02-11 12:04 PM | Reply

How is this guy the sole breadwinner? How can he legally work in the US? I assume, because he was not deported immediately, that he did not use someone else's SS number so that means he is likely working some cash-only type jobs like as a Home Depot day laborer or some such. With prior deportations against him, I doubt he was given a work permit. So, how much money could he possibly be making? $15 per hour? Yet, he 'supports' a family of 5 with a 6th kid on the way. At $15/hour, how much in taxes is he paying (if at all given he is likely working under the table)? 6 kids will cost AZ taxpayers about $60K/year in tuition expenses and I would bet his family is already on a whole host of public assistance even without the cancer issue.

I feel for the kids he and his criminal (aiding and abetting) wife have already popped out. They are US citizens and we, as taxpayers, are on the hook for them. However, it is morally reprehensible for him to sneak into our country and keep popping out kids. He was first deported in 2006. How much would US taxpayers have saved if there was a wall that did not allow him to sneak back in an pop out 6 kids? This goes back to the ultimate lie of the Left when it comes to illegal immigration. According to their math, this guys is a positive impact on the economy because he is working and paying sales tax (even though no payroll taxes) and all the government money going to his family is simply money spent on US citizens ignoring his roll in causing that spending. It is a lie and the American people have woken up to that fact. We either need to build a wall or start to spay and neuter illegals like we do with feral dogs/cats so we can stop them from dumping more kids into a system that is already bankrupt.

#12 | Posted by Rex_Buyt at 2018-02-11 09:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

He may have a temporary work visa as he was granted a stay of removal in 2016:

"In 2016, ICE granted Berrones a stay of removal based on his son's illness. Even when it has grounds for deportation, the agency can use its discretion to grant stays and has commonly done so in the case of individuals caring for a sick child."

This father was brought here when he was a year old. Why not make him a citizen like his wife and children? That way he when he works, he will be certain to pay taxes.

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-11 09:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I wonder how much more this country has paid on Trump's weekly golf outings in one year than we have on this man and his family, even factoring in his son's medical treatment? I wonder how much more of Trump's debt has been written off in bankruptcy than this family has cost the federal government?

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-11 09:34 PM | Reply

There are millions of Americans who would rather help this man and his family than pay for the Grifter-in-Chief go to one of his resorts to eat chocolate cake, hobnob with his 1% friends and celebrate how he and the GOP just passed the biggest tax cut designed to make them all even wealthier.

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-11 09:44 PM | Reply

Berrones, a furniture upholsterer and air conditioning maintenance worker,

www.azcentral.com

#16 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-02-11 10:15 PM | Reply

A non-sequitur, Argumentum ad populum, and a strawman all wedged into 2 posts.

All's left is for Larry, Moe, and Curly to give it a NW! flag.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-02-11 10:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"How is this guy the sole breadwinner?"

How does it matter?

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-11 10:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"However, it is morally reprehensible for him to sneak into our country and keep popping out kids."

Eugenics.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-11 10:22 PM | Reply

"We either need to build a wall or start to spay and neuter illegals like we do with feral dogs/cats so we can stop them from dumping more kids into a system that is already bankrupt."

That's right.
One way or another, we need the filthy uderclass to just go away.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-11 10:27 PM | Reply

Meanwhile, the white patriarchal racist American government wont give him any kind of medical assistance, unlike the utopian government of Mexico which respects human rights and welcomes all third world peoples into into it's bosom, giving them free medical care regardless of the cost to the tax-payers of its own nation. Now that is social justice!

#21 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-12 03:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

This was predicted.

The leftist news organizations will work overtime to find people like this.

Yet, the Dems hiss and will not stand for people who lost their child to MS13 gang members.

#22 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-02-12 11:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

He has been deported before, why not now?

#23 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-02-12 12:19 PM | Reply

He pleaded guilty to a felony charge of solicitation of forgery, which resulted in him being voluntary returned to Mexico when he was 17 or 18. He returned illegally to the U.S. two weeks later, but was voluntary removed again in 2010, Wilkes said, but again returned illegally.

#24 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-12 12:28 PM | Reply

You can whine about the government's actions, but the fault is with Jesus Berrones. He knew he was subject to deportation. He willing committed felonies to stay. He had already been deported twice. So ICE is at fault for enforcing the law?

#25 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-02-12 02:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

You can whine about the government's actions, but the fault is with Jesus Christ.

FTFY!

You know, god's plan and all.

#26 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-12 02:48 PM | Reply

#26 "The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'"

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy."

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-12 02:57 PM | Reply

Not all Trump voters are deplorable:

The missing - consequences of Trump's immigration crackdown

In a rural county that voted for Trump, people are shocked to see friends deported and schoolmates disappear. Now a community is coming to terms with the economic and emotional consequences.

The Trump team insists the actions of the deportation force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is simply a matter of applying the law and delivering a key election pledge.

www.bbc.com

#28 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-12 03:00 PM | Reply

He is a Foreign Citizen. Send him home. If he wants to come here legally, he can get in line. He's had 30 years to take care of his business and become a citizen. And he hasn't even tried. Foreign Nationals that actually want to follow the law and become US citizens have been able to do so since long before Obama's DACA. But there are a couple of things. 1) Why do so many Foreign Nationals who fall under DACA refuse to even try? 2) Why should we be stripping other Nations of thier human resources?

#29 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-02-12 05:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#29 | POSTED BY BOGEY1355

"And ship that cancer ridden cretin along with him; just a bigger drain on our already depleted healthcare reserves."

#30 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-12 05:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What part of illegal do you not understand?

#31 | Posted by Federalist at 2018-02-12 05:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

--www.bbc.com

The CNN of Britain. Yeah, that's a neutral source.

#32 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-12 05:27 PM | Reply

"And ship that cancer ridden cretin along with him; just a bigger drain on our already depleted healthcare reserves."

#30 | Posted by rstybeach11

Are they deporting the whole family?

#33 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-02-12 06:10 PM | Reply

Rusty,

The child (or cretin as you call him) is an American Citizen and is entitled to certain services and protections. The father, however, is a foreign citizen and has been in the continuation of multiple crimes for 30 years. Should we give every criminal a pass and let them out of jail every time one of their kids gets sick?

#34 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-02-12 06:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

One way or another, we need the filthy uderclass to just go away.

#20 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

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I guess that is the difference between us Goofy, I don't want a underclass in this country. I want all US citizens to have the opportunity to better their lives so generational poverty can cease. Dem policies are opposed to that. Not only do they seek to keep the poor people in the US poor and dependent, they actively seek to bring import foreigners to join that underclass. Yes, the Dems love the poor, that is why you keep trying to make more of them.

#35 | Posted by Rex_Buyt at 2018-02-12 08:28 PM | Reply

"I don't want a underclass in this country."

LOL.

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-12 08:32 PM | Reply

Father of leukemia patient who faced deportation granted stay, work permit

The father of a 5-year-old boy battling cancer has been fighting to stay in this country. Jesus Berrones had taken refuge inside a Phoenix church to evade deportation by federal immigration authorities.

On Monday, cheering erupted from inside the house of worship as Berrones' attorney said Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had granted a stay and a one-year work permit.

"I've been here since I was a little kid, so I feel like I'm from here," Berrones said. "I really don't want to be deported because I don't have life over there."

www.cbsnews.com

#37 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-12 08:39 PM | Reply

Burn The Sanctuary Churches!

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-12 08:51 PM | Reply

Burn The Sanctuary Churches!

#38 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

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Take away their tax free status.

#39 | Posted by Rex_Buyt at 2018-02-12 08:54 PM | Reply

On Monday, cheering erupted from inside the house of worship as Berrones' attorney said Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had granted a stay and a one-year work permit.

#37 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

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What is the over/under on baby-momma being pregnant with kid #7 when the stay expires?

#40 | Posted by Rex_Buyt at 2018-02-12 08:59 PM | Reply

#37 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday Yea, He was so interested in being here legally that he committed fraud to remain.
#26 | Posted by rstybeach11, In the civic nature of discourse your FIFY invalidates your argument. Your feelings are revilement. Law worthy of the title is reason divorced from passion. This individual had ample opportunity to correct his status for thirty years. He did not. --- it, --- you is not an argument, it is an admission that you have no argument beyond how you feel. Again, your feelings do not matter.

#41 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-02-12 08:59 PM | Reply

"What is the over/under on baby-momma being pregnant with kid #7 when the stay expires?"

What is the over under on a MIRACLE?

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-12 09:03 PM | Reply

"I have to stay here for my family and help my son with his chemo treatment," Jesus Berrones told ABC News earlier on Monday. "I want to have a chance to be here legally, so I can fix my papers, and be with my family. They need me."

abcnews.go.com

#43 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-12 09:04 PM | Reply

I guess empathy is a diminishing resource

#44 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-02-12 09:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

She's doing well right now by the way.

Good to hear it Bruce. May she live a long and happy life.

#45 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-12 09:07 PM | Reply

#44 | Posted by truthhurts, Empathy is the rational for personal charity, not law. The worst laws ever passed in this country were passed in a period of passion. Remember the Patriot Act which Bush the lesser passed, then Obama strengthened?

#46 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-02-12 09:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Empathy is the rational for personal charity, not law."

Slavery wouldn't be illegal then.

#47 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-12 11:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#47 | Posted by snoofy No relevance. First, reread the thirteenth amendment, slavery is still legal,(penal slavery is allowed). Secondly, most opposition to slavery was not the abolitionist. But white men who had to compete in a labor market with cheep slave labor. In 1776 almost every one of the colonies had practiced slavery, including New York and Mass. Banks and insurance companies made a lion's share of the profits from slavery in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. You can argue the morality of slavery, but unfortunately then as now, the siren call of cash money always trumps morality. The more basic question is does the federal government have the power to control who enters this country. The constitution and the courts have upheld this power sense early in the 19th century. Just because some one enters on his own acord, does not give him any right to remain.

#48 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-02-13 09:12 AM | Reply

You're really claiming that law is not based on morality?

Remember it's We the People...

We get to decide on what our nation is and IMO helping a father support his kid through a health crisis is who we should be.

#49 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-02-13 09:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"...with cheep slave labor." - #48 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-02-13 09:12 AM

That ain't chicken feed!

#50 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-13 09:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#49 | Posted by truthhurts, Are the problems of any individual the responsibility of the rest of the country? If you are so motivated, I am sure that you can contribute to a fund to pay for their medical bills, which is already being paid for by the rest of us. Besides we already are helping this individual and millions of other Mexican and other non citizens with health care, education and a superior infrastructure including welfare which they are all to happy to take advantage of while they are here at a rate three times that of natives. The Democrats look for potential votes from illegal aliens, (or actual votes where no proof of identification or citizenship is required to vote such as California), and the Republicans look for a cheep compliant source of labor. Power and money is not a good reason to form a policy, but that is the case in most of history. An open border would be nice, but try and sneak into Mexico, and see what happens. There is a real double standard here. Mexicans feel entitled to live in the Estados Unitos but assert their sovereignty when aliens reside in their country. Aliens in Mexico are not entitled to any government benefits, including health care and non citizens are even precluded from owning an inch of land in Mexico.

#51 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-02-13 11:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I don't know if people remember the story about the cancer and genetic researcher who was to be deported, but this is an update:

Kansas chemistry professor facing deportation granted new stay

www.kten.com

#52 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-13 11:19 AM | Reply

So much hatred. Chill. A child is dying of cancer. ICE commutes the deportation of the father. Sounds like a garden variety exercise of discretion. What's the big deal?

#53 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-02-13 11:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gods Day Planner

1. Make the sun rise.
2. Give Jesus Berrones' son cancer.
3. Lunch.

#54 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-13 01:46 PM | Reply

#53 The big deal is because a sick kids dad is not deported America will not be #MAGA.

#55 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-13 01:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ahhh righties proving daily that they're unabashed scum.

#56 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-13 02:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"MAGA" is the sound a brainless zombie makes.

#57 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-02-13 09:17 PM | Reply

Re: #56 by JPW

Seriously.

#58 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-02-13 09:19 PM | Reply

So now we must ask Why does ICE hate America?

#59 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-02-13 09:36 PM | Reply

Everybody posting here is a descendant of immigrants, many of them "illegal", unless they were native Americans (or African slaves). There wasn't any such thing as "illegal" immigration until the WASPS decided they were getting too many Irish and Italians (Catholics, you know). Now the Irish and Italians want to keep the "illegals" out. Funny, though, I don't hear any complaints about "illegal" Russians, East Europeans from former Soviet states, Irish (still). But then, they're white, so...

#60 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-02-13 10:05 PM | Reply

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