Immigration reality: NC community rallies to stop deportation

Immigration ReformCritics of the immigration reform bill being pushed by the so called “Gang of Eight” universally oppose any efforts that create a pathway to citizenship, suggesting instead that we simply enforce the laws that are on the books.

While the suggestion sounds reasonable enough, the truth is we Americans are a compassionate people and will not stand idly by as those here illegally are forcibly deported. Particularly when considering they may be your next door neighbor who’s children grew up with yours.

Even in more clear cut cases, the reaction will be much the same.

Case in point is Fabiana Palomo-Muñiz, a Mexican citizen recently arrested in North Carolina after she attempted to leave the scene of accident — she was charged with driving without a license and resisting arrest, as reported by the Examiner.

While being processed, deputies discovered that Palomo-Muñiz was in the country illegally and had actually been deported in 2003.

Surprisingly, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has decided to deport her.

ICE spokesman Vincent Picard confirmed that she “does not quality for procedural discretion due to a previous deportation in 2003 and (her) illegal reentry into the country, which constitutes a federal crime,” according to Latino Fox News.

Palomo Muñiz has lived in the city of Durham for eight years and is described as a “community activist” at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Her supporters claim that the entire incident was a “misunderstanding,” the Examiner adds, saying Palomo-Muñiz speaks only Spanish and could not understand the officer’s instructions.

A vigil in support of Palomo Muñiz was held Monday at the Immaculate Conception Church, where dozens of friends and acquaintances — see American citizens — called for her release.

In addition, NC Dream Team, an “immigrant rights” advocacy group, has organized a campaign to place telephone calls to the ICE offices and to the Wake County jail to prevent the deportation.

This incident should serve as a reminder that when looking at individual cases involving people who are established in the community, the notion of “enforcing our laws,” which equates to sending them all home, is not as realistic as some may think.

The biggest surprise thus far regarding Palomo-Muñiz is that the national media has not rallied to her cause.

In the end, the issue of immigration reform in this country is a very complex problem complicated by a lackadaisical attitude by most Americans the past 20-30 years. If the answer is to “get tough,” then it will need to start with the disposition of the American people.

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Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.He can be reached at TomTillisonFL@gmail.com
About Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review. He can be reached at TomTillisonFL@gmail.com

  • D. Porter

    This is like a bunch of burglars rallying against getting jail time. Just deport these obnoxious parasites and be done with it.

    • Dr. Dan

      She has been here how many years and cannot speak the language? Yea she really wants to assimilate.

      • Linda Hoskinson

        I totally agree with you, Dr Dan. Thanks for saying what I was thinking!

    • uma

      its not about legal or illegal. this is not an ideological battle of left vs right, GOP vs Dems, Socialism vs liberty. This is warfare against White people.

      Why do hostile globalist elite defend Israel as a Jewish ethnostate with Jewish only immigration, but ravage White majority Europe/North America into a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian non-White colonization?

      East Asia is 99% yellow. Africa is 90% Black. West Asia is 99% Brown. But 3rd world colonizers are aggressively advancing their agenda by annihilating gullible Whites, just as China annihilates Tibet.

      Why do gullible Whites cuckold for murderous anti-White elite, who confiscate our guns, infiltrate/subvert our banks & espionage agencies, indoctrinate White kids in academia/mass media, plunder White jobs/wages, & butcher White soldiers in bankrupting wars?

      "Native" Americans are not native. They invaded from East Asia. Yellow & Brown races committed 10-times more genocide, slavery, imperialism than Whites. Since Old-Testament, Whites have been victims of Jewish/Crypto-Jewish, Turkic, Muslim, N.African imperialism, slavery, genocide.

      Gullible Whites should reject subversive anti-White ideologies – libertarianism, feminism, liberalism, & reject hostile slanders of racism. Love to all humanity, but White people must organize to advance their interests, their fertility, their homelands. Spread this message. Reading list: goo.gl/iB777 , goo.gl/htyeq , amazon.com/dp/0759672229 , amazon.com/dp/1410792617

  • John Zschoche

    Without insults, 25 cent words, being crude plain and simple. She was deported in 2003 which means she wasn't allowed back until 2013 She broke the law she wouldn't even quaify under the Gang of eight. Send her home. Next time jail her then send her home.

  • Larry Mellette

    Bye

  • Michael Nappi

    Am I compassionate, yes to a point, but the author does not speak for me or the entire country.

    My paternal grandparents were both immigrants. They came to the country legally, passing through Ellis Island.

    America should always remain the bastion of freedom it long has been, but the fact remains there are legal ways of entering and illegal ways. Those immigrants that enter the country illegally or who stay past the expiration of their visa are ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

    There can be no free ride for them just because they are already here. This is not an issue of political correctness, it is a matter of national security and public safety.

    Immigrants are just going to have to wait and go through channels like everyone else. Perhaps we can speed up the process for them by disbanding the DHS and using those workers for immigration investigation.