Illegal is illegal.
In a move that doubles down on America’s right as a sovereign nation to enforce its immigration laws, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will proceed with the deportation of the caregiver of a 6-year-old paraplegic boy, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
Yancarlos Mendez, the sole provider and trained medical caregiver of the boy, Ricky Solis, is in the country illegally after overstaying a visit, according to the newspaper.
ICE said Mendez “entered the United States lawfully under the Visa Waiver Program before violating the program terms by overstaying his visit for a period exceeding two years.”
Under the program, participants waive their right to a hearing before an immigration judge and are subject to detention prior to their removal.
“I can’t believe this,” Mendez said, when informed of ICE’s decision. “Why is this happening?”
Well, it’s because you are a foreign nation illegally in a country you have no rights to be in — Mendez was taken into custody after being stopped in November for driving without a valid license, his second such offense, The Enquirer reported.
Mendez, 27, has dual citizenship in Spain and the Dominican Republic, and has lived with the boy’s mother, Sandra Mendoza, since 2014 — the child was identified as a U.S. citizen, though the mother’s status is unclear.
As the media is often known to do in support of illegal immigration, The Enquirer did a full feature on the 6-year-old boy to tug at the heartstrings of Americans, noting that Mendez is the only father figure he has known.
The boy was paralyzed from the waist down after an automobile accident in February and his mother, who had to quit her job in a pizza restaurant to care for him, can’t pay her rent this month without the illegal immigrant who is said to be her fiancee.
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