Vargas doesn't qualify for Obama's deportation freeze
Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Jun 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm
If he were just one year younger, Mountain View High School grad and immigration reform advocate Jose Antonio Vargas would have been relieved of deportation fears on Friday.
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Posted by Law Abiding Patriot, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Jun 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm
Of course Obama favors illegal aliens, as he is an illegal alien himself,.
"But you must not be a felon", isn't crossing the border illegally still a felony? It sure is in Mexico!
Posted by yonatan, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2012 at 12:28 am
A) Please provide your evidence that The President of the United States is a "illegal alien"
B)Jose did not cross the border illegally
C) He is from the Philippines, so I am not sure where your comment about Mexico comes from.
Posted by Mr. DePortum, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2012 at 6:49 am
Follow the law, don't bend it to suit his needs. Needs a one way ticket back to his homeland.
Posted by Rey, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2012 at 7:29 am
Why is this a story? Go interview some people down along California Avenue if you want to find some one who this change in policy applies to. Either that or find an Asian or East Indian student now at a local university paying California resident tuition at worst, or on a free ride at best, who this policy might also apply.
As for Vargas, I'm sure he will keep expecting special treatment just because he feels he deserves it.
Posted by Old Ben, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2012 at 10:08 am
How about an amnesty for nonviolent drug offenders first?
Posted by Unamas, a resident of the Waverly Park neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm
Jose crossed the border illegally. As he wrote in "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" published in NY Times
"Lolo scraped together enough money — I eventually learned it was $4,500, a huge sum for him — to pay him to smuggle me here under a fake name and fake passport."
He also had a fake green card, a fake passport, a driver's license.
Posted by Mcbutters, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jun 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm
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No one should get special treatment for being here illegally.
They need to go through due process, just like every other immigrant who has done the right thing.
Deport them and have them go through the proper protocol to be a US citizen or obtain a visa.
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