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Crossroads of hope and fear: Stories from a desert bus station (It's not fair to deport us...)
CNN ^ | 6/21/14 | Catherine E. Shoichet

Posted on 06/21/2014 5:48:16 AM PDT by jimbo123

A mother and daughter lean against the bus station wall, huddled together under a cream-colored blanket. Their eyes droop as exhaustion sets in.

They spent the past few days in detention, and Ana Maria worries about what the future holds.

But even as questions swirl in her head, this 28-year-old mother says one thing is certain: "I do not want to go back to Guatemala."

It's been three years since she last saw her husband, who works in a restaurant in Portland, Oregon. Now he's just three bus rides and 34 hours away.

She's excited to bring her family back together, find a job that pays well and watch her 10-year-old daughter Greisy succeed in school.

"We came here," she says, "to fight."

Ana Maria and Greisy are part of a surge of mothers and children from Central America who authorities say are illegally crossing the border into the United States.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; borderwars; invasion; massamnesty
"It is not fair to deport us," one woman says. "We came because of poverty."
1 posted on 06/21/2014 5:48:16 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
"We came here," she says, "to fight."

Go home and fight the problems in your own shtthole country. Make IT a better place.

2 posted on 06/21/2014 5:50:46 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: jimbo123

So, some of them did come with mom... what about pop? Living on the road like this is superior to being back home with him?

I find it hard to blame them, in a way. They knew the US had a soft spot for Latin Americans, and their country IS a muck-up.

But Obama liberalism isn’t going to help do any true good here. They didn’t come with dignity in mind, they came with handouts in mind. That’s a soul rotter.

3 posted on 06/21/2014 5:53:27 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: BenLurkin

Here’s where evangelists could help them. With the spiritual moxie, they can lick a lot of problems, but they truly have to be willing to put God first wherever they happen to be.

4 posted on 06/21/2014 5:54:25 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: jimbo123

You should never have been here. Go home, wherever that is.

5 posted on 06/21/2014 6:00:15 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS; sickoflibs; AuntB; Jane Long
This Guatemalan savage says "we came here to fight".... and has big plans to establish multiple identities to ride the US gravy train.

Send them back---and deport the illegal husband with all his identitie, as well.

Americans do not want these streetwise savages here.....lying in wait to endamger Americans.....eternally sucking off the backs of struggling US taxpayers.


A SLAP IN THE FACE TO LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS-- the Guatemalan Counsel complained to a US reporter about the conditions the horde (new Dummycrat voters) were living in.

Better clean house first, buddy.

5/28/13----Former Guatemala Prez used US banks to launder millions (swindler was elected to "redistribute" the nation's wealth)

An ex-president of Guatemala faced charges in NY that he used US banks to launder millions looted from his impoverished nation. Alfonso Portillo took office in 2000 pledging to redistribute Guatemala’s wealth. Portillo, 61, allegedly ran scams to drain the impoverished country's coffers. The feds say Portillo embezzled about $2.5M provided by the Taiwanese embassy....$1.5 million was earmarked for “Libraries for Peace”....books for school kids.

Portillo personally endorsed three, $500,000 checks issued against an account at the Intl Bank of China in Manhattan, then deposited the cash in the Miami bank account of a Guatemalan bank controlled by “a close associate and political supporter” .....the money was funneled to bank accounts in Paris in the names of Portillo’s ex-wife and daughter.

Portillo swindled nearly $4M defense funds ...and plundered the national bank run by his alleged co-conspirator through overdrafts financed by public reserves -- stolen money paid for expensive watches and cars, for himself and his associates, according to the indictment. (Source: NY POST news report.)


Guatemala receives $391.8 annually in direct US aid earmarked for the poverty-stricken populations they are now throwing over the border---- does not reflect US military aid and other US agencies' aid to these swindlers. Where is the US aid money going?


WIKI The Guatemalan population in the US per the 2010 Census was 1,044,209. Guatemalans are the fifth largest Hispanic group in the United States and the second largest Central American population, after Salvadorans. Half of the Guatemalan population is situated in two parts of the country, the Northeast and Southern California.

Along with other Central Americans such as Costa Ricans, they first arrived by way of Mexico and settled in urban areas like Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Houston, New York City and San Francisco.

The intensification of the Guatemalan Civil War during the 1970s and 1980s led to an influx of tens of thousands of Guatemalan refugees into the United States via Mexico, via both legal and illegal means. Guatemalan refugees became an important political and economic influence on seeking an end to their homeland's civil war, which finally came about in 1996.

They also organized to change policies of the Mexican government in dealing with Guatemalan immigrants' legal status, their experience in Mexico, and difficulties of Guatemalans in Mexico immigrating to the US.

Half of the Guatemalan population is situated in two parts of the country, the Northeast and Southern California. A combined population of 267,335 resides in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. The Northeast megalopolis, extending from Northern Virginia to north of Boston is home to a population of 257,729 Guatemalans. Cities such as Langley Park, Maryland, Trenton, New Jersey, Stamford, Connecticut, Providence, Rhode Island, and Lynn, Massachusetts have significant concentrations of Guatemalans along the corridor.

States with largest Guatemalan pressure groups---trading votes for more foreign aid: (Source: 2010 Census): California - 332,737 Florida - 83,882 New York - 73,806 Texas - 66,244 New Jersey - 48,869 Georgia - 36,874 Illinois - 35,321 Maryland - 34,491 Virginia - 33,556 Massachusetts - 32,812

6 posted on 06/21/2014 6:02:03 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: jimbo123

So how the hell did you manage to get through MEXICO huh?

...and why didn’t you just hop on a plane and arrive?

7 posted on 06/21/2014 6:17:50 AM PDT by wita
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To: wita

Deport these illegal alien freaks. These criminals should have all assets seized and be deported. They are criminals.

8 posted on 06/21/2014 6:50:10 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Her husband’s already here, working illegally in Portland. Deport ‘em all.

9 posted on 06/21/2014 6:58:04 AM PDT by Bob
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To: jimbo123

These boo-hoo stories are all the same. It’s always brave Conchita and her lovable daughter, or hardworking Pedro and his wide-eyed son. Blah blah blah. Can someone get these liars some new material?

10 posted on 06/21/2014 7:17:32 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: jimbo123

So you have no right to be here.,..your fight is in Guatemala. And now we know your husband is in Portland he can be reunited with you and you can all go back together.

The NERVE of these people.

11 posted on 06/21/2014 7:26:27 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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