Skip to comments.UC San Diego grad student scrambling to avoid deportation
Posted on 12/18/2010 8:57:47 PM PST by moonshinner_09
Mark Farrales, whose family sought political asylum when he was 10, is to be sent back to the Philippines. The Harvard alumnus hopes Congress will consider a private immigration bill. Mark Farrales figured his time in America could be up when he answered the door at his Reseda home to find two men standing there in black bulletproof vests emblazoned with three large white letters.
"It read ICE," he said. "My heart just sank."
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were there to arrest him for being in the country illegally.
Brought here by his parents as a child, the now-31-year-old Farrales faces imminent deportation back to the Philippines. His only hope appears to be for Congress to pass a private immigration bill that could grant him citizenship, a legal maneuver that is rarely successful.
Farrales arrived abruptly in the United States as a 10-year-old in 1990, just days after two alleged hit men shot his father twice in the head outside their home in Quezon City in the Philippines, he said in a telephone interview from the Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster.
His father, Jaime, who survived the attack, was a prominent lawyer who often spoke out against government corruption and had just announced a bid for congress.
Fearing for their lives, the family escaped to Los Angeles using visitor visas and sought political asylum. Jaime Farrales argued that the politicians he'd rallied against had tried to have him killed. "I never got to see my house again after that night," Mark Farrales said. "I was completely uprooted from my life there."
The agency contends that immigration courts have "consistently held that Mr. Farrales does not have legal basis to remain in the United States. He remains in ICE custody
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TwoSwords - your asinine statement presents intriguing possibilities /s
Do you think every person who hates the US a potential illegal immigrant? Maybe, we could cure their hate by merely allowing them to cross the border illegally and staying here? LMAO
“My whole point was that when they are ejected theyll be pissed.”
You continue to contradict yourself. You continue to dig a deeper hole. On the one hand, you say that if we deport the illegals, “they’ll be pissed.” You follow that lame a$& argument up with, “I WANT THEM GONE. JUST TRYING TO BE PRO-ACTIVE.”
So which is it? Furthermore, stop beating the “PRO-ACTIVE” drum. It’s meaningless.
You haven’t presented ONE strategy to combat the problem and threat of illegal immigration, namely, those already in this country. All you’ve said is that if we deport them, “they’ll be pissed”, but, “I WANT THEM GONE. JUST TRYING TO BE PRO-ACTIVE.”
I won’t waste anymore time replying to your comments. You can save your energy for another.
I don’t understand your reply. Just as well.
Good, simpleton. I was clear.
It is safe to say that TwoSwords is, in fact, a Troll.
We don’t always get what we want.
So it gets worse than the gangs of illegals and drug dealers storming our borders?
What are they going to do, stop exporting tortillas?
Here, let me repeat what you posted - you equated the expulsion of criminals to the simultaneous invasion of the US by a horde of former illegals. You then followed that up by claiming that this asinine argument was supported by your knowledge of military history.
I took your ridiculous argument one step further (mainly to spare you the trouble) and put forward a thesis that the cure for anti-America hate is as simple allowing the haters an easy way across the border. Get it?
I want them gone as much as you. All I was trying to say was they’re going to hate us more than ever, making their countries more of a threat. How that becomes me coddling them i’ll never know. I want them gone. I just think they’re going to come back at us all at once, militarily.
I think the troll is merely testing out a newer version of La Raza’s recent national security argument (”deporting criminals is dangerous to America’s national security”) - La Raza tried this one out, albeit unsuccessfully, during the recent Dream/Nightmare Act debate.
Allow me to illuminate and ruminate.
TwoSwords: “If we eject illegals, they’l be pissed”
Translation: “I’m a liberal”
TwoSwords: “I WANT THEM GONE”
Translation: “You see, I’m a Conservative because I said “I WANT THEM GONE” despite the fact that I presented my liberal talking points. So, I’m one of you guys. So don’t question my argument (or lack thereof). Just take my word for it because, hey, Free Republic are only for serious people, and I’m serious.”
I believe this about sums it up.
You are a twit. I wasn’t arguing for illegals to stay here. I was stating that when they are deported they’ll be more dangerous. I want them gone. Do you understand that simple phrase? Too simple for you I guess. I’m trying to say that deporting them has consequences, twit.
“I think the troll is merely testing out a newer version of La Razas...”
He’s at the wrong site to be taking his ideology for a test drive at this location. Freepers Troll sensors are fairly accurate.
Seems to me he and his Family have had 21 years to get his Citizenship taken care of.
With his American education, maybe he can get a job on the Chinese managed Panama Canal.
Speaking of Harvard...
NO cheers, unfortunately.
That’s an excellent summary
And more jobs and educational opportunities for US citizens at US companies and schools?
Count *me* in.
Your response has nothing to do with my initial statement.
So did the French:
Which led inevitably to this:
“All I was trying to say was theyre going to hate us more than ever, making their countries more of a threat.”
Allow me to be less oblique than the other posters.
That is the stupidest freaking comment I have ever heard.
Holy crap, Batman. They’re running completely away from what I said. We need to prepare against the countries we’re sending the immigrants back to, primarily Mexico. They can’t handle what they have. I’m all for sending them back but have a effing plan. The ones who have come after me either can’t read or deduct.
This sounds like the exact same reason we're supposed to allow trolls on FR.
BTW, following your logic, do you mind if several FReepers sleep with your wife tonight? (If you say "no" they'll be pissed.)
You’re the only one who understood what I said. Sad.
Good, that makes you a idiot.
Well, you can keep each other company while the rest of us laugh at your “military payback” theory.
“All I was trying to say was theyre going to hate us more than ever, making their countries more of a threat”
“More” of a threat? As if they are less of a threat? Hate us “more”? Using this line of “reasoning”; if our enemies, who hate us by virtue of being our enemies in the first place, hate us less rather than more, than we don’t have to concern ourselves with less of a threat rather than more of a threat by our enemies(?) Pardon the hyperbole, but TwoSwords posts beg such scrutiny.
TwoSwords is about as clear as mud. Someone should tell him, but his ears and eyes may be too plugged up to realize this.
Psst....you might want to tone down your feigned outrage. You posted a whole lot of BS in one post (your first one on this thread) and some of us are merely pointing it out.
I don’t know how much more simple I can make this. I want illegals gone. My issue is that the USA needs to be prepared for these same illegals and their respective countries to want to screw us over, militarily or otherwise. How this came to be me wanting them to stay is beyond me. I’ve looked back at this whole thread and there is nothing I’ve said that backs up them staying.
Nothing I’ve said matches what was said back to me. Psst, I’m sorry you can’t read or comprehend. Not my problem.
Just to say, that I find your idea interesting, from the standpoint of what a large influx of unemployed returnees to Mexico will do to the drug trade there.
Wow, that’s two. Sending our Mexican drug trade into Mexico is interesting.
Think about what that might do to the drug trade here - it will reduce an entire army of drug couriers/runners and distributors.
Americans go to live in the Philippines all the time. It is no big deal for Mark Farrales to take that spiffy Harvard degree and do the same.
Still..... He would be an asset to the United States. Too bad the people promoting the Dream Act could care less about securing the border. Nor do they care about deporting illegal aliens his age who are complete leaches and drains on society. Many are criminals. So sorry about that Mark. I never will support a Dream Act
Yes, this single thread has been a bad experience. I’ll take care in the future to make sure my 6 year olds understand what I’m saying. Oops, I already do that. This may be hopeless. LOL Thanks for bucking me up.
Merry Christmas and a Happy & Safe New Years to You & Yours!
Agreed, though I suspect a lot of the drug workers here are (often citizen) gang members. I’m going to look for any articles about effects on the Mexican drug industry, anyway; I’m wondering about even greater violence and whether that would be likely to spill over.
He should scramble back to the Philippines.
Leftist talking points also used to make people think that the islamic muslum terrorists will get mad at us and start using terrorism (?)against us if we don't placate them.
I just think theyre going to come back at us all at once, militarily.
So what, we need to protect our country. BTW their military is already attacking us on our terrortory
We have a military too when the PTB's acknowledge that we are being invaded maybe they will realize it is worth it to fight back.
Then your arguement will be that we shouldn't resist their military invading us or they will "hate us even more." TS.
This particular illegal criminal insurgent invader (made a criminal by his selfish parents that brought him across the border thus breaking our laws) when he was to young to fend for himself.
They were making the point that it's too bad the citizenship bill (What?) didn't pass to help criminals not pay for their crimes.
They soft sweet description used of course is "The Dream Act"-dream for them, nightmare for us- is just to hide the fact that it is really an amnesty ollie ollie oxen free bill.
That takes a lot of balls... you, a two week noob flagging a ten year member to a mod. Drop dead. Your hours are numbered.
I cc’d who I was cc’d on. Get a grip.
You need to learn some manners. And pony up a contribution to FR. We’ve been here for years fighting the good fight. You’ve been posting for FIVE DAYS. You come off like a new immigrant denigrating his new homeland.
I have donated. Again, find something else to do than shadowing me.
Again, learn some manners, noob.
Coming from you, that’s funny. Every response from you has some form of insult contained in it. I can assure you I had manners instilled in me from a very early age.
Being that you are most worthy of insult, you should be used to a lifetime of it.
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