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Does One Size Fit All? The Immigration Case of Garcia de Rayos

Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:49
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One of the main purposes of the temporary immigration ban on 7 Middle Eastern countries is to keep out people who would do American harm and disrupt our society through criminal activities as evidenced a person’s criminal past.

I wholeheartedly support President Trump’s temporary ban on immigration until proper screening methods and procedures can be set up with regard to a potential immigrant’s possible terrorist and/or criminal background. America has no obligation to admit criminals. However, there is a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it.

The detention of an illegal immigrant sparked a protest Wednesday outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs office in Phoenix that resulted in seven arrests as crowds  blocked ICE buses on nearby streets.

Right Way or Wrong Way?

When one is enacting a new and controversial policy or enforcing a previously ignored policy, one has to be concerned about getting the public’s support. In that regard, we have the case of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 36, arrived at the ICE Phoenix regional office for her routine check in, but instead of being released, as she was under Obama’s stay of execution order, under President Trump’s illegal  immigration crackdown, she was detained and will be deported.

Garcia de Rayos, 36, was considered a “low priority” for deportation under the Obama administration and had to check in with ICE officials every six months following a 2008 conviction for felony identity theft for having false papers,  The Arizona Republic reported. The offense was in support of her need to get a job. Yes, she broke the law and Trump’s forces are acting within the law to deport her. However, this woman has two underage children who were born here. Gaudelupe was brought here when she was only 14.

If President Trump does not care about public support, then this is just another deportation case and all the noise it generates will only be background noise. However, this case can serve as a galvanizing point for the left. This case, because of the underage children belonging to the mother and the fact that this immigrant did not come to America on her own volition, is an issue.

The family reportedly fears she could be deported to Mexico.

“Ms. Garcia de Rayos is currently being detained by ICE based on a removal order issued by the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review which became final in May 2013,” and ICE statement read.”

This person and her case will become the poster child for what is inhumane about a one-size fits all policy. I am not even agreeing with what I have written. However, this case will be used as the poster child by the liberals. I know what you are thinking, she broke the law and the law is being properly applied. I just hope that isn’t a case of winning a battle on the way to losing the war.

The Right Way

The President is absolutely correct in establishing the temporary ban on immigration from the 7 Middle Eastern countries originally singled out by Obama. However, and again, Trump is missing the boat when it comes to using finesse when establishing an carrying out  a policy.

Trump needs to establish lengthy vetting process right now, today.  No judge has the authority to set a time limit on processing of immigrants. It is in the processing period that “suspicious people” could be weeded out for further security checks. By proceeding in this manner, nobody is being denied admittance, they are simply going through a process. A process which can serve as a filter to keep at least some of the immigrants who could pose a danger.


President Trump must avoid the perception of being inhumane if his support base is going to grow. America will side with a mom and her children, regardless of what the law says. To those who disagree, I would say that the bull-in-the-China closet is not the right approach when one is trying to win over the country. Trump needs the support of the people, more than any other President because is vehemently opposed by Senators and Congressmen who support the free trade agreements. Without Congressional support, which must be forced through the actions of the people, Trump will not be able to achieve all that he could.

Hard line or finesse? Good leaders know when to employ each.  As you can no doubt tell, I am torn on this issue.  Should Trump worry about perception?  Drop me a line in the comment section. For myself, I am Christian before I am an American. I have vowed to do no harm to any human being.  But I support my President in controlling the border.  It is a formidable moral dilemma. I worry about her children and who will care for them. They are Americans.   Let me know what you think.


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  • j844

    The problem isn’t how long she has been here, its the fact she is here. The past 50 years the laws have been ignored.

    She is no use the USA and she has kids that are not nature born. they to are illegal. We need to round up all these welfare buns and ship them back to whatever hell hole country they came from. This so called goodie good shoe crap is for people with no attachment to our white ancestor’s that made America a great land for their children, not people from other freaking 3rd world hell holes

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