There’s an awful lot of injustice in this article, so please do not read it if you’re in a rotten mood.
Having married a foreigner, I’ve learned a lot about the immigration laws of this country and I can totally see how this happened. The immigration laws are full of heartbreaking stories like this with little remedy to get it straightened out. I’m against the legislation that many people are trying to put through that gives all illegal immigrants a shot at becoming citizens – that’s just uncalled for. However, this case definitely needs attention.
Having been through this ringer and about to start it again next January when the wife applies for citizenship just makes it all the more important. I wish this woman well. The article sums up the immigration problem quite well, however… although one could apply it to other portions of our country’s history over the past 7 years:
“It makes me feel like we’re all just numbers,” she said of her case. “I see people writing ‘this is my country.’ It really isn’t. It belongs to the government and they decide who stays and who goes … you think you’re free; you’re really not.”
Sometimes, I just want to move out of here.