Let's talk about this. The gist of the article is this: a girl was brought into the US illegally when she was 7 years old. When she turned 18, she got married and had a son. This somehow did not make her eligible to become a US citizen, so through her attempts to become a legal resident, she had to move back to Mexico to file an appeal. Her husband (a US citizen who does not speak Spanish) moved down there with her to keep his family together and support her. The very dangerous city they were basically pushed into has numerous, numerous deaths happening all the time. Her husband was shot 80 times and is now dead.
Why is the danger of modern-day Mexico not considered when looking at cases like these. US immigration laws are not the same thing for everyone, and a case-by-case basis should be the way this is all handled. First of all, her husband was a born-US-citizen. Why was this not simple for her to become a resident at least, though him? Also, why did she had to file an appeal in the most dangerous city and not in her ACTUAL home, the US? She came when she was 7 years old and had NO CHOICE in the decision. Children should be grandfathered in as residents because they did not choose to come to a country illegally.
A US CITIZEN died due to the horrible immigration laws and through the "punishment" the US was attempting to give the woman because she had lived here illegally (through no fault of her own). Thoughts?