Monday, July 02, 2007

Wife Gets Green Card

Would like your opinion on this...

Missing Soldier's Wife Gets Green Card
Posted: 2007-07-02 10:22:17

BOSTON (July 1) - A woman whose soldier husband is missing in Iraq has gotten her green card after authorities threatened to deport her for entering the U.S. illegally.

"Her immigration problems have been solved in their entirety and now her focus is completely dedicated to her hope and desire that she's going to see her husband again," Kolken said.

Army Spec. Alex Jimenez, of Lawrence, Mass., has been missing since his unit was attacked in Iraq on May 12.

His wife illegally entered the U.S. from the Dominican Republic in June 2001, paying $500 to a smuggler and walking three days from Mexico to California. The couple were married in 2004.

Read the full article and then tell me in the comments what you think... I am completely in sympathy with her.

Photo: Army Spc. Alex R. Jimenez has been missing since a May 12 ambush in Iraq. His wife, who entered the U.S. illegally, was threatened with deportation.


Anonymous said...

I think they did the right thing. It was the humane thing to do to show some mercy, even if technically she might not qualify for residency.

the teach said...

We're on the same wavelength, jm.