Quote of the Day - The early North American Indian made a great mistake by not having an immigration bureau.
Immigration is a sensitive topic for many, and especially so for MIPTC since I wouldn't be here if immigrants weren't allowed in this country. Both sets of my great-grandparents arrived here from Scotland (my Mom's side) and Wales (my Dad's side). There are many others who want to be here as well, and perhaps none more so than Raul Morales-Izquierdo.
Raul was deported after arrival here, not once, but twice. The first time he arrived without inspection and the second time he failed to mention that he had been removed once before. He married a U.S. citizen and attempted to get his previous removal order reinstated. The reinstatement was denied by an immigration officer, but Raul challenged that denial because an immigration judge did not make that ruling.
The Ninth Circuit denied Raul's petition for reinstatement on the basis that Congress allowed reinstatement petitions to be determined by officers, not judges. Raul will be deported to Mexico once again, now for a third time.
There's no prize for trying hard; only for following the rules. As most know, we don't have open borders with any countries, which requires that someone sets standards to determine who can emigrate and who can't.
How did you get here? Did you and your forebearers follow the rules?