Does Your Yellow Ribbon Magnet Say “Deport Our Troops”?

Acollision of winger priorities.

The wife of a soldier missing in Iraq could face deportation, her lawyer told a television station.

Army Spec. Alex Jimenez, who has been missing since his unit was attacked by insurgents in Iraq on May 12, had petitioned for a green card for his wife, Yaderlin, whom he married in 2004, Boston’s WBZ-TV reported Tuesday.

Their attorney, Matthew Kolken, said Yaderlin illegally entered the United States from the Dominican Republic in 2001. Her husband’s request for a green card and legal residence status for her alerted authorities to her situation, Kolken said.

The attorney said his client would not be eligible for a green card under normal circumstances, but he is seeking a hardship waiver for her. If she were to have to leave the U.S., she would have to wait 10 years before reapplying.

“I can’t imagine a bigger injustice than that, to be deporting someone’s wife who is fighting and possibly dying for our country,” Kolken told the station.

3 thoughts on “Does Your Yellow Ribbon Magnet Say “Deport Our Troops”?

  1. MapleStreet says:

    I can’t imagine the stupidity. The current system of giving resident and/or citizenship to those who fight for us could be seen as a sincere and strong “thank you” in appreciation of their being willing to sacrifice for our great country.
    The deportation in this story tells how little we really care. To me, I wonder how this will demoralize the other non-Americans who are serving in the military

  2. christy says:

    OK LOOK THE MILITARY STRESSES HONOR, RESPECT AND DUTY. IF THIS GUY KNEW HIS WIFE WAS ILLEGAL THEN NOT ONLY WAS HE BREAKING THE LAW BY HELPING HER CONCEAL IT BUT HE WAS BREAKING THE UCMJ. PEOPLE ARE FORGETTING THE REAL ISSUE HERE SHES ILLEGAL! LOL WE NEED TO GET RID OF ALL ILLEGALS AND PUT OUR MILITARY ON THE BORDERS TO STOP THIS FLOW OF ILLEGALS AND PROTECT OUR COUNTRY. ALL THEY BRING IS FILTH, STENCH, PROSTITUTES, DRUGS AND GANG BANGERS. AND WE DONT NEED THIS B.S. I SAY WE KICK THEM ALL OUT THEN POST SIGNS STATING, TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT! ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! THE END.

  3. RealAmerican says:

    To christy,
    Mind your manners and chew your food before you talk, sweetie. You’ll look less dumb than you really are.

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