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Demovictory9

(32,750 posts)
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 03:55 AM Feb 2020

Trump voting couple find out husband is undocumented [View all]

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/694/get-back-to-where-you-once-belonged

Act II
Nowhere Man
ByJeremy Raff
Raul felt like he had found his spot in the world: a job he was good at, a group of people he liked and admired. And then he got kicked out. Kicked out in this way he didn’t even know was possible. Reporter Jeremy Raff explains. (28 minutes)

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Summary of the 28 minute audio: Raul and his wife work as Border and Custom agents in Texas. Raul's birth certificate says he was born in brownsville Texas. He thought he was an American citizen his entire life. When he applied for a green card for his brother, the govt did a deeper look and found a Mexican birth certificate. The parents had the phony birth certificate created to give him a better life.

Now Raul is living undocumented in Texas, not venturing out from his home because of border check points everywhere. at one point in the story, the teary voiced wife mentions thinking "lets ask Trump for help, we voted for him". No... she never mentions the irony. I wish the host would have followed up on that "we voted Trump" comment.

Raul's undocumented status has devastated their lives. Despite a lifetime in america that includes military service, Raul's green card application was denied. Raul's son from prior marriage is no undocumented as his green card was based on his fathers. Raul is unemployed and his border patrol buddies keep their distance.





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Now where did I put that thing? Flaleftist Feb 2020 #1
I know! Kicker is that even before he became undocumented, they had other undocumented in their Demovictory9 Feb 2020 #2
Part of me thinks he got what he deserved CalFione Feb 2020 #3
yes, they mentioned that too, that he unknowingly committed voter fraud Demovictory9 Feb 2020 #4
It is sad but how much derision, how many comments about the "illegals" feeling safe as a krissey Feb 2020 #5
yes, in story he reflects on how harsh he was to people he caught trying to crossover the border Demovictory9 Feb 2020 #6
My bad, sorry. I did not go into the link. I will go read the whole story. krissey Feb 2020 #7
The same thing will happen to all people with health care plans , and Social Security duforsure Feb 2020 #8
He never knowingly did anything wrong. Except for one thing. DFW Feb 2020 #9
he voted for Trump despite having brown skin, accent, having had his citizenship questioned before Demovictory9 Feb 2020 #15
Too bad no one had offered some "what were you thinking?" seminars DFW Feb 2020 #17
Trump and the his Republican lackies are coming for you and your Social Security they already did UCmeNdc Feb 2020 #10
Well Thoughts and prayers .... there that should fix it Fullduplexxx Feb 2020 #11
Good! Deport him! He had zero sympathy when others were in this predicament helpisontheway Feb 2020 #12
The couple's compassion was tested Sanity Claws Feb 2020 #13
exact summation Demovictory9 Feb 2020 #14
Another they only care when it happens to them. nt UniteFightBack Feb 2020 #16
+1 uponit7771 Feb 2020 #18
Trump supporters illegally voted for him! Ilsa Feb 2020 #19
Ruh roh! MerryBlooms Feb 2020 #20
You used to laugh about everybody that was hangin out struggle4progress Feb 2020 #21
Indeed Generic Other Feb 2020 #22
Better tamp down the "we voted for Trump" shit, too... Wounded Bear Feb 2020 #23
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