Guatemalan Woman Attempts to Secure US Anchor Baby for Immigration

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I just saw a report on ABC about a woman who claims that the US government stole her child.  She entered the country illegally, which is a felony and an insult to the national sovereignty of this country, and when she was caught, she was deemed to be an unfit mother for smuggling her child across international boundaries. In his 2008 decision, terminating Encarnacion’s parental rights, Circuit Court Judge David C. Dally wrote that the biological mother’s “lifestyle, that of smuggling herself into a country illegally and committing crimes in this country is not a lifestyle that can provide stability for a child…A child cannot be educated in this way, always in hiding or on the run.”

Her son was taken away from her and has been adopted out to a family that has had him for 5 years.  Now this illegal immigrant, Encarnacion Bail Romero, is trying to get her son back.  She’s trying to play the ‘broken family’ card to get sympathy from the American public.  She’s trying to get us to overlook the fact that she’s a convicted felon who disregarded the sovereignty of our nation by ignoring our legal immigration procedures.  She wants to use our own court system against us.

This excerpt from the article sums up my opinion fairly well:

“When parents break the law, they undertake a certain amount of risk that there are going to be consequences,” said Daniel Stein of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

“Anyone can feel for the torment that this poor woman is going through, recognizing that she doesn’t have the educational and the language capabilities to fully defend and vindicate her rights,” said Stein.

“Nevertheless, she knew she came to this country illegally, she knew she broke the law,” he told ABC News.

This illegal immigrant will get no sympathy from me.  If she didn’t want her family to be broken, she shouldn’t have broken federal laws.  We have borders for a reason.  We have immigration procedures for a reason.   It’s too late.  The ship has already sailed. If this kid (formerly called Carlos and now named Jamison) has been adopted out and with a new family for 5 years, she should let the boy enjoy his life, because she would be a stranger to him. What she wants to do would totally destroy this kid’s life, because he would be emotionally scarred forever.  I can’t imagine why she would imagine that fighting for custody of the kid would be in his best interest, since he doesn’t even know her and doesn’t speak Spanish (the biological mother speaks no English), unless of course she’s looking for an anchor that she can use to stay in the United States herself.

Original Story on ABC: “Adoption Battle Over 5-Year Old Boy Pits Missouri Couple Vs. Illegal Immigrant

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Jake
Yes it is. The sad thing here is that I know of fathers and children who do not qualify anymore and we’ve tried to ask help from the pro-illegal groups and THEY DO NOT CARE AT ALL. This is often an overlooked problem. You see the US had and has many overseas bases and “half americans” without American citizenship and cannot claim even if in their birth certificate were signed by their fathers. In the case of Nguyen and Flores Villar who had US citizen fathers, they were even deported. Can’t deport and illegal but it’s okay to deport a… Read more »
Jake
You know what the irony here is? A baby of an illegal immigrant or a tourist is AUTOMATICALLY considered a citizen of the US BUT when a US citizen goes abroad, falls in love with a non-citizen, has child/children with her (I am referring to a US male citizen), it takes a shithole and too much money to just get his child US citizenship. In the case if the parents are not married and the US citizen goes back to the US and the connection is lost, if the child reaches 18, the child CANNOT be a citizen anymore. No… Read more »
Bradley Farless
I'm not familiar with the pipeline you mentioned, but I think the real solution is to reduce our dependence on oil itself, rather than to find alternative sources of oil. I agree with your assessment of culture in the US. I think the only thing that unites us as a country is our willingness to not kill each other in exchange for relative security and access to consumer goods, though that breaks down in poor areas, where people are more willing to violate society because they receive nothing from it in terms of social mobility and 'respect'. I also agree… Read more »
Bradley Farless
Thanks! I wouldn't necessarily agree with taxing the rich more. I would say that there should be a flat percentage tax across the board, so no one is getting an unfair shake. If you make 25k a year and get taxed 20%, a guy making 2 million a year (for example) should also pay 20%. I also think corporate loopholes that allow corporations that are making billions in profits to not pay any taxes should be closed. No company that brings in 12 billion in profit should be exempt from taxes. I read about an example where that was the… Read more »
Anonymous
Bradley, thanks for that intelligent and thoughtfully written post! I like what you said about not being able to assess a culture when they're the enemy. Good point. It's also SO refreshing to have a conversation like this when all I'm exposed to are people on FaceBook 'liking' the tax the rich, take their money and give it to the deadbeats who wouldn't work anyway because they don't have to, crowd. They get 'checks'. In Massachusetts there are no more 'food stamps' because it 'shames' the recipients, so they issue a debit card into which the Government pours money and… Read more »
Bradley Farless
There are also atheists who will press a lawsuit to have murals removed from school walls because they contain references to Biblical events. Everyone wants things to conform to their world view. US politics is the contest of those wills, among others (corporate wills, etc.). So, I can't vilify Muslims but let Christians or atheists slide for the same 'offense'. I by no means support the Islamization of US law any more than I want to see a return to Biblical law (Christianization). I also don't want to see the culture in the US overtaken by a foreign one, regardless… Read more »
Bradley Farless
Hi. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I enjoyed hearing your opinion. I would like to make a few clarifications. You know how it is these days. Silence is often taken for tacit approval. My exposure to Middle Eastern cultures in the Middle East was more limited than you might think, despite having spent close to two years there. The problem is that you can't really come to understand a culture unless you live in that culture and become a part of it. It's not possible to do that when you're looking at that culture down the barrel of… Read more »
Anonymous
I like your thoughts here Bradley and I'm more inclined to take your point of view seriously because of your service in the Army (thank you) which gave you a firsthand look at other cultures particularly the Islamic countries of the Middle East. Most of my friends are liberals who actually view the attacks on the twin towers as something America deserved as payback for US meddling and deceptions that you wrote about in your paper on Mahatma Gandhi. They view illegal immigration as a right of the oppressed who are escaping their home countries, much as the first commenter… Read more »
Bradley Farless

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Again, I want to stress that the United States is a sovereign nation with borders and a legal system. As a country, we are not obligated to help everyone that manages to violate our Federal laws by entering illegally. It's sad that she lost her son, but if, as a child, you found out that the only mother you'd ever known wasn't really your mother, and you were given to a stranger that you didn't know or love, how do you think that would impact you psychologically?

Anonymous

Its her son and she has all right to fight for him . She had good intentions for him. All she wanted was a better life for him.

Anonymous

if you bend the rule for this case then you bend it for every other cases. the law is the law. she violated it she suffer the consequences. plain and simple. it is when we allow people to play on our emotions that it blurs the distinction between right and wrong.

Bradley Farless

I do know, because I've assisted in a legal immigration.

Just because there are people in the world doesn't mean the United States and its citizens are obligated to help them. We, as a nation, help ourselves first and then others if we want to, but not when they break our laws. We should never help people that disregard our sovereignty and sneak in.

I have no problem with immigration. My problem is with illegal immigration.

Also, even Gandhi believed in the necessity of laws to maintain order.

Anonymous
WE ARE A SPOILED NATION WHERE SOME OF US REFUSE TO SEE WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO COME HERE.WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE OUR FOREFATHERS PAVE THE WAY FOR US. DO YOU REALIZE HOW MUCH MONEY AND TIME IT TAKES TO BECOME A CITIZEN? MOST IMMIGRANTS DON'T COME HERE WITH THAT KIND OF MONEY.MOST ARE DRIVEN HERE OUT OF DESPERATION,LIKE HUNGER. THE MAJORITY OF THESE IMMIGRANTS COME HERE FOR THE SAME REASON OUR FOREFATHERS,MAINLY WHITE, CAME TO THIS COUNTRY.THE IRISH CAME HERE LOOKING FOR BETTER JOBS AND BETTER WAGES,YET THEY WERE TREATED VERY BADLY AND LOOKED UPON… Read more »
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