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originally posted by: HomerinNC
While in the United States, Avendano-Hernandez was twice convicted of driving under the influence in 2006 and was deported following the second offense, a felony because she and the other driver both sustained injuries.
So a felon for driving drunk a SECOND TIME, then snuck back and somehow got probation and violated that probation.
See a cycle here?
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: whyamIhere
I am not trying to blur anything, the biggest issue we are making is that she is a felon.
You also said that if we are not willing to die for this country then get out, I am not necessarily ready to die for this country, should I get out?
a reply to: tigertatzen
Then why not come here LEGALLY, or any OTHER country non gender biased?
Why not go the legal route and not break the laws of THAT country?
Just because you choose to identify yourself as a different gender does NOT give you license to break the laws of the other countries of the world
I am using hyperbole to make my point.
originally posted by: tigertatzen
What is more important, upholding basic human dignity or trying to somehow quantify the worth of the individual for whom that dignity is being upheld?
And how do we know it was really tortured? Obviously because it told us. It's not like the Mexican govt. would admit to it. How do we know it's not lying?
Anyway, the law is supposed to be blind. Officials are not supposed to make exceptions on a whim. A 90 year old white Grandmother is going to go to jail if she steals something, they aren't going to make an exception. One time I was speeding because my dog was dying and I was trying to race to the animal hospital. No compassion there, I still got ticket. Why is this trans Mexican different? Oh yeah, cause it's serving an agenda.
I think that question has been answered.
She's here illegally. No human dignity, decency, or safety from torture are more important than that one fact.
HomerinNC, what should be done? She came here illegally. She drives drunk and has been punished just as legal citizens are. So, she's not "getting away" with anything. She has been tortured in her home country and is taking refuge here. She didn't get here legally, but she's legal now, under anti-torture conventions. That doesn't mean she's a citizen, but she is legal. She has the legal right to be here.
What should be done, now?
By the way, I fail to see what her gender identification has to do with this story, other than being the reason she was tortured in her home. Why does the reason matter?