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Ramon Saul Sanchez a political prisoner from Cuba is being denied political assylum in the U.S.

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posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 02:28 AM
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14 years ago he put in the paperwork to be accepted as a political assylum seeker. Yet after 14 years, the Obama administration finally sent a letter denying his application and demanding for Ramon Saul Sanchez to be deported to Cuba. To a country that will execute him once he gets there because he has a vision of a truly free Cuba, which neither the regime of the castros, nor that of the Obama administration are interested to help political prisoners achieve this very humanitarian project.

Ramon is a leader of the Democracy Movement. Their activities are not violent, nor do they seek to violently supplant the castros, but they want changes that will better the Cuban people, and not the rich tourists, and the rich investors in Cuba.

www.nbcmiami.com...

The crime this Cuban-American committed was to try to present the truth about Cuba, and now the Obama administration wants him deported.

What's more, the Obama administration sided with the Cuban government on not allowing Cubans who have family in the island being able to get there on the new cruise boats. In essence this is discrimination based on political ideology, which the Obama administration has shown time and again to be willing to discriminate against any Americans, or residents that do not share his views on issues, and problems.

The use of the IRS to target conservative Americans and groups, etc, etc, and now this latest example on how far the leftwing Obama administration is willing to go to get rid of anyone who wants the true freedom of their people

The willingness of the Obama administration to deny due process to such Americans and residents only shows what the Obama administration is willing to do. Which includes breaking the laws of the land (the U.S. Constitution) and siding with totally corrupted governments who suppress their own people over political or moral differences.

How far is this going to continue to go? What else will the Obama administration do to support known dictatorships, and help them discriminate, even American citizens, and residents based on political and moral differences?



"To us it is suspicious, that in the midst of this and after so many years, we suddenly get this letter and we're concerned whether they're doing this to try to prevent us from exercising free speech with the flotillas in Cuba," Sanchez said.
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www.nbcmiami.com...




posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 02:33 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

You're saying "Obama Administration" but if that application has been in the works for fourteen years than it flew past Dubya as well. This is a deeper issue than just the Big O. It's a problem with almost the entirety of the government.
edit on 16/4/2016 by Eilasvaleleyn because: Reasons



posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 02:44 AM
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originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

You're saying "Obama Administration" but if that application has been in the works for fourteen years than it flew past Dubya as well. This is a deeper issue than just the Big O. It's a problem with almost the entirety of the government.

But ...with Obama's newfound buddy-buddy relationship with Castro's communist Cuba , he wouldnt dare refuse his friend . And no one "denied" him up till now. Of course the old mantra blame Bush is brought up . Of course no one will mention George let him stay . Obama , no way . He will have him on the very first flight out to Cuba



posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 02:48 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

This 'aint about Dubya. Iraq and 9/11 are about Dubya. This? Not this. I thought he might have been around for Clinton's administration too. I was initially going to say "three presidents" but remembered that Clinton went out in the 20th century.

The point I'm trying to make is that this guy's request floated through two, supposedly radically DIFFERENT presidents, and neither of them accepted his request, and the current one is only denying it after almost 8 years in office.
edit on 16/4/2016 by Eilasvaleleyn because: Reasons



posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 02:52 AM
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It seems that the headline is inaccurate. Sanchez applied for residency, not political asylum. Thing is, if he applied for residency when he first arrived, he probably would have been granted it. It was pretty much automatic for Cubans at the time.


This fall, an immigration judge will determine whether he has a right to stay in the United States. Although Sanchez came to the United States from Cuba in 1967, he never became a permanent resident, a status Cubans may obtain one year after they are paroled into the United States under provisions of the Cuban Adjustment Act. Instead, Sanchez relied on the document granting him parolee status for decades and obtained a Social Security number and driver's license that allowed him to live and work in the United States with few problems.

"I did not want to become a citizen or a resident so that my claim of the right to return home would be more pure," he said.

But when Sanchez's driver's license expired last year, he discovered that the renewal process would no longer be a breeze. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Florida began requiring driver's license applicants to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal status in the country. Sanchez had none, so he applied for permanent residency to obtain the necessary documents.

www.latinamericanstudies.org...

edit on 4/16/2016 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 02:53 AM
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a reply to: Eilasvaleleyn



This 'aint about Dubya

Then why bring it up ?
ANd Bush never denied the request , he just took a pass on it (best way to keep the trouble down , always) . However , this President , again after his newfound relationship with Cuba , denied it completely. Turned it down. Nixed it.Gonna send him back to appease Castro.





posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 02:55 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog




Gonna send him back to appease Castro.

Really? He's going to be deported?
To "appease" Castro? Do you know what appease means?

Hell, he's just another one of them danged illegals, ain't he? Trump will take care of it!
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posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 02:57 AM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
14 years ago he put in the paperwork to be accepted as a political assylum seeker.


Actually, he put in a application for residency, NOT as a asylum seeker....

Please state your source for him applying for political asylum....

But back in 2003 hr said he did not want to become a permanent resident of the USA...


"I did not want to become a citizen or a resident so that my claim of the right to return home would be more pure," he said. But when Sanchez's driver's license expired last year, he discovered that the renewal process would no longer be a breeze. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Florida began requiring driver's license applicants to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal status in the country. Sanchez had none, so he applied for permanent residency to obtain the necessary documents.

www.latinamericanstudies.org...


To a country that will execute him once he gets there


Cuba has had a moratorium on executions since 2001... (although a exception was made in 2003 to some hijackers)

edit on 16-4-2016 by hellobruce because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 02:59 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Because... Y'know... He was the other president this guy was around for?

I thought I made it fairly obvious what my point was. Dubya and Obama were/are both puppets.



posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 04:16 AM
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a reply to: Phage

He isn't an illegal immigrant. He was a political prisoner in Cuba. He escaped Cuba and APPLIED legally for political assylum in the U.S.


BTW, the fact that Obama agreed with the Cuban government to not allow any Cuban-American with family in Cuba to visit Cuba by boat is discriminatory based on political ideology, and it shows that Obama, once again, is more than willing to target political dissidents that do not agree with Obama's leftwing ideology.

i think it is time for us Cuban-Americans to start a class action lawsuit against the Obama administration for this discrimination based on political/idological differences.

One more thing, if he is deported to Cuba he will be executed by the castro regime.


edit on 16-4-2016 by ElectricUniverse because: add and correct comment.



posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 04:47 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

He escaped Cuba and APPLIED legally for political assylum in the U.S.
No. He applied for residency, not political asylum, after he had been living in the US for 36 years. He automatically received asylum when he arrived in the US.



One more thing, if he is deported to Cuba he will be executed by the castro regime.
It is not likely that he will be deported.



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posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 07:17 AM
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USA should of freeded Cuba years ago!

Its a disgrace we let a commie country sit so close to us!

If we dont invade Cuba, cuba will invade us one day! Hell the democrats one they take our guns will likley invite them!



posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 07:29 AM
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originally posted by: Americanpatriot123
USA should of freeded Cuba years ago!

Its a disgrace we let a commie country sit so close to us!

If we dont invade Cuba, cuba will invade us one day! Hell the democrats one they take our guns will likley invite them!


Cuba might INVADE us someday?

Lol.

And somebody might be off their rocker.

But, let's go kill them all just in case.



posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting

originally posted by: Americanpatriot123
USA should of freeded Cuba years ago!

Its a disgrace we let a commie country sit so close to us!

If we dont invade Cuba, cuba will invade us one day! Hell the democrats one they take our guns will likley invite them!


Cuba might INVADE us someday?

Lol.

And somebody might be off their rocker.

But, let's go kill them all just in case.


Its already started with Obama!

It how commies work! They will always invade and expand.

This will try and infrilrate us softely with socilist groups like the democrats!

When they take our guns there will make there move along with China and Korea!



posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Umm

"I did not want to become a citizen or a resident so that my claim of the right to return home would be more pure," he said.

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Soooo basically the guy abused the US legal system for decades, because he wanted to eventually go home.

We should give a crap why? He came to a foreign land illegally, chose to NOT properly follow the system of that foreign land, and now decades later he is having problems.

Excuse me while I take violin lesson to learn how to play the world's smallest one.



posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 04:08 PM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
He escaped Cuba and APPLIED legally for political assylum in the U.S.


He did? Funny how you are unable find any source for that claim...



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 04:41 PM
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There is an update to this story.


Ramon Saul Sanchez denied US residency, asked to leave country
Cuban activist believes decision politically motivated
By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor
Posted: 1:15 PM, April 19, 2016
Updated: 7:28 AM, April 20, 2016

MIAMI - A prominent Cuban activist in South Florida spoke publicly Tuesday about the U.S. government's decision to deny his application for residency.

After 14 years of waiting, Ramon Saul Sanchez said he recently received a letter informing him that his application has been denied. The letter also asks that Sanchez leave the country.
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Sanchez said he first applied for permanent residency in 2002 and was interviewed in 2014, but his petition was revoked in March.

He believes the decision is politically motivated as the U.S. and Cuba establish diplomatic relations.

President Barack Obama last month became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since 1928.

Asked why he waited so long to seek permanent residency, Sanchez said he sought to maintain his status as a political refuge.

Sanchez said he also didn't want the Cuban government to use his citizenship against him.

"I have been arrested many times," Sanchez said. "But I have been arrested for things that have directly to do with my struggle for my homeland."

Sanchez's attorneys said the arrests on his record do not bar him from becoming a citizen.

A joint statement from U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said they "have questions about the timing of the Obama administration's decision to deny Mr. Sanchez's petition for residency, who has been in the United States for 49 years and whose petition for residency has been pending for 14 of those years."
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www.local10.com...


U.S. declares exile activist Ramón Saúl Sánchez persona non grata


By Alfonso Chardy

Nora Gámez Torres

achardy@elnuevoherald.com


Living for nearly half a century in the United States offers no guarantee that one can stay.

That is a reality now facing Cuban exile activist Ramón Saúl Sánchez, leader of the Democracy Movement, who received a letter Thursday from the federal government ordering him to leave the country as soon as possible. The order arrived just as he planned to sail across the Florida Straits as part of a flotilla off the coast of Cuba, organized as a show of solidarity with political prisoners in Cuban jails.

Sánchez, who obtained legal entry into the U.S. in what is known as a “parole,” had applied for permanent residency in 2002 so he could legally travel aboard the many flotillas he has organized over the years and return easily to the United States.

That permanent residency request has been denied and his parole has now also expired, according to the letter issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

“You are not authorized to remain in the United States and should make arrangements to depart as soon as possible,” stated the letter, dated April 7 and received by Sánchez on Thursday. “Failure to depart may result in your being found ineligible for immigration benefits and inadmissible to the United States in the future.”

The letter also states that the decision cannot be appealed. However, a motion to reopen the case could be filed. Sánchez said he has a team of lawyers working on the next step.

The upcoming flotilla to Cuba, scheduled to leave Saturday morning from Marathon in the Florida Keys, is still planned, Sánchez said. It was organized in response to a recent denial by Cuban leader Raúl Castro that any political prisoners were behind bars on the island.

Sánchez is a well-known activist in South Florida, who also has staged a number of hunger strikes to bring attention to various Cuba-related causes. In recent days, he had begun a protest campaign against what he considered a discriminatory act by Carnival Corp., which is abiding by a Cuban ban on allowing Cuban-American passengers aboard its Fathom cruise line sailing to Havana on May 1. Cuban law prohibits Cuban-born individuals from traveling to Cuba by sea.

Sánchez characterized the letter as "political pressure" by the Obama administration to try to thwart his plans for the flotilla and other future actions to promote democracy in Cuba.

www.incubatoday.com...



edit on 24-4-2016 by ElectricUniverse because: correct comment.



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