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Outrageous treatment by our Nation

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posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 02:35 AM
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I saw this guy's story and felt it important to post here.




This is a true story of how in one day with no warning two American children, Joshua and Sandra McClurg, lost their single mother to the Department of Homeland Security on July 01, 2004.



Most Americans may not realize the fact that American Children under the age of twenty-one do not have what should be their most basic right and that is the right to a natural parent. Every day American children lose a parent to the Department of Homeland Security. American children whose parents are not United States citizen’s may be in jeopardy of having their parent or parents deported to their natural born country, regardless of the years they have established their homes and families in the US.

It seems unfair that here in America, Land of the Free, that our children do not have the freedom or the right to their natural parent if that parent is not an American citizen.

What happens to these children when a parent is abruptly taken away from them without any warning or preparation? One could only imagine the devastation and repercussions of a destroyed family.

Immigration and Naturalization have dramatically increased efforts to deport immigrant residents. Therefore any immigrants, regardless of the fact that they may have permanent residence status, families, children and spouses are subject to deportation and are being scrutinized for any blemishes they may have in their past.

Our US children should be spared the wrath of our countries anger, resulting from 911 tragedies.

On June 30, 2004 Penny McClurg responded to a letter she had received in the mail from the Department of Homeland Security. The letter requested her to report to Tampa International Airport Airside F. Penny made the necessary arrangements to have her children cared for, while she attended this appointment. Upon arriving at the airport airside F, she called the telephone number listed on the letter and informed the respondent on the phone that she was waiting at the instructed area as described in the letter. The operator told her that they would send someone to escort her into the terminal. Penny waited approximately 30 minutes; however nobody came to escort her. Penny called the number on the letter again and told the operator that she had been waiting. The operator then asked her if she was sure she had an appointment letter to come in because they were apparently not expecting her.

A Department of Homeland Security officer finally arrived and escorted her through to the secured airside F terminal and asked her to be seated in an office area. She was greeted by a Department of Homeland Security officer by the name of Mr. Guthier and told to remain seated and that he would be with her shortly. Approximately two hours went by before Mr. Guthier motioned her into his office. Inside his office he questioned her about a 1997 felony conviction that she had on her record. She acknowledge the felony conviction and informed him that she he had completed her sentence and probation for this incident.

Penny was sent back out to be seated again and waited another three hours. She had now been in the office approximately five hours.

Mr. Guthier finally came out of his office and informed her that he was not able to get a hold of who he needed to speak to and that she should report back the following morning at 9:00am. Penny reported back the following morning as instructed and this time remained in the seated office area. During this time officer Guthier told her that he was still waiting to get a hold of the person he had been trying to reach the previous day. Approximately three hours went by before Mr. Guthier asked Penny to come into his office. Mr. Guthier told Penny that he had some bad news for her and that she was officially being detained. Penny asked what that meant and officer Guthier informed her that she was basically being arrested and that everything would be explained to her when she arrived at her next destination. Penny asked where she was being taken and she was told by Guthier that he did not know and that someone else would tell her.

Penny did not in her wildest imagination realize that this appointment letter was going to result in her being arrested.

Penny arrived in the US, from South Africa, in 1986 when she was fifteen years old. In 1991 she had received her permanent resident status in the US. Penny is now thirty three years old and is a single mother of two American children ages 10 and 11. She also has an American fiancée and was, at this time, six weeks pregnant with his child. Penny has been residing in the US for the past 18 years and in the last three years established a successful business in the Tampa Bay area. The sudden and abrupt news that she was being incarcerated was devastating to all who know her. There was no time or warning to make any arrangements for her children, home or business. That was it…she was no longer to continue with her life and she had no forewarning to make any preparations for this day.

Penny has now been incarcerated since July 01, 2004. On July 15, 2004 she lost her eight week old unborn child while in detention. She was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami in handcuffs and shackles where she was seated in the waiting room for two hours. Penny did not get seen until she finally started to hemorrhage. The doctor informed her that she was miscarrying and proceeded to perform a D&C on her without any anesthesia. Several hours after the procedure she was taken back to Turner Guilford Knight County Jail in Miami in shackles and handcuffs, barely able to keep consciousness while walking, due to the blood loss.

Three days before Penny‘s miscarriage, she submitted a written request to see the facility counsellor. She needed to talk to someone about the depression and stress she was undergoing…how it was affecting her ability to eat, sleep and try to stay calm as she knew that it was essential in order for her to have a healthy pregnancy. Her request went unanswered. In fact, to this day, no official has informed her as to what is happening with her or why she is being detained. No information has been provided by any officials regarding this matter.

Penny has since hired attorney Steven Goldstein and Grant Kaplan to handle her case. She learned, only through the attorneys, that she is being charged with illegal entry into the US.

Penny is being denied entry into the US, resulting from a deferred inspection. This deferred inspection resulted from a cruise Penny took in June of 2003, where she left and reentered the United States within a 4-day period. While in this "deferred inspection" status, Penelope's resident alien card was supposed to be taken and substituted with a temporary card. This did not occur. Instead she was allowed to exit and re-enter the United States twice more in September of 2003 and again in May of 2004.

Penny has been a US permanent resident since 1991 and at no time to her knowledge was this status ever revoked. Her attorney has informed her that these situations are never good and that probably the fastest way out of jail is to ask for expedited deportation, otherwise she could remain in jail indefinitely while trying to fight the case against her.

This is a true story of how in one day with no warning two American children, Joshua and Sandra McClurg, lost their single mother to the Department of Homeland Security on July 01, 2004.

There has been no follow up by this department or for that matter any US department to make sure that these two American children where to be taken care of. Fortunately for Penny she has her father and fiancée to step in to help with her children, but again no departmental agency has checked to make sure of that. One could only imagine what could have happened if there had been no one to take care of these children.

Penny is currently being held at Turner Guilford Knight County Jail, in a designated woman’s immigration unit. There she has learned of about many other women, who also have American children and that have been separated from them abruptly in this way.

It seems unfair and not traditional with American standards that these children have no voice or rights as American Citizens and that their futures are placed in jeopardy with no one to follow up and make sure that they are surviving as they should be with the appropriate care.

My name is Eric Schmidt, fiancé of Penny McClurg. As a concerned American citizen and ten year Navy veteran, I would like to come forward and let the country know what awful atrocities are going on behind the scenes in our great country, with respect to immigrants.

If I could ask anything of my country in exchange for my ten years of service, it would be to return my fiancée back to her family where she rightfully belongs. She does not belong in indefinite incarceration, waiting for the slow wheels of immigration department.

If any agency would like to pick up this story I am readily available for comment and can be reached at the following:

Eric Schmidt
322 Manatee Lane
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
321-354-4044 cell
727-938-5374 home 727-944-2699 fax



What kind of nation are we becoming? This is just sickening for the kids…Hope they get the exposure and help they need.


[edit on 23-8-2004 by loam]




posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 02:51 AM
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Do you have a link or source?
How/where did you get this story?



posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 02:58 AM
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Found the post here:

www.nothomelandsecurity.com...

Moreover, they guy obviously prints his contact infomation. Should be easy to verify.

[edit on 20-8-2004 by loam]



posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 03:00 AM
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There is this link here:


Penny

Seems like a bit of a different story

a WAY different story....

Although the pictures are of the same woman and kids..
Something is fishy...

space

[edit on 20-8-2004 by spacedoubt]



posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 03:07 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
There is this link here:


Penny

Seems like a bit of a different story


That one is dated Sat, 14 Feb 1998 00:32:40 -0500...

Looks like something that happened to her before her most recent problem...



[edit on 20-8-2004 by loam]



posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 09:40 PM
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I came across this thread and as it concerns my daughter, I joined ATS so that I can clarify the relationship between the two stories.

Penny is being held by Homeland Security ostensibly because of her prison sentence in 1997/8. Despite the fact that she should never have been imprisoned, she served the time. Joseph Balarezo, who gave false evidence, is now willing to come forward and testify before the court that he lied. However, in the mean time, she is being held without bail. To reopen the 1997 case could take many months, if not years.

Even if she had committed the crime, she is now having to pay for it a second time.

Refs:
www.fa-ir.org...
www.nothomelandsecurity.com...
www.nothomelandsecurity.com...



posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 09:56 PM
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I sent this link to Snopes. They have a good record of reponding personally after they have completed their investigation. Is it a little strange that a relative would be responding so soon after the original post?



posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I sent this link to Snopes.
Is it a little strange that a relative would be responding so soon after the original post?


a little strange , but I suppose not impossible...
MY interest is piqued now..
We should probably see this through, ya think?



posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 10:19 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Is it a little strange that a relative would be responding so soon after the original post?


Perhaps it is a bit strange. Actually, I thought I was very slow in responding as I knew about it yesterday.

I am the creator and webmaster of www.nothomesecurity.com..., so get data on links that connect up to the website. I noticed that there was a lot of traffic coming from the ATS website, so I went to take a look.

I established the nothomesecurity website to help make my daughters plight known. I also did some research on the Department of Home Security and was stunned at what I discovered. While chasing defenseless mothers, they are at the same time leaving our borders wide open to terrorists.

Thank you for sending the link to Snopes.



posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 12:54 AM
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I sent this information to Bill O'Reilly . If there is legitamacy to this story, he might pick it up. Others might want to do likewise.



posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I sent this information to Bill O'Reilly . If there is legitamacy to this story, he might pick it up. Others might want to do likewise.


The following information should help in confirming the legitamacy of this story:

Attorney:

Grant Kaplan
Law Office of
Grant Kaplan
7200 W. Camino Real, Suite 102
Boca Raton, Florida 33433
Telephone: 561-347-8337
Fax: 561-347-8292

Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33137
Tel: 305-573-1106
Fax: 305-576-6273

Penny McClurg, Alien # A029343358 (also known as Permanent Resident #)
Jail # 040062787 at
Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center,
7000 NW 41 Street
Miami, Fl. 33166
Facility Phone: (305) 470-7600

Also for a description of conditions inside Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, please see:

www.nothomelandsecurity.com...



posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 12:34 PM
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Terry,

I forward this information to Bill O'Reilly. I hope it furthers your daughters cause. I never like to see injustice.

[edit on 04/8/22 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 02:27 PM
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Sad. I hope things can be corrected...



posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by bzap
Sad. I hope things can be corrected...


Thanks very much. It will be great if he takes it up.



posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Terry,

I forward this information to Bill O'Reilly. I hope it furthers your daughters cause. I never like to see injustice.

[edit on 04/8/22 by GradyPhilpott]


Oops! I replied to the wrong post.

Thanks very much, Grady. It will be great if he takes it up.



posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 08:08 PM
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The best of luck to you!



posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 09:34 PM
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Originally posted by bzap
The best of luck to you!


Thanks bzap. I've a feeling we are going to need it.




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