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Tough call. Illegal on 4th taxpayer funded liver transplant.

Saw this on Facebook this morning from the  TheBlackSphere 

Illegal Receives 3 LIVERS Ahead of American Citizens

“No America citizen should have to fight to be put ahead of illegals. But such is the case when Democrats crave new voters.

And that’s why Americans find ourselves in jeopardy. Along with double the crimes committed by illegals, their status notwithstanding, there exist other perils.”

Looked into it, it’s from a 10 year old story from the LA Times but it’s still relevant today 10 years later. Are we finally going to fix Immigration this year once and for all?

Excerpts from the article, Organ transplants for immigrants stir debate in Calif.

By Anna Gorman Los Angeles Times / April 20, 2008

LOS ANGELES – “Ana Puente was an infant with a liver disorder when her aunt brought her illegally to the United States to seek medical care. She underwent two liver transplants at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center as a child in 1989 and a third in 1998, each paid for by the state.

But when Puente turned 21 in June, she aged out of her state-funded health insurance and the ability to continue treatment at UCLA.

Late last month Puente learned of another, little-known option for patients with certain healthcare needs. If she notified US Citizenship and Immigration Services that she was in the country illegally, state health officials might grant her full coverage through Medi-Cal, the state health services assistance program for the poor. Puente did so, her benefits were restored, and she is awaiting a fourth transplant at UCLA.

Puente’s case highlights two controversial issues: Should illegal immigrants receive liver transplants in the United States and should taxpayers pick up the cost?

The average cost of a liver transplant and first-year follow-up is nearly $490,000, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. Donor livers are in scarce supply. In California, nearly 3,700 people are on a waiting list for livers, according to the network. Last year, more than 90 percent were given to US citizens.”

Heres another article, Immigration debate hits home for liver transplant patients

“Ana Puente, 21, is waiting for her fourth liver transplant. Puente is an undocumented immigrant.

The state funded the procedures for these young illegal migrants. But when they hit 21, coverage passed to L.A. County, which doesn’t have the resources to implant the new organs they both needed again.”

From ALIPAC Thread: Immigration debate hits home for liver transplant patients

“If illegal immigrants inform the state in writing that U.S. immigration services “is aware of their presence and does not plan to deport them,” they could be eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal, said Norman Williams, spokesman for the state health department. Medical condition is one factor that would make immigrants eligible for coverage. 

The immigrants send a form to Citizenship and Immigration Services, but the agency said it does not respond to patients or make any promises about their immigration status.

Looking to the future

Dr. Sue V. McDiarmid, medical director of UCLA’s pediatric liver transplant program, said that she regrets not being able to continue treatment for every patient but that it would not be “financially responsible” to waive all fees. She said the university does follow up with its patients once they are under county care.

“It is just not our philosophy to dump patients,” McDiarmid said. “When things go wrong, it truly is a heartbreaker.”

But she said liver transplantation is more than a surgical procedure; doctors have to consider whether the patient will have access to healthcare and medication in the long run. 

“If we felt at any time that we were transplanting a liver into a person that the hope of any long-term outcome was very poor, we shouldn’t be doing the transplant,” she said.

McDiarmid said, however, that doctors do not ask about a patient’s immigration status.

The larger problem, she said, is that the state healthcare system cuts off illegal immigrants who were covered as children. “We took care of those undocumented children because we thought, and the state thought, that it was the right thing to do,” she said. “Why would we as a society then turn our backs on them?”

Puente is not the only young transplant patient who has shown up for county care recently. Dr. Andrew Stolz, who directs the liver consultation service at County-USC as well as the county’s outpatient Roybal Liver Clinic, said the facility is treating about 10 liver transplant patients who aged out of California Children’s Services and no longer have insurance. 

Though he does not know how many of these patients are immigrants, Stolz said those who are here legally could apply for full-scope Medi-Cal to cover a liver transplant. 

Repeat transplants, which are not uncommon, can be necessary if the patients’ bodies reject the livers at the time of the transplant or while they are on medication, or if the transplant livers develop hepatitis C, Stolz said.

Jose Lopez said he came to the U.S. with his mother illegally as a child. Soon after, he contracted hepatitis A and received his first liver transplant. Eight years later, he got cirrhosis and received another transplant. 

Both were performed at UCLA and paid for by the state.

As his 21st birthday approached, his mother, Maria Elena Lopez, searched for clinics that might agree to treat her son. She applied for Medi-Cal for him but has not received a response.

Her son turned 21 on Aug. 7. He said the UCLA doctors gave him extra medications to hold him over.”

Published November 28, 2010 U.S. Organ Transplant Program Caters To Hispanics

“He’s a latino doctor and you can almost hear the pride in his voice when he reads the statistic. Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo says that kidney transplants for Hispanics have almost doubled at his Chicago hospital, and some of the patients come from as far away as Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida.

The reason? They are all interested in the only known transplant program in the United States conducted entirely in Spanish and tailored to the unique needs of Hispanic patients.”

People know if they can get to America, America and Americans are a compassionate people, (there can be no doubt about that!) we’ll take care of them.

But, as one articles asks, what about the Americans that may die as a result of an illegal getting the liver instead of them?

If we took care of the immigration problem we wouldn’t have to deal with it. Maybe if people stayed in their own countries they might be forced to deal with or fix their own problems.

That sounds cold no doubt but look at the shape the country is in. The people are tired of taking care of everyone else at the expense of our own people. Who else does this? You don’t see people going to any other countries for this stuff.

Look at the shape California is in because of Illegal Immigration and the liberals are double downing on their left-wing agenda sacrificing American citizens as they do.

Think medical coast are to high? Don’t think stuff like this is helping to bring it down.

I know of a lot of seniors that can’t afford and struggle to pay for their medication and medical bills. What about the homeless crises? The Vet’s? I know for a fact, personally people in California on SSDI that got their benefits cut and have to pay more “out of pocket expense” coincidentally about three months after California decided to start paying for Illegals medical.

So I don’t know. I liked the SOTU address last night, not to thrilled about the amnesty part for 2+ million but if if thats what it takes to finally fix the problem lets “get er done” and get on with MAGA!

Thats my two cents anyways, have any thoughts?

GOD bless America and you.

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I cant believe this isn’t in the news more.Has America really been dumbed down this much?Have we fallen this far?

UPDATE 1/27/2018

Great interview with liberal Harvard Law Professor and longtime Democrat Alan Dershowitz about president Trump supposed “corruption” and “collusion” accusations and the Obama photo. Click on the link below for the Video and article.

Dershowitz: I Wouldn’t Have Campaigned for Obama If I Knew About Farrakhan Pic

Harvard Law Professor and longtime Democrat Alan Dershowitz said he would not have campaigned for then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he knew about the future president’s photo op with Louis Farrakhan.

Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, is a “virulent anti-Semite and anti-American,” Dershowitz said on “Fox & Friends.”

( I wonder who else wouldn’t have campaigned or even voted for Obama? What would America look like today without the last 8 years of the Obama corrupt and lawless administration?

But then again what if “Crooked Hillary” would have been elected in his place?)

I really can’t believe this isn’t in the news. I didn’t watch any “Lame Stream Media” last night but whats the point? I know they wont report on it. All they do is bash Trump. It’s old and all they are doing is cementing his support among the people.

With all the revaluations on the corruption of this last administration now and during the last 8 years, the Deep State crap of the administration, the FBI and DOJ and the none coverage of it and collusion is outrages, disgusting and something you just wouldn’t think would happen in America.

The liberals, progressives need to shut the hell up, clean up their own house. They have NO creditability what so ever in my view to cast stones at anyone for anything. All they have is the race card, rumors and innuendos. They never produce facts on anything, their record of doing anything good is none non-existent , their major city’s and the states they run are failures!

I’m just sick to death of it and it seems like any intelligent or thinking person with an once of sense would be too.

So what am I talking about? What’s got me so pissed? Check it out.

They say they didn’t want to release it because they thought it might effect the election. Ya think? Politicians are corrupt no doubt for the most part. There are some good ones though too. But the democrat party has got to take the cake!

This is the first one I saw and shared.

The Photo That Never Saw The Light of Day: Obama With Farrakhan In 2005

A journalist announced last week that he will publish a photograph of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that he took in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, but did not make public because he believed it would have “made a difference” to Obama’s political future.

Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan

Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan

The photographer, Askia Muhammad, told the Trice Edney News Wire that he “gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy.”

Bombshell Photo Emerges Of Obama Smiling With Black Nationalist Hate Group Leader Louis Farrakhan

A new photo has emerged that shows former President Barack Obama posing with Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the black nationalist hate group Nation of Islam.

The photo shows then Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama smiling with Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005. Farrakhan is known for embracing radically anti-Semitic and anti-white views, as even the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center has acknowledged.

Obama-Farrakhan Photo Released After 13-Year Media Cover-up

A photograph of then-Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that was taken in 2005 at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC, was released Saturday after a 13-year cover-up to protect Obama’s political career.

Journalist Askia Muhammad told TriceEdneyWire.com that he took the photograph after Obama had engaged “in a warm conversation with constituent and fellow Chicagoan Minister Louis Farrakhan.” However, he realized that the photograph could endanger Obama’s presidential ambitions, which were already being widely discussed.

One guy talked to the photographer.

Inside the secret Obama-Farrakhan photograph: Obama with Farrakhan in 2005: The hidden pic

Can there be any doubt this guy was and is a muslim sympathizer, a racist as many have claimed for years?

This guy is a traitor, a criminal a lier and and should be in prison along with the rest of his accomplices and administration and go down in history as the worst president in American history.

Well, that’s my two cents. As always God bless America and you. #MAGA, Drain the swamp!

God, have mercy! I’ve seen enough sickens for the day.

I saw this tweet on Twitter,

I couldn’t believe it so a looked around a little and found the following beginning with the oldest news first.

Bestiality brothels are ‘spreading through Germany’ warns campaigner as abusers turn to sex with animals as ‘lifestyle choice’

Bestiality brothels are spreading through Germany faster than ever thanks to a law that makes animal porn illegal but sex with animals legal, a livestock protection officer has warned.

Madeleine Martin told the Frankfurter Rundschau that current laws were not protecting animals from predatory zoophiles who are increasingly able to turn to bestiality as a ‘lifestyle choice’.

She highlighted one case where a farmer in the Gross-Gerau region of southwest Germany, noticed his once friendly flock of sheep were beginning to shy away from human contact.

Sex with animals remains banned in Germany as legal bid fails

Two complainants have failed in their attempt to get Germany’s constitutional court to consider their claim against the laws banning sex with animals.

The two unnamed individuals say they are sexually attracted to animals.

They sought to get the court in Karlsruhe to consider whether the existing rules are unconstitutional.

But the court threw out their claim, ruling that the effect of the ban on the complainants’ right to sexual self-determination was justified.

The court said that protecting animal welfare by seeking to prevent them being the victim of sexual assaults was a legitimate aim of the law – which remains unchanged after the court’s decision.

Animal Brothels: People Now Travel To Serbia To Have Sex With Goats, Dogs, Cows

Syrian Migrant Rapes Pony In Berlin Public Park In Broad Daylight

A 23-year-old native of Syria allegedly sexually assaulted a pony in front of children in Görlitzer Park, Berlin.

Görlitzer Park contains a petting zoo called “Children’s Farm,” which is particularly popular with young children and contains two ponies, two donkeys, half a dozen sheep and goats, and ten chickens, ducks and rabbits.

Vlad Tepes reports, while citing Berliner Morgenpost, a Syrian native allegedly sexually assaulted a pony in the zoo around 3 PM on Friday last week.

A witness, known only as Amanda F, described the incident to the Berliner Morgenpost. 

“My babysitter took a walk with our son through Görlitzer Park. They had to witness the man sexually assaulting the pony,” she said.

According to Amanda F, her babysitter told her about the incident after speaking to the so-called “park runners.”

Germany Now Has Animal Brothels for All Those Randy Goat Lovers

In unconnected news, the number of Syrian migrants in the country is now estimated at 1.5 million.

As news of the animal brothel craze hit German national broadcaster ZDF, anxiety among petting zoo ponies dropped precipitously. In November, a 23 year old Syrian man allegedly sexually assaulted a pony in broad daylight in front of children at a park in Berlin.

Animal welfare officer Madeleine Martin told the Frankfurter Rundschau that Germany’s current laws enable “zoophiles” to carry out their sexual deviancy without contention. Bestiality is not illegal in Germany.

“There are now animal brothels in Germany,” Martin explained, claiming that people are turning to animals for sex as a “lifestyle choice,” the Daily Mail reports.f5d784aa1eabbde15ba5e2d90c3ba828

Some thought’s. Keep in mind liberals love and want America to be just like Europe. Progressives believe in and are fighting hard for all these weird peoples rights, islam open boarders, blurring the lines between gender, marriage and whats right and wrong.

Just wonder how much longer society can survive this insanity?

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Military Veterans being deported.

I came across this the other day while I was roaming the internet. I hadn’t heard about it before, I thought if a immigrant served honorably in the Military they were granted citizenship.

Who among us, (Talking to Veterans now) finding it difficult to adjust back into the world when they got out didn’t have some sort of problem or run in with the law? I know I did and I was a “Cold War ” vet, didn’t see any combat. I got a DUI and spent a little time in county on another occasion but charges had to be dropped due to an illegal search. I know there’s probably a lot of vet’s that didn’t have any problems but I also know there’s an awful lot that do. I know two personally.

Personally, I think no expense or time should be spared to look at each case individually. Unless of course it’s a no brainer and the veteran is a absolute degenerate and violent criminal. Even still though that veteran deserves at the very least a full investigation that includes in my opinion a Psychiatric eval to see if he or she has PTSD or something that would prevent them from being a good citizen. And if they do have PTSD or some other disorder or inability to adjust to civilian life do to Military service it should be taken care of. The “Nanny State” or government already spends and wastes so much on freebies and fraud there should be no problem what so ever helping a veteran.

Anyone that knows me knows I’m totally against “Illegal Immigration” and believe it should be done right by going through the process and assimilating, I’ve blogged about it here many times. I protested and got interviewed ( not so favorably of course) by the Press Enterprise in my city when the legislators were considering a Immigration change for the city. It was me and I think two or three more compared to about fifty supporters of the legislation.

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I also support building the wall.

Anyways, that’s my two cents. Check out these stories and share your thought’s if you can, would really like to hear what others have to say on the subject.

Part one, excerpts from the article. “Army veteran Mario Martinez spent six years of his life fighting for the United States.

Now, he’s fighting for the right to keep living here.

Martinez, 54, was born in Mexico, but came to the U.S. as a young child and became a legal resident. He joined the Army, served with the 82nd Airborne Division, and earned an honorable discharge. But more than a decade after he left the service, he was convicted of a felony, putting his immigration status in jeopardy.

“One mistake shouldn’t make the rest of your life,” said Martinez, who spent four years in California state prison for an assault conviction stemming from a 2008 domestic violence case. “I mean I paid for what I did, I did my time. I did it quietly, went in and got out.”(“More than a decade after he left the Army, he was convicted of assault in a domestic violence case. It happened the night he found the body of his best friend, who had died by suicide. Martinez said he was upset and got into an argument with his girlfriend. At the trial, his girlfriend testified that it was a one-time event, but cuts to her cheek required stitches, according to court records.”)

He served four years in prison.

After Martinez served his time, he was handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that handles deportation for the Department of Homeland Security. He spent another 10 months in detention, then was released on bond in 2014. He currently lives in Southern California, while he awaits a court date in his deportation case.

“ICE exercises prosecutorial discretion for members of the armed forces who have honorably served our country on a case-by-case basis when appropriate,” said Rodriguez. “Still, applicable law requires ICE to mandatorily detain and process for removal individuals who have been convicted of aggravated felonies as defined under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

An executive order signed by President Trump on January 25 expands who can be deported to include not only those with criminal records, but non-citizens who have committed a “chargeable criminal offense.” Already immigrant arrests are up by a third, compared to last year, according to ICE data.

But the current enforcement policy on immigration has been shaped over decades by both Democratic and Republican presidents.

Many veterans and advocates point to a 1996 law, passed during the Clinton presidency, as laying the groundwork for current deportations. That law, called The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, expanded the types of criminal convictions eligible for deportation. In the following decade, the U.S. deported 897,099 non-citizens after they served their criminal sentences, according to a 2007 report from Human Rights Watch, which based its findings on ICE data. During those years, 77 percent of the legal permanent residents were deported for non-violent offenses.” Continue to the article here.>Serving In the U.S. Military Won’t Protect These Veterans From Being Deported

Part two, excerpts from the article. “Signs of American military life are everywhere in the cramped Tijuana apartment: a U.S. flag hung on the wall, Army patches covered a camouflaged backpack, photos of uniformed men lined a shelf. HectorOutside

“It was very difficult to transition, the first couple months,” said Hector Barajas, a former U.S. Army paratrooper, who was deported to Mexico in 2010 and calls the apartment home.

He said when he first landed back to Mexico – a country he had little connection to since he left as a child in the 1980s ­- there was no network of veterans and no offices to help get him on his feet. He started reaching out to other veterans and soon turned his home into a shelter for deported veterans in Tijuana, many of whom needed help with even the most basic things as they adjusted to an unfamiliar city.

“That’s part of our job here: to make it easier for the men to find work, helping them find their IDs, where to go get their driver’s license,” said Barajas. “It’s difficult when you don’t really have anyone to help you out with that.” 

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Hector Barajas was pardoned by California Governor Jerry Brown in March this year, opening up the possibility of his return to family in Los Angeles. CREDIT DORIAN MERINA / AMERICAN HOMEFRONT 

He said he’s been in touch with nearly 60 deported veterans since October. His office keeps a database of about 350 veterans who have been deported to different cities in Mexico and countries further away, such as the Philippines, Honduras and Iraq. The two-story apartment in a residential part of eastern Tijuana has three cots upstairs and a tiny kitchen Barajas refers to as a chow hall. Together, the vets call this place, “the bunker.”

Barajas served two stints in the Army, including in the 82nd Airborne. But when he got out, he ran into trouble with the law. In 2002, he was sentenced to 3 years in prison for discharging a firearm from a vehicle. After prison he was deported, but then re-entered the U.S. illegally and was deported again in 2010, according to records from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Barajas, now 40, said he regrets his actions, but doesn’t like to dwell on the past.

“I paid dearly for it and I am taking responsibility for putting myself in that position,” he said. “As far as being a productive member of society, let’s move forward.”

In March, California Governor Jerry Brown pardoned Barajas and two other veterans, noting their honorable service in the military. That pardon clears a major obstacle, but doesn’t guarantee their return.

Barajas is hoping to get his legal status back and reunite with his family in Southern California, including his 11-year-old daughter. For now, he spends his time helping other deported veterans ­- many of whom, he said, struggle after getting out of the military.

“Not too many people are willing to put on a uniform and go fight, and it’s the reason we have these freedoms today is because of these men and women,” he said. “When they came back, they came with trauma. We have PTSD. It’s military, it’s connected to their service. The reasons these men are going to make these mistakes and suffer is because of the military trauma.”

There are more than 11,000 non-citizens serving active duty in the military, according to the Pentagon. About a decade ago, that number was three times as high. Legal permanent residents are eligible to serve, and doing so can expedite the naturalization process. But citizenship is not automatic and many veterans leave the military without obtaining it.

Some described a confusing and time-consuming process, made harder by deployments and frequent moves. Others said that because they had grown up mostly in the U.S., they felt American and didn’t think to apply, especially while focused on the demands of military service.” Continue to the article here.> Deported Veterans Hope To Return To Nation They Fought For

Read about one success story of a deported Veteran, 31-year-old Daniel Torres.

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A “heartbroken, broke” Daniel Torres self-deported to Mexico.

Excerpt from the article. “The success story of the deported veterans community is 31-year-old Daniel Torres.

He moved to the US from Mexico when he was 15 when his father got a job as an electronic engineer in Utah.

At 18, his US visa expired but he stayed on illegally. At 21 he joined the Marine Corps.

“I said I was an American citizen when I wasn’t,” Daniel says.

He served in the army for four years, including a tour of Iraq, and had just signed up for a year-long deployment in Afghanistan when his chain of command discovered he was an undocumented immigrant.

They could have charged him with fraud but instead they let him leave the military when his contract expired.

“I couldn’t get employment, I couldn’t go to school, I couldn’t get a loan, I couldn’t do anything,” he says.

He left America voluntarily and moved back to Mexico where he went to law school, started working at the Deported Veterans Support House and applied for US citizenship.

It took five years, but last April he got it.

“My case was simple enough because I had no criminal record, I have no deportation record and they gave my citizenship,” he says.

He says being accepted back into the US felt “weird”.

“I had kind of given up on the United States,” he says.

“Then after a while I started realising we can make a difference — the biggest barrier was people didn’t know about it.

“Unless you were directly affected or a family member affected, no-one knew military members were being deported.

“So once we started breaking down that ignorance barrier we started seeing results, we started getting places,” he says.

He plans to move back to Utah to study law in the US to become a binational attorney.

But his victory is far from complete.

“I’m not celebrating until everyone gets to go home,” he says.”  Continue to the article here and read about three others that aren’t so lucky, two you’ve already met from the other article.> ‘These men and women return only when they die’

Google Search, US President Donald Trump said he was open to the idea of allowing deported veterans to return.

It seems to me both Democrats and Republicans should be able to work together on this. It looks like for now it’s only the Democrats, Republicans should be ashamed.

May 26, 2017 Press Release.
Preventing veterans from being deported and helping deported veterans get access to medical care

Washington, D.C. (May 26, 2017)—Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) reintroduced a bill package that will prevent veterans from being deported and help veterans that have been deported get access to the medical service they deserve. The Immigrant Veterans Eligibility Tracking System (I-VETS) Act of 2017Healthcare Opportunities for Patriots in Exile (HOPE) Act of 2017, and Naturalization at Training Sites (NATS) Act of 2017 are part of this legislative package.

“A number of our nation’s servicemembers are immigrants who answered the call to serve and protect our nation and our freedom,” said Rep. Vargas. “These bills will ensure that immigrant servicemembers are well informed on their path to naturalization and allow veterans who have been deported to access the health care services they need.” More here.> Rep. Juan Vargas Reintroduces Deported Veterans Bill Package

President Trump, keeping his promises has already done many positive thing’s for the Military. I hope he and the DOJ looks into this.

BTW, despite attacks from the left, right and “The Lamestream Media” the President had a pretty impressive first six months. 6mdt

As always, God bless America and you. 10429313_865151986832782_5379475790684628491_n

Are alleged Rockville rapists Unaccompanied Alien Children?

Good question.
“Were the pair (one from Guatemala and the other from El Salvador), who are behind bars in Maryland for dragging a 14-year-old girl into a boys bathroom and raping her considered ‘refugees’ by the Obama Administration that would have been in charge of them if they turned themselves in at the border as part of the flood of ‘children’ that invaded our border for years during the Obama presidency, so-called UACs?”

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That is the question I have about the story you can’t possibly have missed over the last day or two.

Were the pair (one from Guatemala and the other from El Salvador), who are behind bars in Maryland for dragging a 14-year-old girl into a boys bathroom and raping her considered ‘refugees’ by the Obama Administration that would have been in charge of them if they turned themselves in at the border as part of the flood of ‘children’ that invaded our border for years during the Obama presidency, so-called UACs?

Questions abound! Is he older than 18? Did he arrive among the waves of so-called ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children? Was he in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement or one of its contractors? And, of course, why had he not been deported? Did MoCo, MD sheriff protect him?

Keep an eye out for any news about whether they…

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