Thursday, June 21, 2007

Missing Soldier's Wife Faces Deportation

Is this what they call family values?
While the U.S. military searches for a soldier missing in Iraq, kidnapped by insurgents possibly allied with al Qaeda, his wife back home in Massachusetts may be deported by the U.S. government.

Army Spec. Alex Jimenez, who has been missing since his unit was attacked by insurgents in Iraq on May 12, had petitioned for a green card for his wife, Yaderlin Hiraldo, whom he married in 2004.

Their attorney, Matthew Kolken, said 23-year-old Hiraldo illegally entered the United States in 2001 to reunite with her husband, whom she had met in her native Dominican Republic and later married at his New York State Army base in 2004.

Her attorney is seeking a hardship waiver, which so far the government won't grant.

I guess this is what they call supporting the troops. The lack of compassion in this case is astounding. Disgusting, really disgusting!!!

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