Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Lies Earn a Pass for Politico's Illegal Alien Wife

The illegal alien wife of Georgia State Senator Curt Thompson has gotten a judge to okay her parole. She had been under a deportation order for failure to appear in court on her asylum application. This is an absolute travesty of immigration law.

Sascha Herrera, 28, arrived in 2003 on a tourist visa obtained to visit relatives living in the US. She got an extension, then signed an application for asylum. She later got into college and obtained a student visa. She never appeared for court dates on her asylum application.

She belongs in jail. Under US law, anyone who applies for a tourist visa intending anything other than a short-term stay as a tourist commits fraud. If you get a tourist visa and start job-hunting, that's fraud. If you get a tourist visa, then sign a lease for an apartment, that's fraud. She obviously never intended a short-term "visit." She came here intending to stay. That's fraud - a felony, and a bar to future visas, visits, immigration applications.

She claims the "notario" filed her asylum application without her knowledge. However, she went to the notario, she accepted his advice of applying for asylum, and she signed the application. Furthermore, she knew she was under a deportation order, and fled and hid before finally emerging from hiding today -- "fleeing felon."

When she claimed to the judge today that this was a "paperwork mix-up" and "done without her knowledge," she outright lied. She signed the application, and admits she signed the application. The judge was stupid enough to buy this story from someone who has a history of lying.

Senator Thompson is an outspoken advocate for illegal aliens. Of course, he has a wife (since April of this year) who has repeatedly violated immigration laws, including committing fraud.

I don't know about ol' Curt, but I wouldn't want a spouse who has committed fraud and perjury. If she'll lie in court, how much easier to lie to him. Did she marry him because she saw green (card)? He may never know. But we do know Georgians cannot trust this man to represent citizens' rights.

3 Comments:

Blogger mfl said...

very interesting posting. can You or some one else point me please to an URL to read about the leagal issue regarding:
>>>Under US law, anyone who applies for a tourist visa intending anything other than a short-term stay as a tourist commits fraud. If you get a tourist visa and start job-hunting, that's fraud. If you get a tourist visa, then sign a lease for an apartment, that's fraud<<<

1:14 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

See http://foia.state.gov/masterdocs/09fam/0941031N.pdf
for the State Department regulations on temporary visitors for pleasure or business. See also Section 101(a)(15)(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. There are actually quite a few things one can do on a B visa...

10:40 AM  
Blogger Andy Sr said...

Hey, she's married to a Senator what else do you expect

11:26 AM  

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