Guess what – “studying and discussing” immigration policies at an Ivy League college don’t excuse the basic illegal conduct of coming into the country without permission.


But to Viviana Andazola Marquez, that simple truth came as a complete surprise, as the Yale student talked so much that she “accidentally turned my dad into immigration services.”

Even though the student is majoring in ethnicity, race and migration studies at the prestigious school, it seems she not only doesn’t understand the real world, but could not resist the temptation to go on and on – and on – about your own personal “struggle and oppression” that you used to gain entry to the elite college.

The 21-year-old wrote an op-ed piece in the Times decrying how her father ended up being taken into custody and held for deportation in a facility outside Denver, Colorado after she exposed the family to the Huffington Post.

The co-ed’s father, Melecio, entered the country illegally – for the second time – in 1998, and has raised four children, including Viviana, by taking construction jobs.

“He pays his taxes and plays by the rules. He himself has been a perfect citizen,” she said, apparently oblivious to the ironies in her statement.

Her father is neither a citizen nor a perfect one, as he has been in the U.S., working illegally, for almost twenty years.

Viviana took time off from classes to fly home to Denver to accompany her father to what she thought would be a hearing on his “green card” application, which she helped him file

“I filed the paperwork in February and believed it would be the beginning of sleeping easier at night, of not worrying about ‘la migra’ every time the phone rang,” she said.

Instead, at her father’s interview, she, along with her father’s attorney and interpreter were asked to leave the hearing room by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

The attorney, Hans Meyer, explained that Melecio had been deported from the U.S. in 1998 and returned again at an undisclosed date, living and undetected for the past 19 years under an “Order of Exclusion” – the 1998 equivalent of a deportation order.

Viviana’s friends at Yale have raised $74,000 on a GoFundMe page, and have protested outside a detention facility to show support.

Apparently, she isn’t the only Yalie who doesn’t understand the meaning of “illegal” when it comes to immigration.

Do you think there should be a deportation exception for illegals who have lived and worked in the United States for a certain number of years, paid taxes, and stayed out of trouble?

Source: Daily Caller

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