May 22, 2008

Excerpt from Testimony Offered Before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security & Int'l Law

The following is an excerpt of testimony given by Armed Forces Service Woman Christine Navarro. For her complete testimony, click here.

"...I received word from our attorney, while I was deployed, that on November 13, 2006, we
would go to Juarez, Mexico for my husband’s consulate interview. We arrived three days
prior, to be sure we had enough time to get all our paperwork in order. His interview,
consisted of a five hour wait in line, followed by a two minute question and answer
period about how he had entered the country. Our lawyers warned us that his prior entry
and false claim to citizenship, could bar my husband from the country. But we were
confident that after four years of waiting, and thousands of dollars, we would be able to
move on.

But what you hear on television from so-called experts, is not true—it is not easy to stand
in line and get legal. Our application was denied and my husband was told that he was
barred forever from entering the United States. I flew home the next day a single parent."

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