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Lodi man deported to Cambodia

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  • patricia bou posted at 3:03 pm on Sat, Oct 29, 2011.

    trisha bou Posts: 1

    had we known this would happen years later, even though he had begun living a stable crime free life. we would have gotten his citizenship after we got married back in 2008 me being a us citizen having absolutely no knowledge of any immigration laws or policies, i figured as long as we were married and he didnt get into anymore trouble things would be fine and eventually he would be taken off immigration probation after a period of time. he reported in person and over the phone every month to ins and worked everyday to support our family. he did get into trouble in the past and had served his time for those crimes, bunly is a very loving husband and father who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. our family has struggled a lot as a result of his deportation and he acknowledges the fact that he brought this on our family and has been working really hard to get himself established in cambodia so he can make a living and be able to support me and our children once we arrive there. we are a very close family and nothing can break us, god has a plan for everyone and even in times like this i know where i stand with the lord so i am going to see this through and not let it get the best of me. it may not be what i had planned for myself my husband or our children but as long as we are together it doesnt matter where we are. we do have a supportive family and have been blessed with people from all over giving us information about life in cambodia, my husband also has met other returnees that went to cambodia around the same time he did so it makes me feel better knowing he is not completely alone even though he doesnt have me and the kids. he attends church faithfully and has been going to the gym daily to release some of the stress in his body so overall his experience has been really good considering he knew nothing about the country and knew only one person there. for those who have negative things to say, you save it! our family has been through enough hardship and had we known the legalities we would have taken the steps to ensure he wouldnt be deported. it isnt like he was some gangster who just ran around causing trouble, he was a family man who worked hard to get his life back on track and was doing so well for the past four years. for the record we are legally married and have been since 2008 and as far as me being on welfare, i do not expect anyone to carry the burden of supporting my children financially or having to watch them while i work. all of our children`s lives we have both worked and paid taxes so in this time of need it is very comforting to have those government benefits and be able to stay home with my children who have already felt the pain of one parent`s absence. thank you to everyone who has left encouraging words for us to read and we will continue to remain positive through this, our main goal is to get our little family back together! _BOU FAMILY!

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 4:10 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Ms. Bailey and others who have jumped to wrong conclusions and have gone off on ridiculous rants about illegals.

    This man was not an illegal alien. If anyone read the original story several weeks ago, it stated that he came here legally (with a green card) at age 3 as a refugee with his parents.

    The problem was, he should have applied for citizenship at 18. But since he commited a crime while he was still a resident alien, he was pegged for deportation, and I don't disagree that he should have been deported. Hope he has learned a lesson about getting his life in order. The consequences have obviously fallen to his "wife" and children.

  • Laura Rouzer posted at 12:53 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Laura Rouzer Posts: 57

    You break the law, you pay the price. He had ample opportunity to make it right but chose not to. He has nobody to blame but himself.

  • liz bailey posted at 12:18 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    feed up Posts: 1

    great another woman on welfare there was no reason for her to quit her job she has family in stockton, who can help her with child care a place to live ect now we have to pay for her kids. They are not married so no doubt the tax payers paid for her to give birth, glad he is deported we need to deport all the illegalls stop giving them free rides. Clearly he was illegal for this guy to work, so Round Table Big O , Yoplait. should be held accountable, as like us normal folk who pay ss and taxes he did not did he have a fake ss card? I dont believe for a minute he paid taxes. What about the other kids he had is that woman on welfare as well.....DEPORT THEM ALL BRING DOWN THE UNEMPLOYMENT

  • Curt Dorsey posted at 8:57 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Curt Dorsey Posts: 5

    Now this is an interesting concept...

    The DREAM Act would give temporary legal status to those who arrived in the United States by no choice of their own before age 16, have graduated from a U.S. high school and have no criminal record. Only those who arrived in the United States at least five years before the bill becomes law would be eligible. If they go to college or join the U.S. military, they can get a green card, a path to citizenship.

    No automatic citizenship – rather, an earned, limited privilege.

    Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/18/3634464/should-congress-approve-a-law.html#ixzz1a6r8qyhX

    Of course the Senate didn't pass it. Politicians don't know how to make money,,,Only spend it.

    ...And why not reclassify illegal aliens as "Non-Legal" residents. They would not be eligible to receive any type of aid such as AFDC, WIC, welfare, etc., but would be allowed to live, work and pay taxes and insurance premiums like the rest of us.

    Think about the impact it would have on the economy if we deported a few million tax paying, Walmart shopping, car, house and food buying illegal resident.


  • Jocelyn Crenshaw posted at 6:59 pm on Thu, Oct 6, 2011.

    Jocelyn Crenshaw Posts: 20

    I feel bad for his children but really he had several oppotunities to avoid this. Also CA does not recognize common law spiuses, so she is not his wife. If she was then again he could have avoided this. We have laws in this countey and they need to be enforced otherwise we will turn into the exact type of country this article is complainibg about. If you are here undocumented/ illegally then you are breaking the law and that alone should get you deported. Sorry at some point this bleeding heart has bled out.

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 6:03 pm on Sun, Oct 2, 2011.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    "'No, I don’t think it’s fair, because I did my time in prison already. I was obeying the laws and paying my taxes for years,' Bunly said."

    Not fair; really? C'mon! This guy was advised to do some paperwork when he turned 18 in order to become a citizen, yet for some reason he believed he was exempt because he worked at Big O Tires and Yoplait Yogurt. Obviously that was "mistake" number one.

    But here's where I get the biggest chuckle is where actually believes that because of his stellar reputation since leaving prison that all of this shouldn't have happened to him. I guess the news flash for him should be it is precisely because of his lawlessness that has him sitting in Cambodia right now.

    I have the greatest sympathy for the family he had to leave behind. But considering the controversy over immigration these days, I doubt the ten-year waiting period will be waived anytime soon. I just hope he really doesn't expect his "wife" to pack up those kids and move them to a country where they'd likely have to share a one-room hut with their father's uncle. What a tragedy that would be.

  • Judy Crafton posted at 3:37 pm on Sat, Oct 1, 2011.

    Judy Posts: 2

    California does not have a "common law" spouse, could this be part of the problem with homeland security?



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