- Posted March 4, 2013 by
Las Vegas, Nevada
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Disabled Veteran and Immigration
The problem is my lovely wife Sharon Courtney does not have a green card. Sharon was denied a green card in 2003. Sharon was wrongfully and tactically
accused of False Claim of US Citizen. Sharon said she was a resident of El Paso, Tx. She has been here since the age of 15, and we have been married since May 26,2000. We have 3 US Citizen boys, ages 16, 11, and 7.
The problem is that Border Patrol has been abusing this law and they laughed at herwhen they gave her the kiss of death. She was held there for several hours. While in captivity she was denied usuage of a phone to call a local family member, US area code
and local. Without any understanding or explanation they said sign this and you can go. She signed it. There is no way for Sharon to say her side of the story.
This has been stressful and extreme hardship to me and our boys. Our sons are not anchor babies as people say they are, they are sons of a father who fought 3 times in Iraq, and a simple loving mom who sacrificed during that time.
Now we do not want to spend our money in Canada or Mexico we want to spend our money here in the
United States. The money that I recieve is US Taxpayer money, I earned it with things beyond your image,
would it make since to deport her? If my wife is deported to Mexico Me and my kids will be right behind, just as
she has always been there for us. Sharon takes good care of me and our boys and deserves a Green Card.
I am a US Citizen, what gives the goverment the right to deny my wife a mother a green card. We don't ask
for nothing except legalization.
There is many if not thousands of Veterans in my shoes, in Phillipines, South Korea, Mexico
Canada, and the list goes on.
The solution is to give the power back to judges so they can here our side of the story, and
let them decide if a family member needs to be separated or stay together! Not abusive agents
that leave you scarred for life, knowing what they just done!
Thank you for allowing to post this and share our story!