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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Undocumented Maryland family worries about their future

One of the president-elect's main policy points during the campaign was securing the southern border. He vowed to build the wall and deport millions of undocumented, immigrants. But for those who are undocumented fear that their families will be broken apart is mounting as Donald Trump prepares to take office.

This was one of the hottest, most controversial issues in the campaign. WBAL-TV 11 News spoke to an undocumented family living in Baltimore County about their serious, real-life worries for the future.

Carlos Crespo is a devoted father, teaching his 6-year-old daughter with Down syndrome her ABCs. He's terrified about Trump's calls for mass deportation.

"We try to live a normal life, but we have this fear hanging over us, I don't know if one day I'll get a call they've detained my wife, I don't know If I'll be able come home to see my daughter," Crespo said.

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42 comments:

Anonymous said...

they broke the law.
if we know they are illegal why are they not being deported now?

Anonymous said...

I get that you people are worried, and do't want your family separated but you are here ILLEGALLY... That means against the law, you have no right to be here under our laws... So I don't give two shits if you or your wife get deported... You take money from our economy, causing me to have less pay so I can't even buy a damn steak for dinner... Then you only send money back to mexico to support your other 15 family members because you can't keep your dick in you paints and pop kids out like rabbits...

If you came here legally, and the proper way, I would be open arms to you and your family, as most Americas would be as well... Instead you come here illegally and steal from us, and then you want us to care for you and not deport you? Go F yourself... People are struggling to survive here because you steal our money and jobs...

Anonymous said...

they should. they're not above the law. "Undocumented" my A$$. they are ILLEGAL ALIENS. call it what it is Liberals.

Anonymous said...

Joe, please line out UNDOCUMENTED with the truth - Illegal family... and yes they should be deported.

Anonymous said...

Hey, get "documented" and apply for citizenship, like you are supposed to do. Then your worries will be over. If you are a criminal illegal alien, then you need to be incarcerated, or deported. They are the only ones that need to fear. Living here illegally is not an entitlement to anyone of any race or nationality.

Anonymous said...

Joe this just shows these people come to the U.S. with total disregard for our laws! The article says they have been here for 16 YEARS.....and what effort have they made to become LEGAL????? Apparently ZERO EFFORT, now they want sympathy and are so concerned about being deported.....bullshit! NOT LEGAL THEY HAVE TO GO! Mexico's President said he will take care of his people so they should be pleased to go back home.

Anonymous said...

Puedes decir "adios"?

Anonymous said...

I say we give them 90 days to register, if after 90 days they aren't registered then they are immediately deported when found no ifs, ands, or buts. Once they have registered if the are found guilty of any felony, drug, or traffic offense they are immediately deported. Once they have registered they are required to pay off a $5000 fine within 2 years or they are immediately deported. The money from the fine will be used to pay for the wall. 11 million illegal aliens times $5000 is $50 billion. Also until they pay the fine they aren't eligible for any services that cost the government money and the FICA collected from their job will not accrue to their account.

Anonymous said...

illegal is the key word --GET OUT

Anonymous said...

"devoted father! really? Hardly more like a criminal who has no regard for his child whatsoever. A potentially "wanted" person who makes a baby is only thinking of themselves and not one iota about a child who could be affected by their irresponsible and criminal actions. He's hardly a devoted father but more like the worst kind of father an innocent child could ever get stuck with. They should be deported and he has no one to blame but himself. He just like any other criminal grew it so should have to pay the consequences of being a law breaker.

Anonymous said...

Exactly! The answer is 8 years of liberals

Anonymous said...

They came here knowing they broke the law. No sympathy! Get the hell out!!!
If you want to be a citizen, come here through normal channels and file for citizen ship. Get your green card. I know some aliens who have been here all their live just on a non resident alien card. That is another issue that needs to be looked into as well.

Anonymous said...

Maybe, these undocumented immigrants should consider becoming legal citizens.

Anonymous said...

They should be the first to go. Make an example!! Maybe they should just start heading back to the boarders since America is now an unsafe place to live.

Anonymous said...

Every action has a consequence. Some good some bad. This "father" made the choice to have a child in a country where he was illegally. I have ZERO sympathy. He is not a devoted father or even a good father. He's trash. You don't bring a child into the world when your own situation is unstable. He like millions of other illegals have the child as a way to abuse the system and if he says otherwise he is a damn liar.

Anonymous said...

16 yrs here and did nothing to try to get citizenship! They should be on bus #1 on the way back over the border. Illegal is just that......illegal.

Anonymous said...

The child is a citizen since she was born here. Oops, I said born here...lol.

Anonymous said...

They're so far down Trump's list. Stay out of trouble, Get a green card. Your adorable anchor baby will help everyone turn a blind eye. But DO SOMETHING to fix the crime you committed.

Anonymous said...

Deport, Deport, Deport and do it sooner rather than later.

Anonymous said...

Good by. See ya. The law is the law. Sad story blah blah. Time to go..

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why he says he and his wife will be deported but the daughter will stay here. TAKE HER WITH YOU!! We aren't trying to break up your family. We're trying to assure that our own families have a decent future without having to support your family.

Anonymous said...

8:20
If they go back to Mexico the child will then be illegal in that country. They sure have made a mess of things and it is their own fault! No one to blame but themselves.

Anonymous said...

But, but they are avid Ravens fans! Makes them seem more legal- Not! They can watch the Ravens in Juarez.

Anonymous said...

Blame the liberals you've elected who gave you a false sense of citizenship

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure illegal immigrants have been coming into this country longer than the last 8 years. You can't just blame Obama for this.

Anonymous said...

I don't remember any conservatives touting sanctuary cities that undermine our nation's sovereignty - not to say Republicans in the past haven't failed on the issue of immigration as well but the last 8 years have been an epic failure on the subject

Anonymous said...

You guys always want to demonize the immigrant, even though he or she is simply doing what it takes to feed thier family. How about we instead go after the employers whomare hiring these folks. Create a job wall and you will see folks scrambling to self deport. The employers are the real issue here, not folks willimg to risk life, limb, and jail time to come work. But notice you'll neber hear Trump or other established politiciams from either side of the aisle talk about this. Hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Demonize immigrants? No- My Grandparents were immigrants who came to the U.S. from Ireland. The difference is they came here legally.

Thornton Crowe said...

My great grandparents came here legally; went through Ellis Island and the whole bit. Being here illegally is a criminal offense. If these people are that worried then maybe they should go back to their country of origin and re-enter legally by applying for the necessary paperwork. What some folks are missing in this is, illegal aliens have to steal some legal citizen's identity to work. This is also a criminal offense. Imagine you file your taxes and the IRS comes back to audit you, claiming you made $20,000 more than you reported? WTH do you do then? This is far from being a victimless crime.

Anonymous said...

Every action has consequences. Are you prepared for food shortages and skyrocketing prices?

Anonymous said...

This country was stolen by Europeans, and then they cry about people coming illegally. Y'all should go jump off a bridge or something. Y'all are scared that this country in 20-30 years the minorities will be the majority and y'all are terrified lol. Trump is the last ditch effort for white supremacy and he will fail and be defeated in 4 years.

Anonymous said...

Adios family...AD-I-OS!

Anonymous said...

Dear 11:26
I beg to differ , in 4 years we will have our country back and enforce ALL laws , I say ALL laws , break the law , go to jail black or white or brown.
As fgar as being scared , get real , I fear nothing , I'm one of the 100,000,000 not silent majority . I'm also one of the 5,000,000 NRA members, scared , I don't think so!!

Anonymous said...

11:26 should be frightened based on his writing skills. Obviously pushed through the system or dropped out at some point. You should be thankful for people like us that carry your ass on everything.

Anonymous said...

I admire Hispanic's work ethic. When they need work they wait for hours at places like home depot until someone needing workers shows up. I have never seen this in black neighborhoods- maybe they should take note. Keep looking for hand-outs and they won't be there anymore- that should scare you.

Anonymous said...

They can't blame Anyone else ..it's all their fault for
coming here Illegally !!

Not Trumps fault either ....only Theirs .... We have Laws !!

Anonymous said...

All Immigration should be Stopped by now
Our Country is Overcrowded ..just look at the traffic !!
NOne can complain ...way too many have been let in for many
years from all over the world.. it must Stop sometime...

We deserve our own space for our own kids for generations
to come and populate or it will be like China !!!!

Other countrys don't constantly let more in > You can visit
there on a Visa and leave , Not Stay and become a permanent!

Anonymous said...

Cry me a river , because they are here a family may not have a job , they don't contribute to the system, pack your bags Go Home! Send in a legal request for to move to this country.

Anonymous said...

Right ON !!

America Don't owe anything to the rest of the world's
countrys or immigrants !!

America don't have to give this country Away and other
countries don't give theirs away either....

The rest of the world OWES America for winning WW2 or
the rest of the world would Not exist to begin with ....

We have let in Plenty from all over >> that does not mean
we have to Continue to FOREVER !!! Enough is Enough !!

Anonymous said...

America has been Too Generous and no matter how it does...
people Never Satisfied.... (How many Millions have came)

STOP all Immigration , then No one group can complain...
No more get in > We need ROOM for our Population to Grow

They can Visit on a Visa, that's what Visas are for
just like everywere else !! Visas don't mean STAY !!

Anonymous said...

All the Winers keep Winening !! over wanting more and more
Immigration....
When you can't drive your car because the roads are too
crowded , or can't find a job , etc etc because too many are
still let in..... or your kids have no room to grow their
familys ....and it gets Overcrowded to the point of China ..

will you still want more to come?? Think Not ..then it's
too late... Not going to happen on OUR Republican Watch !!

Anonymous said...

Other countrys don't let you stay ...use your visa then
go home....
They even make you Hire some from their country to have a business in it...or you can't have a business....

America has been too good to everyone and this will be it's
Downfall......it is being exploited and ruined from Within !