Nothing is below an illegal alien to do or say to get to remain in the United States. They will tell any lie, push any button, prevaricate, embellish, mislead, and dissemble; there is no depth they will not plumb to obtain what they so desire. That includes their attorneys, and, by the way, includes their lapdogs in the press, and specifically, the tax-payer supported public broadcast yellow journalists.
Case in point, Ramdeo Chankar Singh, illegal alien, his "advocate," and the corrupt lying Pacific News Service's racist New American Media, ethnic journalism at it lying yellowest.
Forty-four-year-old Ramdeo Chankar Singh is at his wit’s end.The former U.S. soldier, honorably discharged from the Army nine years ago, believes he is fully qualified to become a U.S. citizen, and has been trying to become one for almost a decade. But immigration officials are telling him he doesn’t meet the eligibility requirements.Not only that, Singh, married to a Trinidadian native like himself, and with two U.S.-born children ages 10 and 5, is now facing deportation. A hearing has been set for March 22.“They are, in effect, saying I am a man without a country,” Singh said in a telephone interview from his home in Queens, N.Y. “I don’t understand this.
Man without a country? But what about Trinidad? That is where he was born and raised, as well as his wife. He obviously was closely connected to Trinidad to seek out a wife from there.
“I’ve been paying my taxes for years, have never got into trouble with the law and served in the military for nine years. I don’t need to buy my citizenship; I believe I have earned it.”
"Earned it?" Citizenship is not about paying taxes. Lots of citizens don't pay taxes. Just ask any welfare recipient, or Al Sharpton. That is certainly not enough to get citizenship. Lots of illegals pay taxes as well.
What is making him more confused and frustrated is that after passing his naturalization test back in September 2004, he was initially told by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that his citizenship application “has been recommended for approval.”DOJ informed him, “At this time it appears you have established your eligibility for naturalization. If final approval is granted, you will be notified when and where to report for the Oath Ceremony.”That notification never came, and on Dec. 1, 2004, Singh was told that his petition was denied because he did not “meet the requirements” of the provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, under which he had filed.
Uh, the legacy INS, part of the DOJ, became part of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003. Get with the program. If you are going to lie, at least get the basics correct. Funny that the so-called reporter is claiming that DHS is making a mistake, but can't accept that the mistake might be telling the illegal alien that he was able to naturalize.
So far Singh has spent nearly $60,000 in lawyers’ fees in his citizenship fight. He has written pleas for help to lawmakers, especially congressional representatives from New York, such as Rep. Gregory Meeks and Sens. Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton, who is now Secretary of State...Singh knows that the one crucial thing he needs for securing U.S. citizenship is a green card, or permanent residency. But he is convinced that his years of service in the military overrides that requirement--a conviction reinforced by Edward M. Daniels II, a New York-based Veterans Affairs advocate, who has joined forces with Singh in his fight for U.S. citizenship.“The Immigration and Nationality Act [INA] is all that’s needed to prove that he is entitled to becoming a citizen,” Daniels asserted.
Well, if you aren't first a legal permanent resident, then you can't become a citizen. Lawyer Daniels should know that. But obviously just spouting that the law says I get what I want does not mean that is what the law actually says.
And since we know that he was an illegal alien who got employment authorization based on a claim that he was from Central America, that is not going to cut it.
In his 2007 lawsuit against the district director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), seeking another review of his naturalization application, Singh invoked Section 329 of the INA, , as well as a Persian Gulf War executive order issued by President Clinton allowing immigrants, documented or otherwise, who have served in a combat zone to receive expedited citizenship. [sic. Billyjeff Bentpecker was not President during the Persian Gulf War.]“I was in Kosovo in 1999,” a combat zone, Singh asserted. “That automatically makes me eligible.”But it is here that Singh fell through cracks both in the INA and the executive order, according to Margaret Stock, an expert on military citizenship, who served in the U.S. military for 28 years. Stock, an attorney, said she has worked on military-related immigration issues for the Pentagon.There is no executive order that covers the time when Singh served in the Army, she said. In fact, there is no executive order relating to military citizenship covering the period between April 12, 1991 and Sept. 11, 2001, Stock said.Clinton did sign an executive order to exempt soldiers who were on active duty in Kosovo from filing their income tax returns, Stock said. But that order did not allow for expedited citizenship of military personnel. Clinton issued a different executive order regarding military citizenship only covering veterans who served from Aug. 2, 1990 and April 11, 1991. In his lawsuit, Singh maintained there was no closing date to that order, and therefore was still in effect when he joined the Army.“I sympathize with Singh, but he is wrong” on all counts, said Stock, who said she was familiar with Singh’s case and is writing a paper on it.She said that had Singh stayed in the Army until September 11, 2001, instead of being discharged in March 2001, he might have qualified for citizenship under President George W. Bush’s executive order, issued soon after the World Trade Center towers came down.That order, still in effect, expedites citizenship for anyone serving in the military, or receiving an honorable discharge, on or after 9/11.
So, sad, too bad. You left too early. And now you and your "advocates" are making things up in a desperate attempt to stay. Of course, the only bit of truth comes forward later in the news story: What Singh is doing is what many illegals claim: Don't deport me because my anchor baby children will not like it in Trinidad. Interesting, that Singh and his wife survived childhood in Trinidad without any problems.
Stock said she thinks Singh’s best bet now would be to plead with the judge at the upcoming hearing to cancel the deportation orders against him on compassionate grounds. He should convince the judge that his two U.S.-born children would face “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” if he were deported.The other option Singh has, she said, is to petition President Obama to issue an executive order that covers the period Singh served in the Army.“Many times presidents forget to issue an executive order to cover foreign armed conflicts,” she said. “But a president can do this retroactively. There’s nothing to stop President Obama from doing this.”Neither suggestion appeals to Singh. He believes he has a “straightforward case” that should win him citizenship.
Straight forward alright, but quite different from the original claim.
He is now planning to convince the judge at his upcoming hearing that there is yet another provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act that states that a soldier who has served in a combat zone “even for a day” is entitled to U.S. citizenship.“But that law applies only if an executive order is in effect,” pointed out Stock, noting: “In fact, you don’t even have to spend time in a combat zone. You can serve anywhere. But there was no such order in effect when Singh was in the Army.”
But that is not enough, he has a back-up plan: Just demand it because he was in the military...
Veterans Affairs advocate Daniels asserted that Singh should get his citizenship purely because of his long service in the military.“I don’t know why they are persecuting him like this,” Daniels said. “I’m puzzled by [the DOJ’s] reaction.“Talk about injustice,” he went on. “This is the epitome of it. It’s a black eye on the U.S. military.”
Such lies and machinations...do we want someone like this willing to lie, complain, and whine his way into citizenship?