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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Justice still waiting in deportation case
There is a man in Massachusetts who was ordered deported from the United States in 1992. He was subsequently arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence. He admitted that the government had enough evidence to convict him, yet he somehow got a Massachusetts judge to continue his case for a year without a finding. Look out, Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Could this signal the start of a trend in intoxicated-driving sentencing?
With the deportation order still in effect, this man has been able to get the judge to delay his deportation hearing until December.
Several things about this case stand out. First among them is an apparent lack of integrity in the legal profession that allows these situations to occur. Please don’t try to defend a 21-year failure to either deport this man or resolve the case in some way.
It also presents the question of competence of the federal court system handling deportation cases. This case can be nothing other than government incompetence or political corruption and influence-peddling between the defense and prosecution.
Our politicians are asking us to believe they are serious about immigration reform in the face of situations like this one. Somehow, they cannot understand why “we the people” just don’t believe them.
I am quite sure it is only a coincidence that the man in question is Onyango Obama, the uncle of our current president.
ROBERT A. POGGI
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