Illegal Immigrant in Oakland Accepts Personal Responsibility As She's Deported

Illegal Immigrant in Oakland Accepts Personal Responsibility As She's Deported

It was a tearful goodbye at the San Francisco International Airport as Maria Mendoza-Sanchez and her husband, Eusebio boarded their flight back to Mexico, leaving their four children behind.

Maria and Eusebio were both undocumented aliens, having entered the U.S. illegally over two decades ago. That's common enough.

What makes this story unique is that the Mendoza-Sanchez weren't begging for a pity party. There was no outrage at their being held responsible for illegal immigration. Instead, it was the opposite.

“It’s hard, I wish I don’t have to leave my kids behind but I really like to follow the law,” Maria Mendoza-Sanchez told reporters. “When I came to this country, I was very young. Back then I didn’t really understand what it meant… I didn’t come because I was trying to violate anybody’s rules. I came pretty much because I was young and in love.”

This is exactly the type of people America needs.

Everybody makes mistakes, especially in their youth. It takes a rare kind of grit and courage to grow, learn, own up to it and face the consequences. That's exactly what Mendoza-Sanchez is doing.

From CBS Local SF:

“I tried, I tried since 2002 every single thing I could (to get a green card),” [Mendoza-Sanchez] said.

Her 21-year-old daughter, Melin, who was born in the U.S. and is a citizen said she didn’t know when the family will be together again.

“What scares me the most is that I don’t know when they’re going to be back,” she said. “I want us to be together.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who tried to assist the family, called the deportation “senseless” since the Mendoza-Sanchez family never broke any laws and were established professionals.

Leftists build their base of support by absolving others of their responsibilities. Commit a crime? Vote for us and we'll lighten the penalties. Don't want to work? Vote for us and we'll make sure you get paid. Enter the country illegally? Vote for us and we'll help you stay.

Although corrupt leftist Senator Feinstein tried to play down the issue with her claim that the Mendoza-Sanchez family "never broke any laws," she's downright wrong — they did break the law when they entered the country illegally. We commend them for complying with the American justice system and accepting the consequences, even if it took 23 years to do it.

The Mendoza-Sanchezes broke the law. They spent 23 years in this country illegally, as criminals. This does not mean they're bad people.

Now that they know how wonderful America is and the benefits of being a citizen, hopefully they will come back to us soon, this time the right way.

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