Deported To Mexico (and they aren’t from Mexico)
December 23, 2013 § Leave a comment
December 23, 2013, Aware of this practice for a few years it was again brought to my attention this morning, i.e., individuals who are in USA illegally and/or not-documented, are being deported to Mexico/not necessarily deported to their home country.
USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops are all likely here illegally. There are likely at least a couple of thousand USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops living throughout USA. It is likely that most if not all of them are 1. not aware that they are not USA Citizens, and 2. they are stating, albeit incorrectly, that they are USA Citizens. The combination of the 2 answers can lead an immigration officer to deport them to Mexico; it’s not like the USA immigration officer is going to launch an extensive investigation to discover who, where, why and how the individual under threat of deportation got to USA. The individual under threat of deportation has to do that for themselves; doing that for themselves when they are being detained is, obviously, even more difficult to do than when they aren’t being detained (doing this when not detained is a very difficult – time, knowledge and strategy – process).
USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops can avoid deportation if: 1. USCIS offices nationwide become aware of these individuals status as victims of genocide recognized by USA Federal Government; 2. USCIS offices convey to local police departments throughout the USA the paperwork criteria associated with proving that one is of North American Indian Status; 3. TRC-Canada would make public outreach efforts in USA that would educate these individuals as to steps to take to achieve paperwork necessary to fulfill administrative criteria required in USA to prove that one is of North American Indian Status, 4. TRC-Canada and Government of Canada would designate offices and procedures by which, without leaving USA, these individuals can obtain the paperwork in the USA (currently the steps that can be taken require individuals to go to Canada to obtain paperwork and that process will take at least a couple of months), and, 5. the individuals obtain their North American Indian Status cards, blood quantum letters and a-cards.
In order to avoid deportation a USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops needs to show the following documents: North American Indian Status Card AND Blood Quantum Letter (as far as USCIS is concerned, the letter is no good without the card and the card is no good without the letter) and alien registration card. They need all (3) pieces of documentation and all (3) documents need to be in their legal name (many USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops are using, according to USCIS databases, aliases since being placed in USA).