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01:54 PM on 03/22/2013
And Montana says, "Why are you arresting me, we haven't done anything wrong?"

Being Illegal is the problem for you, Ruth--something you absolutely knew. It was your choice to put your kids in the position of having their family separated. Have you explained to them why you did that? Or is the choice you made knowing it was Illegal for you to be here somebody else's fault?

No, you're wrong, it's not. It's yours.
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Jack Davies
THEY OWN BOTH SIDES!
05:50 PM on 03/22/2013
It does not say she was illegal. That is YOUR assumption at this point. Even if she is legal, the arrest will get her deported.
06:59 PM on 03/22/2013
Yes it did. And, no, she won't.
09:32 PM on 03/22/2013
She did not say that at all. She spoke Spanish. Your comment is in English.
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10:31 PM on 03/24/2013
good point!!!---ho ho ho
01:43 PM on 03/22/2013
"Ruth Montano, Woman Facing Deportation For Barking Dogs"

Yeah, well fortunately people reading this are smart enough to know to read "through the headline" to get through the truth. She's risks being deported for one reason and one reason only--she's in the country Illegally. Nice job of going for the usual sympathy vote though: That would be the part about just wanting to buy shoes for her kids, but she couldn't because she was in jail.

Illegals know the risks well in advance. If if wasn't "shoes" it would have been breakfast, lunch, dinner, sleeping, praying, cleaning, brushing her kids hair--of breathing. No end to the propaganda is there? Absolutely no end, ever.
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10:33 PM on 03/24/2013
why does the Huff Post have to lie to get you to read thr article?
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01:22 PM on 03/22/2013
What I think is that her neighbors somehow found out that she is in the United States illegally. They then decided to a make the noise complaint about the dogs just so an arrest would take place. The neighbors are more than likely congratulating themselves over a job well done. The fact they've deprived children of their mother is not important.
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iuriggs6
Sure thing. Shoot, Timmy.
05:21 PM on 03/22/2013
The mother did this to herself.
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Anne Mccormick
12:48 AM on 03/23/2013
Yeah right. Tell me, do you also believe that the earth is flat, the moon is made of green cheese, you know who actually walked on water and never never land actually exists?
07:36 PM on 03/22/2013
The fact that SHE broke the law and put herself in the position that she deprived her children of their mother is important.
12:47 PM on 03/22/2013
No, she's getting deported because she's an illegal alien. This is like when black people complain that they get arrested because they're black after they get caught committing a crime.
05:08 PM on 03/22/2013
What's it like being racist, uninformed and seemingly proud of it?
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10:38 PM on 03/24/2013
careful; the HP will get you---you are being watched--i just got banned for life an hour ago with my other avatar AGAIN--- ho ho ho
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jstanavgguy
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11:54 AM on 03/22/2013
I was wondering something....

If she was here legally, could they deport her for a barking dog?

No?

So, they are deporting her because she is here ILLEGALLY, right?

Just wanted to get that clear.
12:58 PM on 03/22/2013
Excellent argument!
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lavender menace
I calls it like I see it.
04:46 PM on 03/23/2013
As long as she is a non US citizen, she can be deported to her country of origin. Naturalized US citizens cannot be deported back to their country of origin.
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BlairCase
11:49 AM on 03/22/2013
Does anyone believe that "half a dozen"cars responded to the barking dog complaint? Could it be they were responding to the "altercation?"
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Karissa36
Saving lost boys and fighting pirates.
05:07 PM on 03/22/2013
Excellent observation.
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Viper1st
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11:38 AM on 03/22/2013
Evidently ~ Ruth Montano, made enemies ~

Her neighbors . .. ... ....
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Black Heisenburg
UN-politically correct and loving it.
11:24 AM on 03/22/2013
Nothing to see here. She is illegal and she should be deported.
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Notumbo
All the news that gives me fits.
01:18 PM on 03/22/2013
Yeah, her kids are legal because they were born here, but kick her out. Put her kids into the system and let us taxpayers cover the bill. That's the right thing to do!!
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Skotyman
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02:17 PM on 03/22/2013
She can take her kids with her.
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Karissa36
Saving lost boys and fighting pirates.
05:11 PM on 03/22/2013
She can take her kids with her. If she doesn't care enough to do that, the kids are better off in foster care, until they can be adopted by someone who values them for more than a welfare check and food stamps. Healthy American children get adopted very quickly.
11:21 AM on 03/22/2013
This is why I'm thankful for my parents immigrating here legally. Not only did they teach me to respect the laws of their new country, they didn't immerse me in a sense of victimization.
10:07 AM on 03/22/2013
I tried to listen to Montaño tell her story, but she doesn't speak English, so I couldn't.
10:04 AM on 03/22/2013
I think the headline is wrong. She is facing deportation because she is here illegally.
mira chancleta
C'mon, there's NO "La Tino" race
08:54 AM on 03/22/2013
My neighbor's dog barks sometimes.
She NEVER has to worry about being deported.
Why"
Because she is a LEGAL citizen.
Deport this ILLEGAL.
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JB frm NC
"And who is my neighbor?"
06:39 AM on 03/22/2013
I love the way the language police on this forum are offended by the interview.

Both of my parents learned English as a second language. They were both fluent in English, but, ... wait for it...they sometimes spoke Spanish!

¡Qué horror!

They were born here--5th and 15th generation Americans, respectively. But they sometimes ... spoke ... Spanish. Silly people. They thought they were in the United States, where the language they chose to speak was nobody's business but their own.
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iuriggs6
Sure thing. Shoot, Timmy.
08:05 AM on 03/22/2013
I could care less how good/bad her English is. My in laws and wife speak Spanish all the time around the house, on the phone, with our children etc....
mira chancleta
C'mon, there's NO "La Tino" race
08:58 AM on 03/22/2013
My first language is Spanish, followed closely by Mandarin and English and I speak to varying degrees Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, French and a bit of Basque.

The only place I speak Spanish is at the carwash, to lawn crew on campus (to tell them to not blow grass into my convertible) or in the campus cafeteria to remind them that I don't want a ton of salsa on my oatmeal.

I speak any language any time and make no apologies.

The central issue with this woman is NOT her language facility, it's the simple matter of her being ILLEGALLY in this country!
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bennett388
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
11:00 AM on 03/22/2013
You specifically ask them to NOT blow grass into your convertable. Aren't you afraid you will come out to your car some afternoon and have it buried in grass clippings? Or worse, like the scene from Back to the Future where they bully runs into the back of a truck carrying horse manure and dumps it all into the car?
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Skotyman
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02:20 PM on 03/22/2013
Put your top up, elitist.
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JB frm NC
"And who is my neighbor?"
06:24 AM on 03/22/2013
Sometimes Steinbeck's Tom Joad's attitude about police seems hopelessly outdated, and sometimes it rings as a timeless truth.

A half a dozen sheriff's deputies investigated a barking chihuahua complaint on New Years Eve. This is not a case that Sheriffs investigate in Bakersfield, and it is not an arrestable offense. If immigration fell under criminal law, this case would have been dismissed as an illegal arrest.

I guess those who think they know what "illegal" means will have to think again.

But knowing this forum, I am sure they will think Bakersfield's grapes, citrus, almonds, carrots, and cabbage needed to be protected from Ms. Montaño.
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Karissa36
Saving lost boys and fighting pirates.
05:18 PM on 03/22/2013
A half dozen deputies do not go out to investigate a barking dog. However, 5 deputies can arrive pretty darn quickly, after one deputy has been assaulted. As usual, the ACLU and Huff are playing fast and loose with the facts on this story.
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JB frm NC
"And who is my neighbor?"
08:21 AM on 03/23/2013
Because deputies who are investigating a barking dog (which is not within their jurisdiction) are certainly telling the truth about everything else.

What other parts of the government do you so blindly and completely believe, Karissa?
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spytheweb
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03:31 AM on 03/22/2013
"Montaño’s is one of many cases that has sparkedcriticism of U.S. deportation policies. The Barack Obama administration has said it is using prosecutorial discretion to focus its efforts on deporting undocumented immigrants with serious criminal records or repeat illegal entries. But many immigrants without criminal records continue to wind up in deportation proceedings."
"The White House claims that it’s telling Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to exercise “prosecutorial discretion” in not removing illegal aliens. But there is no such discretion. In 1996, Congress inserted several interlocking provisions into the law that require deportation when Executive Branch officials become aware of illegal aliens. Congress enacted these provisions explicitly to force the executive branch to place into removal proceedings virtually every illegal alien encountered by federal immigration agents. The exceptions allowed by the 1996 act are very narrow, to be applied only in extraordinary circumstances (such as aliens seeking political asylum). In other words, the “prosecutorial discretion” that Obama claims he is ordering ICE agents to exercise no longer exists, because Congress eliminated it in 1996. Congress acted out of frustration that the Clinton administration was using its discretion to let several thousand illegal aliens walk free. Today, Obama is claiming to use the same now nonexistent discretion to let 1.4 million illegals walk free."
http://www.limitstogrowth.org/articles/2012/06/24/kris-kobach-obama-amnesty-violates-federal-law/