Monday, August 04, 2008
IMMIGRATION SYSTEM IS INHUMANE AND DYSFUNCTIONAL.!!!!!!!!
IMMIGRATION SYSTEM IS INHUMANE AND DYSFUNCTIONAL.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A PREGNANT CHINESE woman facing deportation lost her twin fetuses after immigration officials ignored her pleas for a doctor at Kennedy Airport, an elected city official and her lawyer charged. Zhen Xing Jiang, 34, of Philadelphia, who has been in the United States Undocumented for a decade, was being deported Tuesday when she complained of stomach and back pain, according to City Councilman John Liu (D-Queens). Customs officers denied her request for help, said Liu, who visited Jiang at Jamaica Hospital the next day. "This is cruel and it is atrocious what these officers did," Liu said. "What kind of law enforcement can just stand there as a pregnant woman is crying and in pain?" Jiang, who was discharged, could not be reached for comment. Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials declined to discuss the circumstances involving Jiang's miscarriage, but released a statement saying her deportation was delayed for "medical reasons that were addressed immediately." "Once she is cleared medically, efforts to effectuate her repatriation will resume," the statement said. "She's traumatized by the experience," said her attorney, Michael Sommi