Wiki hii Mke na Mume WaSpanish kutoka Mexico waliokuwa na kampuni ya landscpaping New JerseyJwaliokuwa wamezaa watoto watatu Marekani wamerudishwa kwao Mexico. Hawakuwa na hatia zaidi ya kutokuwa na makaratasi.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A couple who came to New Jersey from Mexico 30 years ago have been deported, leaving their three children behind.
Oscar and Humberta Campos lived in Bridgeton, New Jersey, and own a landscaping company. They said goodbye to their children Friday morning at Newark's airport before boarding a flight to Mexico City. The children, ages 16, 22 and 24, are all American citizens.
"There is no distance. I will always have them in my heart," Oscar Campos told WCAU-TV .
Campos said he fled violence in his hometown, Tamaulipas, and crossed the border into Texas in 1989.
WCAU-TV reports that after a lengthy effort to obtain work visas, the couple were ordered by immigration officials to leave the country.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey tried to help the family stay in the U.S. He says he's "extremely disappointed" their stay of removal was denied.
"Mr. and Mrs. Campos' case reinforces the urgent need for us to stand united in seeking common sense solutions to our broken immigration system that are consistent with our core American principles," he said in a statement.
Just before the couple left, Oscar Campos gave his children some parting advice.
"Fight for your dreams, because life continues and you will always find good people that support you," he said. "There are a lot of good people. Don't give your hopes up."
Na pia Mama MGhana anarudishwa Ghana baada ya kukutwa na hati ya kudhulumu maskini food
stamps zao hapa Massachusetts.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The owner of a Massachusetts store has pleaded guilty to her role in a food stamp fraud scheme that netted her more than $280,000.
Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Esther Acquaye, who owns Esther's Fashion Paradise in Worcester, paid some customers 50 cents for every Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program dollar and received the full value of the benefits from the government.
Acquaye pleaded guilty Thursday to aiding and abetting SNAP fraud, trafficking in counterfeit goods, and conspiracy. Sentencing is scheduled for March 7. The Ghana native who is in the U.S. legally also faces deportation.
Authorities started investigating when they noticed a spike in SNAP transactions at the store. Prosecutors say she also allowed customers to use SNAP benefits to buy the fake designer merchandise she stocked, which is against program rules.