Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos is being used as a poster illegal by liberals and the mainstream media in their attempt to show just how cruel President Trump’s deportation order is. The fact is, she is a convicted felon and should have been deported years ago, but Obama illegally allowed her to remain in the country.
Rayos came to the United States illegally when she was 14, around 20 years ago. Whether she entered the country with her parents, other family or friends, makes no difference. At 14 years of age, she had to have known that she was violating US immigration law.
If she didn’t know it then, she has had around 20 years to try to correct the matter and go through proper legal avenues to attain citizenship, but she hasn’t. We have close friends that immigrated to the United States legally. It took them a number of years but they persevered and came here legally. Then they went through the necessary procedures to become American citizens. They legally applied for and received valid Social Security Numbers so they could work and pay taxes. When talking to them, they say that they are deeply offended and upset by how Barack Obama allowed millions of illegals to remain in the country. Our friends say that every illegal should be forced to go through the proper legal channels that they and millions of other legal immigrants have gone through. They also strongly believe that every illegal should be deported and forced to use legal means to enter the country or face deportation or imprisonment.
One of these close legal immigrant friends told us that yes, America is a nation of immigrants but it’s a nation of legal immigrants, people who came here legally. My wife’s father was a legal immigrant from Barbados. He applied to come to the US. He was processed through Ellis Island and then worked to become a US citizen. He also felt strongly about illegals needing to be deported and forced to use the same legal means that he used.
In the case of Rayos, she was arrested in 2008 and charged with three felonies, including using an ‘alien number’ that belonged to an older man and using a Social Security Number of a man living in Tucson. Because she was using false documents for financial gain, her charges were listed as felonies. She eventually took a plea deal where she plead guilty to criminal impersonation which is a Class 6 felony. Even though Class 6 is the lowest level of felony charge, it is still a felony. She was sentenced to time served (three months in jail waiting prosecution) and two years of probation.
She should have been deported then, but she appealed the deportation and due to Obama’s lax immigration policies, she was allowed to remain and work in the US.
Her lawyer told the media that she was just trying to work to support herself and her family and that she really wasn’t doing anything wrong. Let’s face it, Rayos is guilty of knowingly committing at least 4 crimes – entering the US illegally, and the other three that she was arrested for. Not exactly the model immigrant that the liberal media is making her out to be.
Just because Obama’s immigration policies prevented her from being deported in 2009, doesn’t make it wrong for President Trump’s order to deport her now. Obama’s immigration policies were harmful to the United States and the American people. The only reason he allowed millions of illegals to remain in the country was in hopes of getting enough of them to vote illegally in the November election to keep a Democrat in in the White House and regain control of Congress, and it almost worked.
It’s obvious that we have a nation of liberals who care more about illegal aliens than they do for American citizens. When foreigners who violate our laws mean more than the rights and laws of our nation, it’s a sure sign that America is going down the toilet.
R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.