Recently, a Twitter friend, Ms. Jeffry Elaine Douglas, tweeted me about a heart-breaking story of LEGAL IMMIGRATION GONE ALL WRONG! It is an outrageous and egregious example of government run amuck. I implore all readers to do what they can to get this story out. Nobody is helping these families. The family of Sunny and Mark have contacted numerous news outlets, representatives, senators–all to no avail … not even one response! Can you believe it? Not one response! Imagine if this was one of your family members! Where would you turn? I cannot adequately express how completely wrong this whole affair truly is.
Please listen to the following radio interview starting at 45:oo min:
Here is the background on the whole nightmare that is posted to Sunny and Mark’s blog. Please help us get this story out. Every American should be outraged by this. While the Obama Administration offers “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal immigrants, legal immigrants are being deported over something they had no control over. They did NOTHING wrong. This is assuming someone guilty until proven innocent.
Here is a copy of the letter Ms. Jeffry Elaine Douglas has repeatedly submitted–to no avail:
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing you regarding an extremely urgent matter. This crisis is not showing up on the news, but should, as it is affecting hundreds of wonderful South Korean immigrants and their friends and family.
Over 20 years ago, three corrupt men, a U.S. immigration supervisor (Leland Sustaire) and two immigration brokers, committed crimes that threaten to deport (or in some cases, already have deported) 275 innocent South Korean immigrants. These greedy brokers were found guilty of bribing Leland Sustaire, who accepted the bribes, and authorized the fraudulent green cards.
Kaesun Song Douglas (lovingly known as Sunny, now wrongly known as alien #A47054690 in Eloy Detention Center), is a brilliant, loving, and honest young woman who began her life in America as a 10 year old immigrant. Her family believed that everything was done legally, and even Daniel Lee, the corrupt broker, has stated that his clients did not know of the bribery and fraud. Regardless, it is 100% unjust that a girl filled with dreams, who arrived in this wonderful country at the age of 10 should be uprooted from the life she has worked so hard to build, over 20 years later!
Not only was Sunny an innocent child through the immigration process, but she is in love with and married to her sweetheart of over five years, who is an American man! I see NO possible explanation for her deportation. The last conversation I had with her before she was snatched from her home, she was discussing her plans for graduate school and how she was excited about the idea of having children and starting a family in the next couple years.
The men who committed the crimes have done their time (please see attached article from the LA Times which contains more information).They have stated that their immigrant clients are innocent. These professionals, families, students, and outstanding AMERICANS have spent 20 years building their lives in this country. They came to this country for a better life. They came to this country to be here for all the reasons we love being Americans. They came to this country because we as a people believe in justice. Ripping an amazing young woman like Sunny away from her husband, education, friends and entire life is utterly and undeniably wrong. Please don’t let me, and everyone whose lives have been touched by Sunny and the many others in her position, lose faith in the justice for which this country stands. Please, I know you are busy, but anything you can do to help will never be forgotten. Sunny has been torn from her friends and family, is being detained in Arizona, and faces deportation as soon as tomorrow.
– Sunny was deported to South Korea from her detention center. My son Mark joined his wife in South Korea and they both are trying to gain her acceptance back into the United States.
-Sunny is also juggling her full-time job and taking her last two classes online through San Jose State University in order to earn her degree.
*More Background Information
My daughter-in-law ( Sunny ) Kaesun Song Douglas ( A#47054690 ) came to this country when she was 10 with her Mom and her brother with visas. She went to school and worked her way through San Jose State University. In 1986 there was a scam that was started by 2 Korean Brokers (who some of 275 South Koreans had met at church). These 2 brokers said they would get legal help for these people-for a fee-and these South Koreans were naive. Instead of getting legal help, the brokers bribed an INS Supervisor who ended up getting $500,000 for giving out green cards to these 275 South Koreans. The INS Supervisor finally, in 1998 turned himself in and testified against the brokers, and because of that he received a $7,500 fine-6 months in a halfway house- and 6 months home confinement at his ranch in Tracy. He had burned all the
The government told the South Koreans they had to prove their innocence-which of course they couldn’t do because all the records were burned.
So Sunny is a victim of this whole scandal.
Sunny and my son Mark Douglas were married on 4/01/09. She immediately became a wonderful part of our family, we all love her tremendously. She is a sweet, caring, positive, fun person to be with. I have never heard her say anything negative (except when she was
in the detention center in Eloy,Arizona-she was terrified).
Absolutely everyone I have ever spoken to, thinks this is one of the most unjust situations they have ever heard of. Congressional Representatives asked the DOJ to please take these deportations on a case by case basis. Obviously they did not or Sunny would still be here. She was in her last semester at San Jose State University (had previously been on the dean’s list-with a great GPA), was on her way to her car to go to school and was picked up by INS-on 8/31/10 and taken into custody. She was sent the next day to the detention center in Eloy,Arizona and was deported on 9/21/10. Sunny was here for 22 years and was a child when the scam happened. She should not be responsible for what others did,especially 3 corrupt people.
Sunny loves this country and feels in her heart – this is her country.