Wednesday, August 06, 2008

In Memoriam: Jason Ng

Sirens Chronicles

Transcript for Democracy Now

He was 17 when he came to New York from Hong Kong in 1992 with his parents and younger sister, eyeing the skyline like any newcomer. Fifteen years later, Hiu Lui Ng was a New Yorker: a computer engineer with a job in the Empire State Building, a house in Queens, a wife who is a United States citizen and two American-born sons.

But when Mr. Ng, who had overstayed a visa years earlier, went to immigration headquarters in Manhattan last summer for his final interview for a green card, he was swept into immigration detention and shuttled through jails and detention centers in three New England states.

For the rest of the article go to Jason Ng and on other immigration atrocities check out truthinimmigration

Also check out Free immigration

Also, please help pass the Detainee Basic Medical Care Act.

This is a NYTimes opinion page.

Honestly, it really just made me cry and cry and cry. It's a shame and an evil. To me, this is not about politics. Politically, I'm not really into the idea of free borders. But this is about humanity and cruelty...and you know me... cruelty pisses this sistah off. -C

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