Doing the right thing

Having read "Local’s husband caught in immigration snafu" in the Post Independent today, it is with pleasure to have read that one of the United States illegal aliens, Mr. Jorge Arreola, did the right thing and went back home to apply for legal entrance back into the United States. Especially as his remaining here illegally could have involved his American wife in the federal criminal violations of United States Code, 8 U.S. Code § 1324 - Bringing in and harboring certain aliens

a) Criminal penalties
(1)(A) Any person who—
(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United S"Glenwood Springs rallies for family tangled in immigration red tape"

They do have a young son and this child's mother, Mrs. Yesenia Arreola, now has the option of continuing to reside in the United States or joining her husband in Mexico as his 'Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver' visa was declined per the Post Independent newspaper.

Kudos to both parents for making the legal and right decisions, particularly as Mrs. Yesenia Arreola works for a community government job [Colorado Mountain College] and could have involved her employer if they had knowledge of her husband's illegal alien status as well.


UPDATE:  [...] “This really is the government’s fault,” said Glenwood Springs attorney Ted Hess, who is helping the Arreolas.

He has helped the couple resubmit the original waiver and another one related to the 13-year-old border incident, as well as trying to obtain expedited status for the case. If all that fails, there’s not much left to be done.

“Hire a good coyote [people smuggler] and come back to the United States,” he [Attorney Hess] said ...