Oakland Sob Story Spectacle Comes to an End

The San Francisco Bay Area media has been awash for a few days with the story of the illegal alien Sanchez couple and their four kids (three anchors with one DACA) in Oakland. Maria Mendoza-Sanchez was featured on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle last week, and California Senator Dianne Feinstein visited the family with promises of a private bill to stop the deportation order.

Below, one final front-pager (hopefully!) from the Chron about local media’s sniffler saga as the three members of the Sanchez family head for home in colorful Mexico.

Maria and Eusebio Sanchez entered the US illegally in the early 1990s and since then availed themselves of jobs and education to which they had no right. Maria worked as a registered nurse in a major area hospital, so apparently serious  identification is not required to act as an RN in California. The Sanchez duo fought to remain after their illegal entry by claiming asylum as residents of Mexico — not the best strategy it seems.

Finally the end came on Wednesday when the Mexican couple and their youngest son boarded a plane for Mexico. Maria now has Canada in mind as her next country, and she probably knows that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is much less strict about borders than President Trump.

But doesn’t Mexico need nurses? And where’s the love and patriotism for the dear homeland? Apparently Mexico is not good enough for ambitious Maria.

Deported: End of the line for undocumented Oakland couple, San Jose Mercury News, August 16, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The much-publicized saga of Highland Hospital nurse Maria Sanchez and her husband Eusebio, who for the last 15 years had sought to obtain green cards and remain in the U.S. legally, was set to end with hugs and tears Wednesday night when the undocumented couple boarded a United Airlines flight bound for their native Mexico.

They booked their flight Tuesday after receiving word that a final attempt to delay their deportation had been denied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The couple is now prohibited from returning to the U.S. for a decade, when they can begin the process all over again, according to federal law.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Bay Area News Group on Tuesday night, Maria Sanchez said she is studying all her alternatives, and immigrating to Canada is one of them.

Not only does Canada “need good nurses,” Maria Sanchez said, but she and her husband, Eusebio, must find jobs that pay enough to help support their three daughters, who will remain in Oakland. The couple has saved some money to help cover those costs for a time, she said, but it will not last forever.


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