The U.S. government may have to pay big bucks to settle an unbelievable case involving an anchor baby—traveling from Guatemala with her illegal immigrant grandfather—who wasn’t allowed into the country to be reunited with her illegal alien parents.
It sounds like a bad joke, but it’s a real-life case pending in federal court and a George W. Bush-appointed judge appears to sympathize with the illegal immigrants. In a ruling issued this month, Judge Kiyo Matsumoto in the Eastern District of New York refused to dismiss the case against the government and accused U.S. Homeland Security agents of “negligence and laziness” for essentially doing their job.
Here’s the incredible story; a Guatemalan couple living illegally in Long Island New York sent their 4-year-old, U.S.-born daughter to spend winter with her extended family in Guatemala. The maternal grandfather, a Guatemalan who had previously violated U.S. immigration laws, traveled with the girl since her parents’ illegal status would prevent them from reentering the U.S. if they left. But when the girl, Emily, and her grandpa, Luis Dubon, returned from their Central American adventure, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found the grandfather did not have proper documentation to enter the United States.