Tuesday, April 11, 2006

KC Woman Fights Deportation
Mon Apr 10, 11:18 PM ET

The immigration issue has been hitting especially close to home for one metro-area woman.
Myrna Dick, 31, has faced deportation to Mexico for two years. Dick is a native of Mexico who has lived most of her life in the United States and is married to an American, Brady. The couple has a 17-month-old son, Zachary, who is considered a U.S. citizen.
The federal government has been trying to deport Dick because immigration officials claim she lied about her identity to border authorities in 1998 when she returned from a trip to Mexico.
Dick told KMBC's Donna Pitman that she hopes changes in immigration law will help keep her family together.

"I feel nervous. I feel happy, nervous, worry -- everything together," Dick said.
She said she's been paying attention to all the Hispanic demonstrations across the country.
"I've been staying up until 4 a.m. watching the immigration events. It's starting to get me so fascinated," Dick said.
She said she hopes immigration law will include a false claims waiver that will pardon those accused of making false claims of citizenship.
"I just hope something comes up, something to let undocumented people who've been here five or more years stay, and drop the charges of false claims to citizenship," Dick said.
Meanwhile, Dick hopes and prays her future and family will remain in Ameirca.
"The land of dreams and opportunity for everybody," Dick said.
In February, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dick can be deported to Mexico. Dick's attorneys have asked the court to rehear the case. If it doesn't, they plan to go to the
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