Illegal Alien Who Went Home Demands to Be Let Back In

By Kausha Luna on October 5, 2015

On Tuesday, Rafael Gaytan is expected to turn himself in to the Border Patrol at the border between Tijuana and San Diego, in hopes of being reunited with his family in central Florida.

Gaytan was an illegal immigrant who returned to Mexico three months ago to take care of his ailing sister. According to Young American Dreamers, an immigrant-rights advocacy group, Gaytan's only option is to turn himself in to Border Patrol if he wishes to rejoin his family in the U.S., in hopes that the Obama administration would release him and grant him "parole." The head of Young American Dreamers said that Gaytan could have exited and re-entered the U.S. legally if President Obama's 2014 executive amnesties had not been blocked in court. Gaytan entered the U.S. illegally ten years ago, where his sons were born. Thus, he would qualify for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) amnesty.

Gaytan's wife says that her husband is a "good man" and a "business owner who provides jobs." And, under the current administration these assertions seem to be sufficient grounds to circumvent the immigration laws.

It is often asked why people continue to come to the U.S illegally. The answer is simple: because they can. Rafael Gaytan's stunt is a prime example of the brokenness of our immigration system. It has become a system which literally waves in illegals across the border.

For another example see: "No Illegal Alien Left Behind, Part II"