Thursday, March 6, 2008

Nun to be Deported

With up to 20,000,000 illegal immigrants in the country, the Department of Homeland Security - specifically ICE - has a full plate when it comes to rounding up and deporting undesirables from our shores. What better place to start than right here in Northwest Louisiana?
Sister Cristina Angelini says she sometimes misses her hometown near the Adriatic Sea in Italy, but not enough to return before her God-ordained mission is complete. She may not get that opportunity.
Angelini, a nun with Shreveport's Our Lady of Sorrow congregation, says she may be deported March 26 although she has supplied U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services with proper documentation. She is legally here and is director of E. Renzi Child Development Center on Overton Brooks Road. Parents of children who go there are calling for a congressmen to intervene. The 39-year-old, who also worked as a librarian at St. Joseph Catholic School in Shreveport, has been in the United States since 2001 on a five-year visa for religious workers. She says she applied for permanent residence — known as a green card — in 2005. A USCIS letter told her she must go, she says, but an e-mail said her application is moving through."It's kind of frustrating because we're trying not to do anything against the law," she said Wednesday.

Story in The Times

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