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Oct 27 2007
05:59:pm
By: Fairview Angel  shortURL

From today’s Daily Times; (link...)

What made the front page of the actual paper ?

Blount County Circuit Court Judge W. Dale Young issued a response to Ana Calixto’s appeal this week, stating that Calixto is in the United States illegally and is not a resident of Tennessee based on state law.

The document, obtained by The Daily Times, then denies her request.

In Young’s response, he states, “They were illegal, non-resident aliens and there were, in the court’s mind, serious legal questions to be answered before the case proceeds further.”

The judge’s statement ends with, “Mrs. Calixto is in the United States of America under the auspices of a “work visa” which has expired. She does not have any appropriate documentation which allows her to remain legally in the United States of America. Mrs. Calixto cannot establish domicile and/or residence in Tennessee because she cannot stay here legally and she must return to her home country.”

What got pushed to page 3?

Ana Calixto says she has been in the United States legally since 1994 when she came here to attend school and work. Her current employment authorization card from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department — of which The Daily Times has obtained a copy — is valid through Jan. 5, 2009.

What else didn’t make the front page or page three? A picture of the authorization card the DT says it has. What did? A guy getting a shot and a picture of a syringe.

Why is this important? Because we know many people only read the front page. Samples showed he hadn’t got around to the whole story when he last tried to suspend the rules to extol the virtues of Young, why should we believe others do? Very creative DT, but hardly opaque.

The "Long Arm of the Law” appears to extend all the way to 307 Harper Street.

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If the Press won't come to

If the Press won't come to cover your concerns, then bring your concerns to the Press. In other words, if we want media attention, then we should be protesting at and in front of the media outlets. This way, the camera crews would have to drive thru or over you to leave their parking lots. That may get much more press.

Think about how many times protests in front of the city/county building in Knoxville have been covered. Zero? Need to get in the media's face to get coverage. How could they ignore that?

viva Evo Morales

I agree with the Daily

I agree with the Daily Times. These past couple of months the big news in Blount has been the arrival of the annual flu shots. Stock photo Daily Times? The flu is always the reason judicial review happens. It’s also the reason the ACLU comes to town.

If your not sure if the expectation of the “See, I knew she was here illegal” effect worked because of your repeated use of the word “illegal” or “non-resident” or “cannot stay here legally” – just wait til the erroneous letters to the editor start flooding in.

Judge responds to Calixto appeal or the less filling no low calorie non bias version; Calixto Provides Daily Times Proof of Authorization

Yeah, your right again, the real story is the Judges response. Maybe on his fourth response he will get it right. Then you can title the story, Judge Figures out What Country he is In.

The Daily Times might be right

The Daily Times might be right for not publishing immigration documents. Considering that work permits and homeland security documents are an immigrant's official papers (and likely include the equivalent of Ana's Social Security number, address, etc.), they might have made the right move by not publishing those documents. AND, wouldn't it stand to reason that if the Blount County Courts needed/wanted her documents, they could simply ask for them the way The Daily Times and (according to this site) others have been able to do?

What's reason got to do with it?

The Daily Times might be right for not publishing immigration documents. Considering that work permits and homeland security documents are an immigrant's official papers (and likely include the equivalent of Ana's Social Security number, address, etc.), they might have made the right move by not publishing those documents.

I would think the DT would have a black sharpie lying around somewhere. Black out everything but card type, name, picture and expiration date.

AND, wouldn't it stand to reason that if the Blount County Courts needed/wanted her documents, they could simply ask for them the way The Daily Times and (according to this site) others have been able to

do?

Does it stand to reason that you or anyone would think “reason” factors to decisions made in Judge Young’s courtroom? Showing the documents would be the citizen’s way to “judge” the Judge.

Re: Ms. Calixto's statusI

Re: Ms. Calixto's status
I have in my possession a copy of a letter written by J. W. Nesari who is Ms. Calixto's immigration lawyer. Mr. Nesari states that Ana is his client, that she has consistently "maintained lawful status".
He explains the Temporary Protected Status by quoting from the USCIS web site. (link...)
Mr. Nesari also states that "Ms. Calixto is fully able to benefit from our great country's court system" ....."Under the TPS program she has every right to do so."

From DT article "Judge responds to Calixto's appeal:
The judge’s statement ends with, “Mrs. Calixto is in the United States of America under the auspices of a “work visa” which has expired. She does not have any appropriate documentation which allows her to remain legally in the United States of America. Mrs. Calixto cannot establish domicile and/or residence in Tennessee because she cannot stay here legally and she must return to her home country.”
(link...)

Good Grief!

That stinks. Though I'll have to say, this looks like a Golden Opportunity for the DT competitors to do some "different" coverage.

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