Gutierrez Seeks Visa For Soldier’s Wife In Mexico

CHICAGO (WBBM) — Congressman Luis Gutierrez is asking for a humanitarian visa for the family of a National Guard soldier from Chicago.

The soldier’s wife and infant son are stranded in Mexico – while the soldier is to be deployed in Afghanistan.

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Gutierrez says he’s calling on Homeland Security and President Obama to act now to reunite a family.

“If there has ever been a clear-cut reason for the use of the humanitarian visa, this is one of them,” Gutierrez said.

National Guard soldier Hector Nunez, 26, says the U.S. government – and an immigration lawyer he hired – led him to believe his wife, who is undocumented, would have no trouble getting the proper documents if she went to the American consulate in Mexico.

That’s what she did in June.

Then, Nunez says, not only was his wife not given documentation – she was barred from entering the United States for 10 years.

“So in reality, she’s getting a 10-year bar, and I’m getting a 10-year bar, too.”

Nunez says he wants to see his wife and infant son before his deployment to Afghanistan.

Newsradio 780 is trying to reach the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office for comment.

  • G

    Send him back to Mexico with his wife, we don’t need him fighting in our wars

  • Courtney

    G–you are ignorant! How about we send you to hell where you belong!
    Why don’t we do the right thing for a SOLDIER/FAMILY MAN sacrificing it all?
    It is despicable, and injust. President Obama I implore you to act swiftly, please.

    • wiseguy

      It is you that are ignorant. Obama why stupit people should not be allowed to vote. Soecially you.

  • ae

    I couldn’t have said it better myself courtney.

  • Cahier

    G- Stop being a hater!

  • LB

    This story should have been researched before it was published. Too many unanswered questions to make an informed opinioin.

  • Frank

    I am praying for him (the soldier) and his family.I hope it all works out for him.

    • wiseguy

      I pray as a soldier but his family can stay where they belong.

      • ae

        his son was born in the states so technically he belongs here. And his wife was brought here at 6 against her will , so by those standards I think she belongs here as well.

  • Wendy

    G- I agree with Courtney…Besides being too IGNORANT, your probably too FAT to fight for your own country! “GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR COUNTRY’S SOLDIERS!!!”

  • wiseguy

    Send him back to mexico and kick you out of America to Puerto Rico where you belong. Go fight your your peoples right not ours in the USA. Your the worst politician I have ever seen….

    • ae

      Puerto Rico is a part of the UNITED STATES MORON!!!

    • felix

      im from puerto rico i serve in the army for eleven years so why did you to canada in the 60s

    • felix

      im from puerto rico i serve in the army for eleven years so why did you to canada in the 60s chicago for gutierez

  • Roberta Waker

    Guttierez would make every ILLEGAL a citiizen this country. While I sympathize with this young man if we gave citizenship to everyone with a sob story, ALL ILLEGALS would become citizens. Why have immigration policies if we don’t enforce them? Why can’t HE go to Mexico to visit his wife and what is SHE doing in Mexico? Lots of unanswered questions. Since he is serving this country, I would think his wife would automatically become a citizen so there’s a lot more to this story than we are being told.. Hope it works out.

  • Mara Alexander

    What the lawyer should have told him and his wife (and probably did) is that the wife would need to return to Mexico, appy for a visa which would probably be denied, THEN the soldier would need to apply for a 601 waiver of inadmissibility which is usually granted from Mexico. All Gutierrez’ interference does is possibly speed up the existing process.

  • Joe Martin

    I seriously doubt any immigration lawyer would have told him that it is a simple process for an illegal immigrant to get a visa to enter the United States. Either he didn’t have the English skills to understand what the lawyer told him, or else the “lawyer” was not a real lawyer but one of those charlatans that abound in the neighborhoods of illegal Mexican immigrants in Chicago. If you’re familiar with these neighborhoods, I’m sure you’ve seen the hand-painted signs that say “Notario – Ayuda con inmigracion – declaracion de impuestos – agente de viajes – consejos financieros” Most of these charlatans are themselves illegal immigrants with no more than a sixth grade education, but they illegally offer immigration advice, help with your tax return as well as stock-picking tips, and charge exorbitant prices for their worthless advice.

  • Denied hope

    Sounds like the same trick they worked on my wife and I. First they make it sound as though the visa is a lock and then they deny it. I know there are a lot of immigrant haters out there but what they r doing isn’t right.

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