Brought here as children by their parents....the lives of the so called "illegal immigrants." They know no other country. Their crime: Seeking the American Dream! President Obama, please help them find their pathway to Citizenship!
In the 1980s, a young man in his 20's moved to Alaska. He was a Mexican National with no papers. His parents moved him to the U.S. from very poor economic conditions. The young man chose to move to Alaska to seek his fortune. He mirrored someone else's identity and chose the name Rafael Espinoza. Other than the name change, he always remained crime free. He soon married and had a child.
Still crime free, twenty three years later, in 2003, he applied for a job at the Anchorage Police Department. He even submitted for a Lie Detector test. He passed. Little did anyone know that as a small child, he was brought to the U.S. by his parents who did not have their permanent residency status. He had an exemplary career as a Law Officer from 2005 until 2011.
Then, in 2011, when he applied for a passport, his secret identity was discovered. Rafael Mora-Lopez. Regardless of his exemplary career as a Law Officer, he was found to be a so called "illegal alien." His boss, Chief Mew, during a press conference last Friday, described him as a hard working officer and very professional. Lopez was released on $50,000 bail and must wear a monitoring ankle bracelet. He is facing 10 years in federal prison, if convicted and then would be deported after serving his sentence, to a land he has NEVER known.