Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ana Calixto: When Nativism Trumps Domestic Violence

Injustices infuriate me. This is one of them.
Ana Calixto is a legal immigrant, who was divorcing her abusive husband. Her case has descended into a special hell, where she now has to appeal the dismissal of an Order of Protection, due to the nativism of a particular Blount County Judge. First, let me get you up to speed on the case, as it has been reported.

Last month, a woman appeared before Blount County (TN) Circuit Court Judge W. Dale Young for an Order of Protection against her abusive husband. but the case took a very nasty turn that day, when Judge Young asked the immigration status of this woman, told her to get out of the country and leave her children here.

The link below has other links to flesh out this story.

Via The Crone.

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