Immigrant Told To "Go Back to Nicaragua" Appeals Ruling

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An immigrant is appealing a case she says the judge dismissed because he falsely believed she was in the country illegally.

Circuit Court Judge W. Dale Young dismissed Anna Calixto's request for an order of protection against her husband. Calixto says the judge told her she has no rights in this country and should go back to her home country of Nicaragua.

Young says he can't discuss what happened while the case is still under review.

Calixto's attorney says she has not filed a formal complaint against the judge, but he's not ruling out that possibility.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Lena Fandistic Location: New York on Oct 22, 2007 at 11:44 PM
    fahhh!! that jugde is stuffed up!!
  • by Norman Caldera Location: Managua, Nicaragua on Oct 22, 2007 at 03:30 PM
    This is an affront to human dignity. I wonder if the judge is a misogynistic bigot or just a racist, but this sort of outrageous behaviour cannot be tolerated in the land of the free.
  • by RealityCzech on Oct 22, 2007 at 12:59 AM
    Once again, hillbilly morons: SHE'S IN THE COUNTRY LEGALLY. Even if she wasn't, Judge Bubba violated rules of legal procedure and decorum by saying something like that. Somebody needs to put that inbred, braindead redneck in his place.
  • by Dan Plemons Location: Managua, Nicaragua on Oct 21, 2007 at 09:28 PM
    As a born and bred Tennessean on the mission field in Nicaragua, I am appalled at such a statement. The USA has always prided itself on the protection of women and children. When did that change?
  • by chris on Oct 21, 2007 at 06:08 AM
    If she is an illegal alien there is nothing wrong for the judge telling her to go to her own country for her needs. Whether it is law enforcement,legal,medical,schooling. But if she is truly a legal immigrant she should have the legal right to protection. The judge should have enquired and gotten proof of her legal status. If sheis entitled to an apology she should get it. But,sanctions on the judge is going too far.
  • by Amy Location: Los Angeles on Oct 21, 2007 at 04:13 AM
    rick seveirville you are a lost hillbilly. Get out of the country, come into the REAL America, LAND OF IMMIGRANTS (and their descendants) from ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • by Larry on Oct 21, 2007 at 04:08 AM
    Maybe you should slow down and read the article, shes in the country LEGALLY.....
  • by rick seveirville Location: tennesee on Oct 20, 2007 at 11:49 PM
    kudo,s to the judge .finally an offical that actually does the work that the feds cant discern .


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