Thu June 8, 2006
Friends Rally Before Myrna Dick's Pending Deportation
By Sylvia Maria Gross
Raymore, MO – Friends and family gathered for a rally Wednesday evening in support of a Raymore woman who is scheduled for deportation to Mexico this week. Barring a last-minute stay from the Supreme Court, Myrna Dick will fly to San Diego on Friday and present herself at the Mexican border. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more.
Myrna Dick came to the United States from Mexico when she was a child. She married Brady Dick and moved to Kansas City in 2001. Three years later, she went to renew her papers and was arrested for several violations at the border which had allegedly occurred in the late 90's. Her deportation was held at the time because she was pregnant, and the judge ruled that her unborn child was a US citizen. The boy is now almost 2 years old, and the family is still waiting to see if the Supreme Court will hear a final appeal. Brady plans to accompany his wife and child to Tijuana.
BRADY DICK: I will be coming back after we get Myrna and Zachary settled in and I will start the process of selling our home, and selling our belongings and packing whatever else we need and I will move to that area.
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is working on a bill that would allow courts to reconsider deportations that break families, but it won't be introduced before Saturday.