Balal Parveez, 22, was an undocumented immigrant without knowing it. Source: The Huffington Post

Balal Parveez, 22, was an undocumented immigrant without knowing it. Source: The Huffington Post

Posted by Dervedia Thomas

The family of  Balal Parveez, 22, an undocumented immigrant in detention, pleaded with ICE officials for months before they allowed the Pakistani national to have much needed chest surgery. One day later, he was back in the detention center where he has spent the last 11 months.

The story run by the Huffington Post is very detailed, but lacks some important pieces of the puzzle.

The story says his family sought asylum in the United States, but because Parveez entered the country separately (with his aunt instead of his parents), he did not become a naturalized citizen and neither he nor his parents were aware of that fact. How is that possible?

Secondly, the story says he was married. Is his wife an American citizen? What does she think? How is her life now?

Lastly, seven months after he was deported, he reentered the United States and was apprehended immediately by ICE officials. I think the writer should have explained that this is the normal process when dealing with asylum seekers.

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