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Flight attendant, 28, with DACA is told she can fly to Mexico by employer Mesa Airlines, only to be detained by immigration on her return to US

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6840417/Flight-attendant-detained-immigration-return-US.html#newcomment

 

  • Selene Saavedra Roman had raised concerns about whether she could work an international flight due to her immigration status 
  • Her attorney says her employer, Mesa Airlines, reassured Roman who is enrolled in DACA that she could 
  • But U.S. authorities stopped Roman when she came back into Texas from Mexico 
  • Roman came to the U.S. aged three from Peru and is married to a US citizen and is in the process of applying for legal residency status

 


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2 hours ago, Boiler said:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6840417/Flight-attendant-detained-immigration-return-US.html#newcomment

 

  • Selene Saavedra Roman had raised concerns about whether she could work an international flight due to her immigration status 
  • Her attorney says her employer, Mesa Airlines, reassured Roman who is enrolled in DACA that she could 
  • But U.S. authorities stopped Roman when she came back into Texas from Mexico 
  • Roman came to the U.S. aged three from Peru and is married to a US citizen and is in the process of applying for legal residency status

 

 

   Should really be stickied on this site, and maybe it is, but as far as immigration matters go, "reassured by your employer" means absolutely nothing. It actually means less than nothing. The rubbish people have come to me with that their HR departments suggested they do or not do. I still shake my head sometimes. Google it, ask on a site like VJ, pay an immigration attorney if you have to, but do not ever go solely by what your employer says. They are mostly concerned with filling a work shift. What else would they say.


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  • She is 28
  • Had DACA for a very long time
  • Went to Uni and apparently married somebody she met there.
  • Husband is a USC
  • Unclear as to how long she has been married, probably some time
  • Not stupid, must have known her situation
  • She can not adjust in country, well might know.
  • No mention of where she is in the process

Unclear as to why she was not let in rather than be deported.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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In past threads, K-1 entrants who were stewardi (plural) have had similar quandaries.

They couldn't work international flights.

Never heard if their domestic-only restriction played havoc with the seniority system of getting to choose one's flights.

2 hours ago, Steeleballz said:

do not ever go solely by what your employer says.

Words of wisdom in regard to the great unwashed, the self-interested, and the outright idiots among employers out there.


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6 hours ago, Steeleballz said:

 

   Should really be stickied on this site, and maybe it is, but as far as immigration matters go, "reassured by your employer" means absolutely nothing. It actually means less than nothing. The rubbish people have come to me with that their HR departments suggested they do or not do. I still shake my head sometimes. Google it, ask on a site like VJ, pay an immigration attorney if you have to, but do not ever go solely by what your employer says. They are mostly concerned with filling a work shift. What else would they say.

This story sums that up perfectly.

 

“We are deeply sorry Selene and her husband have had to endure this situation. It is patently unfair for someone to be detained for six weeks over something that is nothing more than an administrative error and a misunderstanding,” said Mesa Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein.

 

"Basically the administrative error is that they told her she could travel,"

 

https://thehill.com/latino/435350-daca-recipient-flight-attendant-released-by-ice


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5 hours ago, TBoneTX said:

In past threads, K-1 entrants who were stewardi (plural) have had similar quandaries.

They couldn't work international flights.

Never heard if their domestic-only restriction played havoc with the seniority system of getting to choose one's flights.

Words of wisdom in regard to the great unwashed, the self-interested, and the outright idiots among employers out there.

Offensive and reported.  Steward(ess) went the way of the dodo bird many years ago.  They are now referred to as Flight Attendants.

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She knew she could not travel outside the US.....she purposely put Mexico and Canada on her "no fly" locations..........very unfortunate failure to make a phone call to am immigration attorney.


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This is a College Graduate, she knew the limitations she even said so on her job application.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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3 hours ago, ALFKAD said:

Offensive and reported.  Steward(ess) went the way of the dodo bird many years ago.  They are now referred to as Flight Attendants.

I call them Waitresses on the plane, most don't like it.

 

Some will take a tip and some seem to be bothered by it


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The English term is Trolley Totty.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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I have some stories, OMG, I am not a germophobe but some of them, well....


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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