Family courts must render justice once in a while, I guess. When you are female, US citizen and well-off, you have better chances
to get it. If you do not have all of these three characteristics, you are in trouble. Family courts are machines that step on parental rights and produce legal abductions. If you are an illegal migrant, that’s an aggravating circumstance. As Cristina’s show on Univision documented it, the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Services) might separate you from your kids, then comfort you with the assurance that they will be placed in an affluent family. Or the INS might let family court deprive the illegal migrant from her parental rights. Jaspar County’s judge Dally gave Carlos Romero for adoption because his mother, Encarnación Bail Romero, was in jail facing deportation.
Cirila Balthazar Cruz is a Mexican immigrant who gave birth to a baby girl in Pascagoula (Mississipi) in 2008. She does not speak English or Spanish but Chatino, an indigenous language spoken in the Oaxaca region. Unfortunately, a social worker who had certainly missed his vocation as a customer representative in a private health insurance company, was working in the hospital. No english? Unfit to be a mother. It took the efforts of the Mississipi Immigrants Rights Assistance and the intervention of the Mexican government to reunite Balthazar Cruz with her daughter. Two years after the facts.
Family is supposedly a value in this country. Why is there such a density of incompetent people working in family courts, whose mess needs to be cleaned up?