My son goes to school with this absolutely sweet Chinese girl. Her parents own the Chinese Restaurant in town. They've been legal aliens in America for over 15 years. They attend the church where the girl goes to school. Always soft spoken and kind.
Well, the kid's piano teacher told my husband (who is a Pastor, so it's not quite the same as idle gossiping) that this girl told her her mom has been crying every night for the last month.
It turns out that the husband has been arrested and in jail for over a month. He forgot to update his papers and then was pulled over without them on him, when he was supposed to have them. Now, unless some senator will intervene, he will be deported and banned from the United States for 8 years.
My husband has forgotten to update his driver's license before. Like expired 4 months forgotten. I can understand how easily one can put aside the records and then forget what date they needed to be renewed. This little girl is dual citizen. So is her brother. They have a well established business and are model citizens. And now this.
Now I know it's his fault for forgetting to update his records, but it's still sad. I wish they could look at his past history or something.
So you praying types, please pray with me for this family.