“As opposed to the adoptive father, who was incarcerated for almost a year and who had a felony criminal conviction. He had been arrested in the past for grand theft auto and resisting arrest after a high-speed car chase, shoplifting and assault and admitted to use of marijuana, cocaine and acid.”

Resist racism

March 2014 update:  Bail Romero has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to overturn the adoption of her son.  Carlos was taken from her and her parental rights were terminated against her wishes, largely in part because she entered this country as an undocumented immigrant. 

il·le·gal    [ih-lee-guhl]
1. forbidden by law or statute.
2. contrary to or forbidden by official rules, regulations, etc.: The referee ruled that it was an illegal forward pass.
3. Informal.  illegal alien.


In May 2007, Encarnacion Bail Romero was arrested during an immigration raid at a Barry County (MO) poultry processing plant. Her son Carlos was then seven months old. Bail Romero’s parental rights were subsequently terminated and her son was adopted by a Missouri couple.

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About Daniel Drennan ElAwar

Adoptee, rematriated.
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3 Responses to Illegal.

  1. eagoodlife says:

    Strange isn’t it how the American Dream is alive and well and yet when people who are not American by birth try to achieve it they are castigated, deprived of their liberty or punished in others ways!

  2. anenomekym says:

    Guatemalan adoption update to come, from the Dept. of State:

    “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of State (DOS) invite you to participate in a teleconference on Monday, April 7, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the status of Guatemalan adoptions.

    To Join the Session by Phone
    On the day of the session, please use the information below to join the teleconference. We recommend that you call in 10 to 15 minutes before the start time.

    Toll-Free Call-In Number: 1-800-857-9629

    Toll Number for Outside the United States: 1-210-839-8751

    Passcode: ADOPTION”

    • I wonder if it is only one way? If there are questions, we could ask about the status of mothers in Guatemala suing to repatriate their children, as well as Encarnacion’s case….anybody else up for calling in and asking such questions?

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