Lowell Timmers, 54, who threatened to blow up his van and the White House on Jan. 18th did it in protest of his daughters husband being deported for being in the country illegally. Timmers' wife claims that she thought her husband was going to Washington to speak to legislators.
Grand Rapids Press
Timmers' wife, Gloria, said her husband headed to Washington alone Monday to complain about how immigration officials were treating their daughter's fiance, Manuel Regalado, 26. The native of Guatemala is being deported, she said.
Timmers' wife said she and her husband believe the federal government is treating Regalado unfairly. Their daughter, Aleata, and Regalado have a 1-year-old daughter, Emma.
Grand Rapids lawyer Richard Kessler -- a specialist in immigration law -- is representing Regalado. Kessler conceded his client entered the country illegally from Guatemala but said he now has legal relatives, a job and a child in the United States.
Regalado likely is facing a forced return to Guatemala, he added.
"The fact is they are being punished severely for a fairly minor violation (of immigration regulations)," said Kessler, a vocal critic of U.S. immigration policy. "That's what was frustrating Mr. Timmers in this case."
What part of illegal don't you understand Mr. Kessler? You come here and follow the rules or you lose the opportunity you have and get sent back home. It's pretty straight-forward and clear to me and anyone who can read the laws.
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