By Lynn Stuter
April 22, 2008
ST: With all the American families now suffering from loss of jobs, homes, and ability to meet even minimal needs; with the American economy rapidly disintegrating, Mr Kennard chooses to help people who are illegal alien criminals; have violated United States law and God’s law; have no remorse for having done so, will do so again given the opportunity; and contribute little to nothing to American society but filch everything they can, believing it their right to do so.
April 22, 2008
In Part I, the cost of illegal aliens, the increase in criminal activity, disease, and costs to taxpayers for social services provided was examined. In Part II, we will look more closely at Ana Reyes.
At the time of the writing of Part I, the Seattle Times had done a three part series on the “sad saga” of Ana Reyes, her two illegal alien sons, and her two “anchor baby” daughters. The Seattle Times and Lornet Turnbull have now published a fourth segment: “Benefactor helps deported woman, family regain shot at future,” dated April 17, 2008.
In part three of the series, it was stated that “Reyes and Hernandez are considering an offer from an Edmonds real-estate investor who learned of their circumstances and has offered to help them relocate to Juárez.” 
Part four of this series outlines how Edmonds real estate investor, Joe Kennard, has rented a home for Ana Reyes in Juárez, Mexico, supplied her with living expenses until she can find a job, and arranged for her two daughters, Julie Quiroz, 13, and Sharise Hernandez, 6, to live with a pastor and his wife in El Paso, Texas where they will be home schooled. Will that be at Kennard’s expense? Will he pay for their room and board? Will he pay their medical, dental, etc. or will that be foisted on the American taxpayers?
In the words of Joe Kennard, he “wants Reyes and her family to be the model for a support network he’s organizing for deported families with U.S.-born kids.” 
Reyes came to the attention of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers “in 1998 when she got into a fight with another woman on a street in the Eastern Washington town of Sunnyside, violating a restraining order.” 
A check of Reyes past criminal history produced thirteen separate incidents in which Reyes—under the names Ana, Ana L and Ana Luisa or Louisa—had been charged with a crime in the State of Washington, in Yakima, Pierce and King Counties; incidents including non-criminal traffic infractions, criminal traffic, civil harassment, non-payment of debts, and unlawful detainer (apparently filed after she was deported). Indications are, from the court file, that Reyes’ possessions were seized and sold against the unpaid rent owed after her deportation. Mr Kennard’s response to Ms Reyes’ being an illegal alien criminal: “I would not use the word criminal to describe her desire for a better life for her children.”
At the time Reyes was picked up by ICE, living at the apartment with she and her two daughters was her illegal alien son, Carlos; her illegal alien live-in boyfriend, father of her six-year old daughter, Arturo Hernandez; and her boyfriend’s illegal alien brother, Luis Hernandez. The Hernandez brothers were subsequently deported back to Mexico, as was her son. Her other son, Christian Quiroz, was deported several months later . Like Ms Reyes, her live-in boyfriend and his brother, her two illegal alien sons also have criminal records in Washington State.
According to this same article, five years after Reyes first came to the attention of ICE, an immigration judge (in 2003) granted Reyes the chance to leave the U.S. voluntarily; she appealed his decision, lost, but never left. And indications are, from the series of articles published in the Seattle Times, that Reyes, given even a minute chance of success, will re-enter the United States illegally. Now that Mr Kennard has been so gracious as to provide her a home in Juárez, Mexico, “10 minutes from the U.S. border ” and El Paso, Texas, just across that border, she has been provided the perfect location from which to accomplish that goal as has her live-in boyfriend, father of her six-year old daughter, Sharise,
“So he (Arturo Hernandez) and Reyes, along with her grown sons (Christian and Carlos Quiroz), haven’t stopped plotting ways to get back to Seattle.” 
This is but one reference of many in the Seattle Times articles to Reyes intention to illegally re-enter the United States.
From her criminal history, it is apparent that Ms Reyes carried a Washington State driver license. In a letter, dated October 16, 2007, Kimberly Mathis, Executive Assistant, Policy and Legislative Affairs, Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL), stated,
“DOL does require applicants to provide proof of identity and proof of residency to obtain a first Washington driver license or Washington identification card.”
What documents did Ms Reyes produce for the DOL to fulfill this requirement? Ms Reyes not only had a Washington State driver license, she also admits to owning and driving a car in Washington State. Was that car registered in her name? Did she carry the required insurance? How did she obtain either without proof of being a United States citizen?
A further check of Reyes turned up additional information of willful criminal conduct. Ana Reyes was registered to vote in Washington State on August 17, 2001, in King County, Washington. She moved from Yakima County to King County in 2001. She gave her birth date as June 26, 1966; her voter registration status is listed as “active.” 
Washington State has “motor voter” where people renewing their driver license can register to vote. Ms Mathis, in the same letter referenced above, states:
“In regards to encouraging illegal aliens to register to vote at the Department of Licensing, we must ask all customers if they would like to register to vote as stated in RCW 46.20.155. If the applicant chooses to register, the agent must ask the applicant if he or she is a United States citizen. If the applicant answers in the affirmative, the agent will then provide the applicant with a voter registration form, if the applicant answers in the negative, the agent will not provide the applicant with a voter registration form.”
Under the requirements of RCW 29A.08.210, in order to be registered to vote, Ms Reyes had to swear the following oath:
“If you knowingly provide false information on this voter registration form or knowingly make a false declaration about your qualifications for voter registration you will have committed a class C felony that is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of up to ten thousand dollars, or both.”
It is obvious that Ms Reyes knew, when she registered to vote, that she was lying, that she was committing a crime. It is equally obvious that when Ms Reyes registered to vote, she was not required to produce proof of United States citizenship. According to the Washington Secretary of State website, while U.S. citizenship is a condition required to register to vote, proof of it is not required to register to vote; that registering to vote is based on honor; another attribute Ms Reyes obviously did not and does not possess.
On January 1, 2006, Sam Reed, Secretary of State, launched a statewide voter registration database to help “improve the accuracy of elections and prevent opportunity for fraud.” Interestingly, that database, while checking for 1) duplicate voter registrations, 2) deceased voter registrations, 3) felon voter registrations, and 4) active and inactive voter registrations, does not have a mechanism for ensuring that illegal aliens do not end up on the voter registration rolls . It is very obvious that the Secretary of State’s office has no idea how many illegal aliens reside on the voter rolls state-wide. In the last Governor’s race in the State of Washington, significant voter fraud was alleged in King County where Ms Reyes resided prior to her deportation. On May 21, 2004, an illegal alien, residing in Prosser, Washington, was summoned for jury duty; the name of jurist #Y0602 obtained from the voter registration rolls. In 2005 a Soap Lake, Washington man, Martin Ringhofer, challenged several voter registrations based on the fact that the names didn’t sound American. Among those names were those sounding Hispanic. While Ringhofer’s challenges were scoffed at by the media, it would seem that Secretary of State Sam Reed should have paid closer attention; it would appear Ringhofer wasn’t far wrong. A request to Secretary of State Sam Reed for comment concerning Ms Reyes’ voter registration received a response from an executive assistant that the matter had been referred to the elections division. Quite obviously, Secretary of State Reed finds the matter of little to no importance.
As stated above, Joe Kennard wishes to make Reyes and her family a model for the organization (Organization to Help Citizen Children) he’s establishing to help deported families with children born on U.S. soil. Ms Reyes, with her criminal history, is the epitome of the illegal alien criminal living in the United States. In all the court records on Ms Reyes, there is no divorce listed from her first husband which means she is still married to him, wherever he is. At the same time, she has a six-year old daughter by her live-in boyfriend. In an e-mail to me, dated April 17, 2008, Mr Kennard commended Ms Reyes, stating she had not done a “bad job” raising her children; how her two illegal alien sons graduated high school, worked hard and “were never in trouble” (both have criminal records); how her older daughter wants to go to college.
And, of course, all of that was accomplished on the backs of the American taxpayers who have foot the bill; including, undoubtedly, the bills for medical care, day care, and WIC (Women, Infants and Children) provided. This is not an uncommon attitude among illegal aliens from Latin American countries, including Mexico. On April 7, 2008, CBS news did a segment entitled, “Illegal immigrant births – at your expense.” One mother, asked about the resentment struggling American families might feel, having to pay for the medical care of people who are not Americans, responded, “I don’t understand the resentment.”
Of course not, she’s getting something for nothing. Most of these women are from Mexico. The primary religion of Latin America, including Mexico, is Roman Catholic and liberation theology is heavily infused in the religious teachings of these countries. Liberation theology states, simply, that the poor are the oppressed, the rich the oppressors; that the oppressed must rise up against the oppressor; if by violent means, so be it. Mexicans consider Americans to be rich. They see nothing wrong with filching everything they can from “gringo.”
Mr Kennard states that “his desire to help the family flows from his Christian faith  …” In the personal e-mail to me, Mr Kennard states, “The church has always extended a loving hand to help those who make mistakes.” And while that is true, Ana Reyes’ actions were not a “mistake”; her actions were deliberate with forethought, including the birth of her two daughters on American soil. Mr Kennard carefully skirts that God forgives those who are repentant of their violation of God’s law; He is not forgiving of those who are not. Ms Reyes has made it very apparent that she is not repentant; that given the opportunity now being afforded her by Mr Kennard moving her to within walking distance of the United States, that she will enter the United States illegally again. Yet Kennard claims, “We’re not advocating illegal re-entry .”
Nor is Ana Reyes repentant of the thousands of dollars her criminal illegal alien status, living in the United States, has cost the American taxpayers. God commands His people that they shall not covet that which is not theirs. Ms Reyes coveted that which was not hers to covet for 17 years; and continues to covet that which is not hers to covet to this day. Obviously, from both his statements and his actions, that violation of God’s law does not bother Mr Kennard either; Mr Kennard stating in the aforementioned e-mail to me, “What I am doing to help this family is lawful and necessary. It is not a sin. Quite the contrary, not to do so would be a sin.” One has to question, given the facts, whether Mr Kennard is so much motivated by his Christian faith as by the fact that his mother was Mexican; according to Seattle Times columnist, Lornet Turnbull, he has “an urge to give back” .
With all the American families now suffering from loss of jobs, homes, and ability to meet even minimal needs; with the American economy rapidly disintegrating, Mr Kennard chooses to help people who are illegal alien criminals; have violated United States law and God’s law; have no remorse for having done so, will do so again given the opportunity; and contribute little to nothing to American society but filch everything they can, believing it their right to do so.
Ana Reyes isn’t deserving of the sympathy of the Seattle Times or the benevolence of Joe Kennard. Their loyalty and allegiance to her cause serves no honorable purpose; it simply furthers the concept of filching off the already over-burdened American taxpayers. That is truly a sin.
1, Turnbull, Lornet; “Life after an illegal immigrant is sent home”; Seattle Times; April 7, 2008.
2, Turnbull, Lornet; “Benefactor helps deported woman, family regain shot at future”; Seattle Times; April 17, 2008.
3, Turnbull, Lornet; “Life after an illegal immigrant is sent home”; Seattle Times; April 7, 2008.
5, Turnbull, Lornet; “Benefactor helps deported woman, family regain shot at future”; Seattle Times; April 17, 2008.
6, Turnbull, Lornet; “Life after an illegal immigrant is sent home”; Seattle Times; April 7, 2008.
7, Washington State Voter Database.
8, News Release; February 20, 2007; Washington Secretary of State.
9, Turnbull, Lornet; “Life after an illegal immigrant is sent home”; Seattle Times; April 7, 2008.
10, Turnbull, Lornet; “Benefactor helps deported woman, family regain shot at future”; Seattle Times; April 17, 2008.
© 2008 Lynn M. Stuter – All Rights Reserve
Activist and researcher, Stuter has spent the last fifteen years researching systems theory and systems philosophy with a particular emphasis on education as it pertains to achieving the sustainable global environment. She home schooled two daughters. She has worked with legislators, both state and federal, on issues pertaining to systems governance, the sustainable global environment and education reform. She networks nationwide with other researchers and a growing body of citizens concerned with the transformation of our nation from a Constitutional Republic to a participatory democracy. She has traveled the United States and lived overseas.
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