Friday, December 9, 2011

N.J. Indonesian immigrants facing deportation for overstaying tourism visas | NJ.com

N.J. Indonesian immigrants facing deportation for overstaying tourism visas | NJ.com

Tuwo and Pauned are Indonesian immigrants who have lived in the United States for more than a decade — working, paying taxes and raising their two American-born daughters.

But according to the U.S. government, their home is 10,000 miles away in Indonesia, and they must leave this country.

Tuwo and Pauned are among roughly 60 Indonesians in New Jersey who are facing deportation in the next few months for overstaying their tourism visas years ago.

"We love this country," Tuwo said. "I know I made a mistake. I overstayed. But not everyone is the same."

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