Monroe Girl Deported to Poland Thursday

Paulina Krynska, 19, first arrived in the United States on a travel visa when she was age 11.

Paulina Krynska, 19, of Monroe was deported to Poland on Thursday after battling for several months to reopen her case, according to a Connecticut Post report Friday.

Krynska had told Monroe Patch that she had signed off on a voluntary departure, agreeing to leave the country by Dec. 16 when her last visa ran out. The same day she signed it, the President announced that the country will no longer actively seek to deport illegal immigrants who don't have criminal records and that all existing deportation cases would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal's office worked on Krynska's behalf and U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman both signed a letter to President Obama asking for immigration relief, according to the Connecticut Post.

Sarah Magilnick, a friend of Paulina's who lives in the same neighborhood, was among those who fought to keep her here. Supporters visited a Facebook page called "Let's Keep Paulina Home."

Paulina's parents Ewa (pronounced Eva) and Dariusz, who came to America in 1999 and 1998 respectively, may be next. Both are scheduled to go to court for their own deportation case in May. The Krynskas' other daughter, Victoria, was born in the United States, so she can stay here. But Victoria is only 5-years-old.

"They're pretty much separating a family," Paulina told Patch in October.

She plans to live with her grandparents.

"I can speak Polish fluently, but I can't read and write, so finding a job would be difficult," Paulina said.

During the October interview with Patch, the teenager sunk into the couch of her family's home and her eyes welled up as she spoke. "My whole life is here," she said. "... my friends, I also have a boyfriend. I really don't want to leave him."

Jenna December 19, 2011 at 12:02 AM
I've already explained it once but since you didn't read farther below I'll copy and paste it to make it easier for you because you are wrong. You can obtain a tax id number even if you are here illegally, I know this for a fact. When you try to open an account at any financial institution and you don't have a tax id number they require you to fill out a W8. By filling out the w8 you are provided with a tax Id number. A W8 is a certification of foreign status for US tax withholding for either a foreign corporation or a non-resident alien.
Jenna December 19, 2011 at 12:07 AM
You're correct. I know it means that they are not necessarily paying taxes, that's up the employer to take them out. I simply corrected what you said "in order to provide a tax I'd number you have to be here legally" However by now having a tax id number it does open them up to have the government come after them for failing to pay taxes. If they don't pay them the government can and will normally after a few years just start taking their money from their bank accounts.
Sam Mihailoff December 19, 2011 at 01:02 AM
if that be the case??? good reason to not hide and use complete name, wouldm't you say Sarah NO NAME??????????
Carl Kolchak December 19, 2011 at 01:02 AM
If we're deporting people who don't pay their fair share of taxes, I know a few contractors, plumbers, deli owners, electricians, roofers, landscapers and other fine Americans who own small, cash businesses you might want to talk to. I'm just saying.
Sarah December 19, 2011 at 01:25 AM
I'm glad you realize you were mistaken. Don't be so quick to judge someone and assume they are the same just because they have the same name. The beauty is you don't need to use a full name on here and the way you can tell if its the same person you are trying to talk to is 1. by noticing that this Robin has the first letter capitalized and 2. by clicking on their name and seeing if they had commented on the article you were talking about.
Ken December 19, 2011 at 04:41 PM
Who says illegal immigrants are getting a free ride...? The Social Security Administration estimated that 75% of illegals are on formal payrolls and get paid by check NOT cash. Meaning they pay income taxes, social security taxes, and medicare/medicaid taxes via automatic deduction just like you or I. Every time they buy something, they pay sales tax...just like you or I. And of course they do pay property taxes if they own a home (direct) or if they rent (indirect) or if they own a car or other taxable property to the city, just like you or I. Getting paid "under the table" is illegal for the employer too...has nothing to do with the employee being illegal...the employer is just trying to avoid paying taxes themselves... Now what don't they get for their tax dollars that we do? No social security benefits. They cant get welfare despite popular belief (1996 personal responsibility and work opportunity act). If fact, that act bands legal immigrants from receiving welfare and the like for the first 5 years they are here. in addition, many don't file tax returns for fear of deportation, so even though they are more likely to be low income and actually not have any federal income tax liability, they don't file for a refund. Generally speaking, an illegal are actually helpful because they pay taxes but don't reap certain benefits....a low income citizen is much more of a drain on society...if simply speaking dollars and cents....
blackie December 19, 2011 at 09:31 PM
Ah Ron, wrong! Rudy Guliani was the mayor of NYC for a very long time. Republican. Current NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Republican turned Independent. Richard Moccia, 2 term Mayor of Norwalk, right here in our own state. Republican. San Diego has had Republican Mayors since 1992......just to name a few....I could go on. Your argument is wayyyy full of holes dude!
Christine E. December 19, 2011 at 09:50 PM
I wouldn't exactly classify Norwalk as a 'large city'.
blackie December 19, 2011 at 11:13 PM
I am certain you get the point. It drives me crazy when people propigate BS without conducting due diligence.
Christine E. December 19, 2011 at 11:38 PM
" mayors of virtually every large city in the US " is what Ron said. He didn't say, flat out, that all cities have a democratic mayor. I think you're taking his sentence too literally. However, you only listed 3 cities (one of them not even a major city) when conducting your 'due diligence'. Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Atlanta, Newark, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, Cleveland....to name a few....are all run by Democrats currently and historically. So, i'm not really sure why you're jumping down Ron's throat. He's not that far off.
Christine E. December 19, 2011 at 11:41 PM
and...since local was important to you, let's not forget that Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford all have democrats for mayors.
Wolfe December 20, 2011 at 12:09 AM
Centrist----if you have such emotion and feeling for this young woman and her family, then why didn't you pay for a lawyer to represent them in court, one who specializes in immigration and illegal alien status? Apparently, you aren't as much of a liberal as you claim to be, because if you were then you would have "paid it forward" for this family. Instead, you are only bashing people who disagree with your point of view on the web. At least we have the guts to publish our names. What is your name, Centrist?
blackie December 20, 2011 at 12:51 AM
Christine, does the word "every" mean "some" or does it mean "all"? And as for the second part of the statement "for the past 40 years"? Yeah, OK, sure, so prove it. I've made my point. He issued an incorrect statement and I called him out on it. Tough!
Christine E. December 20, 2011 at 01:08 AM
Shelly, He said 'virtually' every. Not every. Using the word 'virtually' before the word 'every' changes the sentence drastically. Virtually, as stated in the dictionary means: adverb for the most part; almost wholly; just about: "He is virtually unknown." So...what did he say that was incorrect? What do you want me to prove?
blackie December 20, 2011 at 01:32 AM
You are really quite good at splitting hairs and deflecting, I must say. The statement was, quote "As for incompetence, liberal Democrats have been mayors of virtually every large city in the US for the past 40 years." Given that you fight so hard to defend that statement Christine, you clearly agree with it. So my challenge to you is this: prove that it's true. Do the research and come back here with proof. Remember it's got to be virtually every major city during the past 40 years. Then I will publicly declare your rightness, or rightousness, as the case may be.
Centrist December 20, 2011 at 01:49 AM
David- Because just as many of us are feeling the crunch of the economy, I am as well. I do not have the means to supply legal representation for this woman, however, I pay it forward by defending her and what she stands for against the vitriolic and the rhetorical bashing that takes place on a daily basis on this site. David, don't act as though you are holier than myself. You very much do the same, and you have been called out for it. I'm not perfect, and I acknowledge that, but I stand for my views. My name does not change what I say, and for the sake of my situation, I keep my identity private. I don't care to exchange in these ridiculous back and froths, as our opinions never change. As I imagine you are as well, I am busy trying to make a living and provide what I can for my community. Merry Christmas.
Christine E. December 20, 2011 at 05:46 PM
Oh Shelly, why are you so angry? Since you seem so keen on it, of the top 10 largest cities: #2, #3, #4, #5, #7, #10 all have been run by Democrats for 40+ years. These include: Los Angeles (Over 40 years with 1 republian in the mix), Chicago (1931-Present), Houston (1972-Present), Philadelphia (1952-Present), San Antonio (1971-Present) and San Jose (1971-Present). #1, New York, has a long history of Democratic Mayors up until Rudy Giuliani who, might I add, did a lot more than anyone else to clean up the city and lower the crime rate. #9 Dallas has voted Democrat in the last 40 years more than Republican. Additionally, not in the top 10, but cities that everyone thinks of easily... San Francisco (1964-Present), Washington DC (1961-Present), Boston (1930-Present), Detroit (1962-2011), Atlanta (1942-Present), Denver (1968-Present)...and I also decided to throw in Jacksonville, who has only had 2 republicans in Office in the last 123 years. I'm not going to do anymore research because you can easily do that yourself. Personally, I don't usually agree with a lot that Ron has to say. So, it's really not about that. It's mostly that you rudely and arrogantly stated he was wrong by throwing out Mayoral data from 3 cities, one of which was Norwalk. Really...Norwalk?
Wolfe December 20, 2011 at 08:20 PM
Centrist---"back and froth"?? Have you been drinking, Centrist? As for acting "holier than you". Sorry, but I am far from that. When I wrote "pay it forward", I didn't mean to just write words on a small town website. Why didn't you organize a bake sale to pay for legal representation? Going to her church and asking the parishoners to donate or to come forward and assist her? Those ideas didn't come to your mind, did they, Centrist? Now, if you are trying to provide for your community (your words), then you would have thought of those ideas if this young woman staying in the country was so important to you. I guess it wasn't. But I'll bet your cell phone is more important to you than her life.
Centrist December 20, 2011 at 08:56 PM
Excuse me? That is perhaps one of the most ridiculous postings I have ever read. The responsibility does not lie on me to provide her legal representation, and as I said, I lack the means to be able to provide such a service. Would I have liked to, absolutely, but as i said before, I am supporting her in ways that I can provide. Your argument lacks strength and frankly demonstrates just how weak of a person you are. You have no idea who I am, and you are far from being in the position to tell what is important in my life. Talk about hypocrisy... I'm not going to participate any longer in this circus show. My beliefs are that this young girl should have been permitted to stay in the United States and that the current immigration system is failing hard working individuals who are trying to make the best possible living for themselves and their families. If that concept doesn't agree with you, then so be it. However, this is my stance on the issue, and I stand by it.
Christine E. December 20, 2011 at 10:38 PM
David, Your position on this is ridiculous. I want to end world hunger, that doesn't mean i'm in a financial position to buy meals for other people. Centrist is very much entitled to his opinion. No need to be so outlandish.
Walt December 20, 2011 at 11:33 PM
Hey david, where's the sewers? hahahahahahahahahahaha!
Wolfe December 23, 2011 at 01:14 AM
Centrist----All I did was take YOUR words and use them to show that YOU ARE THE HYPOCRITE!!! Show me what I wrote is hypocritical---please. You have used that word to describe me and other people who feel the same way as I do, yet when "push came to shove", where were you? You are here AFTER THE FACT placing blame on everyone BUT yourself. Sorry, but that sounds hypocritical to me. Christine-----I just want this guy, Centrist, to own up to his own words. Where is the ridiculousness in that? I may not be your favorite person, but I'm not running for "favorite man of the year", either.
Wolfe December 23, 2011 at 01:20 AM
I have already answered that, Walt. Now, it's time for you to get out of the fifth grade and move on.
so1 December 23, 2011 at 12:55 PM
Don't bother, she is stuck on some student coming here legally on a visa! We are talking about the ILLEGALS...the border hoppers and visa breakers who make up 99% of our downtown population, not the actual students nor businesses that contribute to society...not worth arguing with a Jenna with tunnel vision!!!
so1 December 23, 2011 at 01:03 PM
Actually - there is a law that employees can NOT get away with hiring illegals. Employers must collect copies of social security cards for all new hires, this law has been in effect for YEARS! So any employer who knowingly hires an illegal is ALSO breaking the law Jenna. Paying below minimum wage is also illegal, hence the word "minimum". You do NOT have a choice of paying below minimum wage...its illegal. Every scumbag can find a loophole if they try, so that is why when you hear about these people who are killed on construction sites, they were not "employees", they were "subcontractors"....they were not on the payroll....they were paid cash and sent 1099's at the end of the year!! The labor board sees what is going on, the government sees what is going on and nobody does a damned thing about it. So, it is very easy to blame our government for what is going on, they do nothing about it. Specifically the Democrats, like the kook in New Haven who wants illegals to be given the right to vote!!!!! Criminals in jail cant vote......but border hoppers...hey....line up! AMAZING
Jenna December 23, 2011 at 03:00 PM
I never said that it was legal did I? I know that it's illegal to hire an undocumented citizen I never said it wasn't. However employers do that an they're getting away with it. Just because it's illegal doesn't mean that it's not happening are you really that blinded? I'm pretty sure nowhere in my post I said it was legal. I said that employers were getting away with hiring illegal immigrants. And as for minimum wage I think it's a little ridiculous I point out that there is one of you don't know that then you're an idiot. I said the employers get away with paying less than minimum wage to the illegal immigrants because clearly if they're not documented what are they going to do? Nothing because if they try and press charges they're putting a target on their back for being deported. Maybe you should actually read posts and do your homework before you start ranting false information. Open your eyes to he world around you
Jenna December 23, 2011 at 03:21 PM
Why don't you go look up what a W8 is so1? Isn't because im actually correct and you just can't admit you're wrong? I'm not talking about a student coming here in a visa. I'm talking about illegal immigrants getting a tax is numer which they can do by filling out a w8. When you don't know why you're talking about you should look up the information first and not be such an @ss
so1 December 24, 2011 at 01:48 PM
Jenna,and you never said it was not. I was simply clarifying your reasoning as to "why" was illegal, I never said you claimed it to be illegal. There are those ignorant enough here to take what you said and believe it to be the law!!! ...you said they have a "CHOICE" and that is incorrect, and employers can "Get away with it". That is also incorrect. That "choice" is illegal..making them no better than the people they are scabbing off the street. And "getting away with it" is breaking the law until they are caught, and only works until a tragedy occurs, thereby costing the rest of us more money. A little less bitterness from you, a little more thought into what you are saying.
Jenna December 24, 2011 at 02:29 PM
First off, what I wrote didn't need your clarifying what I stated was quite clear. You assumed what I wrote was to be read as, it was ok for them to hire illegals, that is why you tried to correct me by telling me that there was a law. You also tried to correct me by telling me that a person couldn't be paid below minimum wage because it's a minimum, also clearly obvious, I said that the illegal immigrants were getting paid less as most of them are. Clearly you don't seem to understand that even though it may be illegal the employers are still choosing which means it's a choice. It's illegal not to wear a seat belt but it's your choice as to whether or not you do, It's illegal to do drugs but people still choose to do them every day. Employers have the choice to either follow the law or do things illegaly, which also means that they have the choice to hire a legal citizen or an illegal immigrant. If they choose to hire an illegal immigrant most of the time they are paid below minimum wage and the employer is getting away with it because the illegal immigrants won't say anything about it. Until the government catches on to what they are doing, they are getting away with it.
Jenna December 24, 2011 at 02:29 PM
I clearly said "The only reason these illegal immigrants are being paid below minimum wage is because they're undocumented and the employers can get away with it" Which number one means we're talking about illegal immigrants, two they are being paid below minimum wage because they're undocumented, and three the employers are getting away with it. There can in no way be any confusion on thinking that any of that is legal when we're talking about ILLEGAL immigrants. I also stated that if they were forced to hire a legal citizen they would have to pay at least minimum wage. Meaning LEGAL citizens get paid minimum wage because they're employers must follow the law. What I'm saying and my thoughts are crystal clear.


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