Pedro Zapeta has been exactly what the Republicans want. An immigrant that helps the American economy and goes back to his own country. Well, over 11 years, Pedro saved $59,000. So, he was going to take his money back to Guatemala and buy some land for him and his family. Unfortunately, as with all stories like this that come to light there was a problem. Customs seized his money. Now, they want to deport him and keep his money. Yep, that's justice. NOT! Where's 60 minutes when you need 'em?
For 11 years, Pedro Zapeta, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, lived his version of the American dream in Stuart, Florida: washing dishes and living frugally to bring money back to his home country.
Two years ago, Zapeta was ready to return to Guatemala, so he carried a duffel bag filled with $59,000 -- all the cash he had scrimped and saved over the years -- to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. (more...)