Grover Beach woman deported to Mexico

January 5, 2018

A Grover Beach mother whom liberal activists and politicians rallied to save from deportation was sent to Mexico on Thursday. [Cal Coast Times]

Neofita Valerio-Silva, 47, came to the United States illegally 25 years ago. Valerio-Silva is a mother of three children, one of whom is a minor, as well as a Grover Beach homeowner. She had recently been working recently as a maid at a local hotel.

On Wednesday, the Santa Maria Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office denied Valerio-Silva’s request for a stay of her deportation. Authorities then transported Valerio-Silva to the Adelanto Processing Center in Victorville. On Thursday afternoon, she was taken to Tijuana, Mexico.

All of Valerio-Silva’s children were born in the United States. The oldest of her three children, 23-year-old Susan Bernal, is a medical assistant who currently lives in San Diego. Valerio-Silva’s 18-year-old son is a college student, and her 16-year-old daughter is a cheerleader at Arroyo Grande High School.

Valerio-Silva also has a husband, who lives in Mexico in the Acapulco area. Her mother, too, is in Mexico.

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First of all I feel bad for the separation of a family. We have a illegal immigrant that was deported 5 times and killed a person here and is still in this country. I know many married legal citizens who work hard and have never been able to afford to buy a home but Silva a illegal with 3 children no husband here as managed to do it. How? We should keep her here so she can show our citizens how to achieve this goal. I think you should run a complete list of steps and time frame on how to become a citizen because if Silva has been applying for the 25 yrs. she has been here with no success then we definetly need to change our system. A lot of people have been here for yrs and are fearful of deportation and it would be nice to know how many have applied for citizenship and if not why? I’m sure the majority of the citizens in this country are not against immigration or you personnally but feel that after 25 yrs you have had ample time to become a citizen of this country and that as long as immigrants go thru the process legally then that is fine. Again you should print the criteria for becoming a citizen as it should not take that long if they try.

I love how they say “never broken any laws” well, except for entering into our Country illegally, oh and stealing someones Soc Sec Number (how else could she work?).

In 1975 I married a Canadian. I was informed that I could bring her back and do the paper work here, WRONG! The United States Consulate in Canada is where the process begins and ends. Never mind -40 below and thousands of miles driven to complete this task, if you want to acquire legal residency in the United States then you perform the required task. I don’t think that Mexicans should be allowed to bypass the process, especially if they start by ignoring it. At some point Valerio-Silva could have gone back to Mexico and applied just like everyone else. Never mind children, real-estate or employment commitments, she thought she could work the system and messing with the process will only create an issue that immigration, from the Mexican side of the Boarder, will firmly resist. It’s like this, if you want to immigrate then you follow the process. Sadly, I was misinformed by a SLO local board agent and got married in Canada only to be handed a cold dish in Hell. We survived the process which included evil agents of US Consulate who have full authority over the goal to bring my then wife to the United States.


With all due respect, American immigration laws must be respected, and I have absolutely no problem with this woman being sent back to where she belongs. Remember, illegal is a crime, not a race, so we all must get behind the important work of ICE and quit trying to sensationalize these cases.

I would like to see the government, upon conviction, bring civil forfeiture cases against these perps, and we ought to assume all property and wealth that these defendants have accrued, because they are costing all legal taxpayers an arm and a leg, and why should we have to pay for the cost of these criminals?

As a nation of immigrants, of course foreigners should follow our laws and do it the right way, and ICE ought to be commended for their actions in this case.

Mr. George Bailey


It never fails in how many pseudo-christians can show their ugly heads on topics like this. No one can call themselves a Christian if they take the notion to send the likes of a Neofita Valerio-Silva back to Mexico, and leaving her children behind.

The Christian God Yahweh/Jesus’ inspired word calls for the following regarding immigration under any circumstance, to wit:

“And if a stranger sojourns among you and would keep the Passover to the Lord, according to the statute of the Passover and according to its rule, so shall he do. You shall have one statute, both for the sojourner and for the native.” (Numbers 9:14)

“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19: 33-34)

“You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 22:21)

How easily the Christian turns themselves into blatant hypocrites relative to their faith, and I am sure that Yahweh/Jesus god will remember their disservice to the sojourner upon Judgment Day.


Comically, one can only wonder in how many were Christians that gave my post above a “thumbs down,” and when doing so, they directly went against their faith in becoming hypocrites, and we all know what Jesus thought of hypocrites!

Wonder if they ever think, WWJD in this situation pertaining to Neofita Valerio-Silva? The answer to this question is obvious.

WWJD? Well, he would probably be upset with her for lying. You can’t make babies alone bro. Her husband didn’t just come to the US to impregnate her and run on back to Mexico. I mean, if Mexico was SO BAD that she had to leave, then why would her husband not come along? Isn’t he going to come and support his family? Maybe he has been here all along, lying, working under the table, cheating the system. Maybe that is how she got pregnant 3 TIMES and then gave birth on US soil. I wonder what kind of benefits 3 US babies born to an illegal can get? Housing? Medi-cal? Food stamps? Cash aid? I wonder what Jesus would think about someone who took things that did not belong to them, and did so by lying and manipulating in order to get them?


Your Christian bible ignorance unfortunately has no bounds.

One of the hooks for Christianity is the Forgiveness Doctrine, where when one becomes a true Christian, which is a Christian that follows ALL of the bible’s doctrine, they have 490 times that they can sin before their forgiveness card expires.

In the case for Neofita Valerio-Silva, it works like this when Jesus said, to wit: “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. (Matthew 18: 21-22) For the mathematically challenged, that is 7 x 70 = 490 times a Christian can sin according to none other than Jesus.

Under this biblical premise above, Neofita Valerio-Silva gets a pass from Jesus. Did you want to say Jesus was wrong in Matthew 18: 21-22? No? I didn’t think so.

The Forgiveness Doctrine as shown and proffered by Jesus. Its really quite ingenious if you think about it because it really gives the true Christian no incentive not to sin, well, at least up to 490 times.

“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.“ (Proverbs 30:5) Obviously every word is flawless would include the passages in question.

what a group of useless disgusting bigots comment on this story, it’s truly a fox news style article and you uneducated fools have absolutely no friggin idea how the immigration system in this country works, you’re pure evil and someday karma will bring it back to you.

Name calling is often resorted to in the absence of logic and facts.

The fact you posted a link to something “hollywood” pretty much puts you in the shitter and shows where your coming from. Self absorbed, pretentious,overpaid, hypocrites. I’m still waiting for the many to “self deport” like they proclaimed they would when Trump became our president. For you and the rest, enjoy the bus ride to TJ, I hear the scenery is real nice in 2018.

Wow, I see trump disease seeping into our area; look at the heartless comments gleefully hounding the downtrodden. Where are the real people?

This woman, doing no harm, living her life (maybe better than some of you heartless bastards) because she fled a troubled land with few opportunities and some folks here are stoked out of their minds to send her back.

You people, probably white privileged males, take delight in stepping on others less fortunate. Tea party creeps, hypocrites and greedy fools.

We have and need the diversity of immigrants, even some illegal ones. They just want to come here and enjoy what you lazy people were born into by fate and luck.

They were unlucky, and you don’t want to share the bountiful harvest we all got for nothing (well, your lovely illegal immigrant predecessors went to the trouble to murder most of the indigenous americans so they could steal their land, I guess that was a bother). Then, for a profit, we actually imported millions of illegal immigrants to do our work for us (slaves).

Frankly, I would much rather deport some worthless white trash than hard working Mexicans-but who would take such miserable excuses for human beings into their country?

I’ll bet many of you are so called devout ‘christians’, what a joke. What about charity, sharing, helping those less fortunate?

Oh, pardon me! I guess many of you were interested in getting rid of ‘bad elements’, a worthy cause and one I admire. But you get your knickers all up in a knot over a few brown people, many living exemplary lives, instead of going after rampant corruption at all levels. Massive fraud, waste and abuse is what keeps our country down, not a couple of illegal immigrants. OK, maybe a bunch of them, doesn’t matter in this huge country. Welfare for the poor pales in comparison to welfare for the rich. The rich divert your rage from them to the helpless and vulnerable. The rich are laughing their asses off at you fools for being so easily manipulated. You ignore all scientific studies of the impacts of immigration, illegal or not, and continue to beat up on a few helpless people instead of directing your anger at the fat cats who are operating the strings tied to your minds. They are the ones keeping you down, the power mad slime who now inhabit the ‘swamp’ that dipshit trump said he would drain, when in fact he has populated it with the most vile, corrupt and stupid jerks not seen since Nixon, raygun and bush. All of them are preying on your fears, prejudices and ignorance.

“Valerio-Silva also has a husband, who lives in Mexico in the Acapulco area. Her mother, too, is in Mexico.” she has family in Mexico and we should send her and the husband a bill for taxpayer funded expenses for raising their children. Quality family values for sure!

One down, 11,999,999 to go.