There are lots of ways to discuss what happens when someone is arrested. You can focus on the actual story … or you can focus on the human tragedy. Sadly, CNN always goes for the wrong story … here is their opener.
A 13-year-old girl wailed as immigration agents took her handcuffed father away in a black car.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents pulled Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez’s vehicle over Tuesday about a half mile from a school where the undocumented immigrant from Mexico had just dropped off one of his girls.
The dad, 48, was driving daughter Fatima Avelica to another school in the northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park when ICE stopped them. Left behind in the car with her mother, Fatima wept inconsolably as she captured video of her father’s detention. Rosary beads hung from the rearview mirror. A palm-frond cross rested on the dashboard.
Finally, somewhere below the fold we find the truth of the matter:
ICE said in a statement that Avelica was arrested because he has “multiple prior criminal convictions, including a DUI in 2009, as well an outstanding order of removal dating back to 2014.”
So the real story is, a foreign criminal with multiple criminal convictions and an outstanding order of removal who has eluded authorities for years has finally been captured and is being deported.
And CNN, the Clinton News Network, true to its reputation as one of the FAKE news media and following the bidding of their Democratic Party overseers, is pulling out all the emotional stops to convince you that deporting foreign criminals is a bad thing.
Really? It’s a bad thing to throw foreign crooks out of the country? Hey, if the wife and daughter are so devastated that the family has been separated by their husband’s criminal actions, they can follow him out of the country. I don’t want criminal scofflaws here, whether or not they are married.
Or if the wife and kids are citizens they are welcome to stay. Up to them …
CNN says that the criminal offenses occurred “almost a decade” ago (actually only eight years ago) … so what? All that means is he was sneaky and good at hiding from the authorities. Seriously, CNN puts it out as though he should get special status because he’s good at evading arrest! To me that is more reason to get rid of him, he’s too good and too practiced at breaking the law. And his criminally ignoring the removal order occurred in 2014, so he’s still up for committing crimes.
Here is my contribution to actual reality about this situation:
There will be more stories of families driven apart by the criminal actions of the parents. Have compassion for those in sorrow, but please do not be fooled into thinking that this is a reason to stop deporting foreign criminals.
PS—the usual. When you comment please QUOTE THE EXACT WORDS YOU ARE DISCUSSING, so we can all be clear about your subject.