We’ve sat back in amazement at the audacity of the claims made at the DNC.
Whether it was Michelle Obama lying about kids in cages (when it was her own husband that built them), a divisive speech made by her husband, a non-binary mermaid queen-king talking about abolishing the police, prisons and ICE or having celebrities share their stories of financial pain during coronavirus, the following was perhaps the most egregious of all.
The DNC used the story of a deported woman to attack Trump’s cruelty against illegal immigrants. Who knew that Alejandra Juarez had been deported under President Bill Clinton in 1998 and again under President Barack Obama in 2013?
Democrats used Alejandra Juarez’s daughter, 11-year-old Estella, as a weapon against Trump during the Democratic National Convention when she read an emotional letter:
“Dear Donald Trump, My name is Estella. I am 11-years-old. My mom is my best friend. She came to America as a teenager over 20 years ago without papers in search of a better life. She married my dad, who served our country as a Marine in South America, Africa, and Iraq. My mom worked hard and paid taxes, and the Obama administration told her she could stay. My dad thought you would protect military families, so he voted for you in 2016, Mr. President. He says he won’t vote for you again after what you did to our family. Instead of protecting us, you tore our world apart. Now, my mom is gone, and she’s been taken from us for no reason at all. Every day that passes, you deport more moms and dads and take them away from kids like me. You separated thousands of children from their parents, and you put them in cages. Some of those kids are now orphans because of you. Mr. President, my mom is the wife of a proud American Marine and a mother of two American children. We are American families. We need a president who will bring people together, not tear them apart.”
The Washington Times noted,
“Experts said an Obama-era initiative expanding the use of local police fingerprint checks to aid deportations likely flagged Mrs. Juarez for ICE…At that point, the Obama Homeland Security Department had a choice. It could have shown leniency but instead reinstated her deportation order from 1998, putting her on the path to deportation that the Trump Homeland Security Department carried out in 2018.”
Orange man bad.