Democratic lawmakers are fighting to include amnesty for illegal alien “dreamers” in the new government funding package, which is due in less than two weeks.
President Trump declared in his weekly address just released Saturday that amnesty must not happen, and said, “Every senator and congressman will have to make a choice. Do they want to protect American citizens, or do they want to protect criminal aliens.”
Now the New York Times has strategically released a new video documentary on Friday, intended to pull at the heartstrings of viewers, as they make the case for an illegal alien man about to be “ripped away from his family” due to deportation orders.
Juan Rodriguez entered the U.S. illegally from El Salvador over ten years ago. Still unable to speak English, he explains in the documentary how he left El Salvador with a coyote, traveling by bus, by truck and on foot, crossing the Arizona desert.
“You could say that my only crime is that I cross the border illegally,” he says, as the video indicates the man and his family live in Houston, Texas.
The documentary focuses around the man’s daughters, especially one who was just about to graduate high school last summer. Rodriguez begged to be allowed to stay long enough to see his daughter graduate.
The daughter explains her father should be allowed to stay, since he has reported in to immigration officials on a regular basis as ordered, but she says now we have a new president “who doesn’t want immigrants here.”
It is also a story of the consequences of allowing “chain migration.”
The daughter explains that her mother came to the United States through her grandfather, who requested a visa. The mother and children kept traveling back to visit the father in El Salvador, until he finally headed across the border illegally, and was caught, but allowed to stay temporarily.
Friday, we shared a report from ICE, who announced their department now has a backlog of 550,000 illegal aliens whose deportation orders were delayed by former President Obama – more than the population of major cities such as Atlanta or Sacramento.
The NY Times films the family eating in the restaurant, and at one point, the mother nervously looks back over her shoulder at a group of police officers sitting at a table behind them.
The documentary includes an interview with ICE agent Bret Bradford. A photograph of President Trump is shown on the wall, as if he is an evil omen in the story.
Watch the documentary video below, as the NY Times makes their case for amnesty.
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