Liberals were outraged when one of Obama’s so-called “Dreamers” was recently deported.
They cried foul and began spinning the story as if President Trump were a monster “terrorizing young patriots.”
However, as usual, liberals are wrong.
As more details come to light, we’re discovering that 23-year-old Mexico-born Juan Montes did a lot of things wrong.
From a criminal record, to “hopping the border fence,” Montes thoroughly earned his recent deportation.
From Washington Examiner
There’s been a lot of confusion and argument over the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year-old Mexican-born man who entered the United States illegally as a child but received legal protection under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
A story in USA Today on Tuesday with the headline, “First protected DREAMer is deported under Trump” reported that “federal agents ignored President Trump’s pledge to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants brought into the United States as children by sending a young man back to his native Mexico.” The paper reported that Montes had spent the evening of Feb. 17 with his girlfriend in Calexico, Calif., and was “waiting for a ride when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer approached and started asking questions.” The paper reported Montes did not have his ID or proof of his DACA status — he “had left his wallet in a friend’s car” — and found himself deported within hours.
The case led to expressions of outrage by activists and others opposed to the Trump administration’s border security policies. But the actual story, according to the Department of Homeland Security, is much different. In statements and an interview addressing the issue, the department describes what happened like this:
First, Montes did have DACA status, contrary to some earlier reports. “Our initial records check did not show that he had renewed his DACA,” spokeswoman Jenny Burke said Wednesday. “His original DACA appeared to have expired in 2015, but after a thorough check we saw that he had renewed, and the expiration was Jan. 25, 2018.”
So Montes had valid DACA status. That is, he had status until, according to DHS, he left the country, entered Mexico, and then attempted to return. “He was caught hopping the border fence [into the Unites States] on Feb. 19,” Burke said. In an earlier statement, DHS said Montes “was apprehended by the Calexico Station Border Patrol after illegally entering the U.S. by climbing over the fence in downtown Calexico. He was arrested by Border Patrol just minutes after he made his illegal entry and admitted under oath during the arrest interview that he had entered illegally.”