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Monday, February 05, 2018

The rest of the story on that deportation

Niraj Warikoo of the Detroit Free Press is well on her way to a 2019 Pulitzer Prize with her reports on the plight of Jorge Garcia, an illegal alien whom the Trump administration deported after three decades of living here.

The newspaper sent her to Nicolás Romero, Mexico, to get his side of the story -- just as it has done in about a dozen stories about his deportation.

For the other side of the story, one needs to read the comments. Garcia is a convicted felon, not an innocent child.

But what are facts when you are trying to change the law and win a prize?

Open borders people used his plight to push their agenda, much as anti-Second Amendment activists used the Trayvon Martin case.

And just as Martin's case was flawed -- Stand Your Ground was not the issue; self defense was, as Martin attacked and pounded George Zimmerman's head into the sidewalk -- the Garcia case is flawed.

Jorge Garcia's deportation was not by happenstance. He is a convicted drug dealer.

The Bush administration tried to deport him. He used the courts to delay the action long enough until the Obama administration took over, and let him slide.

In her latest report, Warikoo failed to mention his felony conviction, but she went out of her way to pat herself on the back.

"After the Free Press reported on his deportation on Jan. 15, Garcia became a symbol for immigrant advocates who say his removal is an example of the government's overzealous crackdown on illegal immigrants. He was only 10 years old when an aunt brought him to the U.S. without authorization. Now 39, he had lived his entire adult life in the U.S. before his removal," she wrote on Sunday.

Of course. Activists seized her stories to exploit her and her newspaper.

In this story, she portrayed him as a stranger in a strangeland. Unanswered is why after years and years of facing deportation, he never prepared for his departure.

Indeed, why aren't his wife and children with him? She is on disability from Ford, which surely would allow them to live well in Mexico.

But Warikoo did not go to Mexico to get the truth. She went to Mexico to get a dateline, and a soft story to peddle.

The comments were more enlightening than the story itself.

David Zielinski of Detroit listed all the times Garcia could have applied for and received amnesty:
  • 1986: A blanket amnesty for some 2.7 million illegal aliens
  • 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens
  • 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994
  • 1997: An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America
  • 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti
  • 2000: An amnesty for some illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens
  • 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens
Maybe Garcia applied and was denied. After all, we know he sold drugs.

And we know that because Ted Zaydel of Wayne State University linked the Sixth Circuit Court's ruling -- that he should be deported.

Yes, Garcia's case has been adjudicated repeatedly. His criminal conviction also was appealed, and upheld. In upholding deportation, the Sixth Circuit said, "We cannot reach the merits of Garcia’s argument, however, because his claim is not a proper one in immigration proceedings. As this court held in Al-Najar v. Mukasey, 515 F.3d 708, 714 (6th Cir. 2008), '[a]n alien petitioner may not collaterally attack a criminal conviction that serves as the basis for the DHS’s initiation of removal proceedings against the alien, regardless of whether the attack is raised in a habeas petition or, as it is here, on review from a decision of the BIA.' We further note that Padilla’s ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim arose in post conviction proceedings rather than in immigration proceedings."

That decision to send him back was made on March 28, 2011.

But Obama ignored the law and let him stay.

Trump told Garcia to pack his bags. As Scott Hedrick wrote in comments, "He had 29 years to get legal. More than enough time before the got that wife and kids. He ignored the opportunity and the law. The government did not separate his family. What's keeping them from starting the process to move to Mexico?"

But reporters are told never to read the comments. Indeed, many Fake News outlets ended comments. They said they were abusive.

Warikoo should read her comments. Not to learn anything. She already knows the Garcia case is bogus.

No, she needs to realize that she is not fooling anyone.


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  1. I am not surprised by the actions of the illegal or those that defend him. I am amazed that the Detroit Free Press used away money to send a reporter to Mexico for this stupid sob story. I guess they think they will make the money back with their pulitzer.

  2. The news is propaganda, and the only way you learn any truth is if there are comments sections, which most news outlets don't want any part of lest people learn something true.

    Chances are some of the people commenting are lawyers or social workers who deal with these kinds of things all the time but are muzzled at work and the only way they have to vent is anonymously on line. Like me.

    If it weren't for outlets like that, and this, there would be a lot more people going postal.

    My son had a TV on this morning to one of those early morning "news" shows that they ordinarily don't watch. He asked his four year old if she thought that it was a show a commercial that was running. Her answer was: It's a commercial, and the commercial won't stop.

    They're trying to sell you something folks. And if you think it's your best self interest they're selling, I've got a bridge to sell you.

    1. A show or a commercial. Autocorrect deleted the word "or" twice (actually three times, including this), and I didn't notice the second time. It's now trying to correct syntax and grammar, as well as spelling. Pretty soon it will be telling us half of what we say and think is hate speech.

    2. Doc, I use "Swiftkey" on my Android phone. It has autocorrect, but shows me what is being corrected & is simple & easy to use. It also allows me to turn it off if I don't want to use it!

      You might want to give it a try. (Don't know if it's available on iPhones.)

  3. A lot of the DACA's will not register because they are criminal. As Mitchell said, the Trump deal is self screening. And the screechers (Levin, Coulter, Malkin) need to stop yelling and read.

  4. Lefties and the enemedia (I repeat myself) always lie.

  5. An NFL player and another man were killed by a drunk driver yesterday in Indiana. None of the stories mention that the drunk driver was an illegal alien.

    1. Since it was an NFL player (for the Broncos IIRC)maybe someone will pay attention! Sorry it has to be that way but celebrity always gets more attention. -- BJ54