Democrats are usually so good at finding the right people to tug at our heartstrings in order to further their pro-illegal immigration agenda.
Remember 11-year old Karla Ortiz, who stood before the 2016 Democratic National Convention and made many Democrats cry by saying “I’m scared that at any moment my mom and my dad will be forced to leave” because Mom and Dad were in the U.S. in the country illegally?
And who can forget the endless parade of stories about illegals who were valedictorians, Ivy League college students, law students, medical students, engineers, and very possibly superheroes as well?
After so many such stories in the media, who could blame Americans for wishing their own children were here illegally so that they can similarly be destined for greatness?
Unfortunately, even the Democrats in charge of such propaganda can have an off day or two.
Witness the case of Juan Manuel Montes-Bojorquez.
According to the Washington Times
For weeks, immigrant rights groups had searched for the right case to highlight their battle against President Trump’s get-tough immigration policy. They think they’ve found it this week in Juan Manuel Montes-Bojorquez, a Dreamer who went public with his story that he was deported despite having been approved under the Obama administration’s temporary amnesty.
Top Democrats in Washington seized on the case, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling Mr. Montes outstanding and saying his deportation was a disgrace to American values.
[T]he case is turning out to be much more complicated, and as Homeland Security officials tell it, Mr. Montes’ situation is not the clear-cut case of a clean-cut kid being ousted for no good reason.
The Department of Homeland Security addressed the Montes-Bojorquez situation on its website today, following the outcry of sympathy he received from Democrats and from the media:
After a detailed records search, it was determined that Juan Manuel Montes-Bojorquez was approved for DACA starting in 2014 and had a DACA expiration date of Jan. 25, 2018. However, Mr. Montes-Bojorquez lost his DACA status when he left the United States without advance parole on an unknown date prior to his arrest by the U.S. Border Patrol on Feb. 19, 2017.
According to his interview with the Border Patrol, conducted in Spanish, he entered the United States on February 19, 2017, and he acknowledged that he understood the questions that he was being asked. Departing the country without advance parole terminates the protections Montes-Bojorquez was granted under DACA.
The DHS later added:
[Montes-Bojorquez] had violated the conditions of his status by breaking continuous residency in the United States by leaving and then reentering the U.S. illegally. Montes-Bojorquez’s Employment Authorization Document is only for employment and is not valid for entry or admission into the United States.
It should also be mentioned that according to The Washington Times Montes-Bojorquez “also had several run-ins with the law, including a shoplifting conviction last summer.”
After such analysis it is hard not to conclude that Montes-Bojorquez is a petty criminal with no special protection from being deported, DACA not withstanding.