WaPo has dropped a tear-jerking story that will be sure to tug at the collective heartstrings of those that reside in the liberal echo chamber. There’s a good chance that those that do not suffer from that affliction will see things differently.
A pair of brothers from Gaithersburg, Maryland have been deported to their native El Salvador. They’ve reportedly been in the country illegally since 2009, but they have been able to receive reprieves from deportation since then.
As The Washington Post shares, “the brothers were detained by ICE agents in Baltimore after a regular check-in.”
They were deported soon thereafter, and the family’s attorney claims it’s the “fastest deportation process he has ever seen.”
WaPo is sure to grab a quote from one of the boy’s former teachers, who noted “These kids did nothing wrong — but that is too low a bar. These kids excelled.”
One of the brothers, 19-year-old Lizandro Claros Saravia, is apparently an exceptional soccer player, and he would’ve had a free ride to a two-year college as a result.
Nick Katz, senior manager of legal services at CASA de Maryland, is representing the pair, and he claims that’s why the brothers were shipped out so fast.
“The ICE agents told me they were deporting the kids because Lizandro got into college, and that showed they intended to stay in the U.S.,” Katz says, according to WaPo.
Not so fast, says Matthew Bourke, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “They were issued a final order of removal by an immigration judge in 2012. That’s why they were removed,” he said.
That makes things seem pretty cut and dry, and it really should be the end of the story. However, WaPo wasn’t going to rest without jerking as many tears as possible.
“They have separated my family,” the mother of the deportees is quoted as saying – at a press conference, of course.