Unpopular Opinion Ep. 217 – Deportation Horror Stories

Comedian Anna Valenzuela (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle) joins Adam and Jeff to check in on how well Trump is sticking to his promise to only deport “bad hombres” and such. Hint: He’s not sticking to it at all. But listen now anyway!

 

 

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Synopsis

 

The idea for this episode was inspired by the story of 10 year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez, a child with cerebral palsy who’s facing deportation after having to be rushed to the hospital for emergency gallbladder surgery. Her family passed an immigration checkpoint on the way to the hospital, and immigration agents followed them to the hospital, waited for Rosa to recover from the surgery, and then promptly took her into custody. Rosa came to this country at only three months old, probs not one of Trump’s “bad people and criminals.” This story is particularly heinous, but there are so, so many more, which we go into in the episode (and there are links to the stories below).

 

Sources

 

The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/25/texas-girl-deportation-cerebral-palsy-hospital

The Washington Post – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/16/this-is-really-unprecedented-ice-detains-woman-seeking-domestic-abuse-protection-at-texas-courthouse/?utm_term=.d6d45478a415

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/04/04/the-last-ditch-effort-to-save-a-trump-voters-husband-from-deportation/?utm_term=.514432b84350

USA Today – https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/10/30/man-deported-ice-after-helping-detroit-cops/815314001/

CNN  http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/politics/connecticut-family-deportations/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/26/us/ct-deportation-church-refugee-granted-stay/index.html

 

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