Don’t you just hate it when you’re trying to make a point and the very person you turn to as an example just won’t get with the program and make you right?
That’s exactly what happened to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin when she had the wife of a deported illegal immigrant on her show. Baldwin asked Cindy Garcia about her husband, who had entered the country as a child but still ended up deported by ICE. Garcia responded that she understood rule of law is important and she does not blame Trump or ICE for enforcing the law.
Yes, I am not upset at our government due to the fact that I am a U.S. Citizen and that our laws come first. Our laws are just broken and need to be fixed but I can’t be mad at trump for doing his job because that is his job to protect us as U.S. Citizens from criminals. The only thing is my husband was not a criminal. Those are the laws that need to be fixed because they’re broken, for the children brought here as children, doing the right thing and have never committed a crime, we need to fix a pathway of citizenship for them. For the criminals who are here illegally, they need to go back.
While the CNN host did know ahead of time that Garcia didn’t hold animosity toward the administration, she continued to probe Garcia’s view with incredulity. At one point Baldwin even attempts to root out if Garcia had been influenced directly by the White House.
It’s hard to imagine how the CNN gestapo allowed a woman with the views of Garcia on their network in the first place. The best explanation is that they did not know exactly what she would say until moments before going to air and Baldwin was left playing catch-up.
Regardless, Garcia does make an important point. Our immigration laws are broken. The amount of red tape and bureaucratic nonsense immigrants have to jump through to come here legally is astoundingly ridiculous and expensive. We end up pushing more people to act illegally. We may need a wall, but we also need a massive overhaul of our current immigration system.