First of all, who are these “Angel Moms?”
President Trump’s “Angel Moms” originate from something called “The Remembrance Project,” which is a Texas-based nonprofit group founded in 2009 that “advocates for families whose loved ones were killed by illegal aliens. Its mission is to support those affected while educating “the public of the epidemic of killings across the country, and raising awareness of the effects of illegal immigration.”
There are other groups similar to the Remembrance Project across the country as well, like “California Victims of Illegal Aliens,” which are dedicated to highlighting stories of Americans who have died due to “illegal aliens and foreign criminals in the U.S.”
These “Angel Moms” represent mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers who feel let down by the legal system, the immigration system, and our government in general. They are broken hearted people who have lost a loved one for no good reason. They are people who have lost a son, a daughter, a sister, or a brother to an illegal immigrant who should not have been in our country in the first place.
Tara Golshan of “Vox” reminds us, however, that, “Regardless of the fact that immigrants are statistically less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans, the “angel moms” give the real human voices to Trump’s message on immigration, one that is less based in policy and more based in an emotional appeal.”
Thank you Tara for attempting to thoroughly muddy these waters. Let’s clear this up a bit. Here we have, again, a biased media person trying to confuse the topic by referring to immigrants in general as opposed to illegal immigrants, of which we are really discussing.
Then we hear that immigrants, not illegal immigrants mind you, “are statistically less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans.” Again, thank you Tara, but the fact is that THESE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT EVEN SUPPOSE TO BE HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE! WHAT DON’T YOU PEOPLE UNDERSTAND ABOUT THIS?
Why is it that I don’t feel Tara would be as concerned with the rights of our illegal immigrant friends if, God forbid, someone in her family fell victim to an illegal immigrant, who has been kicked out of our country two, three, four, five, or six times and come back AGAIN to commit crimes against us?
The most recent incident showed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents detaining Joel Arrona Lara, 36, last week as he was driving his wife to a hospital for a scheduled C-section for their fifth child. Agents flanked their vehicle as they stopped for gas along the way and arrested the man, who was from Mexico.
This case has garnered national attention, and many biased mainstream media outlets were quick to criticize ICE for their actions, emphasizing that agents arrested a man who was with and caring for his pregnant wife
It was later revealed, however, that Lara was wanted for murder by Mexican authorities. It was at this time that the biased mainstream media outlets were quick to drop the story.
Mary Ann Mendoza, an “Angel Mom,” said on “Fox & Friends” that she doesn’t appreciate the slanted coverage when illegal immigrants are arrested and then the Media starts creating ‘sob stories’ for these individuals.
Mendoza’s son, Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, was killed in a head-on collision with an illegal immigrant in Arizona in 2014.
“God bless our ICE agents and thank goodness they’re doing the job they’re doing,” she said.
Now there’s a quote you’ll never hear on the “fake news!”
Mendoza added that it’d be difficult to find a “truthful” headline involving illegal immigrants that is in support of American citizens.
“No media outlet will ever print something like that, and this is what happens daily in our country,” she said.
Mendoza added that the media and politicians want to silence stories of Americans killed by illegal immigrants to support their own agendas.
“I thank God every day that we have a president like President Trump who is upholding our immigration laws and stands tall and is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with his fellow American citizens to protect us.”
I thank God as well, Mary Ann.
Then on the other hand you have anti-American liberals, like Michelle Goldberg, who is a columnist for Slate magazine. She feels that, “Trump’s ‘Angel Moms’ deserve our sympathy, but their message is a lie.”
By all means, lead on Michelle. Lead on.
She regards “Angel Moms” as “so-called Angel Moms.” She says that, “These are people, mostly mothers, whose close relatives have been killed by undocumented immigrants, and who blame lax immigration policies for the loss of their loved ones.”
She also feels that, “It’s not hypocritical, however, to admire the message of the Mothers of the Movement (A group of women whose African American children have been killed by the police or by gun violence) and not that of the Angel Moms. We rightly accord a measure of gravitas and moral authority to people who have suffered family tragedies, but that doesn’t mean we have to agree with them about the meaning of their loss.”
It’s nice to hear that you don’t see anything hypocritical about that stance, even though I feel I have to inform you that your stance is extremely hypocritical in reality.
Michelle Goldberg then goes on to equate “Angel Moms,” and those who sympathize with them as “White nationalists.”
I have seen many of these “Angel Moms,” Michelle, and they are not necessarily white. Could we then label your group as “anti-nationalists? How about anti-American?”
Ms. Goldberg goes on to say, “The politics of bereavement shouldn’t necessarily involve value judgments. In the case of the ‘Angel Moms,’ they have been marshaled in the service of a lie: that crime by undocumented immigrants is a menacing social problem. In fact, immigrants have a lower crime rate than native-born Americans. In his [recent] speech, Trump cited 25,000 homicide arrests by “illegal immigrants and other non-citizens.”
Here we go again with the legal/illegal immigrant comparisons, and that their crime rates are really lower, blah, blah, blah. She went so far as to challenge President Trump’s figure of 25,000 homicide arrests of illegal immigrants and other non-citizens. Ok Michelle, let’s give you the benefit of the doubt. What figure is Ok with you then? 20,000? 15,000? 10,000? 5,000? 1,000? We get back to the fact that NONE OF THESE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE EVEN SUPPOSE TO BE HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE! WHAT DON’T YOU PEOPLE UNDERSTAND ABOUT THIS?
Michelle Goldberg finishes by saying, “These are people who have lost more than most of us can conceive, and as individuals they deserve nothing but sympathy and respect. But they have been brought together in the service of maudlin demagoguery. Not all victims are martyrs.”
There’s always a bug “BUT” isn’t there Michelle? And of course you and your ilk are the only ones qualified to determine which victims can be also be called martyrs.
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