Through the heartbreak of family separation, an immigrant mother’s warning to others was a sure sign that President Trump’s immigration policy is working.
Martin Godinez was being reunited with her seven-year-old daughter following a temporary two month separation after when they tried to cross the U.S. border illegally in a CBS News feature.
The child was sent to Michigan where a child welfare agency looked after her, according to CBS News which reported that the mother warned others about the difficulties of entering the United States illegally.
“I would advise people to find another country to seek refuge. Because here the law is very tough. People don’t have a heart,” Godinez said.
She seemed to inadvertently prove the message the administration is trying to send with President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy implemented this year. Although the president signed an executive order last month to stop the separation of children from accompanying adults who are apprehended at the border, there has been significant and relentless backlash by liberals slamming the system intended to deter illegal border crossing.
Apparently, the tougher stance has had an effect as Godinez attested in the CBS video.
The family was reportedly fleeing their hometown in Guatemala after threats from local gangsters demanding money when they were caught by Border Patrol crossing from Mexico in May, according to CBS News which reported that the family “could easily have been apprehended under the previous administration, too, and would have faced a tough battle for asylum.”
Godinez along with an infant son has been living with relatives near Miami, Florida while her husband, who convicted of the misdemeanor offense of illegal entry into the U.S. waits at a jail in Atlanta, likely facing deportation.
While the left continues to defend those seeking to illegally enter the country, others reacted to the CBS story with appreciation that Trump’s tougher immigration stance is making a difference.
Want to come here?? If it didn’t have strict laws this country would be another Mexico or India or Syria Etc. In 30 plus years never have had any problems with law or any other way. It’s a privilege to be Living in The United States of America. ???
— ???Amy K9s Fan ??? (@AVaraitch) July 2, 2018
Illegal immigration is a losing issue for Democrats since they WAY overplayed their hand at the border.
Poll shows 84% of Americans now believe that illegal aliens should be handed over to ICE and prosecuted #WalkAway
— Beau E. Kline (@BeauEKline1) July 2, 2018
We have plenty of heart and brains too. Our country is so great from having the ability to utilize both of them charachteristics. Im a mexican. My great grandparents came over LEGALLY and generated a great life for the generations to come. I advise you all to do the same.
— Fire Harbaugh (@Roast810) July 2, 2018
We have a heart but we also have laws. No doubt we should have done this differently but we can’t be held responsible for the decision of this family to enter our country illegally.
— Bill Nye (@NyeTraining) July 2, 2018
Yes, there are laws. If you seek refuge you should advise yourself as to what those laws are & be sure you are in total compliance. Anything less you are doing something illegal & there are consequences to those actions. I’m a democrat & I support deportation of illegals
— Kelly Fuller Logan (@kellyfuller74) July 2, 2018
“I would advise people to find another country to seek refuge.” Exactly! Spread the word. #IllegalImmigrants
— John Kimball (@MoPolitiks) July 2, 2018
The point got across to one person so far…
— Stanley Madurski (@CarltonFisk4) July 2, 2018
The law actually isn’t that tough, and we do have hearts. We have American hearts in NINE locations in Mexico where you can seek asylum without crossing the border illegally! But again, facts don’t matter to liberals bent on subjugating the country under socialism.
— Sheepdog Smokey #ArticleVConventionOfStates (@SheepdogSmokey) July 2, 2018
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