Trump-Voting Veteran Is Sad Because His Wife Was Deported To Mexico, Despite Pleas To Trump To Help Her
According to NBC News, the wife of a former U.S. Marine and Iraq combat veteran who voted for Trump left voluntarily for Mexico on Friday, rather than be forcibly deported in handcuffs by ICE.
“My mom is a good person. She’s not a criminal,” her 16-year-old daughter Pamela Juarez said.
Pamela Juarez cursed at the immigration agency as her mother prepared to check in for her flight to Mexico from Orlando International Airport.
Alejandra Juarez illegally crossed the southern border into the U.S. in 1998 and married former Marine Sgt. Cuauhtemoc “Temo” Juarez in 2000. Temo Juarez served as an infantryman in the Marines from 1995 to 1999 and was deployed to both Africa and South America before later joining the Army National Guard in Orlando, Fla.
The family has been living in Davenport, Fla., with their two children until a 2013 traffic stopped flagged Alejandra Juarez’s illegal immigration status.
Temo Juarez voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, according to the Associated Press.
Earlier this year, Trump implemented a “zero tolerance” immigration policy which aggressively prosecutes those who entered the country illegally.
Florida Congressman Darren Soto has been pushing for the “Patriot Spouses Act” legislation to allow Alejandra Juarez to remain in the country but the bill was not taken up by a House committee.
“It’s an absolute disgrace by the Trump administration to be deporting a patriotic spouse,” Soto said. “Her husband, Temo, served in the Marines … while she was at home on the home-front, raising two young women. What justice does this serve?”
Alejandra Juarez said that if given the chance, she would ask Trump how he could allow this to happen to a military family when he “always says he loves the military.”
“My husband fought for this country three times. The administration, yourself, you think you are punishing me,” Alejandra Juarez said to Trump. “You’re not just punishing me. I hope this makes him happy. Perhaps we will forgive him.”