10-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Out Of Immigration Jail, Back With Parents, Ready To Take Your Job
Home just in time for today's civil war, too!
Rosa Maria Hernandez, the little girl who the Border Patrol arrested the moment she got out of a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, because she had the gall to need emergency surgery while undocumented, was released Friday from a detention center for unaccompanied minors and reunited with her family. It is unclear whether the little girl has recovered sufficiently to serve as an Antifa Super Solder in today's scheduled overthrow of the U.S. Government.
The ACLU is doing that 'justice' thing it's so fond of. Thank God.
“Rosa Maria is finally free. We’re thrilled that she can go home to heal surrounded by her family's love and support,” said Michael Tan, staff attorney with the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. “Despite our relief, Border Patrol’s decision to target a young girl at a children’s hospital remains unconscionable. No child should go through this trauma and we are working to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
First they came for the criminal aliens. Then they decided kids with severe disabilities are criminal aliens too.
ICE has rules, you know. And they'll bend them however they please.
The Washington Post reports the family's lawyers say the family has been notified that Rosa Maria could face deportation, but no formal proceedings have been initiated in immigration court.
And here's a detail we hadn't known:
While she was at the shelter, Tan said, the girl’s parents told her she was in a hospital, to avoid frightening her with the prospect of deportation. She has the cognitive capacity of a 6-year-old child, and had never been away from her family before.
Still, during a visit with her father, Tan said, the girl burst into tears and pointed to the healing wound from her operation and asked why she couldn’t go home.
“She’s profoundly traumatized,” Tan said.
Scariest ad since Barry Goldwater nuked a little girl in a field of daisies.
In any case, Rosa Maria is home with her parents in Laredo, she doesn't have to be told that a detention center is a hospital, and soon she'll be back at school where she has excellent special education teachers who love her too.
Here's a crazy idea: let's make an America where no other little kids have to have nightmares about big scary men in uniforms coming to take them away.
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