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In the 1981 film classic “Absence of Malice” starring Paul Newman (Gallagher), and Sally Field, there’s a scene near the end of the film when a reporter asks Field: “I need to know how to describe your relationship with Gallagher” Field (also a reporter), looks soulful at her colleague, and exclaims: “Just… say we were involved,” the reporter asks: “That’s true, isn’t it?” Field responds: “No. But it’s accurate.”

Point being; although the above headline is true, it isn’t accurate. In that, the Trump Administration isn’t targeting “DREAMERS” but rather enforcing immigration law, and sending self-identified illegal alien with criminal convictions back to Mexico.

The incident involved Juan Manuel Montes, 23, who was approached on February 17th in Calexico, California (a border town near the Mexican border) by an ICE agent who asked for Montes’s identification or proof of his “DACA status” (which he is required by law to carry), when Montes could not provide any documents, claiming he carelessly left them in his friend's car, he was walked across the border to Mexico, reportedly to an aunt and uncle’s home in western Mexico.

When interviewed about the incident Montes expressed surprise, stating: “Some people told me that they were going to deport me; others said nothing would happen. I thought that if I kept my nose clean nothing would happen,” he said.

Which brings us to the next phase of the above headline; in that Montes claim he “kept his nose clean” isn’t exactly true. In fact, court records show that Montes has 4-convictions, one for shoplifting in January 2016, and three for driving without a license.

The irony is that Montes received his renewed DACA protection status the same month (January) he was convicted of shoplifting.

Montes went on to say during the interview he was confused when approached by the ICE agent, stating "They detained me, they took me to a center, they asked me a lot of questions, and I signed a lot of papers,"

Moreover once back in Mexico, decided to sneak back across the border, with some other illegal aliens, by climbing a section of the border wall back into America, where he was quickly captured by federal agents, questioned again and deported again.

“That’s true, isn’t it?” “No. But it’s accurate.”

Source: USA Today

 

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