A spokesman for Barack Obama just spoke out to slam President Donald Trump for a deportation order. Unfortunately for him, however, the deportation order began during Obama’s presidency.
Western Journalism reported that Obama spokesman Jon Favreau replied to a tweet from reporter Spencer Woodman that went viral with a Chicago Tribune article about Miguel Perez Jr., a green card holding veteran who recently appealed his deportation, attached.
ICE has arrested a U.S. army veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and has two U.S. citizen children. His name is Miguel Perez Jr. and he has lived in the U.S. since he was 8 years old https://t.co/xheimPemlO
— Spencer Woodman (@spencerwoodman) February 1, 2018
“This hero with 2 kids volunteered to risk his life for our country, came back with PTSD, a brain injury, and a substance abuse issue, and now our government is telling him he’s not an American and needs to leave?” Favreau wrote. “Is that what we want?”
This hero with 2 kids volunteered to risk his life for our country, came back with PTSD, a brain injury, and a substance abuse issue, and now our government is telling him he’s not an American and needs to leave? Is that what we want? https://t.co/FVLIiMWJIK
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) February 2, 2018
What Favreau did not realize is that Perez was targeted for deportation in 2016 during Obama’s presidency. Perez was arrested and sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2008 after he “handed a laptop case containing cocaine to an undercover officer,” the Chicago Tribune reported. The U.S. Army veteran pleaded guilty to delivering less than 100 grams of cocaine, though he was found with more, and served half the sentence.
“Prosecutors also pointed out that Perez was given a general discharge from the military after a drug infraction,” the Tribune said.
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