Emotional View Segment Features Deported Man and Family From Viral Video: ‘System Failed Us’
Things got emotional on The View today as the ladies spoke with Jorge Garcia, the man who received major media attention this week after he was pulled away from his family and deported to Mexico.
Garcia lived in the U.S. for thirty years as an undocumented immigrant, ever since his uncle brought him into the country when he was ten years old. Garcia has no criminal record and he pursued citizenship over the last few years. But due to Trump Administration crackdowns on illegal immigrants, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeted him for deportation back in November. His case received viral notice when he was filmed during his tearful goodbye with his wife and kids at the airport.
The Garcia family appeared on ABC on Thursday (Jorge appeared via satellite from Mexico City), and they talked about how they’ve been holding up throughout their ordeal. Jorge’s wife Cindy spoke about their efforts to get him legalized, and she said that her husband’s deportation is proof that the immigration system is “broken.”
“He was deported because he came into the country at 10 years old illegally,” said Mrs. Garcia. “We tried to fix the status and the system failed us.”
Sunny Hostin ended up hugging Garcia’s young son, Jorge Garcia Jr., when he burst into tears as he and his sister Soleil spoke about life without their father.
Jorge noted that President Donald Trump‘s policies deported him when they were supposed to focus on criminal aliens, and Cindy took the opportunity to call for congressional action on behalf of DACA Dreamers. When the Garcia kids began crying again, Goldberg thanked them all for sharing their story.
“Thank y’all for coming because I think it’s important for people to understand, this is not some random conversation,” Goldberg said. “This is real people’s lives.”
Watch above, via ABC.
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