Some Deportees Return To Country They Never Know
Since President Trump took the office, he keeps his strong stance on the immigration issue. After a series of raid by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), some immigrants who have been living in the U.S. since their childhood barely know the country.
One the deportee was Alejandro Ramos Maceda, 33, whose story was covered by Los Angeles Times. He was caught during a traffic incident in St. Louis, Missouri and deported back to Mexico. He said that his wife and children are U.S. citizens who live in Missouri.
Maceda can’t be reunited with his wife and children, because he can’t stay in United States due to his status. While he also can’t take his family to Mexico, because they never know the country. Therefore, he planned to stay in Mexico for a while, waiting for his wife and children to visit him.
President Trump’s tough stance on the immigration has resulted to different point of view from people, which either oppose him or support him. In his speech to the Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 28, he reiterated his standpoint on the issue. Trump said that he had ordered the Department of Homeland Security to establish an office to serve U.S. citizens who have been victim of illegal immigrant, as reported by New York Daily News.
The office will be named VOICE, an acronym of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement. He said purpose of VOICE, “We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests."
He also introduced two families of crime victims conductred by illegal immigrants. The four people, Jamiel Shaw, Susan Oliver, Jenna Oliver and Jessica Davis sat among the audience during his speech.
Shaw’s 17-year-old son was murdered by a gang of illegal immigrants in 2008. While Oliver’s and Davis’ are families of two police officers who were shot dead in 2014.
Watch the full one hour of President Trump’s speech to Joint Session of Congress below: