Illegal Alien Dems Used To Attack Trump Was Actually Deported Under Clinton, Flagged Under Obama

When the Republican National Convention opens Monday, Democrats are probably going to insist on running an ongoing fact check of GOP speakers — particularly President Donald Trump.

If only they’d insisted on a similar fact check for their own convention.

There are plenty of reasons why, but let’s take the case of Alejandra Juarez. She’s the mother of 11-year-old Estela Juarez, who made headlines this past week when she spoke at the convention about how her mother was deported to Mexico in 2018.

“Instead of protecting us, you tore our world apart,” Estela said, addressing Trump. “Every day that passes, you deport more moms and dads and take them away from kids like me.”

The problem is that Alejandra Juarez was marked for deportation in 1998, and then flagged by immigration officials in 2013 — both times under Democratic administrations, not Republican ones.

“It wasn’t Trump that went out and found this woman. It was Biden,” Andrew R. “Art” Arthur, a senior fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies, told The Washington Times.

Juarez’s first brush with deportation was during the Bill Clinton administration — and it came shortly after she arrived in the country. On May 21, 1998, she was caught while trying to cross the border and promptly issued an expedited order of removal. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says she had falsely claimed to be a U.S. citizen during the process.

ICE says that just two days later, she attempted the crossing again. She was caught again and again said she was a citizen, according to the agency. She “withdrew her application” and admitted she was fibbing, The Times reported, then waited a short time before re-entering again undetected.

According to Stars and Stripes, she would go on to marry Cuauhtemoc “Temo” Juarez, a Marine and National Guardsman. This caused a certain amount of cloudiness, because — as Stars and Stripes pointed out — “[t]raditionally, spouses and family of U.S. military members have enjoyed a certain latitude from immigration authorities. People like Alejandra Juarez would be tagged, but left in place.”

Some, therefore, blame Alejandra Juarez’s 2018 deportation on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” illegal immigration policies. Certainly, that was the impression we got when Estela Juarez read out her letter.

The problem with that is, however, that Alejandra Juarez’s deportation saga began anew back in 2013 — under the Obama administration.

Her identification was likely the result of a program that expanded the use of fingerprint checks by local police to identify illegal immigrants.

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