CNN complains about deportation of DREAMer charged with drunk driving and evading arrest

CNN complains about deportation of DREAMer charged with drunk driving and evading arrest
CNN's Polo Sandoval interviews deportee in Mexico (Image: MRCTV video screen grab)

If there was one thing that our politically divided country could agree on, it was the seriousness of drunk driving. But during Monday’s edition of The Lead, that common understanding took a back seat for CNN as they bemoaned that a so-called “DREAMer” was deported. “Last August [Jorge] Matadamas was charged with drunk driving and evading arrest. While in jail, he lost his DACA status,” reported Polo Sandoval, “[A] program which gave him a chance to live and work in the U.S. After seven months in detention, he was deported.”

CNN’s report came after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to pull federal law enforcement funds to cities that hindered Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. “Now, this is one reason for heightened fears among some undocumented immigrants that they could be next joining thousands of people deported to Mexico this year,” announced fill-in host John Berman, at the top of the segment.

“CNN’s Polo Sandoval followed one of those deportees. A young man who was suddenly adjusting to a new life in a country he hardly knows,” Berman continued. He was talking about the DREAMer that was charged with drunk driving as though he was an innocent person snatched off the street.

(h/t Tammy Bruce)

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