Arnovis Guidos Portillo remembers the authorities in green uniforms telling him that this would only be temporary.
They told him that his 6-year-old daughter, Meybelin, should really go with them, he recalled. The holding cell was cold, he said he was told, and the child was not sleeping well. Don’t worry, he was assured, she would take the first bus, and he would follow soon.
“What’s best is we take her to another place,” he recalled a U.S. official telling him.
It’s a conversation this 26-year-old farmer from El Salvador has replayed for nearly a month. His daughter was taken from him on his second day in U.S. immigration custody in Texas, he and his lawyers said, and she remains somewhere in the United States.
Guidos was deported Thursday back to this small Central American nation, where he lives in a one-room, dirt-floor shack with no electricity and two goats in the yard.If you support this stuff, I don't consider you a libertarian.
If you think you can be in favor of the non-aggression principle and support the taking of parents from their children, wow.
How can you justify this with Obama whataboutism?
Who said Obama was any good? But this is about the here and now.