Univision Report Reveals Defiance of Many Asylum Seekers

A Univision report on the eventual reunification of a Guatemalan Mom with her seven-year-old son after the two unlawfully entered the United States last month perhaps unwittingly opened a window on the inherently defiant attitude to the immigration laws of the United States that characterizes many of the tens of thousands of ‘asylum’ seekers that have been entering the country in recent months.

In remarks to reporters after reuniting with her son following a five-week separation, Mariana de Jesús Mejía Mejía, who is claiming asylum based on the no-longer acceptable category of having been subjected to domestic violence from her husband, gave voice to the prevalent attitude of “no regrets” and defiance.

PABLO GATO: After all that has happened, does she regret having made the trip to the United States? The answer was as clear as it was blunt.

BEATA MARIANA DE JESÚS MEJÍA-MEJÍA: I have no regrets. It is with pride that I am here in this country.

PABLO GATO: And with pride she will remain. She is going to live in Austin, Texas where in August she will have her Immigration Court hearing to defend her case for asylum.

Univision correspondent Pablo Gato’s assertion that it is “with pride she will remain” in the United States is obviously also baseless, as Beata is likely to very soon come face-to-face with the reality that the liberal standards for granting asylum that were greatly expanded during the Obama administration have now been rolled back, under the leadership of United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

On a related note, Libre by Nexus, the company that posted the bond for Beata, is under investigation by the attorneys general of Virginia, New York and Washington states following fraud complaints about some of the business’ practices, yet liberal media outlets like Univision have yet to report on the dubious modus operandi of such entities, which profit from illegal immigration.

Below is the complete transcript of the above-referenced segment, as aired during the June 22, 2018 edition of Noticiero Univisión.

JORGE RAMOS, SENIOR NEWS ANCHOR, UNIVISION: The vast majority of the 2,300 children separated from their parents still have not seen them, but we begin the newscast with the happy reunion of a mother with her young son who were separated a month ago after arriving together through the border. After the formal delivery of the child, mother and son hugged each other. Pablo Gato tells us how that hug came about.

BEATA MARIANA DE JESÚS, MOTHER: (Crying over her son)

PABLO GATO, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: ‘We were separated’, this Guatemalan mother heartbreakingly cries as she embraces her son for the first time in more than a month and a half. Both are the painful face of the issue of family separation. Later, in the halls of the Baltimore, Maryland airport, the mother smiled as she walked with her son, who came from the city of Phoenix, Arizona where he was under government custody.

BEATA MARIANA DE JESÚS: I am very happy to have found my son, very happy and grateful, with God above all.

PABLO GATO: But that rollercoaster of emotions joined happiness with sadness when she was able to see and embrace her son again.

BEATA MARIANA DE JESÚS: It made me sad, and made me cry. I began crying when I saw him because he is the only son I have. I give thanks to God because I have him here with me. Although he is sad, but no one will separate us again.

PABLO GATO: The face of the boy showed joy, but it also painted the portrait of a small child of just seven years who has lived an intense emotional shock and is still processing all those emotions. What was the first thing that Darwin told his mother?

DARWIN: That I love her.

PABLO GATO: The mother also sent a message to all the other mothers who are now going through the same thing that she had to suffer.

BEATA MARIANA DE JESÚS: That they can fight like I did. They have to struggle to get out of there. Fight for your children. One has to win the battle.

PABLO GATO: After all that has happened, does she regret having made the trip to the United States? The answer was as clear as it was blunt.

BEATA MARIANA DE JESÚS: I have no regrets. It is with pride that I am here in this country.

PABLO GATO: And with pride she will remain. She is going to live in Austin, Texas where in August she will have her Immigration Court hearing to defend her case for asylum. This case of family separation has shaken many people. But it worries even more to think that it is just one case among thousands more. From the Baltimore, Maryland airport, Pablo Gato, Univisión.

 


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