Riddle me this. Which should the government keep in the country?
A 4-year-old girl from Peru who was adopted by American citizens, or vicious and violent gang members masquerading as human beings?
Just to preface this, I am all for upholding the law when it makes sense.
Sell drugs? To jail with you. Get busted for a DUI? You pay the price. Illegally cross the border? Back from whence you came.
But when general government incompetence allows vicious criminals like MS-13 gang members to flood into the country unchecked but is threatening the livelihood of a little girl? That needs to be called out.
A family in Aurora, Colorado, is being taken through an emotional roller coaster as they desperately try to figure out how to keep their daughter in the United States.
The Becerra family spoke to KDVR, to explain their ordeal.
Amy and Marco Becerra are both American citizens. Marco holds dual citizenship both in the U.S. and in his native Peru. They have obviously passed all of their background checks since Amy works for the state of Colorado and Marco works for the federal government.
So far, no problems.
They did, however, live in Peru for a few years before ultimately selling their home. While living in Peru, they came upon an opportunity to adopt their daughter, Angela.
“She was 11 days old when she was brought to the orphanage,” Amy said.
She described the horrific conditions Angela’s mother and the little girl live in.
“[Her mother] was treated like a dog. She was chained to the table and sex-trafficked. That’s the reality. No running water. No electricity. Very little food.”
Now, things do get a little dicier when it comes to the adoption itself.
“The unique thing about Angela’s adoption is it’s not an international adoption. It’s a domestic adoption in Peru,” Amy said.
This caused all sorts of headaches, as the family eventually moved back to Colorado with Angela and her visa in tow. Unfortunately, it was only a tourist visa that expires at the end of August.
Now, with mere weeks before her tourist Visa expires, Angela’s immigration case was ultimately denied and closed.
The parents still do not understand why.
“We’re both citizens. My husband and I have a full legal binding adoption completed and we have a birth certificate that lists no other parent,” Amy said.
“I don’t know what it takes to reopen a case. Once it’s closed, it’s closed.”
Just to be clear — secure borders, a border wall and tough immigrant vetting are absolutely necessary. Those are all fundamental to the existence of a sovereign nation.
But Angela and her parents aren’t trying to circumvent the law in any way. The family should be given, at bare minimum, an explanation as to why Angela’s case was denied.
Despite the far-left narrative that conservatives are heartless monsters trying to rip families apart, that simply isn’t true. When people brazenly break the law, then yes, proper actions need to take place. But that’s not the case in the Becerra family.
Unlike leftists, conservatives care about law and order. But conservatism is a platform that also offers genuine concern for their fellow citizens, as well as the people who want to enter this country the right way.
Considering the government is all but telling this 4-year-old girl to get out, a true conservative would want to know why and what this family can do to keep their little girl.
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