One Of Victims Of The Orlando Shooting Was Undocumented

Madre de una de las víctimas mexicanas de la masacre en #Orlando pide ayuda para recuperar el cuerpo de su hijo.

Posted by Primer Impacto on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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He supported his family in Mexico.

Among the 49 innocent people senselessly killed in the Orlando mass shooting was Juan Chavez Martinez, a 25-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Primer Impacto recently sent a crew to Huichapan, Hidalgo, Mexico, where his family currently lives. The news report is nothing short of heartbreaking.

According to Aurelia Martinez, mother of the victim, Juan Chavez Martinez came to the United States over a decade ago. As is common with undocumented immigrants, Juan Chavez Martinez sent money back home to support his family. At the time of his death, he was working as a housekeeping supervisor in Kissimmee, Fla. Those who knew him remember him as a kind and loving individual.

In the aftermath of this tragedy, Donald Trump quickly put the blame on immigrants, even though the shooter was born and raised in the United States. Juan Chavez Martinez was an immigrant, and from what little information there is on him, it appears that he was a hard-working dude that was liked by everyone. Pointing fingers at immigrants is blaming Juan Chavez Martinez for his own death, and that’s straight up despicable.

If you’d like to support Juan Chavez Martinez’s family, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help them out.


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