Last year, Jimmy Kimmel Brought DACA Opponents To Meet A DACA/Military Family And Here’s What Happened
“I want to start deporting Dreamers even before MS-13.”
Jimmy Kimmel has been an outspoken and powerful critic of President Trump and his policies. He came out strong against the president’s ideas on health care after his own child needed emergency treatment.
Now, Kimmel has set his energy on criticizing the government about how Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are being treated. Kimmel found a handful of people that are hardliners against DACA and picked their brains a little bit about their stance. So, Kimmel made them meet a family that will be separated if DACA is fully rescinded.
Trump and his supporters have been vocal about their commitment to the military. They want them fully funded and supported. Trump even honored a young boy who started an organization that places flags and red carnations on the graves of fallen military personnel. Kimmel used that very family that has been highly regarded to test just how far these DACA opponents would go. Here’s what happened.
Kimmel introduced the group to Esmeralda, a DACA recipient, and her husband, who is about to be deployed.
Kimmel asked, “Which means his fiancée could be sent back to Mexico while he’s overseas. So, do you think a man who’s serving this country, who’s an active member of the military, do you think he should be treated like this?”
The older man in that infamous red cap, who is former military, set the tone for the conversation from the start.
“She needs to go back to her own country and work on fixing her own country,” he told the family. “If she wants to come over legally, that’s his responsibility to figure out how she’s going to get back here.”
The group went back and forth with Kimmel and the family, and then an older woman poke up. She said, “Jimmy, we can agree to disagree, but I know that you will concur with me that we live in the most loving, compassionate, and exceptional country.”
“No, I don’t,” Kimmel answered. “I don’t agree with that. I think that this country has become cruel. Look at this woman and her husband who’s in the military. Where is your compassion?”
Fierce opponents of #DACA meet a real life #DREAMer family face-to-face…
Posted by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, January 31, 2018