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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 So, Kimmel made them meet a family that will be separated if DACA is fully rescinded.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.

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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.

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“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?”

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READ: Watch Ana Navarro Take Down Meghan McCain On ‘The View’ While Debating DACA

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The El Salvador Supreme Court Denied A Measure That Would Have Banned Marriage Equality

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The El Salvador Supreme Court Denied A Measure That Would Have Banned Marriage Equality

El Salvador’s Supreme Court sided with the LGBTQ community.

The El Salvador Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would have banned same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court claims that the measure was voted on too hastily to allow public debate on the issue, according to The Associated Press. The Legislative Assembly voted in favor of the measure in April 2015 but the decision by the Supreme Court blocked legislators from ratifying the ban. The same legislation would have also legally defined marriage as a union only between a man and a woman, and aimed to bar same-sex couple from adopting children. It would have required 56 of the 84 legislators to ratify the measure, as reported in The Associated Press.

El Salvador is one of 16 countries that were ordered to legalize same-sex marriages by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Twenty countries agreed to follow the court’s rulings when they voted to be part of an association of states. Sixteen of them still do not recognize same-sex marriage. Those countries include Peru, Bolivia, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico. The IACHR ruled on a petition that was filed by Costa Rica’s president asking for the court to allow same-sex marriage in the region. The court ruled on Jan. 10 that all the countries under the jurisdiction of the court must legalize and allow same-sex marriages.

According to The Economist, the court, which is based in San Jose, Costa Rica, was first established in the 1970s to rule on human rights cases. Over time, the court has become something of a supreme court on human rights in Latin America.

READ: A Court Ruled That These Men Could Get Married In Costa Rica But They Are Being Forced To Wait For A Law Change

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