Kirsters Baish| This past Saturday, numerous media outlets aired stories about an illegal immigrant man who was arrested by ICE agents while bringing his pregnant wife to the hospital for a c-section. The liberal media jumped at the chance to portray ICE as the bad guys. They forgot to mention one very important piece of information about the story, however.
The man’s name is Joel Arrona-Lara, and he is wanted for murder in Mexico. ICE arrested Arrona-Lara when he made a stop to get gas in San Bernadino, California. He was on route to the hospital with his pregnant wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, for a c-section.
Venegas spoke to CBS2. In Spanish, she stated that her husband had not been stopped by authorities in the past. She also claimed that he did not have any criminal record, not even a traffic violation.
ABC reported about the sad wife who had no clue how her husband, who she claims had never been so much as accused of anything, could have been scooped up by the police.
The mainstream media allowed their bias against the Trump administration and ICE to overshadow the facts. Neither liberal outlet reported that the man was wanted for murder.
The Daily Wire reported the MSM ran these headlines about the story:
The Sacramento Bee: “They were on their way to the hospital to have a baby when ICE took him away”
CBS News: “ICE detains man driving pregnant wife to hospital to deliver baby”
TIME: “ICE Agents Detained a Man Driving His Pregnant Wife to the Hospital”
Slate: “ICE Officers Arrest Man Who Was Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital for C-Section”
NY Mag: “ICE Arrests Husband Who Was Taking Wife to Give Birth at Hospital”
Newsweek: “Ice Agents, Part Of Trump Crackdown, Detain Husband Driving Pregnant Wife To Deliver Baby”
The Daily Wire reported that only NBC mentioned that the man had murder charges pending against him.
“THE TIMING OF THE MEDIA’S LATEST DECEPTION TO DEMONIZE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR POLITICAL GAIN COMES JUST TWO DAYS AFTER MORE THAN 350 NEWSPAPERS WROTE OP-EDS BEMOANING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON THE MEDIA FOR INACCURATELY COVERING NEWS STORIES AND FOR SOMETIMES REPORTING BLATANTLY FALSE INFORMATION.”
The Daily Caller reported that Arrona Lara had been living in the states illegally for the last 12 years.
The Following statement was released by ICE on the man’s arrest:
“MR. ARRONA-LARA, A CITIZEN OF MEXICO ILLEGALLY RESIDING IN THE UNITED STATES, WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WEDNESDAY BY ICE FUGITIVE OPERATIONS TEAM OFFICERS IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. MR. ARRONA-LARA IS CURRENTLY IN ICE CUSTODY PENDING REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS WITH THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW (EOIR).”
“ICE CONTINUES TO FOCUS ITS ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES ON INDIVIDUALS WHO POSE A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY, PUBLIC SAFETY AND BORDER SECURITY. ICE CONDUCTS TARGETED IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW AND AGENCY POLICY. HOWEVER, ICE WILL NO LONGER EXEMPT CLASSES OR CATEGORIES OF REMOVABLE ALIENS FROM POTENTIAL ENFORCEMENT. ALL OF THOSE IN VIOLATION OF THE IMMIGRATION LAWS MAY BE SUBJECT TO IMMIGRATION ARREST, DETENTION AND, IF FOUND REMOVABLE BY FINAL ORDER, REMOVAL FROM THE UNITED STATES.”