Sen. Bob Casey Takes Twitter to Stop Deportation of Honduran mother and child
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey unleashed a Twitter campaign on Wednesday after learning the Trump administration was deporting a Honduran mother and 5 year old son who took refuge in the United States because their lives were in danger in their home country.
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On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Senate Democrat Bob Casey challenged Donald Trump's anti-immigration policy by publishing a flurry of Tweets exposing the case of a Honduran immigrant and her daughter about to be deported. He also demanded the immediate intervention of the White House.
"It's urgent. I just found out that a young child and her mother who came to U.S. seeking refuge will be sent back to Honduras today," Senator Casey tweeted Wednesday.
After launching the campaign on Twitter, Senator Casey tried to contact the Home Secretary (DHS), John Kelly, who was meeting in the White House. The Democratic senator demanded that he interrupt the meeting because the matter of his call was "urgent," although last night he was still waiting for a response from the DHS.
"This woman was in Honduras. He witnessed a murder. And for this reason, she was persecuted by bands (criminals). Come to this country. They hold her for a long period of time. He has a 5 year old son. We should protect her and her son, "Casey told MSNBC.
The family was deported anyway.