The Washington Post Buried Some Very Important Information In Its Sad Deportation Story

Here’re the talking points: 

The Washington Post took aim at President Donald Trump’s enforcement of immigration law Thursday, publishing a report with a deceptive headline and burying the mitigating information deep within the article.

“He Went To ICE To Tell Agents He Had Gotten Into College. Now He And His Brother Have Been Deported” read the article’s headline. The report’s first 10 paragraphs are dedicated to explaining how two brothers, both model citizens with clean criminal records, could be so callously deported “in what their attorney says was the fastest deportation process he has ever seen.”

Here’s the backstory, buried in the 11th paragraph: 

They were issued a final order of removal by an immigration judge in 2012. That’s why they were removed, ”[Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Matthew] Bourke said. The brothers were granted a stay of removal in 2013, but subsequent applications for stays were denied.

So who was president back in 2012 and 2013? Which administration did not uphold the laws of the land? 

And Trump is blamed for doing so? 

Either enforce the laws or change them. But don’t gripe when someone enforces the law.