CNN's Camerota Wrongly Claims Illegal Immigrant Tried to Enter 'Legally'

NewsBusters | 7/19/2019 | Staff
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Alisyn Camerota and other CNN personalities have a persistently bad habit of misinforming their viewers by claiming that illegal immigrants aren't actually breaking the law as long as they apply for asylum after being caught sneaking into the country, in spite of liberals like George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley admonishing his fellow liberals on the subject a year ago.

On Friday's New Day show, as correspondent Ed Lavandera informed viewers about the sad story of a girl from Honduras who committed suicide because her father has repeatedly been blocked from illegally entering the U.S. to join her, Camerota incorrectly stated that he was trying to enter "legally" even though her colleague had already explicitly stated that his entry was done "illegally."

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At 7:41 a.m. Eastern, Camerota set up the report: "The broken immigration system is having a life and death impact on families, and CNN's Ed Lavandera spoke to one father who is preparing to bury his 13-year-old daughter. She attempted suicide after he was denied asylum."

In a pre-recorded piece, Lavandera began by recounting for viewers that Honduran national Manuel Gamez was recently given a temporary release from detention to visit his daughter Heydi before she is taken off life support after she tried to hang herself to death because her father failed to secure asylum in the U.S.

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The CNN reporter then recounted: "This family's story captures the often excruciating reality of desperate families separated by a border. In 2014, Manuel Gamez was an undocumented immigrant who had spent seven years living on Long Island, New York, working as a mechanic."

After recalling that his father, who was taking care of Heydi, was murdered by MS-13 gang members, the CNN reporter related that Gamez decided to try to relocate his daughter and a few other family...
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