As you might expect, Time Magazine is putting controversial folks onto their 100 most influential list this year. Of course we expect names like Kaepernick to be on it because they love the guy. But to be fair, he did make a big splash whether we agreed with him or not.
But there’s one person they are adding to the list which really ticks me off:
CNN – Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother of four who has been living in a Denver church since February, has been named one of 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
Vizguerra took refuge at the First Unitarian Church in Denver in mid-February as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sought to deport her.
Vizguerra came to the United States from Mexico in 1997 with her husband and eldest daughter. She has been living in the US undocumented since and has three American-born children under the age of 12.
Speaking to CNN from the church on Thursday morning, Vizguerra said she was honored that her 20 years of activism for immigrants rights was being recognized.
The list, now in its 14th year, recognizes the world’s most influential individuals. Vizguerra’s name appears alongside John Lewis, Colin Kapernick, Jeff Bezos, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and others.
Vizguerra came to the attention of authorities in the US after a traffic stop in 2009. Since then she had regular check-ins with ICE who continually renewed a stay on her deportation order.
However, at her check-in in February, her first under the Trump administration, the stay was not extended.
Thursday is Vizguerra’s 65th day living in the church.
As I said in the title, this is exactly why people hate the media. She’s nothing but an illegal immigrant who is running from the law and they exalt her as though she’s on a mighty mission from God himself.
What putrid garbage.
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