By now, you've probably heard the story about 39-year-old Jorge Garcia who was deported to Mexico after being in the United States for the almost 30 years, since he was 10.
According to his family, Garcia had no criminal record and paid his taxes. So, they have no idea why he had to be forcefully removed from the only home that he's known since he was a child. "Garcia had faced an order of removal from immigration courts since 2009, but had been granted stays of removal under former President Barack Obama’s administration," NY Post reports.
"Garcia learned in November that he’d been scheduled to be deported as part of an immigration crackdown by President Donald Trump’s administration." The newspaper continues that Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan) issued a request that asked for Garcia's deportation to be pushed back in order for him to spend the holidays with his family, which was granted. So this week, he had to leave.
Hearing this story touched Chamillionaire deeply. So, he reached out to a journalist who wrote about Garcia's deportation to lend a helping hand to the man's family. The "Ridin' Dirty" rapper's email to the writer said: "I recently read your article about Jorge Garcia being dep[o]rted to Mexico after 30 years of being in the United States and I'm reaching out to find out if you could possibly connect me with his family?"
He continued: "I'm a musician and tech investor and I'm looking to talk to them to see how I can help with financial support in Jorge's absence. It would be great if you could possibly point me in the right direction. Thanks."
Well some people said he shouldn't have helped Garcia. Here is Chamillionaire's response.
TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet _______________________________________ Rapper #Chamillionaire has been quietly working to connect with the family of #JorgeGarcia. Thanks to the Trump administration's crackdown on immigration, he was recently deported back to Mexico after living in the U.S. for thirty years with no criminal record. Jorge has also spent close to $125,000 on legal costs in efforts to get himself legalized since 2005 to no avail. _______________________________________ The man's story gained traction thanks to Detroit Free Press reporter Niraj Warikoo. Chamillionaire wanted to reach out to the Garcia family so that he could assist with their finances in Jorge's absence. Unfortunately the rapper has received backlash for "not helping his own." He took to Instagram last night where he reminded people that he is a product of immigrants and criticized them for trying to diminish the role of immigrants in the United States. _______________________________________ "A lot of people are hitting me saying, 'I'm proud of you for wanting to help an immigrant family in their time of need,' but I a lot of people are hitting saying, 'I don't understand why a Black man would want to help Mexicans' and nonsense like, 'They don't do nothing for us! Black people need to help Black people!'" Chamillionaire began. _______________________________________ "I'm sorry you feel that way, but I'm from Texas. I know a lot of y'all have been led to believe the toxic narrative that Mexicans are doing this and Mexicans are doing that like they aren't valuable contributors to our economy and our society." The rapper went on to tell some little known facts about how his biggest record "Ridin' (Dirty)" was launched to success with the help of close—(View more at TheShadeRoom.Com!) 📸: @chamillionaire