Chamillionaire Wants to Give Financial Support to Family of Detroit Man Deported to Mexico After Living in U.S. for 30 Years
Chamillionaire finds himself in a bit of an awkward situation after trying to give financial support to the family of a Detroit man who was deported to Mexico after living in the United States for 30 years.
News recently broke that Jorge Garcia, who has lived in the U.S. since he was 10 years old, was deported, leaving behind his wife and children, following the Trump administration's crackdown on immigrants. According to the Detroit Free Press, "Garcia is too old to qualify for DACA, which allows the children of undocumented immigrants to legally work and study in the U.S."
Cham read about the touching story and wants to help out. So he reached out to the journalist who wrote the article in hopes of getting in contact with the family. The writer then reposted the correspondence on social media. This is not a joke," he wrote, with an attachment of the Houston rapper's words. "I actually got an email yesterday from rapper Chamillionaire (of Ridin’ Dirty fame, the song that goes, They see me rollin,’ they hatin’) after he read my story on Jorge Garcia being deported. He wants to help him."
The problem is, Cham claims he never heard back from the journalist, despite him now being seen as a hero now that the e-mail is all over the internet. He shared his side of the story on Twitter, asking fans for advice on the situation. "After reading this unfortunate story, I decided that I wanted to find a way to get in touch with the family so I could help assist them while Jorge was deported," he says. "So I found the journalist who wrote the article, and instead of hitting him on Twitter, I sent an e-mail."
He says he never wanted this to go public and questioned the integrity of the writer who he contacted. "The reason I reached out to him on e-mail instead of Twitter is because I assumed that the conversation would be private," he says, adding, "I never got connected to the family and now there are a lot of people who are prematurely praising me and wanting to interview me for caring."
Cham is no stranger to lending a helping hand to the common man. Last September, he brought food and water to inmates at a Texas jail, following Hurricane Harvey.
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