An "Angel Mom" on Monday slammed the media's coverage of an illegal immigrant arrest in California that has gained national attention.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents detained Joel Arrona Lara, 36, last week as he was driving his wife to a hospital for a scheduled C-section for their fifth child.

Agents flanked their vehicle as they stopped for gas along the way and arrested the man, who was from Mexico. It was later revealed that Lara was wanted for murder by Mexican authorities.

Many media outlets were quick to criticize ICE for their actions - emphasizing that agents arrested a man who was with his pregnant wife - but Mary Ann Mendoza said on "Fox & Friends" that the case shows the importance of vetting.


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Mendoza's son, Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, was killed in a head-on collision with an illegal immigrant in Arizona in 2014.

"God bless our ICE agents and thank goodness they're doing the job they're doing," she said.

President Trump is also set to honor ICE agents on Monday at the White House.

Mendoza added that it'd be difficult to find a "truthful" headline involving illegal immigrants that is in support of American citizens.

"No media outlet will ever print something like that, and this is what happens daily in our country," she said.

Mendoza said that the media and politicians want to silence stories of Americans killed by illegal immigrants to support their own agendas.

She also said that the media needs to stop creating "sob stories" for illegals.

"I thank God every day that we have a president like President Trump who is upholding our immigration laws and stands tall and is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with his fellow American citizens to protect us."

Watch the segment above.


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