The Washington Post published a profile on an illegal immigrant Wednesday that downplayed his two drunk driving charges.
The headline of the piece focused on the illegal immigrant’s work as a dance teacher, stating, “He taught lawyers, vets and more how to ballroom dance. Now his students are trying to save him from deportation.”
Galtsog Gantulga, affectionately referred to by dance students as ‘G,’ was allowed into the United States through the Delayed Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program. However, Gantulga lost his DACA status after he was caught drunk driving in 2016. Twice.
In the first incident, Gantulga hit a parked car. He reportedly fled the scene of the second.
The Washington Posts’ profile downplays Gantulga’s illegal actions — which could have seriously harmed or killed someone — and instead focuses on his students trying to save their “gifted” dance teacher from deportation.
“But the ballroom dancers say Galtsog Gantulga is a gifted instructor who senses when his students need to talk or want to dance but are too shy to take the initiative,” author Maria Sacchetti writes. “He hurt no one in the two drunken driving incidents, they point out, and has served time behind bars. He also sold his car and joined Alcoholics Anonymous.”
Sacchetti notes that Gantulga “took responsibility” for his crimes, spending a month in jail, selling his car, and joining Alcoholics Anonymous. But Gantulga also claims it “definitely wouldn’t have happened if my parents were here.” His parents left the country after they overstayed their visa.
The rest of the article describes the fun times Gantulga has at the dance studio with his students, and even boasted that a longtime Republican Army colonel voted Democrat for the first time ever in the Virginia gubernatorial election to try to protect his dance instructor.
“Instead of voting for Ed Gillespie, the GOP candidate for governor who made illegal immigration and foreign-born gang members the centerpiece of his campaign, Heimach cast a ballot for Democrat Ralph Northam, who was swept into office as part of a deep-blue, anti-Trump wave.”