UPDATE: As it turns out, 15-year-old Parkland, Florida, hero Anthony Borges is an immigrant.
The Borges family is originally from Venezuela, The Associated Press reports. However, it is unclear when they came to America and if they have obtained citizenship.
Regardless, Borges serves as proof that President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, which deems that Latino immigrants, in particular, are rapists and criminals, is false.
As the government tries everything in its power to get rid of immigrants, people like Borges are displaying the best of humanity.
Borges may not be a native of this country, but his actions during last week's shooting in Florida certainly qualify him as a hero to go down in American history.
Anthony Borges was in his class when suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This is when the 15-year-old used his body as a human shield to protect 20 of his classmates.
Borges put his life at risk to protect his peers after he attempted to close and lock the classroom door by barricading the door with his body weight.
He was shot five times after putting his body between his classmates and the bullets. A bullet went through his back and multiple shots hit both his legs, but the courageous teenager held his ground, keeping the door shut.
All the other students in the class remained uninjured.
Borges underwent hours of surgery and is, thankfully, in stable condition now.
"He just called me and says, 'Dad, somebody shot me in the back and my leg, too,'" Anthony's father, Royer Borges, said, breaking into tears. "He's my hero."
"I only ask that people pray for him," he said.
The sheriff of Broward County, Florida, visited the young hero.
“Fortunately, he is recovering, but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed,” the sheriff’s office tweeted, referring to Borges, a soccer player at Stoneman Douglas.
“Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all others from #StonemanDouglas,” they added.
People on social media applauded Borges for risking his life to save other classmates and prayed for his quick recovery.
Anthony Borges - I salute you & wishing a speedy recovery from your gun shots.— Kwarteng WatzUpGh (@ThomasAssuman) February 19, 2018
This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman fired through the door, hitting him five times. Let's pray for his speedy recovery. ???? pic.twitter.com/zm9kWlw7Rj— Black Lives Matter (@usblm) February 19, 2018
So many people act and make decisions based on fear, hate, anger and jealousy, Anthony Borges is special because he made a decision to risk himself based on love, mateship and caring. If only more of the world made decisions out of love, mateship and caring.— Brett C (@Chambo413) February 19, 2018
Anthony Borges is a HERO. Every time Trump opens his mouth about blacks, remind him of this courageous young man.— Susan Leone (@susanbutterfly2) February 19, 2018
My heart goes out to Anthony Borges. God bless you.
TRUMP he is black man who saved many other students. He wasn't white. https://t.co/6qdwd7ad62
Anthony Borges, 15, took 5 bullets in the Florida shooting while using his body as a human shield to save his classmates.— ??? (@ensober) February 19, 2018
If he was white, Trump would've been praising him as a hero and maybe visited.
But he's not, so there's a gofundme page to help with his medical bills.
Thumbnail/Banner Image: Broward Sheriff’s Office