There have been signs aplenty that the left doesn't want Christians. Muslims - sure, Atheists - excellent! Jews - not so much, Pagans - too small a voting block to matter. But Christians? No! thank you very much now go away.
I'm not sure if the deportation thing was unique but keep in mind - One of the founding principles of this country is Religious Freedom.
The Left Also had a real Hate for home schooling - you're pulling the impressionable youth out of their Useful Idiot Factories. It's much harder to create a totalitarian police state when people see what you're doing and actually understand the consequences. So of course that family had to go - I mean really - Christian and Home Schooled? Nope just can't have that kind of resistance to the the Group Think!
Some times I think we're falling down the rabbit hole, but to the best of my knowledge rabbits don't crap in their own holes - and the LEFT most certainly does.