The hysteria over ICE doing its job continues. Yesterday while she was being dropped off at school in Highland Park, 13-year-old Fatima Avelica took video of her dad being taken into custody by ICE agents.
Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez had been in the U.S. for 20 years, with 4 children, 2 of whom are grown.
ICE officials took him into custody while he was dropping off his daughter at school:
ICE released the following statement about the incident:
"Officers with one of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Los Angeles-based Fugitive Operations teams took Mr. Avelica into custody Tuesday morning. Mr. Avelica was targeted for arrest because relevant databases indicate he has multiple prior criminal convictions, including a DUI in 2009, as well an outstanding order of removal dating back to 2014. After conducting surveillance to confirm his identity, the officers arrested Mr. Avelica during a vehicle stop in the 3200 block of Pasadena Avenue, approximately a half mile from the charter school described in the related social media post. No one else was detained during the vehicle stop. Mr. Avelica remains in ICE custody at this time."
Oh yeah, did we mention that he'd been living in the country illegally for 20 years!
So we're supposed to feel bad for this guy when his daughter posts a video of herself crying? What did this guy expect would happen to him eventually?
Fatima's older sister Brenda said:
"It's really hard what we're going through. I never thought we'd actually go through something like this. It's terrible to feel and see your family being broken apart."
Meanwhile in Portland, Oregon a judge is under fire for helping an illegal immigrant escape her courtroom before ICE could take him into custody.
(Diddier Pacheco Salazar: ICE detention facility in Tacoma, Washington)
In late January, Diddier Pacheco Salazar walked into a Portland courtroom for his DUI hearing.
ICE agents were waiting for him outside in the hallway, waiting to arrest him and possibly deport him.
But Salazar never came out of the courtroom.
What happened in the courtroom is now under investigation, as it's believed the judge might have let Salazar sneak out through another door.
The 22-year-old illegal alien was eventually taken into custody on February 10th, when he went back to the courthouse for another hearing.
Right now he's reportedly being held at an ICE detention center about 150 miles away from Portland in Tacoma, Washington.
Why are we supposed to sympathize with law breakers?! Both of these guys were busted for DUIs, they could've killed somebody!
Things are so backwards it's scary.