Friday, February 17, 2017

Unprecedented: ICE nabs illegal alien criminal

The Wash. Post reports:
A hearing in El Paso County in Texas went from ordinary to “unprecedented” last week when half a dozen Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at a courthouse where an undocumented woman was seeking a protective order against the boyfriend she accused of abusing her.

The woman, a citizen of Mexico who was living in El Paso had been driven to the courthouse by a victim’s advocate from the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse where she had been living.

She left under arrest. ...

The woman had a prior criminal record and had been previously deported, ...

Last fall the undocumented immigrant filed her first of three police reports against her live-in boyfriend, whom she accused of punching, kicking and choking her, and of pulling her hair. A report from December alleged, according to Bernal, that after failing to stab her with a knife, the boyfriend threw the blade at her instead. He missed. ...

The ICE affidavit does not identify from whom they learned of the woman’s undocumented status, but it says the department “received information that an individual who had been previously deported was in the United States.” The information “mentioned” that the woman had filed a protective order against her boyfriend, who, at the time the affidavit was filed, was in custody for forgery of a financial instrument. The affidavit also states the exact time and place of the woman’s court hearing and that she was living at the domestic violence shelter.
Unprecedented? Now that there is a precedent, I hope to see more deportations of ppl like this.a

I hope I don't hear anyone say that she should be allowed to stay because she filed three police reports, or because tax-funded legal aid workers are assisting her.

Even if you want to help this poor woman, there is very little you can do for someone who keeps filing police reports against her boyfriend, but also keeps moving back in with him.

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