Mr. Jose Antonio Vargas wants to know how you will use your privilege to stop ICE from deporting illegal immigrants.
Consider that according to the law, ICE can’t just round up and deport people at will. An arrest requires a warrant and deportation requires an order, both signed by judges. In this regard, illegal immigrants have the same protections as US citizens.
No local, state or federal law enforcement officer has the right to grab someone who “looks Hispanic,” ask for papers (proof of citizenship or lawful alien residence), and finding none, tosses said person over the fence into Mexico.
So if you are on a bus, and you see ICE arresting some guy, a judge has signed a warrant for his arrest due to some criminal activity.
A 35-year-old White Center man who was recently released from the King County Jail after serving time for rape is now accused of tracking down the victim last weekend, pushing her out of her wheelchair and strangling and beating her in front of her young son, according to prosecutors.
Francisco Carranza-Ramirez was supposed to board a flight to California and return to his native Mexico on Monday after King County Superior Court Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps agreed not to impose community custody, or probation, following his release from jail last week, court records show. He is now wanted on a no-bail warrant for violating conditions of his release on the rape charge, according to court records and King County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott.
So if I’m somewhere in public and I see ICE putting a guy in handcuffs, I’m going to be thankful that my tax dollars are being put to good use.
Again, these people are not like Anne Frank, hiding in an attic because of their ethnicity.
Every single one of these people has a deportation order signed by a judge for violation of the law to some degree or another.