Thursday, March 8, 2018

Trump's ICE Snatched Perla Morales In Front Of Daughters Going To Pay Rent In National City

Graphic Facebook videos show how Trump's ICE snatched Morales-Luna from a sidewalk in National City in California.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 8, 2018

National City, CA -  On Thursday, several Facebook videos (video 1 and video 2) were posted by Judith Castro-Rangel showing multiple U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) agents snatching Perla Morales-Luna from the sidewalk as her three daughters watched and frantically cried with emotion as the agents forced their mother into an USCBP vehicle. Morales-Luna was walking with her daughters to pay their monthly rent when USCBP agents encountered the family, according to Castro-Rangel.
After the videos went viral, Theron Francisco, the spokesman for the USCBP released a statement that says Morales-Luna was an alleged smuggler, but didn't know any details of her involvement in the operation nor, if she is facing any criminal charges. “Perla Morales-Luna was identified as an organizer for a transnational criminal smuggling organization operating in East County, San Diego. She was arrested as a result of a targeted operation on March 3, 2018, in National City for being in the country illegally. She is currently in Border Patrol custody awaiting transfer to ICE for removal proceedings,” according to the USCBP.
Unfortunately, ICE and the USCBP are known to make false statements, which might include this incident. If Morales-Luna was involved in smuggling, police or other federal law enforcement agencies would have made the arrest. Morales-Luna has not been charged of any crime, other than being in the country illegally.
Morales-Luna would have been booked at a local law enforcement agency on an alleged charged, but she is currently being held at an ICE detention facility.
The USCBP hasn't confirmed if Morales-Luna was served with a legal federal warrant, which would than implicate her of an alleged crime.
Mark Lane, an activist in National City during a press conference says, that when an arrest by immigration officials go bad, that they tend to lie, which he referred to other incidents where immigration officials used the same excused.
José Rodriguez, a Union representative at the press conference says, that most of the undocumented immigrants that are detained by immigration agents end up in private prisons, which are profiting from the undocumented population.
Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Attorney General has released information that Trump approved extra U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to target undocumented immigrants residing in California.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a federal lawsuit against the State of California claiming the federal immigration enforcement has been blocked by California state laws, but Governor Jerry Brown (D) and Xavier Becerra, the State Attorney General say that both Trump and Sessions are lying and their lawsuit won't stand in court.
ICE is considered one of the most corrupt immigration enforcement agencies in the country, which rogue agents who commit illegal arrests and activities are not held accountable.
Numerous deaths of undocumented immigrants have been reported while on ICE custody and not one agent has been fired or prosecuted of any crime against undocumented immigrants.

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