Saturday, March 04, 2017

Thirteen year old films ICE while they arrest her father as he tries to take her to school.

Courtesy of HuffPo: 

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez was dropping off his daughters at school in Los Angeles on Tuesday when he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His 13-year-old daughter, Fatima, sobbed as she recorded her father being handcuffed in front of her and her mother. 

Avelica-Gonzalez, 48, who has been living in the United States for over 20 years, had just finished dropping off his 12-year-old daughter in the Highland Park neighborhood when he was detained. His 19-year-old daughter, Jocelyn, who was at work during the incident, told the LAist that a car had been following her father since the moment he left the house. 

“My dad dropped off my first sister and then when he turned around, they turned on their light,” Jocelyn said. “My dad was really scared. He didn’t want to pull over, but he did. As soon as he did, one car went in front of his truck and one in back of his truck. They took him out and they arrested him.”

I can't even begin to imagine how terrifying this must have been for this young lady.

Yet this is the harsh reality undocumented immigrants are now forced to face.

This man, who has lived in this country for over twenty years, was doing nothing wrong and ICE used a DUI conviction nearly 10 years old and a two decade-old incident involving an incorrect registration sticker as a reason to arrest him in front of his daughter.

As it turned out Avelica-Gonzalez was granted a temporary stay but that does not mean he will not eventually be deported.

And remember this is now happening all over the country.

Welcome to Donald Trump's America.


  1. The fact of the matter is that there are not that many dangerous illegal immigrants for ICE to find so they have to goo for the low hanging fruit. Yes, this is the new reality for those who are here in this country illegally. I suggest any such folks to go underground now. It's going to get worse. ICE is going to have to come up with a lotta bad hombres and since they cannot, they need bodies. Any will do.

  2. Anonymous12:15 PM

    ICE agents have been seen following school busses probably hoping to nab people as they pick up their kids at the bus stop. They have arrested people leaving a shelter to avoid freezing g to death, so now people will avoid shelters. They've arrested a woman as she left a courtroom seeking a no contact order against an abuser. So now people will avoid reporting crimes against them because they will b afraid of getting arrested themselves.

  3. Anonymous12:31 PM

  4. Anonymous12:40 PM

    This is very sad and unjust. ICE isn't trained enough to go for the real criminals, so they go after the good ones that are doing right and working to make a living. Not to mention doing jobs many Americans don't want to do!

  5. Anonymous12:46 PM

    ICE released this 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."

    So There you have it. He is not an "undocumented immigrant", a term that the liberals love to use to attempt to deflect reality. He is a criminal that is here illegally, by his own choice. Did the US force him to come to America illegally, and the continue to stay for 20 years illegally?.

    If you read the statement, he has had an outstanding order of removal since 2014.

    2014, 2014, 2014....OBAMAS America Gryph!

  6. Anonymous12:53 PM

    Gryphen, It's no longer America. It's Trumpland.

    1. Anonymous2:18 PM

      The order of removal for Mr. Avelica was from 2014. Obamaland, Beaglemom?

    2. Anonymous2:28 PM

      More like the United States of Russia

    3. Anonymous4:34 PM

      Anon 2:18. Trump has portrayed all Mexicans as rapists, murderers, gang members and drug dealers. Trump would also like people to be conned that the Obama administration did not deport any illegals or stop anyone illegally crossing the border.

    4. Anonymous1:57 PM

      No actually he hasn't portrayed Mexicans as you say 4:34, not at all. That is simply another lefty lie, and we all know it! The left has lost its steam with all the lies and bs it has tried to sell, you are getting called out on it, and the pushback has just begun.

      Regardless, this particular removal order was during Obama's term, per the dates provided in the statement from ICE. How is that Trump conning anyone into thinking that Obama never deport illegals?

  7. Anonymous1:08 PM

    Donald Trump panics over Russia: Jeff Sessions, Priebus, Bannon all huddled at Mar-a-Lago

    Trump’s team appears to be plotting its endgame

    Just hours after Donald Trump tried to create his most absurd distraction from the Russia scandal to date by falsely insisting that President Obama had been spying on him, it turns out Trump’s entire team is now in panic mode. In fact Trump’s entire senior team is huddled at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida as we speak, as they to figure out what their Russia endgame might be.

    The Donald Trump advisers huddled at Mar-a-Lago today include White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, White House counsel Don McGahn, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions among others. Sessions is particularly notable because he wasn’t scheduled to make the trip but was added to the roster at the last minute. But at this late stage in the Russia scandal, what options do the Trump team even have left? None of them are good.

    One option is for Jeff Sessions to resign, in a last ditch attempt at staving off the Russia scandal. Dana Boente, seemingly now a Trump loyalist despite having been originally appointed by Obama, would then presumably become acting Attorney General, giving him control over the Trump-Russia investigation. But even sacrificing Sessions seems unlikely to stave off the heat for long. Sacrificing Michael Flynn last month did little to stop the bleeding.

    Another option is for Donald Trump to launch a controversial major new initiative on Monday, in the hope of creating a distraction from Russia. That may explain why Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is also at Mar-a-Lago right now, as any expansion of Trump’s anti-immigrant bender would go through DHS. But even such a stunt might only take the heat off Russia for a day or two.

    As it is, Donald Trump is already so cornered that he’s now falsely accusing President Obama of wiretapping him on a “Nixon/Watergate” level. That’s an absurd and desperate last stab at trying to survive a scandal which Trump seems to be figuring out he can’t survive.

    1. Anonymous5:58 PM

      How come bannon's name hasn't been popping up in any of this ruskie stuff?

  8. Anonymous1:08 PM

    How dumb is Donald Trump? I’ve known since November about Trump Tower wiretap over Russia

    I wrote about the FISA surveillance warrant on Trump Tower back on November 7th

    The last person to find out about something is usually the one who’s the most upset about it, right? That may explain why Donald Trump is outraged today to finally learn that Trump Tower had been wiretapped shortly before the election. But he still somehow has just about every detail of the story wrong. And that’s remarkable, considering that I’ve known since November that the FBI had an eavesdropping warrant against Trump Tower over Russia. And I wrote about it.

    Back on November 7th, a conservative/libertarian news outlet named Heat Street reported that its inside sources at the FBI had informed it of a FISA warrant regarding Donald Trump and Trump Tower. The article was written by Louise Mensch. I don’t agree with her ideological views but she doesn’t make things up, so I knew that the report had to be true. I wrote a brief news item pointing people back to the original Heat Street article, because I knew this was big and it needed to be seen by as many people as possible. After all, this story broke the night before the election.

    Due to the timing and Trump’s news-dominating shocking win the next day, the story never gained traction at the time. But this has long been publicly available knowledge. Moreover, judges only grant FISA surveillance warrants against United States citizens when there’s evidence they’re conspiring with a foreign entity. It’s rare and it takes a mountain of evidence. So this story back in November was a sign of just how deep Trump was in with the Russians, and how much evidence was already available to have been put in front of the judge in question.

    And yet somehow Donald Trump is just finding out about it now. Has the FBI been keeping it from him since he became president, considering that he and his associates are the target of the investigation?

    Donald Trump wiretapped? FBI did gain Russia-related Trump Tower FISA warrant in October

    Judge granted FISA warrant for Trump Tower shortly before election

  9. Anonymous1:12 PM

    There are three Russian guests staying at Mar a Lago this weekend. They are not members. Have no clue who they are.

    POTUS plays so much more golf than the media knows. The idea this is a "working weekend" is a joke. It's a naps/golf/naps weekend.

    None of the wifi networks at Mar a Lago are secured. We do government business on the public wifi. Can't stress enough how screwed this is.

  10. Anonymous1:16 PM

    Lindsey Graham Nails The Problem With Trump’s Wiretapping Claims

    If Obama got a warrant to eavesdrop, then Trump probably did something wrong, the South Carolina senator noted.

    ...But then Graham, who is often willing to publicly criticize Trump, suggested that it would equally shocking if the eavesdropping had been done legally.

    “The other side of the story ― just be quiet for a second ― if the former president of the United States was able to obtain a warrant lawfully to monitor Trump’s campaign for violating a law, that would be the biggest scandal since Watergate,” he said.

    Graham made clear that the latter form of wiretapping would be aimed at investigating “Trump campaign activity with foreign governments.”

    “So it’s my job as a United States senator to get to the bottom of this. I promise you I will,” he concluded, drawing applause.

    1. Anonymous5:52 PM

      little donnie really shot himself in the foot with those tweets-SAD!

  11. Anonymous1:18 PM

    Tens Of People Rally Across The Country In ‘March 4 Trump’

  12. Anonymous1:41 PM

    Complicated problems do not have simple solutions. Illegal immigrants with US Citizen children is a complicated problem. To many people just say, "Well they can just take their children back with them". There are two big problems with that. The first is that many have no intention of doing that and can't be forced to. They would rather have their children in foster care if that is what it takes for them to have a decent life. So schools will still be crowded, kids will still be receiving free lunch, ect. ect. And now the foster care system will be even more overburdened. The second is that, even if the parents do take them back these kids are still American Citizens whether any haters like it or not. Even if we do away with birthright citizenship it isn't going to be retroactive. They can come back when they are 18 and there isn't a damned thing that anyone can do do stop them. And they know this. Shouldn't we go ahead and educate them now so that they aren't unskilled like many of their parents are now? Complicated problems. No easy solutions.

    1. Anonymous5:56 PM

      The problem with the immigration law is going to years to fix.

      They need input from people that actually work in immigration to identify the problems and not just have a bunch of attorneys sit down and re-write the laws.

  13. Randall1:59 PM

    your papers please...

    1. Anonymous2:16 PM

      "your papers please" is a popularized Hollyood expression associated with the Nazi party demanding the identification papers of their own citizens. Hardly a comparison to US Immigration Officers, doing their job they are paid to do, apprehending persons that are illegally in this country.

      BTW did you notice that the order of removal for this man was back in 2014... during the Obama Administration? So are you implying the Obama Administration was a bunch of Nazis?

    2. Anonymous4:34 PM

      @2:16 The present called. It says it wants your fecking validation that it exists.

  14. Anonymous2:56 PM

    Posted on FB as "One of the funniest things I've ever seen!"

    To ME, one of the most DISGUSTING things I have ever seen, and I feel different for the people i know who liked it and thought it funny> NOT! Made ME Sick.

    Remember this truth? Blue Caprice

  15. Anonymous9:21 AM

    This just happened near my community, too. So wrong, so sad.

  16. None of those arrested are criminals. They are low hanging fruit. They are law abiding and known to be here. They are easy pickings.

    Like the woman with the brain tumor who was arrested and taken into custody at the HOSPITAL. They *say* they'll let her out for treatment. Right. Sure. I believe them.

    Like the girl whose DACA expired and her renewal hasn't come through yet.

    These aren't rapists and murderers.

    Now they're saying they are going to separate the women from the children at the border. All they need are trains and showers and the Fourth Reich will have begun.

    Trump has ordered that White Supremacist terror groups be dropped from watch lists and interrogations. Instead he has started an online website for the xenophobes and racists to report crimes committed by anyone they think is in this country illegally. Who knows what sort of follow-up or verification will be used. Could be any Nazi could sign in and just make stuff up. We already know Trump has no familiarity with real science including polling or information gathering that might be counter to his already intrenched beliefs.

    What I don't understand is how so many people can still be blind to the direction this country is heading. It's fucking FASCISM. And yes, it resembles Nazi Germany in the 30s more and more. Our job as patriotic citizens is to make sure it doesn't become Nazi Germany of the 40s.


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