Posted On: Friday - March 3rd 2017 3:56AM MST
In Topics:   Immigration Stupidity
From Alejandro Lazo, Wall Street Journal:
Daniela Vargas, who came to the U.S. from Argentina when she was 7 years old, was detained by agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as she and a friend drove away from the news conference in Jackson, Miss., said her lawyer, Abigail Peterson.
The news conference was organized by attorneys, church groups and the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance to bring attention to recent immigration raids in the region, said Patricia Ice, an attorney with the immigrant-rights group.
ICE enforcement actions under the Trump administration have stoked fears in immigrant communities after large numbers of coordinated arrests across the country in recent weeks.
Agency officials have said they are targeting undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes including assault, murder and drug trafficking. But the agency also acknowledged picking up some immigrants they encountered during those raids who have violated federal immigration law, but not committed other crimes.
From Nelson Muntz, Simpsons:
From Rick Moran, The American Thinker:
My guess is that Ms. Vargas’s press conference may be one of the last of its kind for a while.
It’s one thing to live your life unobtrusively as an illegal alien in the U.S. It’s quite another to spit in the face of immigration enforcement officials by openly defying the law by holding a press conference and bragging about your status.
From AE Newman, PeakStupidty:
In your mind, pick any other country and think what would happened if you, and thousands of other Americans who snuck into said country, regularly held rallies and told [The Mexicans, the Russians, the Chinese, the Kiwis, the French, the Botswanans, the Romanians] "this is what you gotta do for us!" Madness.... madness... I tells ya!