20 days since the National Day of Patriotic Devotion
This was a dick move:
“On Wednesday, immigration agents arrested [Guadalupe García de Rayos], 35, and began procedures to send her back to Mexico, a country she has not seen since she left it 21 years ago. The Obama administration made a priority of deporting people who were deemed a threat to public or national safety, had ties to criminal gangs, or had committed serious felony offenses or a series of misdemeanor crimes. That all changed under Mr. Trump. Among the 18 executive orders that he has issued since taking office on Jan. 20 is one stipulating that undocumented immigrants convicted of any criminal offense – and even those who have not been charged but are believed to have committed “acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense” – have become a priority for deportation. Ms. Rayos might be the first undocumented immigrant to be arrested during a scheduled meeting with immigration officials since Mr. Trump took office. Thousands of others run a similar risk when they report for their regular immigration checks, in large part because federal agents are now free to decide who is and is not a threat to public safety.” The New York Times, 8 February 2017
“Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos … has been deported to her native Mexico … Carlos Garcia, director of immigration rights group Puente Arizona, told reporters that Garcia de Rayos had been deported to Nogales, Mexico. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Garcia de Rayos was detained “based on a removal order issued by the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review which became final in May 2013.” CNN 9 February 2017
This wasn’t about the safety and security of our nation. This wasn’t about deporting criminals. This was about enforcing the letter of the law to the point of being the most officious prick anybody could possibly be. This was pure dickishness.