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ICE Tried To Deport This U.S. Citizen And Marine Veteran

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ICE Tried To Deport This U.S. Citizen And Marine Veteran

 

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Federal immigration authorities took Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a U.S. citizen and veteran, into custody to face possible deportation. Courtesy ACLU of Michigan

 

Jilmar Ramos-Gomez served in the Marines and saw combat in Afghanistan. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., he is a U.S. citizen.

 

But last month, federal immigration authorities took him into custody to face possible deportation. Attorneys and immigration advocates in West Michigan are now demanding to know why, and how, that happened.

 

Ramos-Gomez's mother, Maria Gomez-Velasquez, remembers getting a call from her son on a Friday, telling her he would be released from the Kent County jail. When she went to pick him up, a jail employee told her he had just left, in a van filled with detainees held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

Source: https://www.npr.org/2019/01/17/686188335/ice-tried-to-deport-this-u-s-citizen-and-marine-veteran

 

-- NPR 2019-01-18

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This would be soooo damn funny...if it wasn't just really REALLY sad!

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"The question as to why Ramos-Gomez was subject to a detainer has been answered by ICE. The department says ICE agents spoke with Ramos-Gomez two days after the hospital incident, and that he told them he was an undocumented immigrant." https://heavy.com/news/2019/01/jilmar-ramos-gomez/

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18 minutes ago, zydeco said:

"The question as to why Ramos-Gomez was subject to a detainer has been answered by ICE. The department says ICE agents spoke with Ramos-Gomez two days after the hospital incident, and that he told them he was an undocumented immigrant." https://heavy.com/news/2019/01/jilmar-ramos-gomez/

Well, if they say so...

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Having read the whole story I tend to believe that ICE acted in good faith. Ramos was undoubtable suffering from PTSD or some other mental condition and this may well have had him say that he was undocumented.

His mother stated that he had his passport with him, which would have been a little strange, and hard to believe as he would have been searched initially by the police and again by ICE.

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So, the movie "Born in East LA" is based on fact!

 

An American citizen is not required to carry or show any ID.  If you are picked up by ICE you might be in Mexico before you know it.

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3 hours ago, zydeco said:

"The question as to why Ramos-Gomez was subject to a detainer has been answered by ICE. The department says ICE agents spoke with Ramos-Gomez two days after the hospital incident, and that he told them he was an undocumented immigrant." https://heavy.com/news/2019/01/jilmar-ramos-gomez/

so where is the presumed innocence.  An American citizen has the right to say that he is from Mars if he so wishes.  Isn't it up to them to substantiate claims they  make?

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