Illegal aliens who commit crimes in America are being targeted for deportation by the Trump administration. To that end, a deportation flight, nicknamed “ICE Air,” leaves Colorado with an average of 40 people each week, according to a report from KRDO NewsChannel 13.
In an effort by the news station to make the deportation of people who have repeatedly broken American laws seem cruel and unnecessary, reporter Cinthia Maldonado interviewed 28-year-old Hector Nuñez as he was about to board the plane on a one-way ticket to Mexico. Nuñez is what’s known as a DACA “Dreamer” because he was brought to the United States when he was a baby.
“The U.S. is his only known home,” the reporter stated as Nuñez, speaking with an American accent, replied, “Twenty-seven years. All my life.”
Viewers were informed that Nuñez smoked marijuana and was caught giving some to a 10-year-old boy — a seemingly benign crime, but a felony all the same.
“I was hanging out with the wrong people, felony charge, my first one ever. That’s what caught ICE’s attention,” he told the reporter. She then reiterated, “Nuñez says home is here and not in Mexico.”
“Because I know nothing there,” complained the illegal alien who tried to give an illegal substance to a minor. “I’ve been raised here all my life. I’ve always put my hand up against my heart to the American flag. I feel like I am an American, but I understand I’m not. I didn’t bring myself here, I was brought here.”
Jeff Lynch, head of Denver’s ICE field office, said agents target illegals who’ve committed violent crimes, including DUIs.
ICE does not do random sweeps or checkpoints. “We simply don’t do that. Every arrest we make is targeted and there’s an investigation that leads us to an individual,” he explained.
Deporting everyone who’s undocumented in the United States would overwhelm the system. So, ICE goes after people who blatantly commit crimes, like Nuñez, who agreed to board the plane in exchange for not having a forced deportation on his record.
He told the reporter that the only person he knows in Mexico is his brother, who was deported seven years ago. He made it seem like it would be difficult to even find him, before vowing that he will return to the United States one way or another.
“I’m going to try both ways, but I want to be here legally, not illegally,” he stated.
ICE has made more than 143,000 arrests just this year.
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