ICE Agents Nab Father While Dropping Daughter Off At School

  • ICE Agents Nab Father While Dropping Daughter Off At School

ICE Agents Nab Father While Dropping Daughter Off At School

His four children are USA citizens.

Avelica said her dad was "really scared" and didn't want to pull over. She recorded her father, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, a 48-year-old Mexican native living in Los Angeles, California, while he was being picked up by the agents a few blocks away from her charter school in Pasadena, attorney Emi MacLean told the New York Daily News. His 13-year-old daughter, Fatima, sobbed as she recorded her father being handcuffed in front of her and her mother.

"I never thought we'd actually go through something like this", another daughter, Brenda Avelica, told KABC. "Basically what ICE has told officials is that this man has prior convictions, as a way of essentially throwing him under the bus".

Rómulo Avelica-González, 48, had dropped his 13-year-old daughter at school on Tuesday when he was pulled over by immigration agents while his wife and 12-year-old daughter were still in the vehicle, advocacy group NDLON says. Reports of ICE agents donning police uniforms and waiting just outside sensitive locations (churches, schools and other areas where ICE arrests and detentions are forbidden) have begun to surface in the days since President Trump took office.

On Thursday (2 March) ICE agents in Jackson, Mississippi, told 22-year-old undocumented immigrant, Daniela Vargas that she would be deported after she spoke at an immigration press conference.

What started out like any other day turned into a frightful moment for a father who has been living in the U.S.as an undocumented immigrant for 25 years. "It's awful to feel and see your family being broken apart", Jocelyn also told a local ABC News outlet.

ICE said Avelica-Gonzalez is scheduled to be deported to Mexico.

"What we wanted to communicate to our families was that we are in solidarity with that family, and we are in solidarity with all families", Mireles added.

NDLON fought for Avelica-Gonzalez, who was transported to a different detention center outside of Los Angeles, to remain in the states for a little while longer.

The father remains in ICE custody at this time, according to Kice.

"The irony is that the eighth graders went to the Museum of Tolerance today", said Ricardo Mireles. If you speak now you will not know what happened to him.