US Immigrant Called the Cops for Help, Then ICE Detained Him

03:26  14 february  2018
03:26  14 february  2018 Source:   thedailybeast.com

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Some neighbors had called the police to complain about the ruckus outside the bar, the cop swept In 2013, the year after ICE detained almost half a million undocumented immigrants , federal “ Then they could transfer me to Tacoma [to the Northwest Detention Center]. And it will never end.

This comes after an immigrant who called police for help Thursday ended up being turned over to ICE agents. It's just unfortunate that he thought he was doing the right thing, and at the end of the day he was detained for that,” said Angela Canady, who lives in the same block.

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When a Washington State carpenter called the police on a trespasser, cops arrested him instead and turned him over to federal immigration enforcement. 

Wilson Rodriguez Macarreno was arrested on Thursday morning by police in Tukwila, a Seattle suburb, after calling 911 on an intruder, according to KIRO 7. Police did not arrest the intruder due to a lack of probable cause, The Seattle Times reported, but they arrested Macarreno after discovering a 14-year-old warrant issued for him by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Macarreno has been held at a nearby detention center since Thursday.

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Is Chicago, then , truly a sanctuary for unauthorized immigrants ? The first time, in June 2015, came after a run-in with two cops in his neighborhood. “It’s very unclear why he was not detained at the time” — because of his prior removal order — “or why they did not reinstate his removal order.”

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Macarreno’s lawyer Luis Cortes told The Daily Beast that deportation for his client, a 32-year-old father of three, is a “realistic possibility,” said Cortes. The carpenter fled to the United States 14 years ago to escape violence in Honduras. “His brother was shot and killed, and one of his friends was chopped up in pieces in El Salvador,” Cortes claimed.

In his hometown community, Macareno actively participates in church and helped increase the Spanish-speaking congregation, according to his attorney.

Police said they discovered Macarenno’s warrant from 2004 when running his information through the National Crime Information Center database, but “it was later determined that the warrant in question was administrative in nature and that it had been entered in the...database the same way a criminal warrant would have been entered.”

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers went to detain the woman’s illegal- immigrant husband, Hardat Sampat, after he had been ICE then called the NYPD for assistance. By the time cops arrived, a half-dozen people were gathered and protesting the arrest, an NYPD source said.

This comes after an immigrant who called police for help Thursday ended up being turned over to ICE agents. It's just unfortunate that he thought he was doing the right thing, and at the end of the day he was detained for that,” said Angela Canady, who lives in the same block.

Maccarreno’s attorney, Cortes, said his client had a “run in with immigration officials in Texas” in 2004 and received an “in absentia order” from ICE when he missed a court hearing to review his deportation case. According to the American Immigration Council, immigration judges can issue an in absentia order when the government has properly notified undocumented immigrants of their court dates.

Cortes said he plans to fight the deportation by trying to reopen the 2004 case and request a hearing before an immigration judge. If the request for a stay of deportation based on merit fails, Macareno “will be deported back to Honduras in a matter of days,” said Cortes.

Tukwila police said “going forward, officers will not be responsive to administrative warrants issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, nor will it collaborate with the agency.”

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