OMG: Immigrant Arrested By ICE While Bringing Wife To Deliver Baby!

When Donald Trump and Conservatives call out the news media for fake news, this is one of the things we’re talking about. This story was all over the news yesterday, positioning how utterly horrible it was that this happened. But, there’s a problem. This CBS NY article is emblematic of most

ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Hospital To Deliver Baby

A California woman says her husband was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents while he drove her to the hospital to deliver their baby this week. Joel Arrona was arrested Wednesday in San Bernardino, California, and remains in custody pending “removal proceedings,” the federal agency said in a statement.

Arrona was driving his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to the hospital for a scheduled cesarean section when they stopped to get gas. She said two ICE agents approached them and asked for identification, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Venegas showed the agents her ID, but said her husband did not have his with him. When the couple offered to get his ID at their home nearby, Arrona was taken into custody. Venegas said she was left at the gas station by herself and she was forced to drive herself to the hospital.

“I feel very bad right now,” Venegas told CBS Los Angeles in Spanish at the hospital as she held her baby boy. “My husband needs to be here. He had to wait for his son for so long, and someone just took him away.”

Then this

This has created a wealth of people tweeting and commenting about how disgusting this is, how horrible America is, how mean ICE is, and I’m sure lots of Useful Idiots are donating to the GoFundMe page. Idiots like this

The CBS LA story was updated with a bit of uber-relevant information that’s buried deep, for those who missed it in the updated headline (you can tell the original was different from the URL text)

ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Deliver Baby, Says He Is Wanted For Homicide In Mexico

Maria told CBS2 Arrona-Lara, who is from Mexico, has never been stopped by police, and that he’s never been in trouble with the law, not even for a ticket. However, ICE said Saturday Arrona-Lara was picked up because he is wanted by law enforcement authorities in Mexico on an outstanding homicide warrant.

An attorney representing Arrona-Lara on behalf of the nonprofit San Bernardino Community Service Center said those charges are unconfirmed. Emilio Amaya Garcia told CBS2 he has been in contact with the Mexican consulate who said it currently has no information about ICE’s claim.

That’s right, he’s wanted on a murder charge. The Handford Sentinel goes a step further from the usual use of “immigrant”, “migrant”, or “undocumented immigrant”

The Latest: US says man was arrested on outstanding warrant

Their original story did not mention murder, but, they did update for their article about a “U.S. man” being detained by ICE.

If you look through the #AbolishICE hashtag on Twitter, you’ll see that there are lots who did not get the information on the murder charges, and this is still going on this morning. Rep Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass) wrote “There’s heartless and then there’s whatever the hell this is.” He has yet to update noting the murder charges.

And this is what we call fake news.

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2 Responses to “OMG: Immigrant Arrested By ICE While Bringing Wife To Deliver Baby!”

  1. Rodney Stanton says:

    No matter what the Bush Clan says this is not “An Act of love”!

  2. Mike-SMO says:

    nd, of course, no mention of who will be paying for the delivery of that anchor….

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