Stories have been circulating all weekend of the heartless officers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after reports broke that a father was detained while his wife was in labor.
Many were horrified by the “cruelty” of officers who arrested the husband, Joel Arrona-Lara. They took to Twitter to express their outrage.
OMFG. ICE detained a husband as he was driving his wife for a C-section. She had to drive herself to hospital. The cruelty and inhumanity of this regime! https://t.co/lkZljMVq8I
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) August 18, 2018
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Arrona-Lara, a citizen of Mexico, was in the United States illegally and had an “outstanding warrant issued for his arrest in Mexico on homicide charges.”
So in other words, ICE was doing its job to keep the nation safe from homicide suspects here illegally.
Many conservatives took to Twitter to set the record straight.
What kind of hellhole agency arrests *squints* murder suspects https://t.co/wzBdw4WpCd
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) August 19, 2018
He’s WANTED for MURDER in MEXICO! This is how Mainstream Media outlets manipulate YOUR emotions with Fake News. They want YOU to have an emotional reaction that leads to you voting for Democrats because the majority of newsrooms vote for Democrats.
Link: https://t.co/WKPJVaXacx https://t.co/RwRZWRCHRa
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 19, 2018
Unconscionable that ICE would arrest a man who was, um…wanted for murder. Abolish these heartless monsters! https://t.co/NKrJI6fuMG
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 19, 2018
This summer, ICE officers faced a constant onslaught of attacks. From facility “occupations” by Antifa members to racially charged slurs hurled at officers who are not white, the men and women of ICE have seen it all.
President Donald Trump and his administration planned an event to “honor ICE heroes,” to try and highlight honorable work done by ICE officers. That event will take place on Monday.