After eight years of virtual lawlessness when it comes to illegal immigration, the idea that immigration laws are being enforced under President Donald Trump is coming as a surprise to many Americans.
A recent example of this took place this week at a restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Immigrations Customs and Enforcement officers arrested three people thought to be in the country illegally.
…but not before having breakfast.
The officers were doing “a targeted enforcement action” at the diner and owner Sava Lelcaj-Farah told the Ann Arbor News two of them ate breakfast before springing into action.
“One ate waffles and bacon and the other eggs and toast. Lelcaj said they praised the food before entering the kitchen area,” the newspaper reported.
The employee the agents were looking for was not working that day, but three others were arrested — one was later released.
“It’s a very sad day here at Sava’s,” Lelcaj-Farah said. “These things really shake people up. We have a lot of people who have family roots here.”
A fourth worker, identified as Carlos Rivera-Ochoa, was allegedly handcuffed and held briefly, even though he reportedly has a permanent resident card.
“They just slapped some handcuffs on him,” said his wife, Nicki Sanchez. “Not only is that offensive, he was embarrassed in front of the whole restaurant.”
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