ICE says Brazilian woman who attacked MAGA hat wearer in Mexican restaurant is in US ‘unlawfully’

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A Massachusetts woman filmed earlier this month harassing and assaulting a MAGA-hat-wearing Trump supporter now faces potential deportation because she’s an “unlawfully present citizen of Brazil” who overstayed a 1994 tourist visa. As a result, Rosiane Santos, 41, was briefly taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday.

“[D]eportation officers with ICE’s Fugitive Operations Team arrested Rosiane Santos, an unlawfully present citizen of Brazil, today near Falmouth, Massachusetts,” ICE announced.

The agency later released her with a Notice to Appear for future “removal proceedings.”

Santos unintentionally brought the spotlight on herself last Friday by harassing and assaulting a patron at a Mexican restaurant in Cape God for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

In footage filmed by the victim, 23-year-old Bryton Turner, Santos could be seen verbally berating him, putting her hands on him and knocking his hat off his head multiple times.


Speaking afterward with radio show host Howie Carr about the incident, Turner revealed that Santos had started hassling him the moment he stepped into the restaurant.

“The minute I walked in and sat down, the woman said something to me. She said, ‘What does your hat say. What does your hat say?’ and I showed her. She goes, ‘Why would you wear that here?’ And I said, ‘It’s America, and I can wear this hat wherever I want.'”

She apparently felt otherwise. In fact, after the authorities arrived, she told them that Turner shouldn’t even be allowed to eat in a Mexican restaurant while wearing a hat that’s supportive of President Donald Trump, according to Boston station WFXT.

Her husband, who reportedly wasn’t present when the altercation occurred, seems to agree.

“You wore that hat going to a Mexican restaurant,” he complained to the station. “I think you were trying to provoke some people. If he shot that video himself, I don’t think he would shoot it when he was saying the things he was saying. Being a foreigner you go through a lot. She’s been through a lot in her life; she felt she had to stand up for herself and for other people.”

It’s unclear how hassling an American citizen for exercising his constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech is equivalent to someone standing up for himself or herself.

It’s also unclear what Santos allegedly standing up for herself has to do with her allegedly telling the bartender to poison Turner’s drink, as he claimed to Carr that she’d done.

Listen to the full interview below:

Despite the clear-cut video evidence against Santos, who’s reportedly been charged on the local level with disorderly conduct and assault and battery, she continues to allege she’s the real victim.

“I had a little bit to drink — maybe that’s the reason that I couldn’t walk away. But being discriminated for so many times in my life, I just had to stand up for myself. He’s not a victim. I am the victim. I have been bullied, OK?” she declared to local media as if she was still drunk.

Everyone appears to disagree, including even the employees of the Casa Vallarta Mexican restaurant.

“Lady was, just didn’t agree with his hat. I kept telling her, ‘It’s all right. He’s not doing anything to me, so why is it even a problem?'” bartender Geo Marcario said.



Because of entitlement perhaps? The Democrat Party has exploited identify politics and grievance mongering to instill a sense of victimhood and entitlement in not only bona fide American citizens (including very famous ones) but illegal aliens as well.

But as Santos has had to learn the hard way, neither she nor any other criminal alien is entitled to harass/assault someone she dislikes. Nor is she entitled to illegally reside in the United States.

“This country has laws in place to keep its citizens safe. That’s what makes this country great. She broke the law for a long time and it finally caught up with her,” Turner reportedly said after her arrest.

Granted, while she’ll definitely face punishment for her behavior at the restaurant, it’s unclear whether she’ll actually be deported. Her immigration attorney, Katarina Kozakova, told that Turner has a pending green card application and is married to a U.S. citizen.

Some think she should be deported anyway for thinking herself to be above the law.




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