ICE Arrests Illegal Alien and His Daughter Captures It On Video. [VIDEO]

ICE Arrests Illegal Alien and His Daughter Captures It On Video. [VIDEO]

ICE Arrests Illegal Alien and His Daughter Captures It On Video. [VIDEO]

While the President Trump wiretap story was sucking all the air out of the internet, this video began going viral.

It’s a cell phone video taken by a 13-year-old girl of her father being arrested by ICE agents.

It’s a tough video to watch. A child should not have to watch a beloved parent being handcuffed and placed under arrest. No one with any sort of empathy can avoid feeling compassion for the girl.

In an interview, little Fatima Avelica said, “My dad kept telling us to calm down, that everything would be O.K. I didn’t understand what was happening and how they could have known who he was.”

Fatima Avelica shows the cell phone video of her father’s arrest.

But am I heartless and wrong for not shedding tears over this?

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, a Mexican national, has been living in the United States for 25 years. He’s had several misdemeanor convictions: driving without a license, DUI, and receipt of stolen property. He ignored a 2014 deportation order (and who was President then, hmm?).

But during those 25 years, when his four daughters were born in the U.S., did Mr. Avelica make efforts to become a legal resident? Apparently not. And now his children are paying the price.

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez and his arrest.

I wonder if those who are hand-wringing over this story are feeling the same compassion for a University of Missouri-Kansas City student who was recently raped in a dorm room by an illegal?

Wait, what?

Of course you never heard about it. Oh, the Kansas City Star dutifully reported the incident. They prominently published a mugshot of the dirtbag who is accused of raping the unconscious woman.

But what the Star tried to conceal was the fact that the accused, 22-year-old Juan Contreras, entered the country illegally. It took a fledging online publication to push back against the Star‘s coverup. The Sentinel also pointed out that “The Star did, however, have an article on immigration on its homepage, “Trump administration considering separating immigrant parents from children at border. . ..” Like so many of the others the Star has run, it paints President Trump as heartless, if not racist.”

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And where are the feminists who caterwaul about the “rape epidemic” on campus? Nowhere.

As the Sentinel wrote, “Despite the media focus on campus rape and the obvious relevance of Contreras’s immigration status, the reader should expect this story to stay buried.”

It’s perfectly appropriate to feel sorry for the daughter of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez as she witnessed her father’s arrest. But you should also feel sympathy for the unnamed student who was brutally raped by a man who shouldn’t have been in the country.  And you should feel rage at a media who promote sentimental stories about illegal aliens while ignoring accounts of the wreckage so many illegals leave in their wake.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • “But am I heartless and wrong for not shedding tears over this?”

    Not in the least. Parents are arrested all the time in front of their children for breaking the law. We rarely hear any liberal sob stories when this occurs for legal residents. The only person to blame is, as you point out, Mr. Gonzalez, who intentionally broke the law, had multiple misdemeanors over the years, failed to attempt to gain citizenship, and brought children into the world when he was a law breaker.

    I felt no sympathy when I saw a mom arrested when she blew past a school bus and there was a child in the road. Cop just told her to get out of the car and handcuffed her, with at least two kids in her car. This was all on her. Same with illegals. It’s 100% on them.

    • GWB says:

      We rarely hear any liberal sob stories when this occurs for legal residents.

      Unless, of course, it’s for some other leftist cause du jour.

  • Scott says:

    This is why we need to do away with automatic citizenship for these children of illegals. If the parents are not here legally, the children should not be citizens! that would eliminate all of this sob story stuff, just deport the whole family, and keep them together,, that should make the proggies happy, right?

  • Kevin R says:

    “And you should feel rage at a media who promote sentimental stories about illegal aliens while ignoring accounts of the wreckage so many illegals leave in their wake.”
    Yes, nailed it!
    It is quite angering and nauseating how in our society the MSM and lets be honest – the majority of those who voted for Clinton (either one btw) – in reality care so very little if at all – for truth. They have and will continue to undermine a life of ethical &/or moral values.
    We need to gather and identify the companies that advertise on MSM communication platforms – and boycott them. And while boycotting make a legal and moral stink about it.

  • GWB says:

    Something that needs to be re-iterated once in a while:
    We talk a lot about illegal aliens* and the criminal elements. Let’s be clear that we’re not saying all illegal aliens are violent criminals. Nor that if we deported every illegal alien we would stop all violent crimes.

    But, in reducing violent crimes, why not take care of an entire class of criminals – that include a number of people who fall into those other categories – at once? Illegal aliens are here illegally, by their own choice. The bookies got rolled up with the gangsters, too. The bathtub gin producers got rolled up with the gangsters.

    Also, there’s the double standard. The media and the left (but I repeat myself) won’t report the violent crimes because it reflects on the group. Hmmmm, where else have we seen that happen? (Answer: ALL friggin’ OVER!)

    (* Yes, illegal aliens. They are aliens – that is, their allegiance is legally to some other nation, and they have not acted as if they will change that allegiance. And they are here illegally – they did not obtain permission to enter this country, much less permission to stay and participate in our economy (and welfare structure). So, they are illegal aliens. They have documents – they just aren’t legal US documents.)

    • Kim Quade says:

      I have often said that employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens should receive huge fines and penalties, and I believe that would go a long way to deter illegals entering the nation.
      Ah, but there’s a barrier — the Chamber of Commerce types and their Congressional cronies don’t want that to happen, do they?

  • SFC D says:

    If you’re in the country illegally, you get deported. If you choose to leave your kids behind, YOU are the one breaking up your family. Their tears are the result of YOUR bad decision. I have exactly zero ounces of sympathy. And while we’re at it, let’s start actually using the highly touted E-Verify system. Hit the employers in the wallet. Hard.

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