Danny's Family Car Wash Owner Danny Hendon Not Named in ICE Indictment
"Why was he not taken in?" she asked. "Why doesn't he have a warrant out for him?"
Lopez's fiance was one of a handful not released Monday.
The rest were ordered released on their own recognizance. Most were still wearing white or black Danny's work shirts as they faced the judge, their hands shackled to their waists.
Two men not listed on the Danny's indictment went before the judge, following a break in the proceedings.
Family members identified the men, Jaime Cuevas and Alberto Santos, as "regular workers," not managers. Both wore white Danny's golf shirts.
Santos was charged with illegal re-entry, Cuevas with using an ID unlawfully. Both were detained pending future hearings.
Outside the courthouse, relatives awaited the release of their husbands, fathers, brothers and uncles. A demonstration sponsored by the human rights organization Puente was winding down.
I asked Puente organizer Natalie Cruz about ICE's claim that it was only interested in the employer, not the workers.
"If ICE was going after the employer, they should go after the employer," she said. "They shouldn't have to detain 223 people to obtain information,or to obtain the people they were looking for."
She said she and others fear the raid was not a one-off, but the beginning of a new era of ICE raids on businesses, not unlike the ones Arpaio does.
"Now our community is not only going to have to be aware of Sheriff Joe's raids," she stated. "Now we're going to have to worry about ICE doing raids, too."