Joe Arpaio Protesters Released From Custody

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Miguel Guerra was released from ICE custody this afternoon.
The four people claiming to be undocumented immigrants who were arrested Tuesday during a civil-disobedience protest against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have been released from jail.

While Arpaio was on the witness stand in the federal racial-profiling case, scores of demonstrators from the human-rights group Puente blocked traffic just outside the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse in downtown Phoenix protesting the sheriff.

All four sat in an intersection, while police warned them they would be arrested if they refused to move. They all ignored instructions from police and were arrested at the scene.

The three women who participated in the civil-disobedience act were released last night, after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reviewed their immigration statuses and lifted the holds against them.

Because they were not considered high-priority cases, the woman were not transferred to ICE custody, an official says.

Miguel Guerra, a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant who also was part of the demonstration, was just released today from ICE custody.

Guerra says he was transferred to immigration officials' custody after he refused to sign documents accepting his misdemeanor charges that resulted from the protest.

ICE urged him to sign his deportation order once he was in the agency's custody, he claims. Since he refused to do so, he was freed after he paid a $1,500 bail fee, but now he is scheduled to appear in front an immigration judge.

"I haven't gone through the [immigration] documents so I don't know what's next," Guerra tells New Times. "I'm just very excited that I just got out."



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jolie
jolie

Chicano and Mexican anti-American activists will burn in hell for destroying our nation! Well-deserved for these subhumans.

shobson21
shobson21

This madness has got to stop and it will.  Because the law defines an illegal alien as all illegal aliens there shall be no more of this.  ICE has been contacted and they have been told they must apprehend everybody who is illegal, not just a chosen few.  You may all think it's funny to boast about how you can get away with being here illegally but you won't think it is so funny when you are on that bus being taken back to Mexico now will you?

Jiff
Jiff

Thank God they didn't eat the "Peanut Butter Sandwiches."

obamaisacorn
obamaisacorn

...cant wait until we get that loser out of the whitehouse.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @Yourproductsucks right. But they urged him to sign the deportation order, it doesn't mean he will be deported if he has the proper paperwork...

 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @obamaisacorn can't wait til you have to suffer for 4 more years of Obama the moderate republican president.

shobson21
shobson21

 @ptcgaz If he has what he calls 'proper paperwork" it is likely to be counterfeit.  Deport him and the rest of you idiots.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @shobson21 how would you know? He is alledgedly undocumented. As for me I was born in Ohio to American parents, unless you some how think that the northern state of Ohio is somehow in Mexico. Must be one of those asshats that thinks that Obama was born in the Hawaiian part of Kenya.

 

BTW just because I value the rights of everyone in America and value the Constitution Does NOT MEAN I AM here illegally. 

DUMB SHIT. 

Next Absurd statement please.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @shobson21 what makes you so sure Mittens will win you idiot?

 

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