Schools across the country have been coming to and end over the last couple of weeks, which also means it’s time for one of the most anticipated events of the year for teens — the prom. This milestone moment didn’t exactly go as well as one school hoped when federal agents got involved and crashed the dance with their necessary raid. When parents in town found out about the reason for it, they were horrified beyond belief since they never imagined something like this could happen and aren’t too happy about it.
Westchester County high school staff and students thought they had every detail worked out for the magical night. What they didn’t take into account was that it wasn’t just teens anticipating this evening, it was federal agents who had been watching and waiting for their time to strike, which ended in an arrest that was a long time coming. While authorities got a criminal off the streets, many in the area said they crossed the line with this apprehension. Agents aren’t backing down from their decision to do what they did, and their explanation as to why only infuriated liberals in the area even more.
Diego Ismael Puma Macancela, 19, was arrested on his way to the school’s senior prom last week and still remains detained today. His supporters, which are many, are demanding his immediate release, but it’s not looking too promising that Macanela will ever get his chance at a high school prom again.
New York Daily News reports:
“Diego Ismael Puma Macancela, 19, crossed the U.S. border in 2014 with his mother to escape violent gangs in Ecuador, according to his lawyer. Since then, he has lived in Ossining where he was set to graduate from high school this summer.”
“Instead, Macancela was arrested as he cowered in his cousin’s home last Thursday.”
“’On the very day he was going to attend his prom, he was detained instead,’ said Steve Choi, executive director of New York Immigration Coalition, which arranged a Monday rally in front of Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan.”
“‘Instead of wearing a tuxedo and putting a boutonniere on his wrist, he was wearing an orange jumpsuit and shackles,’ he added.”
“The teen ran to his cousin’s home a day after his mother was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents inside their house.”
It only took a matter of hours for people in this county of New York to come out in droves in protest of this alien’s arrest right before his prom. The timing of his arrest shouldn’t matter as much as the fact that he broke the law does, but that’s semantics in the eyes of liberals who are only interested in protecting the wrong people if it goes against President Trump’s policies — especially on immigration.
“The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday defended the agency’s decision last week to arrest an illegal immigrant who was on the way to his prom,” Washington Examiner reports. “ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan was asked at a House Appropriations Committee hearing about Diego Puma Macancela, a 19-year-old who was detained last week. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., asked if it’s an ICE policy to target students on the way to school or church.”
“If you have a student who’s walking to school waiting at a bus stop, you have someone waiting to arrest him?” Lowey wanted to know, asserting that since the suspect was on the way to a school activity it was unethical to arrest him.
“Homan stated that ICE was unaware that it was the day of Manancela’s prom, but he defended the actions taken because Manancela had an order of removal. He stated that because Manancela had entered the country illegally and had an outstanding order of removal, he should have been ‘looking over his shoulder’,” the Washington Examiner’s report continued.
“We’re talking about somebody who had his due process and lost his case,” Homan said. “There’d be no integrity in the system if we didn’t uphold the rulings of a judge. This is a country of laws, we need to stand by the laws.”
Why should anyone care that this legal adult teen was on the way to his prom that he had no right to be at anyway? If it was so important to him to attend these things and live the American way, he would have entered into this country correctly. Instead, he chose to break the law and risked any given night being ruined that he was here illegally.
Protecting this kid’s right to attend a dance is defending a criminal’s actions and sends a really disgusting example to teens entering into the world after high school. every parent who is screaming in defence of this illegal alien not being arrested when he was, is telling their teen that they’re free to break the law as long as they do so on their way to school or church. It’s time for every citizen and illegal alien in the country to recognize that we’re a nation of laws that need to be resepected.