Unfortunately, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) are known to make false statements, which might include this incident. Perla Morales-Luna who was snatched by USCBP agents on March 8, 2018 on allegations that she was involved in a smuggling operation while walking on a sidewalk with her three daughters to go pay rent. If Morales-Luna was involved in a smuggling operation, police or other federal law enforcement agencies would have made the arrest. Morales-Luna has not been charged of any crime, other than being in the country illegally, which is a federal civil offense and not a federal crime.
Morales-Luna would have been booked at a local law enforcement agency on an alleged charged, but she is currently being held at an ICE detention facility.
The USCBP hasn't confirmed if Morales-Luna was served with a legal federal warrant, which would than implicate her of an alleged crime.
Mark Lane, an activist in National City during a press conference says, that when an arrest by immigration officials go bad, that they tend to lie, which he referred to other incidents where immigration officials used the same excused. http://bit.ly/2Gb6nLy
José Rodriguez, a Union representative at the press conference says, that most of the undocumented immigrants that are detained by immigration agents end up in private prisons, which are profiting from the undocumented population.
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Video courtesy of Judith Castro-Rangel
Source: Hispanic News Network U.S.A.