Baltazar Aburto Gutierrez, an illegal immigrant living in Tacoma, found out the hard way America is no longer in the “open borders / amnesty” friendly Obama-era any more.
After speaking to the media voluntarily, Gutierrez was promptly found and detained by ICE.
As reported by the NYPost
A Mexican man who spoke with reporters about his longtime girlfriend’s immigration arrest has now been detained himself, and he says agents told him it’s because he was in the newspaper.
Baltazar “Rosas” Aburto Gutierrez spoke with the local Chinook Observer as well as The Seattle Times after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained his girlfriend in June. He was identified by only his nickname in the Observer, and not by name in the Times.
Aburto Gutierrez, 35, told the Times in a phone interview from the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma that he was arrested last Monday morning in Ocean Shores, where he lives and works as a clamdigger.
He said an agent told him: “My supervisor asked me to come find you because of what appeared in the newspaper.”
ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley told the Times that the agency doesn’t retaliate as a rule. But when pressed about Aburto Gutierrez’s case, she declined to comment, the Times reported.
“ICE conducts targeted immigration enforcement in compliance with federal law and agency policy, and at times, exercises prosecutorial discretion when the circumstances of a particular case have extenuating factors like the care of minor children or an alien’s medical condition,” the agency said in a statement sent by Haley.
“This does not mean an alien is exempt from future immigration enforcement,” it added.
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