The last thing you should do if you’re in this country illegally and an ICE official confronts you is to hit that officer. Think that is a ridiculously obvious statement? This guy doesn’t.
From The Statesman:
Federal authorities have charged the man who was arrested by federal immigration agents last week in an incident in Northwest Austin that left one man injured.
Mexican national Hugo Baltazar-Ramirez was charged with assaulting a federal deportation officer.
Baltazar-Ramirez’s arrest on Friday is what alerted many in the Austin area to increased U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement action in an operation called Operation Cross Check that led to 51 arrests in the Austin area.
The action has prompted outcry from Mayor Steve Adler and from the public through several protests in North Austin.
The U.S. attorney’s office said Baltazar-Ramirez, 23, ran from an ICE officer after he was informed that he was being arrested. When the agent caught up, the two struggled and Baltazar-Ramirez hit the agent’s head against the ground several times, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement released Tuesday.
Baltazar-Ramirez could face 20 years in prison if convicted. The FBI is investigating the incident.
Americans are tired of illegal immigrants walking around with no fears. It’s to the point that they feel emboldened to put their hands on law enforcement? Get them out, STAT.