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DemocracyNow! interviews American Citizen Jocelyn Avelica, Whose Dad Was Detained by ICE While Driving his Daughter to School

“EMPATHY is extends to a far as one can see challenge yourself and go farther.  Look real far and see the real humanity in your narrow minded ignorant hate, racism and bigotry” Johnny Punish

On Tuesday morning, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez and his wife were driving their 13-year-old daughter Fatima to her school in the northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park just after dropping off their younger daughter. Then, two black, unmarked vehicles approached the family’s car. Fatima captured part of the arrest on her cellphone, in which she can be heard sobbing as ICE agents arrest and detain her father.

He has lived in the United States for more than two decades and is the father of four. In a statement, ICE defended its actions, saying Avelica-Gonzalez had a DUI in 2009 and an outstanding order of removal from 2014.

For more we speak with Jocelyn Avelica, daughter of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez. We also speak with Emi MacLean, an immigration attorney for National Day Laborer Organizing Network who is assisting the Avelica-Gonzalez family.


Jocelyn Avelica: is the daughter of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, the father of four detained by ICE agents while dropping off Jocelyn’s sister, 13-year-old Fatima, at school.

Emi MacLean: an immigration attorney for National Day Laborer Organizing Network who is assisting the Avelica-Gonzalez family.

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