[Ed. – This is what “broke” looks like. Intentionally? We report, you decide.]
Illegal immigrants are reportedly signaling federal officials to detain them once they are near the U.S.-Mexico border, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have declared they may not pursue all illegal immigrants who do not show up for hearings after they enter the country.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Yoselin Ramos, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who was with “20 other families with children,” actually “had looked forward to being caught,” telling the outlet that “at one point even waving down federal helicopters — because of the welcoming treatment they had assumed they would receive.”
In their home countries south of the border, reports have been circulating that illegal immigrants, especially those with children, will be allowed to stay in the United States “indefinitely.” Ramos said she decided to make the trek to the United States after hearing reports “that parents will not be detained in the U.S. if they arrive with a child.”
“ICE officials say that the immigrants are released as long as they can provide an address for their destination — with family or friends, no matter their legal status.”
Ramos was sent to stay with her family in Iowa. And the Houston Chronicle reported that another illegal immigrant said he considered the papers ICE gave him to be a “permit” to remain in the United States. That illegal immigrant was sent to stay with family in North Carolina.