This actually manages to be worse the the headline would indicate
A disabled Army veteran said her immigrant husband and father to her four children was detained by Immigration and Customs enforcement (ICE) in New Jersey despite being a legal resident for more than 20 years.
Alexsa Foster’s husband, Dane Foster, was arrested last week by ICE after they dropped their daughter off of at daycare in Westampton, news site NJ.com reported Thursday.
Gets even "better"
"This is not really what I fought for and signed up for when I joined the military. It's not what I thought this country could be," Alexsa Foster, 28, said.
She spent seven years in the U.S. Army and the National Guard as a mechanic. She fractured her pelvis and now suffers from seizures and migraines which leave her unable to work.
Dane Foster is a Jamaican immigrant who has been a legal resident with a green card since 1997. The couple have four children, ages 2 through 9.
His lawn maintenance service business is their main source of income for the family, NJ.com reported.
And so why is he being swept up by ICE and to be deported?
His lawyer told the outlet that he was arrested because of multiple marijuana possessions charges stemming from the early 2000s and 2014, according to NJ.com.
"Dane was convicted of simple marijuana possession – a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey," attorney Afia Yunus told the news site. "No criminal record for the past four years."
Dane Foster was not jailed for the charges and paid a fine, Yunus said.
So basically simple possession of weed (now legal in places) which was settled with a fine and no jail time. Is this really the "bad hombres" that Trump was talking about. Apparently yes.
The Trump administration has ramped up arrests of immigrants who break the law even if they have been living in the country legally for decades, the outlet noted.
So basically a productive member of society contributing to the economy, now his family is in peril of losing their main bread winner. Again to repeat, said family includes a disabled vet and their children who face economic hardship.
Ah if he was only from Norway.
Seriously, if people are still wondering why folks are pushing back against ICE, this is the reason why. They are the tip of the spear in the Trump administration's campaign to make the United States a "better" whiter country. "Compassionate" conservatism at it's finest. Or at least most honest. (edit) People should really understand now what the sanctuary movement is fighting against.