Thursday, March 1, 2018
Following ICE on patrol
ICE agents went to the Bronx Criminal Courthouse a few weeks ago to arrest Aboubacar Dembele, following the African immigrant's court hearing to contest an assault charge.
“The media does not focus on all of these criminals that we’re going after," Genalo said, "Rather than focus on the criminals that we’re trying to remove, and that we’re arresting in the community, they’d rather take and focus on the small percentage of the cases that you just mentioned."
In Jersey City, Genalo’s team made its final arrest of the day – cuffing a multiple drug offender from the Dominican Republic with two deportations on his record.
“I know I made a mistake," he said.
Jamaican immigrant Andrea Stibo, a legal resident, has mixed feelings about the direction of the nation's immigration policy.
“You're not supposed to overstay your visa,” she said.
Like so many legal, documented immigrants, Stibo wonders if there is room in some cases, for compassionate policy enforcement.
“If you coming, and you stay over your welcome, and you don’t commit no crime – no, you got the right to stay,” Stibo said.
When confronted with her contradiction, Stibo responded, “I don’t have no sympathy for criminals.”