Reader: Illegal entry and residency doesn't justify busting immigrants at Father's Day fest
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say they're focusing on criminal aliens -- and anti-immigration commenters point out that being in the U.S. without documentation is a crime. But not one big enough to justify arrests at Strawberry Days in Glenwood Springs on Father's Day, one reader believes.
If these men had committed crimes against persons or property, why were they not arrested accordingly. We would then have had two threats to society removed from our midst. The civil violation of illegal entry and residency is not the sort of circumstance that warrants a public bust at a local festival on Father's Day. The collusion of the Garfield sheriff and ICE reeks of attitude and ignorance, not professionalism and protection of the public.
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