Today a American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan and Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) sent a minute to a Kent County Sheriff and Kent County Board of Commissioners, perfectionist an review into how an American citizen and flashy maestro was taken into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) control for deportation.
On Dec 14, 2018, a Kent County Sheriff’s Department handed a United States citizen and flashy Marine fight maestro over to ICE officials so that he could be deported. The veteran, Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, was innate in Grand Rapids, grew adult here, and bravely served a nation in Afghanistan.
Read a letter.
Mr. Ramos-Gomez was innate in Grand Rapids in 1991. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in a marines, portion from 2011-2014 as a pierce physical and tank crewman. He was flashy with a inhabitant invulnerability use medal, a tellurian fight on terrorism use medal, an Afghanistan debate medal, and a fight movement ribbon, among other awards. But when he returned home, he was a bombard of his former self, pang from post-traumatic highlight commotion after what he had seen. His family reports that he is focused on returning for his sea brothers in Afghanistan. He has episodes where he disappears and when he is found again, he mostly has no correlation of where he has been.
One such occurrence happened during a finish of final year. Mr. Ramos-Gomez was arrested on Nov 21, 2018 after apparently deleterious a glow alarm during Spectrum Health and trespassing on a heliport. The military news shows that Mr. Ramos-Gomez had his pass on him when he was arrested. He pled guilty to a trespassing charge, and a decider systematic him expelled on a personal recognizance bond on Friday, Dec 14, 2018, tentative a pre-sentence investigation.
At that point, a Kent County Sheriff’s Department should have immediately expelled Mr. Ramos-Gomez. Instead, a Sheriff’s Department worked with ICE agents to capacitate his send to an immigration apprehension core in Calhoun County to start a deportation process. Publicly accessible jail annals uncover that Mr. Ramos-Gomez was theme to a detainer, i.e. an ICE hold, and that a jail incited him over on Dec 14, 2018. It is misleading how that was probable or because a jail believed it should palm Mr. Ramos-Gomez over to ICE, rather than recover him as compulsory by a justice order.
We are outraged, and direct that a Sheriff’s Department control an evident review and news a anticipating during a subsequent County Commission assembly on Jan 24, 2019. This terrible occurrence is a predicted effect of a Sheriff’s Department’s preference to proffer a resources to support ICE’s efforts to expatriate Kent County residents, a process that a village has regularly and persuasively asked a Department to end.
Read a minute with MIRC sent to a Kent County Sheriff’s Department and a Kent County Board of Commissioners on Jan 16, 2019.