Durham, North Carolina- A man named Edwin Guillen was detained and arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for being in the country illegally from Honduras.
The 26-year-old, father of two, has been living in Durham for the past four years and has no past criminal record.
Past Tuesday, U.S. Marshals Task Force with ICE was in search of a fugitive, accused of a serious crime, on LaSalle Street. When they went to Guillen’s Duke Manor apartment, they found two people running; one of them was Guillen.
Guillen was eventually arrested. He now faces the threat of deportation.
The fugitive, who the officials were initially looking for, is still at-large.
ICE says that ‘he resisted police which gave them probable cause for the officer’s to make an arrest’. It was only after the arrested it was learned by ICE that Guillen is an undocumented immigrant.
Following his arrest, Guillen’s attorney Becky Moriello said, “If it’s true that he was arrested just because he ran, then that’s problematic because running isn’t a crime.”
Ever since Trump took over as the President of USA, his immigration enforcement plan has been a big headache for the undocumented immigrants in the country, who felt safer in the second term of Barack Obama, as long as their criminal record was clear.
Stress has been mounting across the states with media and the citizens left asking “what’s next”. A number from 2012 estimates 11.4 million illegal immigrants in USA—many of them are standing on shaky grounds in the current regime, the threat of getting detained and deported looming high.
Even men and women like Guillen with no criminal background whatsoever are having sleepless nights, in dire need of the right stress management program.