At least 30 angry Queens residents tried to stop federal immigration agents (ICE) from arresting an illegal immigrant accused of burglary.
The whole thing started at about 10 a.m. when ICE agents, arrived in unmarked cars, boxed in Hardat Sampat, who is from Guyana on the one-way street. Dozens of residents gathered and were shouting and trying to keep the feds from arresting Sampat, New York Daily News reported.
“Why me? Why me?” Sampat’s sister wailed. “They didn’t even look her way. They didn’t care. This is what Trump is doing. It’s not fair to do to the people.”
Sampat will remain in custody until at least June 15th, and then officials will determine whether to release or deport him.
“He had previously been released from the custody of the New York Department of Correction with an active detainer in place,” ICE spokeswoman Rachael Yong Yow said in a statement.
Video taken at the tense scene showed neighbors standing in the one-way street blocking a caravan of federal vehicles.
“You don’t know what kind of heartbreak it is to see this,” one woman said about Sampat’s arrest.
“I understand,” an ICE agent replied.
“No you don’t; you say you understand,” another woman said.
Sampat willingly agreed to be deported back to Guyana while he was in prison in Florida for assault charges about five years ago but came back to the U.S. illegally to be with his relatives.
Police arrested Sampat weeks ago for burglarizing the Rockaways home of a 37-year-old woman he knew on April 9 and on April 30. During the second alleged break-in, he vandalized the apartment by spraying white paint on the walls and furniture, according to court papers. And his sister wonders why he’s on his way out of the country?
Liberals don’t care about the innocent people that get hurt by illegals!
What do you think?