The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon announced that Immigrations and Custom Enforcement arrested a Mexico-born Portland community activist and "Dreamer" enrolled in a program enacted under the presidential administration of Barack Obama that protected undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
Reportedly, the arrest occurred this morning.
In December 2016, Francisco entered into a DUI diversion program. He quickly completed nearly all of the requirements of this program, attended all his court dates and required meetings.
“Despite Francisco’s best efforts to make good on his mistake, ICE has taken the position that even a misdemeanor DUI eligible for diversion is enough to end DACA status. This policy is tearing apart his family, our communities, and does nothing to keep us safer.” said Andrea Williams, executive director of Causa Oregon, an Oregon immigrant rights organization.
Sorry, Andrea - drunk driving is not a misdemeanor. It kills and maims people, and I don't really care if the arrest "tears apart" his family or your community. Why, just yesterday, I was reading about a state senator in Oklahoma who got arrested for soliciting prostitution. That doesn't generally kill or maim people, but it nonetheless "tears apart" his family. I don't feel sorry for him, either.
Pretty easy to understand: obey the law. Some people seem to have a problem with that.