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The Mexican Consulate In San Bernardino Is Getting Involved With This Deportation Because Things Don’t Add Up

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A family in Moreno Valley, Calif. is trying to figure out what happened to a loved one who was deported without warning. According to The Riverside Press-Enterprise, Ramon Ruiz Ortiz went to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in San Bernardino to file for his green card at 10 a.m. on May 11. By 7 p.m. the same day, Ruiz Ortiz was in Tijuana. His family and attorney are trying to figure out why.

“There’s no explanation of what happened,” Hadley Bajramovic, an attorney that represents the Mexican consulate in San Bernardino, told The Press-Enterprise. “There isn’t anything that shows he was even deported properly.”

According to The Press-Enterprise, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials claim that Ruiz Ortiz applied for his green card under a false name. The accusation of a false identity coupled with a previous removal from the U.S. in 1999 are the only facts ICE has given to the press about Ruiz Ortiz’s deportation. The Press-Enterprise has reported that Bajramovic is now pursuing legal remedies to have Ruiz Ortiz brought back to the U.S. and is looking into whether or not immigration officials broke rules and policies when deporting Ruiz Ortiz.

Bajramovic and Ruiz Ortiz’s family say he has no criminal history, has worked at the same place for 14 years, and can prove that he has been paying his taxes. The sudden removal of Ruiz Ortiz is part of an increase in the arrests of noncriminal immigrants under the Trump administration’s increased enforcement of immigration policies.

These same policies were relaxed under the Obama administration that often gave relief to undocumented immigrants with clean criminal record or U.S.-born children. According to The Washington Post, the arrests of noncriminal undocumented immigrants has seen the highest increase compared to the same time last year, doubling to 11,000. The arrest of immigrants with criminal records, including murder suspects and gang members, has increased by 18 percent over the same period.

(MORE: The Riverside Press-Enterprise)

READ: Proposed Immigration Bill Could “Turn Millions Of Americans Into Criminals Overnight”

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These Videos Show That Latinos Know How To Keep Their Cool In The Face Of Mounting Hatred All Over The Country

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These Videos Show That Latinos Know How To Keep Their Cool In The Face Of Mounting Hatred All Over The Country

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It’s been a tough couple of days for several Latinos who were just trying to live. Anti-immigrant and anti-Latino sentiment appears to be steadily on the rise in Trump’s America. More and more videos of hate being aimed specifically at Latinos are going viral. The racists in these videos show outright hatred, all the while acting like something awful has been done to them.

This video features a man being attacked for speaking in Spanish at the airport.

Credit: The Eliot / Youtube

The man in this video, affectionately referred to as “Mike,” had a teensy-weensy problem with Hector Torres, another passenger who was waiting to board a flight. Mike proceeded to air his beef with Torres, who apparently offended him by speaking to his Puerto Rican mom in Spanish, her native language. According to Buzzfeed, Torres was on the phone speaking in Spanish with his mother, when Mike made derogatory comments at him. The rest of it was caught on camera. From telling Torres to “shut the fuck up,” calling him a “fucking spic” and telling him to “kiss his fucking ass,” Mike spared no insult and let his hatred flow freely.

Many are saying Torres did an amazing job of keeping his composure during the incident.

Credit: The Eliot / Youtube

At a certain point “Mike” gets physical with Torres, trying to slap his phone away. But Torres, a father of four from Orlando, Florida, waited for airport security to arrive to handle the situation.

In another incident, this woman threatened physical harm on a Latino who appeared to be offering to help her in a cellphone store.

The woman was on her phone talking to someone about not being able to find something she was looking for. The man in the store offered her up a helpful suggestion as to where she might be able to find it. Almost as if she were waiting for an opportunity, the hate immediately begins to spew. She threatens the man with physical violence. She mentions that her husband is there and can handle him and that she also isn’t wearing nails, so she’d be free to throw down, too. She proceeds to call him a “fucking spic,” blurts out “this is my country,” and as the man leaves the store mutters “he needs to take his ass back to Mexico,” before finishing the video with an assertion that it’s “so disrespectful speaking another language in my country.” Exemplary human being here.

Finally, we have this video of a woman in a Walmart, who takes the racist prize this week (don’t worry, there are still several days to go).

In the video above, this woman is seen telling a Latina to go back to Mexico and using the most offensive word in the English language on a bystander who tried to help. Then, like a child, she says “not my fault, she started it” when an employee comes over and tries to mediate.

If anyone doubted the existence of people like the ones in these videos, spewing hatred and vitriol at others just because of the color of their skin or their ethnic origin, look no further than here. The victims here are people who are literally just trying to live, shop, talk on the phone, exist and these racists just can’t let that happen. The poise and composure of the victims in these situations is admirable, but the days of turning the other cheek may be coming to an end. You can only push people so much before they fight back.

READ: Racist Sentenced To 11 Years In Arson Hate Crime Against Latino Neighbors

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