Man arrested for deportation in Nashville

A man has been arrested in Nashville, and now he’s slated to be deported from the United States.

Reports indicate that he was facing charges for operating a motor vehicle without having a driver’s license. He went to the courthouse to go in front of the judge. That’s when officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department arrived and arrested him.

The man is from Honduras. He’s 33 years old.

There are questions about the arrest, since officials at the courthouse may have detained the man and then given him over to the ICE agents. One legal expert who was there is concerned about that, saying that the ICE warrant that the agents had only means they can hold someone, and other officials — like security officers working at the courthouse — don’t have to follow it the way they would a typical criminal warrant.

They are now looking into whether or not the proper legal procedures were followed or if the man was detained by those who were not bound by the warrant.

It is worth noting that reports also claimed the man has faced similar charges for driving without a license eight times in less than two decades, starting in 2004.

These types of arrests have been on the rise lately, with officials saying they’ve gone up by about 38 percent.

It’s very important that proper procedures are followed in all immigration cases. Those who are detained need to know their legal rights and what options they have when officials break these procedures during an arrest or a deportation.

Source: The Commercial Appeal, “Immigration arrest at Nashville courthouse latest in national trend,” Ariana Maia Sawyer and Stacey Barchenger, June 08, 2017