An illegal alien who got into a car accident now sits in a detention center and might soon be deported, despite having an American wife and three children.
Armando Chavez Corona was rear-ended last week along Interstate 5 in Tacoma, Washington. The collision involved multiple vehicles and Corona was not the cause of the accident, said The News Tribune.
However, when Washington State patrol checked his driver’s license, it found a notice from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that Corona was a deported Mexican felon who'd been convicted of a drug charge, reported the outlet.
Armando Chavez Corona (not pictured) was rear-ended in Tacoma then seized by ICE agents (stock image)
The trooper contacted ICE and less than two hours later, he was taken into custody.
ICE said he'd already been removed four times between 1996 to 2000.
Corona was with his US-born wife, Grace, at the time, and she says she panicked when she realized what was happening.
'All of a sudden, I don't know why, I glanced to the back and I see an agent that says 'ICE Police'. And so I run toward my husband and I'm going to be honest with you, I tried to body barricade him,' she told KOMO.
She said she knew nothing about his felon status.
Despite the round-ups happening since the Obama administration, Donald Trump's very outright stance on illegal immigrants had made Grace believe her husband's arrest has more to do with him.
'You hear about it more and more so, yes, I believe it has to do with Trump.'
'Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!' Trump recently tweeted.
However, now there's a family, including three children, without a father who supported them.
A state trooper ran his license and found out about his deported status
'It's unfair because my dad was a hard worker and made sure we had everything we needed to live,' said daughter Elizabeth.
Homeland Security Department said Monday that 680 illegal immigrants were arrested last week, 75 per cent of them felons.
Washington State Patrol says it has no authority to arrest illegal aliens, but can call ICE. It said ICE then decides whether or not to respond.
A review began Wednesday a review was underway to ensure the patrol wasn’t violating its policies.
'I don't know if we'll ever see him again,' said a tearful Elizabeth.
The family suspects he might be deported by February 21.