Mother Ripped Away from Children On The Street By Border Patrol

Video of border agents' arrest of mom in National City sparks outrage

A protest is planned Friday morning outside City Hall offices in National City a day after a video began circulating on social media showing a mother being snatched off a National City street and hauled away by federal authorities in front of her frantic, crying daughters.

"Where is she going?" one of the girls, who all appear to be teens, sobs as the vehicle drives away with her mother. One of the officers hands her daughters the keys to their home before driving away with their mother. "The arresting agents ensured that Ms. Morales-Luna was able to arrange for her sister to take custody of her three children".

According to a report 36 year-old Perla Morales-Luna came to the states illegally at age 15.

The arrest was described as "grotesque" by Benjamin Prado, coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee's San Diego US-Mexico Border Program.

Perla Morales-Luna being detained by US Border Patrol agents in National City, California.

Morales-Luna was arrested as a result of a targeted operation on March 3 in National City for being in the country illegally, according to Michael J. Scappechio, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent for the U.S. Border Patrol.

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In his tearful statement to the court, the man worth an estimated $27 million said his actions had nothing to do with money.

Morales-Luna's lawyer has spoken out since the arrest. CBP said she "has been processed for removal" and will have a hearing before an immigration judge.

The video footage provided a window into the way these arrests play out amid immigrant families, Rios said.

The clip was posted to Facebook by a teacher of one of Morales' daughters, the Los Angeles Times reported. "What was posted I think really showed the inhumane treatment of that woman being physically ripped from her children and then leaving the minor children here on the street not knowing what to do". "No more separation from families!"

The videos garnered more than 10 million views in less than 24 hours and ignited a searing debate over immigration enforcement just days before President Trump is due to visit the area to look at prototypes of his planned border wall.

The tweet goes on to say Morales-Luna eluded immigration officials after having contact with them, making her a flight risk.

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