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Statement from John Sandweg Regarding the Pending Deportation of Jesus Lara Lopez

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The following is a statement from John Sandweg, former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and former Acting General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security, regarding the pending deportation of Jesus Lara Lopez:

Cases like this are an incredible waste of ICE resources that only make it harder for the agency to identify and remove dangerous criminals.  Our limited enforcement resources should be focused first on finding criminals and public safety threats not arresting and deporting non-criminals, like Jesus Lara Lopez, who has lived here for years, dutifully paid his taxes, and is the primary caregiver to four U.S. citizen children. The Administration’s focus on the low hanging fruit of the enforcement system only allows the bad guys to remain at large, weakening our public safety.