Medina-Perez, picked up by Newton police on drug charges, faced a fugitive warrant for drunken driving in Pennsylvania and a detainer from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a courtroom audio recording of the bench conference. In fact, an ICE agent was in the courthouse, waiting to
Wicked Local Newton has posted this video of Newton resident Rigoberto Mendez being escorted by ICE out of the country.
Mendez was deported to Guatemala Friday morning. Mendez came to the U.S. illegally in 1991, from Guatemala, and had been struggling to remain ever since while raising a family here. His wife Imelda Felipe Lopez, also an undocumented immigrant, is being treated for brain cancer and cannot work, raising the possibility that his 18-year-old son Roberto Felipe Lopez will have to drop out of UMass Boston to provide for his mother and 10-year-old brother. [Video courtesy of the Lopez family]