Son of deported man gets 60 days in prison for assaulting ICE agents
The son of a man who was deported three years ago after living in sanctuary in a Durham church was sentenced Tuesday for assaulting federal immigration officers during his father's arrest.Posted — Updated
Oliver-Perez struggled with two ICE agents as they tried to handcuff his father, and as the agents led Oliver-Bruno to a waiting van, Oliver-Perez grabbed an agent by the neck, authorities said. The agent was able to free himself from the choke-hold afer a few second, but he suffered a cut on his hand, authorities said.
Oliver-Perez then jumped inside the ICE van, hit the driver in the head and chest and grabbed the steering wheel, authorities said. The ICE agent was able to turn his body, lean back and kick Oliver-Perez away from him, authorities said.
Oliver-Perez then approached the first ICE agent again and ripped his shirt while physically confronting him, authorities said.
Oliver-Bruno came to the attention of immigration authorities in 2014, when he was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as he tried to enter the U.S. after a visit to Mexico.
At that time, he was released on a "Stay of Removal" to care for his ailing wife. Julia Perez Pacheco, who lives in Greenville, has lupus and other serious medical conditions.
When he was arrested, according to ICE officials, his case had no outstanding appeals, so there was no legal basis for him to remain in the U.S.
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