More on New Year’s baby dady

A number of people have been decrying his deportation.

PROVIDENCE — Days after the arrest of an illegal Guatemalan immigrant and subsequent apparent suicide of a housemate at the same address, a Guatemalan diplomat, the head of the Rhode Island Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union and community activists yesterday blamed “the harsh policies of immigration” with destroying families and “terrorizing a community.”

Immigration agents arrested Mynor Montufar last Friday, two days after he received media attention as the father of Rhode Island’s first baby of 2008, and another man, Rodrigo Perez, as Perez was allegedly trying to flee the premises.

Quick history lesson for the jingoists and immigrant haters (who, I also like to think, aren’t reading this site).   WE played a huge part in turning Guatemala into a place that people wanted, and needed, to flee.

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