Three arrested on immigration charges in Decatur

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Decatur Police and Homeland Security agents went to this home in 1200 block of Broadus Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Photo: William Szczepanski/WHNT News 19)

Decatur Police and Homeland Security agents went to this home in 1200 block of Broadus Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Photo: William Szczepanski/WHNT News 19)

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur Police and Homeland Security agents arrested three people after serving a drug search warrant Tuesday morning.

They went to a home in the 1200 block of Broadus Avenue around 10:30 a.m.   Decatur Police’s Anti-Crime Unit and Organized Crime Unit assisted Homeland Security on the call.

They arrested three people for immigrations violations.  Other charges are pending.

The three people were taken to DeKalb County, where the closest ICE detainment facility is located.


  • Branko Pezdi

    WHNT, come back with this story when (or rather, if) these illegal aliens get deported. Otherwise don’t bother.

    • B

      Probably won’t hear anything in that case Branko…
      But remember it’s inhumane to send them back to where they came from, and their just refugees trying to escape the drug wars and what not…

      Our country is doomed.

  • santaclausmama

    B and B you both got some nerve… they are criminals first… and believe it or not your country is not doomed because of illegal aliens… it is DOOMED because of the people like yourselves. This GREAT land called America is made up of all kinds of hard working people that came from many other countries. And yes, it is full of criminals too–illegal and legal nut jobs. How dare you compare these drug thugs to poor children… yea it is wrong to be illegal aliens but it is worst being cold hearted narrow minded—… fill in the rest with whatever you THINK…. oh wait a minute you can’t.

    • Say What

      Oh, snap!!! Wells said, haters like Blanko and B are disgusting examples of humanity and disgrace the American tradition of being created by immigration, both legal and illegal!

  • TruthLivesHere

    To SANTACLAUSMAMA and SAY WHAT : If you have so much compassion for these people why don’t you take them into your own homes and clothe them and feed them?

  • santaclausmama

    My dear truth lives here… you are without truth and overflowing with assumptions… why do you feel that these new AMERICANS would only become burdens… all newcomers don’t have to become burdens… people don’t always want… demand or EXCEPT hand outs…. have you ever noticed that people from the poorest countries are the ones to excel… they work harder because they have to… because people only see the mirror image of SELF…. so they have to prove their WORTH…. and there is nothing wrong with proving this… because all humans are worthwhile and if the law allowed I WOULD gladly OPEN my home to hard working human beings… we could start building the foundations for a new world… ONE without class lines, callous hearts, cruelties and Prejudices… yea…. we would build a world with REAL truths.

    • Vic

      First most are children, they will be a burden on the tax payer for all their needs. As for sending them home I’m not sure about this one yet. I’ll reserve my opinion for later. Also I know of hard working people that are here, as they say, illegally. They have never ask the US government for anything. They pay there way, however I know of more that do ask for things they are not willing to go out and work for. Before we condem the children and scare them to death let’s take care of them.

  • B

    Sounds like a dream come true, but the fact is the majority of the illegal immigrants will remain ILLEGAL, therefore they wont be paying their “fair” share of taxes like those who come here legally and they WILL be a burden. That is the problem, not all of them will be bad people. there are a lot of MS13 gang members crossing that border everyday along with people associated with drug cartels. We have to stop this, and soon. Its to easy for them to cross undetected, if kids can do it how difficult will it be for terrorist to figure it out as well?
    Your quick to defend these kids, how about an unborn fetus? Why don’t they deserve a chance?

  • santaclausmama

    I am sorry that I was not clear in my references…I was referring to the adult illegal aliens in general and not the children. It is my understanding that they will all be returned to their homeland.

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