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Tomas: Immigration Officer and Customs Enforcement

tomas: It took 20 seconds for that life to be taken away, according to Vancouver Courier. An immigration officer looking for someone else spotted him and asked an innocuous question C mo est s How are you Then he asked whether Tomas had papers. It had taken a decade for Brandon Tomas Tomas to establish a life in America a wife, a steady job and five American-born children. In a flash, the 33-year-old Guatemalan was in handcuffs, in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, headed to jail and probable deportation.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver diver spent nine days in Thailand cave as part of soccer team rescue The stinkiest, most heavy metal sounding flower in the world is about to bloom in Vancouver Vision Vancouver's Diego Cardona seeks redemption in second city hall run Vancouver-Seattle bus route only survivor as Greyhound pulls out of western provinces Many miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities are separating families in raids that target immigrants at home and at work, conducted in the name of public safety. This is the story of one such operation, and the lingering effects it had not just on families but on the community they had come to call home. Most of these raids go unnoticed outside of the communities affected, but they are integral to the Trump administration's broader crackdown on immigration that is leading to more arrests, particularly of migrants with no criminal records. ( As reported in the news.