ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Hospital To Deliver Baby

ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Hospital To Deliver Baby
The incident was caught on surveillance video Wednesday at the gas station, which showed ICE agents surrounding the couple’s minivan as they pulled into the business. The couple were asked to provide identification and when 36-year-old Joel Arrona-Lara could not provide his, agents took him into custody.

In surveillance video from inside the convenience store, Lara’s wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, is seen in tears as her husband is taken away. She said she was able to provide identification, but her husband had left him at home.

After his arrest, she had to drive herself to the hospital. She gave birth to a baby boy and they remain to recover at the hospital. She is expected to be released Saturday. In addition to the newborn, the couple has four other children. She said she is worried about what could happen because her husband is the sole provider for the family.

DeRon Beasley is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of FreshAsFrankie.com. After starting out as a musician-producer he went on to study the music business and work in Urban Promotions, followed by artist management. Mr. Beasley entrepreneurial spirit has led him to launch numerous businesses in music and fashion marketing. He’s a huge fan of the ’80s and ’90s Hip Hop and R&B, and he’s a firm believer that Hip Hop Music will never die.

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