Longtime Houston Taco Truck Owner Faces Deportation After ICE Arrest

Style Magazine Newswire | 3/17/2017, 12:45 p.m.
In light of President Trump’s focus on anti-immigrant policies, restaurateurs across the country are facing a number of tough uncertainties ...

In light of President Trump’s focus on anti-immigrant policies, restaurateurs across the country are facing a number of tough uncertainties over next four years. But for one Houston taco truck owner, Trump’s plans have become terrifyingly real. According to National Public Radio, Taqueria Gomez owner Armando “Piro” Garcia Mendez was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials while preparing to open his truck a few weeks ago, and has since been detained in an ICE facility as he awaits deportation proceedings. As a result, Garcia’s arrest is already having an impact on business at Taqueria Gomez. Latinos are scared to go to the food truck in the aftermath of Garcia’s arrest.

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