News: The aftermath of a raid on a citizenJuly 30, 2010
Last week, we reported that immigration enforcement agents had raided the house of Marco Guevara, a U.S. citizen here in Carbondale. The agents were hoping to deport him, but left after he showed them his U.S. passport. The agency is still investigating the incident, and have said they might come back.
Marco's originally from Ecuador, but got US citizenship through his father in 2003. He's had run-ins with the law and spent some time in jail for cocaine posession, but says he's been clean and has gotten a job since he got out.
These kinds of raids have a huge effect on the people they target -- and their families. As part of our series on the fallout from these kinds of raids, KDNK's Mathew Katz took at look at how the aftermath of the raid has affected Marco and his family.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has yet to issue a press release on the raid on Marco's house, but has said that their agents acted "appropriately and professionally." Carbondale police chief Gene Schilling responded to the incident by saying, quote, ‘If you don't do anything wrong, you don't have any worries.'