Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials earlier this month arrested an illegal alien with a history of prior deportations after he openly threatened to shoot ICE agents.
ICE reports Cesar Diaz-Rodriguez, a 30-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, had already been deported back to his home country four times – twice in 2004, once in 2011 and again in 2017 after being convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm.
This time, ICE said they received several anonymous tips through the ICE Tip-line that Diaz-Rodriquez had threatened to shoot ICE officers.
“This individual brazenly ignored U.S. immigration law, while simultaneously threatening the lives of the brave men and women sworn to uphold it,” said Patrick Contreras, field office director for ICE in Houston.
Diaz-Rodriguez’s arrest comes as radical left-wing rhetoric has escalated tensions between progressive illegal alien sympathizers and federal immigration officials. The FBI is still investigating an incident back in August during which shots were fired at two ICE offices in San Antonio, thankfully leaving no injuries. Just one month prior, an armed man was killed by Washington state police after throwing “incendiary objects” at an ICE detention center in Tacoma and trying to blow up a propane tank.