(San Bernardino, CA-AP) – A woman who just gave birth to her fifth child is trying to free her husband after he was detained by ICE agents while driving her to the hospital. Joel Arrona-Lara pulled into a San Bernardino California gas station while taking his wife to the hospital on Wednesday. Two immigration agents confronted them.
The wife was able to provide identification but the husband could not and was taken into custody. Maria del Carmen Venegas was left at the gas station. She drove herself the rest of the way to the hospital before giving birth to the couple’s son by C-section. An ICE agent said Arrona-Lara is a citizen of Mexico living in the U.S. without documents.