HuffPost: Man Quits Gov't Job Rather Than Help ICE 'Hunt Down And Deport' Undocumented Immigrants
"I’m drawing my line in the sand here."
Rather than participate in deportations, a Montana man quit his government job. Refusing to be complicit in the raids Jordon Drydahl-Roberts informed his supervisor that he would be leaving his position. He tweeted that people had been asking him why he would quit his job if he had a child he said, “I’m doing this because I have a child. I want to be able to look my child in eye.”
It would have been my responsibility to prepare the information and hand them off to ICE.
I refuse to aid in the breaking up of families. I refuse to just “follow orders.”
This isn’t an easy decision as it puts me in a delicate financial position.
— Jordon Dyrdahl-Roberts (@dyrbert) February 8, 2018
As part of his position, he would have been forced to prepare information for ICE agents to use in raids. Believing that these raids are cruel and unnecessary Jordon knew he could not participate.
It is easy to abstract your actions by claiming they are part of the job description but Jordon said, “I refuse to just ‘follow orders.'” The decision has put him in a difficult place financially but he knows that refusing to take part in the deportations of others was the right thing to do.