The sound of people knocking on Octavio and Nashaley Padilla’s door in fall 2012 interrupted an otherwise quiet evening. But when Nashaley opened the door, she got a sinking feeling that has only deepened with time. Police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents said they’d come looking for someone involved in an accident, Padilla said Wednesday, holding 5-year-old daughter Jasmin, who is battling brain cancer. But that was just a ruse. ICE, it turned out, was after her husband, Octavio, and the moment they found him in the garage, he was in handcuffs on his way to a police vehicle. “Someone called ICE on him,” Nashaley Padilla said.

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