Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday told the parents, friends and associates of slain ICE Agent Jaime Zapata that the U.S. and Mexican governments would "bring the long arm of the law down" on the drug smugglers who killed him and wounded his partner Victor Avila.
Today, as mobile technology puts computers in our pockets, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than the general population to access the Web by cellular phones, and they use their phones more often to do more things. But now some see a new "digital divide" emerging — with Hispanics and blacks being challenged by more, not less, access to technology.
"I want to say that I fought like Jaime for what was right, what was decent, what was good. I want to say that I treated others like Jaime did — standing by my friends and family through thick and thin; more concerned about others than myself," he said. "I want to say that I had a purpose like Jaime did — wanting to make a difference in this world; believing in my agency and its mission; doing my job with integrity."
He said the agent died "a long, long way from home" and described the killing as "a dark moment — an unspeakable loss for his parents, for his four brothers, for his fiancee Stacye.