A Montana man went viral after quitting his job in the state’s labor department.
According to the Huffington Post, Jordon Dyrdahl-Roberts did so because he refused to handle paperwork that he said could possibly lead to undocumented immigrants getting arrested.
“There were going to be subpoenas for information that would end up being used to hunt down & deport undocumented workers,” Jordon Dyrdahl-Roberts wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
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
Dyrdahl-Roberts has been a legal secretary with the department since 2011. was intructed Tuesday to help process subpoena requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to reports.
“I immediately said, ‘I don’t think I can help with that,’” he told reporters. “I began talking with management about what the deal was, but I pretty much understood at that point.”