Interested-Participant has found three reasons why in the space of only a week:
An undocumented immigrant arrested in the traffic death of an Antioch father of five was impaired by drugs and alcohol, had four prior DUI convictions and may be charged with murder, according to the Highway Patrol and the Solano County Sheriff’s Office.
Jose Pena, 26, ….. who the CHP alleged had two pounds of crystal methamphetamine in the Ford Expedition he was driving, crossed a double-yellow line at an estimated 90 mph to pass another vehicle when he hit Boone’s Ford F-350 pickup truck.
An illegal immigrant pleaded guilty Monday to drunken driving in a case that killed a couple and then became an issue in last year’s election.
The case of Gustavo Garcia Reyes was highlighted by Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Bryson and other candidates in 2006 in pushing for tougher immigration laws. Reyes was in the country illegally and had been arrested at least 14 times before the crash last June.
….. Police initially identified him as Gustavo Reyes Garcia, but the defendant told the court his name is Garcia Reyes.
ALIPAC reported Velazquez-Nava didn’t have any previous deportations but had been convicted in 2004 in Los Angeles of soliciting a prostitute. Court records revealed he was given 24 months probation and a $1,500 fine after pleading no contest.
The fact is that illegals all too often (perhaps almost always) slide through the “justice system” undetected, and aren’t deported (or if they are detected, nothing is done about it). Deportation should obviously be an automatic event after any prison time involved, and should take place immediately (after restitution and payment of fines) if there isn’t one.
But deportations clearly aren’t happening, or at a minimum aren’t happening often enough. Until they do, those who argue against ironclad border security to keep new illegal entrants out, or who want to establish a pathway to citizenship for those who are here illegally already, have no case. None.