Crime Watch: Citizens Face Felony Charges While Illegals Get a Free Pass Thru Deportation
You’d think that someone who had been charged with a serious crime like murder or kidnapping here in Dallas County would have to set in a Texas jail cell until trial, if they couldn’t make bail. And that would be true if they were a U.S. Citizen.
If they’re awaiting trial and they’re in this country illegally, then it’s an entirely different story.
They get to go free – as long as federal immigration officials keep up their job of deporting illegal aliens. The federal government just swoops into our county jails, gathers up those that aren’t citizens or without the proper papers to be here in the U.S.A., and transports them back to their home countries. Where they are set free.
That’s right. Free.
And this isn’t anything new. It’s been going on since 1991. Media coverage doesn’t give a head count, but apparently this has been going on for a long time, all over the country. The Dallas Morning News references a study among prosecutors that over 1000 defendants charged with serious felonies have been released via deportation, but there’s no details given on these statistics.
And, yes, there’s been some attempts to change things – but they haven’t been successful. Back in the Spring of 2009, New Jersey Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen introduced a bill that would prevent illegal aliens from being deported before their criminal case had been resolved. Apparently, that bill didn’t get far.
So, right now if you’re an illegal alien charged with a serious felony and setting in the Dallas County Jail, calling Immigration might be a real smart move. Because quite frankly, even the best criminal defense attorney in the State of Texas can’t top this “get out of jail” free card.
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