New Email Bombshells….Devastating Wikileaks: Hillary ‘Dreams’ of ‘Open Borders’, ‘Open Trade’, ‘Single Payer’
“Hillary dreams of ‘open borders’, ‘open trade’, and ‘Single Payer’ healthcare. She also admits to being far removed from the middle class [that is the middle class she had promised to tax more in at least one speech].
Furthermore, she has given speeches in which she extensively talked about her knowledge of security, particularly around Blackberries.
Hillary also showed a lot of sympathy for the rich. Bernie supporters won’t like that.
That is according to Hillary’s own speeches and emails.
Wikileaks dumped some devastating emails and transcripts of Wall Street speeches Friday — we have only scratched the surface. The emails are from a Clinton operative to Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, Brian Fallon and others — they include summaries of Hillary’s Wall Street speeches.
The speeches were given to Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, GE, the National Multi-Housing Council, other Wall Street firms, et al. There are emails with Podesta stating they will scrub the campaign and make their campaign fit the public aspirations.
Hillary boasted of her tremendous efforts to defend and protect Wall Street.
The campaign has told the public the opposite of what Hillary has told Wall Street. What she said in private is the OPPOSITE of what she says in public.”
Leaked emails show Clinton professing Different Messages to Wall Street and the Public on Trade
– Business Insider
You Need Both A Public And A Private Position.” – Hillary Clinton
“In private speeches she gave to banks, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton seems to have expressed a stance on trade that differs from what she’s said publicly during the campaign cycle.
Emails posted by WikiLeaks on Friday include partial transcripts from speeches that the Clinton campaign has previously refused to release.
“But If Everybody’s Watching, You Know, All Of The Back Room Discussions And The Deals, You Know, Then People Get A Little Nervous, To Say The Least. So, You Need Both A Public And A Private Position.” – Hillary Clinton
In one speech she gave to a Brazilian bank in 2013, she advocated for “open trade and open borders.”
“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere,” Clinton said.
In the same speech, she also said the US needs “a concerted plan to increase trade already under the current circumstances.”
The Clinton campaign has not confirmed the authenticity of the emails.
The speech excerpts were included in an email from Tony Carrk, research director for the Clinton campaign, that was sent to other campaign officials, including chairman John Podesta and communications director Jennifer Palmieri.
Clinton says on the campaign trail that she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade agreement championed by President Barack Obama that aims to slash tariffs and promote economic growth among 12 nations in the Pacific Rim.
Clinton has publicly opposed TPP since October 2015, when the text of the deal was finalized.
“I oppose it now, I’ll oppose it after the election, and I’ll oppose it as president,” she said at a campaign rally in Michigan in August.
But her opposition marked a departure from the praise she gave the deal during her tenure as secretary of state. She once said TPP “sets the gold standard of trade agreements.”
In another private speech mentioned in the Carrk email, Clinton said it’s important to have both a “public” and “private” position on certain issues.
“If everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least,” she said. “So, you need both a public and a private position. ”
ICE Officials Tell TRUMP Illegals Are Being Allowed to Vote – That’s Why They They Won’t Deport Them
“ICE officials reportedly told Donald Trump illegal aliens are being allowed to vote this year.
Cameras picked this up during a meeting Donald Trump held with ICE officials in August.
Via FOX Business Network:
“What you pick up in the conversation is agent from Tucson telling Donald Trump basically why are these undocumented illegals with criminal records, why aren’t they being kicked out. And why is there such a rush to give these illegals citizenship. And he says the ICE official says simply so they can vote.”
Mexican Drug Mule Bound for Florida Found with 5 Kilos of Coke
“A Mexican national who crossed the US-Mexico border into Texas is accused of trafficking five kilos of cocaine across three states before reaching her intended destination in Pensacola, Florida.
Sara Elisa Ceron, 30, was pulled over by local authorities in the Gulfport, Mississippi area for “careless driving,” according to a report by the Sun Herald.
Once stopped by police, Ceron said she was originally going to see family members in the Gulfport area. Deputies became suspicious because the alleged drug trafficker had already passed the two Gulfport exits.
Ceron told police she had purchased the vehicle she was driving three months earlier after she quit her job and claimed she was coming to the United States to take care of her mother. Ceron continued to tell police that she had recently began working for an accountant in Mexico instead.
That’s when Ceron said she was planning to take a trip to Pensacola to visit the beach, but the police found no evidence of a swimsuit or beach attire in her vehicle for such plans. Police discovered her family was in the country illegally.
After searching Ceron’s vehicle with her permission, authorities found five, one-kilo packages inside what was described as a “sophisticated trap” to conceal the drugs, the Florida paper reported.”
Wikileaks Dump: Hillary Dreams of ‘Open Trade and Open Borders’
“In excerpts from paid speeches, Clinton admits to taking different public and private positions
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton admitted she takes two positions on policy issues.
One in private — ostensibly, the “real” position and one for the public — according to a damaging email leak released on Friday by Wikileaks that included clips of Clinton’s paid speeches to Wall Street banks and other organizations.
“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.” – Hillary Clinton
Wikileaks released emails reportedly from John Podesta, chairman of the Clinton campaign, on Friday, around 6 p.m.
Podesta received comments made in past Hillary Clinton speeches flagged as potential liabilities.
“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere,” Clinton told Banco Itau, a Brazilian bank, on May 16, 2013.”
Now Mexico Is Worried About An Influx Of African And Asian Immigrants into ….Mexico
“Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is concerned about an influx of immigrants into the country from African and Asian countries, according to a report Thursday in El Universal.
“Many of them will have to return to their home countries,” Socorro Flores, undersecretary of Latin America and the Caribbean for the Mexican Foreign Ministry, said to El Universal.
The Mexican government is now trying to deal with this influx of immigrants by setting up shelters and working with the countries of origin of the immigrants on deportations.
Flores said regarding this immigration that, “yes there is a concern because the flows have increased and there is also a concern because they need to cross many countries to get to their intended destinations.
The government official added, “right now they are coming from many countries in Asia and Africa and that increases regional migration.”
Immigration appointments renewed for Haitians at San Ysidro – Video
– San Diego Union-Tribune
“We are having an immigration crisis,” Mexico says.
“After days of waiting in limbo, hundreds of Haitians stranded in Tijuana on Monday lined up at a trailer near the border for appointments to be processed for entry into the United States by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
A previous appointment process had to be scrapped after authorities discovered an underground market had evolved, said a Mexican official with knowledge of the situation. The appointments were re-opened on Monday under a new system that involves the stamping of a Mexican immigration document.
A total of 930 people were given appointments, said the official, who said he could not give his name because his agency had not authorized him to speak.
Migrant advocates said that hundreds began lining up overnight outside the Desayunador Salesiano Padre Chava, a soup kitchen and shelter near the border. The appointments were being given at a trailer on the shelter’s grounds operated by Mexico’s National Migration Institute.
“We are having an immigration crisis,” said Rosario Lozada Romero, head of a municipal office that offers assistance to migrants, talking to reporters outside the center. “I believe this is the beginning of a situation that is going to become even more difficult.”
….Continue reading more of the informative article and see the eye-opening video @ UT San Diego
– One has to wonder why Mexico let in economic migrants into their country, when they cannot even take care of their own people properly? Now they realize what allowing unlimited migration can bring? A bit late for that. Irresponsible and reckless.
We are witnessing a global meltdown, as one impoverished group invades another. Compounding cultural and economic problems, Mexicans generally don’t speak French and the Haitians don’t speak Spanish. They can’t even communicate at the most basic levels./CJ
U.S. to Step Up Deportations of Haitians Amid Surge at Border
– NY Times
Obama Effectively has had an Open Border for Haitians for Six Years – Since 2010 Earthquake
“The Obama administration, responding to an extraordinary wave of Haitian migrants seeking to enter the United States, said on Thursday that it would fully resume deportations of undocumented Haitian immigrants.
After an earthquake devastated parts of Haiti in 2010, the United States suspended deportations, saying that sending Haitians back to the country at a time of great instability would put their lives at risk. About a year later, officials partly resumed deportations, focusing on people convicted of serious crimes or those considered a threat to national security.
But since last spring, thousands of Haitian migrants who had moved to Brazil in search of work have been streaming north, mostly by land, winding up at American border crossings that lead to Southern California.
Few have arrived with American visas, but nearly all have been allowed to enter the United States because immigration officials were prohibited, under the modified deportation policy, from using the so-called fast-track removal process often employed at the border for new, undocumented arrivals.
Instead, the migrants were placed in a slower deportation process and released, with an appointment to appear in immigration court at a later date, officials said. Since early summer, most have been given permission to remain in the country for as long as three years under a humanitarian parole provision, immigrant advocates said.
With the full resumption of deportations, which took effect on Thursday morning, Haitians who arrive at the border without visas will be put into expedited removal proceedings.
Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said in a statement that conditions in Haiti had “improved sufficiently to permit the U.S. government to remove Haitian nationals on a more regular basis.”
While Mr. Johnson’s statement did not mention the recent influx of Haitians along the southwestern border, Homeland Security officials, during a conference call with reporters, cited the migrant wave as the other major factor in the administration’s decision.
Since last October, officials said, more than 5,000 Haitians without visas have shown up at the San Ysidro crossing that links Tijuana, Mexico, with San Diego. By comparison, 339 Haitians without visas arrived at the San Ysidro crossing in the 2015 fiscal year.
An additional 4,000 to 6,000 Haitians were thought to be making their way from Brazil, immigrant advocates in San Diego and Tijuana said, based on estimates from shelters along the Brazil-to-Mexico migration route.”
Question: Do we have the capability to vett these asylum seekers? Do we have the resources?
Like anything else, if we cannot afford the cost to properly vett these people, we cannot afford it. We have no obligation to accept people coming through Mexico, claiming any sort of refugee status. It is Mexico’s problem now./CJ
Meet Thong Vang: Illegal Alien Child Rapist Hillary’s State Department Did Not Deport, Shoots Two Officers
“An illegal alien and convicted child rapist was able to shoot two California corrections officers on Saturday because Hillary Clinton’s State Department refused to enforce the law and take actions that would have forced his home country to repatriate him.
On Saturday, Thong Vang, a 37-year-old Laotian national, shot and critically injured two corrections officers in Fresno, California. Vang had previously served sixteen years in prison for gang raping three girls under the age of 14.
As KFSN-TV Fresno reported:
Vang last appeared in court in 1998, on charges related to the abduction, forced confinement and rape of three girls aged between 12 and 14. The girls were taken to a Motel 6 motel and held for two days, forced to have sex with multiple men and boys. Vang was then 22 and a member of a Hmong gang known as the Mongolian Boys Society. Vang and the others were convicted of violent forcible rape and sent to prison. Vang was released on parole two years ago.
Following his parole in 2014, Vang was supposed to be deported. Instead, he was released into the U.S. interior.
Immigration experts say that’s because Hillary Clinton failed to comply with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that her State Department signed with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2011.
The memorandum required the State Department to apply diplomatic pressure to foreign countries to repatriate their citizens. Immigration experts say that because Clinton refused to comply with the MoU, Laos was under no pressure to cooperate with the U.S. and begin repatriating its citizens. As a result, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was forced to release the convicted child rapist, who had ties to a gang-related sex-slave ring, back into American communities.
As FoxNews reported, Vang is just one of thousands of illegal criminal aliens from Laos who were released to roam free inside the United States. “Last year, 3,735 illegal immigrant criminals from Laos were ordered deported but instead freed when the country refused to cooperate.”
While Laos refused to take back its criminal citizens, the State Department reportedly continued to issue more than 11,000 temporary visas to Laos over the last five years.”
Droves of African Migrants Amass at Mexican Border Waiting US Asylum Under Secret Obama Pact
Hordes of African migrants are waiting at the US border in Tijuana to enter the United States under a secret pact
The migrants are waiting entry under a secret accord between the US, Mexico and Central American countries.
Judicial Watch reported:
Herds of African immigrants are being housed in shelters in the Mexican border town of Tijuana while they await entry into the United States under what appears to be a secret accord between the Obama administration, Mexico and the Central American countries the Africans transited on their journey north. A backlog of African migrants is overwhelming limited shelter space in Tijuana and Mexican officials blame the slow pace of U.S. immigration authorities in the San Isidro port of entry for granting only 50 asylum solicitations daily.
Details about this disturbing program come from Mexico’s immigration agency, Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM), and appear this week in an article published by the country’s largest newspaper. “Mexico is living through a wave of undocumented Africans, due to a humanitarian crisis on that continent, that has saturated shelters in Tapachula, Chiapas, and generated pressure on shelters in Tijuana, Baja California,” the news article states. The African migrants’ journey begins in Brazil under a South American policy that allows the “free transit” of immigrants throughout the continent. Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama facilitate the process by transferring the concentration of foreigners towards Mexico based on an agreement that Mexico will help them gain entry into the U.S. so they can solicit asylum.
The Africans are mostly entering Mexico through the southern state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala. This week alone 424 Africans arrived at the Chiapas immigration station, which is situated in Tapachula. Shelters in Tijuana currently have 154 migrants from African countries waiting on their U.S. asylum solicitations, according to figures provided by the INM. “The undocumented don’t want to stay in Mexico,” the news article clarifies. “They want to make it to U.S. territory to solicit asylum based on the life conditions that prevail in the continent.” Authorities in Tijuana are offering support to migrants from El Congo, Somalia, Ghana and Pakistan to facilitate entering the U.S. through the San Isidro crossing, according to the news story. San Isidro is the largest land border crossing between San Diego, California and Tijuana.”
Latest Nehlen Campaign Ad Shatters Lie of Border Security, Calls Paul Ryan to Account
(Kenosha, WI) – “Paul Ryan has pretended to care about national security for years. It’s time to expose the gap between his glowing marketing spin and the truth,” said insurgent candidate Paul Nehlen today of the new television ad he has just released in his campaign to unseat Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.
There can be no doubt in watching the 30-second ad that it ramps up the pressure on Ryan.
“This is the Rio Grande,” Nehlen says in the opening moments of the ad, as the camera soars above an incredibly narrow point in the river. “This is Texas,” he continues, standing at water’s edge, “and that’s Mexico,” he motions over his shoulder to the opposite bank.
Then, advancing with determination directly toward the camera, Nehlen crosses from the far side of an unguarded footbridge over the river. “If ISIS wanted to attack America, this si not gonna stop ’em,” he confidently asserts.
“This isn’t gonna stop ’em,” he says again, as he jobs easily up and open hillside.
“Or this,” he notes, standing next to a poorly maintained section of border fence–literally a row of tall metal posts jutting out of some reinforced concrete. The view is left to observe that the section of wall simply ends with shocking abruptness.
“Paul Ryan’s had 18 years to secure this border,” Nehlen observes as he holds with one hand the post of a shoulder-high barbed-wire fence just next to the taller ‘barrier.’
And then Nehlen delivers the coup de grâce. He lets go of the post he’s been holding. And as he does, the entire barbed-wire fence literally collapses.
“He’s failed,” the insurgent candidate notes.
“I’m Paul Nehlen, and I approve this message,” he concludes, walking toward the camera at an oblique angle and past a handful of armed county law-enforcement officers.
It’s a devastating indictment of the 18-year incumbent’s abysmal record on border security.
“Paul Ryan will have little choice now, but to explain himself,” Nehlen says of the ad. “Unfortunately for him, the marketing spin just isn’t going to work any longer. We’ve made sure of that.”
Arson Suspect Charged in Murder of Five Was ‘in the United States Illegally’
“Twenty-one-year-old Johnny Josue Sanchez allegedly “started the fire to avenge a beating he took in a dispute over occupying a room” in a building used by homeless people.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Sanchez “had [already] been arrested three times” this year. The first arrest was in January on “suspicion of domestic violence.” He was arrested again in May and June on “suspicion of drug possession.” Prior to these, he was “arrested by border patrol agents in 2012 for illegally entering the country at the southeastern California border.”
Sanchez was released following the border arrest because he had no previous charges. He was required to check in with ICE, but he ceased showing up in August 2014. Customs Enforcement spokesperson Virginia Kice explained that ICE did not search for Sanchez because he had no criminal record, and they “focus on individuals who pose a public safety threat.”
“Sanchez now faces murder and attempted murder charges, which could bring the death penalty.”
Five homeless people, “three men and two women,” died in the blaze that was allegedly set by Sanchez.
Illegal Re-entry Charge dropped against immigrant activist who took refuge in church after illegal Re-entry
– Yahoo News
Aguirre came to the U.S. from El Salvador illegally in the 1990s, and was deported in 2000 after he was caught selling heroin and cocaine in Portland.
“The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped a charge of illegal re-entry against an immigrant activist who took refuge at an Oregon church in 2014 to avoid deportation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Nyhus wrote in a May 27 motion to dismiss the charge against Francisco Aguirre that it was “in the interest of justice.” Nyhus and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland did not return messages seeking further explanation Friday.
Aguirre, the father of two children who are U.S. citizens, still faces possible deportation. He said in a statement he wants immigration authorities to stop targeting his family.
“This initial victory is proof that when we come together, we can win,” Aguirre said. “The only way to ensure justice for migrants is if we come together as a community and defend our basic human rights.”
Aguirre came to the U.S. from El Salvador illegally in the 1990s, and was deported in 2000 after he was caught selling heroin and cocaine in Portland.
He re-entered the country and became an immigrant-rights activist and the coordinator of a nonprofit that runs a day labor center. He came to the attention of immigration authorities in 2014 following an arrest for driving under the influence.
Asked for an update on the status of his case, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lori K. Haley said in an email they weren’t going to speculate on the case’s next steps.
“The Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement focus continues to be on individuals who pose a public safety threat, including those with prior felony drug trafficking convictions,” Haley wrote.
But Olga Tomchin, staff attorney for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, said an ICE agent recently served Aguirre with notice that it plans a fast-track deportation process that doesn’t include a hearing before an immigration judge.
Tomchin said the process is generally reserved for people serving a prison sentence, with the idea that they will be returned to their home countries immediately after their release. It’s unusual, she said, for it to be used against someone based off a conviction from 1999.”
….Continue reading @ Yahoo News
– Seems for some illegal aliens, there are no legal consequences for criminal behavior. Are illegal aliens now a protected class under Obama? At the rate they are released after committing crimes it would seem so./CJ
– The local paper in Portland covered the same story but the comments are decidedly against making this guy a hometown hero: Oregon Live
Some Houston illegal immigrants get probation for crimes
– Houston Chronicle
“Bayron Orlando Euceda, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, did not serve a day in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old Houston girl.
Instead, a Harris County judge sentenced the 21-year-old to eight years deferred adjudication, a form of probation. A sticky note on his plea agreement reads, “Best interest of victim.”
“That’s incredible,” said Andy Kahan, director of the Houston Mayor’s Crime Victims Office and a former probation officer, after thumbing through Euceda’s court paperwork. ”The best interest of the victim would have been to have that guy locked up.”
A Houston Chronicle investigation found 330 cases involving defendants sentenced to some form of probation in Harris County — despite admitting to the jailer upon their arrest that they were in the country illegally.At least 44 of those cases involved defendants who later had their probation revoked and were sent to prison or who now have outstanding arrest warrants, the investigation found.
Slightly more than half of the 330 cases involved felony charges. In a handful of cases, illegal immigrants under the county’s supervision later were accused of committing serious crimes, including aggravated assault and sexual abuse of a child.
The review was based on arrest, immigration and court records for more than 3,500 inmates who said they were in the country illegally when they were booked into jail over a span of eight months, starting in June 2007, the earliest immigration documents available.
The Chronicle’s investigation found:
A shortage of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents assigned to screening inmates at the county’s jails, which has allowed illegal immigrants eligible for deportation to end up on probation. ICE agents filed paperwork to detain only one in four inmates who admitted they were undocumented during the Chronicle’s review period.
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office lacks an official policy on offering probation to illegal immigrants.
Prosecutors and pretrial service officers frequently lack access to accurate information about defendants’ immigration status when preparing reports for judges. As a result, some judges say they often know little about the immigration status of defendants before sentencing.
Once illegal immigrants are sentenced to probation, there is no streamlined process to cull them from supervision rolls. Harris County probation officers try to help ICE agents whenever possiblebut lack the means and manpower to verify probationers’ immigration status, said Ray Garcia, deputy director of operations for Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department.
Robert Rutt , special agent in charge of the ICE criminal investigation office in Houston, said ICE officials “triage and tend to go after the worst of the worst” of immigrants who are sentenced to probation and released from jail but who are eligible for deportation. ICE has improved screening in Harris County’s jails in recent months and has stepped up efforts to catch immigrants who have not complied with an order from an immigration judge to leave the country.
For example, in the 2008 fiscal year, Houston’s fugitive teams made 1,587 arrests, up 28 percent from 2007, ICE officials said. Nationally, ICE fugitive teams made nearly 34,000 arrests — more than double the number two years ago.
Case draws criticism
The practice of sentencing illegal immigrants to probation attracted sharp criticism after an illegal immigrant from Mexico killed Houston police officer Rodney Johnson .
Juan Quintero, who is serving a life sentence for the murder, had several DWI convictions and was sentenced to deferred adjudication for indecency with a 12-year-old girl in 1999. Quintero was deported but returned to Houston illegally and shot Johnson on Sept. 21, 2006.
Johnson’s widow, Houston police Sgt. Joslyn Johnson, said she hopes for a policy change that would stop illegal immigrants from ending up on probation, saying prison time would be more of a deterrent to coming back to the U.S. illegally.
“They broke the law when they came into the country illegally, and if they’ve committed another crime on top of that, I think they should be automatically deported,” she said. “They should not be allowed to stay in the country on probation.”
Some lie about status
Euceda’s case highlights the system’s shortcomings in not identifying illegal immigrants early on.
Euceda told jailers when he was arrested on the sexual assault charge in July 2007 that he was in the country illegally. He filled out court paperwork saying he was from Honduras. There is no record of ICE agents filing paperwork to detain him.
In November 2007, state District Judge Jim Wallace signed off on a plea agreement that granted Euceda deferred adjudication, a form of probation that allows defendants to avoid a formal conviction if they successfully complete the terms of their supervision. The prosecutor on the case, Connie Spence, declined comment through a district attorney’s spokesman.
Wallace said he did not remember the case but likely did not know Euceda was undocumented.
“My policy is not to give deferred (adjudication) or straight probation to anyone who is here illegally because I’m of the opinion that there is that much more of a reason for that person to flee the jurisdiction,” he said.
Wallace said he generally asks a defendant’s attorney whether the client is undocumented before signing off on a plea, but he said that is probably not a very reliable measure.
Some defendants lie about their immigration status and are sentenced to probation, “and then next thing we know, they’re gone,” Wallace said.
He added: “Effectively, they’ve committed whatever offense they’ve committed for free. … It’s irritated me for years.”
Euceda was released from Harris County Jail after signing the plea agreement on Nov. 30, 2007, and was picked up by immigration agents five days later. He was formally deported to Honduras in April.
On Aug. 9, U.S. Border Patrol agents caught Euceda trying to sneak back into the U.S. through West Texas, court records say. He was charged with illegal re-entry after deportation. His case is pending.
While some judges said they were simply unaware of a defendant’s immigration status, others said the status should not matter.
George Godwin, a Harris County district judge, sentenced 19-year-old Hugo Sanchez to eight years’ deferred adjudication in February for having sex with an 11-year-old girl. Immigration officials filed paperwork to detain Sanchez within two days of his arrest in September 2007.
Godwin could not comment specifically on the Sanchez case, but he said he generally tries to keep immigration issues separate from the criminal cases.
“We don’t do immigration work here,” he said. “That’s one reason why it gets sticky and it gets complicated. You just sort of have to divorce yourself here from the immigration problems.”
Kelli Johnson, the prosecutor in the Sanchez case, declined comment through the District Attorney’s Office spokesman. Sanchez’s attorney did not return phone calls.
Asked whether probation or deferred adjudication is an appropriate punishment for someone facing deportation, Donna Hawkins, a spokeswoman for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, said, “I don’t know how to answer that question.
“We would, as prosecutors, want to see that justice is done,” she said. “If we knew the defendant was going to be immediately deported, in most cases we would not offer a probation they could not complete. If that happens, obviously, we would not feel justice is being done because they’re not being punished, aside from possibly deportation.”
Patrick McCann, a Houston defense attorney, said defendants should be eligible for probation regardless of their immigration status.
“Judges cannot as a matter of due process and equal protection say you’re not eligible because you don’t have documentation,” McCann said. “First off, it’s not a state judge’s call, ever. It’s not their business. It’s not their jurisdiction.”
Again and again
Israel Lopez , an illegal immigrant from Mexico, finished a seven-year Texas prison sentence in July 2006 for aggravated sexual assault of a child and was turned over to ICE agents, prison records say. ICE officials confirm he was deported in August 2006.
Less than a year later, in June 2007, Lopez was arrested again on suspicion of assaulting a Harris County sheriff’s deputy and told jailers he was in the country illegally, records say. Lopez was sentenced to eight months in jail. There is no record of ICE filing paperwork to detain him then.
In February, Lopez was arrested again, charged with assaulting his wife. He was sentenced to probation by a visiting Harris County Criminal Court-at-law judge. A motion was filed to revoke his probation after the Chronicle asked the sitting judge, James Anderson, about Lopez’s sentence. Lopez is now a fugitive, according to court records.
Breaking their word
Other illegal immigrants have slipped through the system by not divulging their legal status.
In 2001, a federal immigration judge told Teodorico Cespedes, a native of Costa Rica, to leave the U.S. but allowed him to opt for “voluntary departure,” meaning Cespedes agreed to leave on his own terms, rather than be formally deported. There is no evidence that Cespedes ever returned to his home country.
In January 2007, Cespedes was arrested and charged with assault in Houston. He never told jailers or court officials that he was in the U.S. illegally, records say. A judge sentenced him to one year of community supervision, and he was released from jail after immigration officials didn’t file paperwork to detain him.
Ten months later, Cespedes was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, accused of raping and sodomizing a 4-year-old girl. He is being held without bail, pending his January trial date.
Harris County Criminal Court-at-law Judge Reagan Helm, who sentenced Cespedes on the original assault charge and opposes putting illegal immigrants on probation, said he was not aware of Cespedes’ immigration status.”
In honor of the thousands of American citizens killed each year by Illegal Aliens.
Deaths that could have been prevented if Congress and the President would have secured our border and enforced existing U.S. immigration laws.
Grant Ronnebeck, 21
Allegedly murdered by
Apolinar Altamirano, 29
Apolinar Altamirano, 29, an unauthorized Mexican illegal alien DREAMer, has been arrested for the January 22, 2015 first-degree murder of Phoenix Quick Trip store clerk Grant Ronnebeck, 21.
Altamirano is accused of shooting Ronnebeck and stealing two packs of cigarettes after the 21-year-old clerk demanded payment before giving Altamirano any cigarettes.
The murder was recorded on the store’s security camera and police captured Altamirano after a high speed chase in Phoenix.
Altamirano had previous run-ins with local police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In 2012, he pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit burglary and got probation but was placed in deportation proceedings.
Before the murder of Ronnebeck, Altamirano was released on a $10,000 bond in 2013 from ICE custody despite the defendant’s own claims of ties to the Mexican Mafia. After his release, but before Ronnebeck’s murder, Altamirano also allegedly threatened to kill two people, resulting in harassment injunctions against Altamirano.
Altamirano reportedly entered the U.S. illegally at the age of 14 and prior to his arrest, worked illegally as a landscaper.
OJJPAC note: Another senseless murder of a young US citizen, who was also a son, brother, nephew and friend to many. Grant’s life was viciously taken while earning an honest day’s pay…” allegedly” by an illegal alien from Mexico who obviously has contempt for our laws and the rights of our citizens. This young man’s blood is on the hands of the Obama administration and those who support Obama’s non-enforcement immigration directives. The Obama administration’s conduct defies common sense. The harm it has caused has been of such an egregious nature, all its policy architects deserve the title of saboteur if not traitor, and all should be prosecuted for their acts of public malfeasance.
Source: Suspect in Mesa QT killing faced deportation proceedings, By Arizona Central, 1-27-15
Jesse Benavides, 33
Son, Father, Fiancée, Brother, & Friend
Santana Gaona, 34
Santana Gaona, a 33-year-old illegal alien had been arrested and put on tril for the 2011 murder of Jesse Benavides, 33, of Dallas, Texas. On April 16, 2015, a jury found Gaona guilty of murder and the trial judge sentenced Gaona to 50 years in prison.
Jesse Benavides was shot and killed while attending a children’s birthday party at a home in west Oak Cliff. Gaona shot Benavides 7 times in the back after an argument at the party.
After the murder, the Benavides family found out that Gaona had been in the U.S. illegally and and been arrested for rape and was flagged for transfer to the Department of Homeland Security for deportation proceedings after release from jail. However, the FBI intervened and had the immigration hold removed because Gaona had been an FBI informant. So Gaona was eventually released from jail and remained in Dallas.
The Benavides family is still attempting to get answers to their questions regarding how Gaona was allowed to remain in the U.S. after being identified as a criminal illegal alien.
Jesse Benavides senseless murder has traumatized his family. He is survived by a 10-year-old son (who witnessed his father murder), his former fiancée, a brother, Juan Benavides, and other family and friends. Benavides was a loving father who enjoyed watching the Dallas Mavericks and playing practical jokes on family and friends.
Source: Justice Not Served: Family of Victim Slain by Illegal Immigrant Blasts U.S. ‘Negligence’ for Not Enforcing Own Laws, By Sara Carter, The Blaze.com, 12-3-13; Dallas man gets 50 years in prison for fatal shooting at children’s party, By Tasha Tsiaperas, The Dallas Morning News, 4-16-15″