In a sane world, the driver would have been deported after the first drunk driving charge. But we’re a more compassionate nation than that.
The Brenham Banner-Press reported Monday, August 22:
A man charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter is an illegal alien who only a few weeks ago was arrested on another alcohol-related charge, officials say.
Roberto Castillo, 19, remained in the Washington County jail this morning under $2 million bond after authorities say he slammed into another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 36 South and FM 109 about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Authorities said Castillo’s pickup truck struck a 1998 Mustang carrying four people, who all died from injuries they suffered in the crash. Their identities had not yet been released this morning.
Authorities were carefully piecing together information, including reconstruction of the accident.
“There’s a lot of questions we need answers to,” said District Attorney Bill Parham. “This will be done thoroughly.”
Castillo had been arrested on July 30 for driving under the influence, but ICE was not contacted because it was only Class C misdemeanor.
The stated goal of the Obama administration is to focus on deporting only the worst and most hardened criminals.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, Obama’s new immigration rules could mean release for many of the 300,000 people currently facing deportation in the US.
Which means we’re going to see many more stories like this one down the road.
LIKE THIS ONE:
A little four-year-old boy was struck by a car in a Santa Rosa crosswalk Thursday afternoon as he walked to soccer practice with his mom and two sisters, one of whom was his twin. He died the next morning in the hospital.
Christopher “Buddy” Rowe (pictured) was hit by a man driving a Honda Accord who then sped off. Fortunately a local resident, Leroy Flach, heard about the hit-and-run on his police scanner and spotted the car, whose driver switched off into a Volvo driven by a woman. Flach got the license number and the driver was quickly arrested, due to the attention of a concerned citizen.
The driver turned out to be an illegal alien, Marcos Lopez Garcia, who had two prior arrests for driving without a license. The most recent arrest was just five days before the hit-and-run; at that time Garcia was merely told not to drive until his court appearance in October — rather than be deported.
Why should any illegal alien be left in this country to endanger public safety when he has shown himself to have no respect for American law or sovereignty? Why do we even have police if they no longer enforce one law for all?
See also via Teddy Kennedy’s SEARCH+RESCUE :
Hat tip: Infidel Joe