Judge Dismisses Motion By Illegal Aliens Separated From Their Kids

This is actually a pretty darned by precedent

El Paso judge denies motion of immigrant parents separated from children

U.S. Magistrate Judge Miguel Torres denied Monday an unprecedented motion to dismiss criminal charges against four Central American parents and one grandmother for illegally crossing the border and who were separated from their accompanying children as a result.

The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Texas argued that prosecuting potential asylum seekers and removing their children violates the U.S. Constitution because they are pleading guilty under duress to be reunited with their kids.

The government contended that the separations had nothing to do with the criminal accusation at hand of entering the country without authorization. Dismissing such charges could encourage adults to bring minors simply to avoid such prosecutions, it said.

Immigrant advocates say criminal prosecutions for crossing the border enable President Donald Trump’s administration to bypass a landmark 1997 federal settlement, known as the Flores Agreement, that bars the prolonged detention of migrant children even when they are with their parents. Critics say the settlement has led to a practice of arresting and releasing migrants with no consequence, encouraging illegal immigration.

At the end of the day, they came to this country illegally. They blew off our laws intentionally. As such, they should be processed quickly, and all should be deported without delay. The government is exactly correct: dismissing the charges would entice more illegals to use their kids as props to avoid prosecution. And then they disappear into America, scofflaws from justice. Then whine when they are caught. It’s time to put our foot down hard on illegal aliens. And those who hire them and shelter them.

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4 Responses to “Judge Dismisses Motion By Illegal Aliens Separated From Their Kids”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Have any of their employers been jailed yet?

  2. Jeffery says:

    And here’s a how-to for ratting out employers who hire illegal aliens.


    Here’s one step:

    Step 3

    Collect a reward. ICE will not provide status updates on its investigations. However, the agency has the ability to pay monetary rewards for information. You are not guaranteed payment, but ICE has the discretion to offer a reward.[8]

    You can make real cash money turning in neighbors to ICE!!

    We don’t hear much about tRump’s ICE capades including prosecuting employers. Why is that? Aren’t the employers a big part of the problem?

  3. Stosh says:

    Keep the families united, deport them all as a family.

  4. Dana says:

    Jeffrey is absolutely right: we should be prosecuting employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. We should be checking into all documents the illegals used to deceive employers, if they did, and crack down on the forgers who are providing fraudulent documents.

    If President Trump wants to get serious on illegal immigration, he has to crack down on the enablers as well.

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