Sunday, June 01, 2008

California police, prosecutors don't care whether suspects are illegal aliens

Convicted murderer Juan Dedios Burboa has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, The 29-year-old is a Mexican national, an illegal alien in California. Burboa was convicted for plotting to kidnap and kill a trio of Mexican drug runners and steal their shipment of crystal methamphetamine. One of the drug runners was shot to death.

The citizens of California received a sentence at the same time. Burboa’s prison sentence — 40 years if he lives to age 70 — will be served out in California prisons at the expense of California taxpayers.

ICE estimates that 300,000 to 450,000 convicted criminal aliens who are deportable are detained each year at federal, state and local prisons and jails. But even as California reels under a massive budget crisis, there are tens of thousands of criminal aliens serving time.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation does not know how many illegal immigrants are housed in the state’s prisons. They do ask new prisoners what country they were born in, but they don’t concern themselves specifically with the immigration status of convicts.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney and the Los Angeles Superior Courts have refused, as a matter of policy, to take any action to deport illegal alien gang members. Like the LAPD, these agencies have contended that they do not have anything to do with illegal immigration.

Following the March 2, 2008 murder of a popular high school football star, Jamiel Shaw, II, a criminal gang member named Pedro Espinosa was arrested for the crime. Espinosa had been out on early release from the L. A. County jail after serving four months on assault and weapons charges. Neither the District Attorney’s office or the Courts raised any questions as to whether or not he should be removed from the country. The L. A. County Sheriff’s Department never notified Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) that Espinosa was in the country illegally.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ed,

    The bad news just keeps on coming. And with Manny, Moe and Jack, aka, Hillary, Barak and John, hoping to occupy the oval office, I don't see anything changing.

    Costs of incarceration are enormous, and even though the gasoline used to throw these criminals back across the border might be high, it's a lot cheaper than what we're doing now.

    The movie "Jaws" contained a great scene and quote which applies to the United States right now.

    Matt Hooper, standing next to Brody and Amity mayor Larry Vaughn, said, "You're going to ignore this problem until it swims up and bites you in the ass!"

    Well, we've got a government full of Larry Vaughns. And the only Matt Hoopers are people like Tom Tancredo, who has become a voice crying in the wilderness...but crying the truth!

    This country is past the point of being 'bitten in the ass'...this shark is consuming the United States in big gulps. Funny, only the ordinary people seem to see and feel the pain.

    Keep up the good work, Ed. I am praying that someone with the authority to put a stop to the madness will soon listen.

    Bob Adams
    Rustburg, VA


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