This story is taking place in the next county over from me. Jose Vallejo (17), an illegal alien, is charged with sexual molestation of a four-year-old girl (April 2006-he was 16 at the time). He was given $150,000 bond and his family paid it.
He was then picked up by ICE for having entered the country illegally three years ago. Vallejo requested deportation. The judge granted it. Vallejo thought he was home free.
ICE officials notified McHenry county prosecutors that Vallejo was set for deportation and took custody of Vallejo.
Vallejo’s attorney argued that the deportation order should remain in effect because
their law is supreme over the state laws. They are the ones that have taken him into custody. They are the ones that will conduct any further actions.
The county judge didn’t buy it and raised the bond from $150,000 to $750,000 to prevent deporation. Vallejo faces up to 30 years in prison. His next court date is March 2. (source)
I hope he gets the maximum sentence allowable under the law and then is immediately deported at the conclusion of the sentence. If he’d been deported now, he would have just come right back across the border. If he has family in the next county over, what’s to stop him from coming to my county next door?
Immigration judges should have access to all pending litigation against potential deportees. No illegal alien charged with other crimes should be able to use the US system to escape the consequences of their actions.