Saturday, September 8, 2007

Small step on Illegal Immigration

Harris County changes arrest policy for illegal immigrants (TX)
The Associated Press | Sep. 08, 2007 | The Associated Press

Illegal immigrants in Harris County can no longer avoid formal booking into jail for some smaller crimes, a change victims advocates say closes a loophole that allowed suspects to dodge deportation.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office implemented the change more than a week after an illegal immigrant from Mexico, who had been free on a "non-arrest" bond, was accused of drunkenly smashing into another car Aug. 11 and killing three people.

"Non-arrest" bonds are sometimes given in cases where warrants are issued for relatively minor crimes. By paying them, suspects avoid being booked into jail - and being asked about their citizenship.

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Conservative Bloggers Comments:
It seems so simple and yet many cities in the country keeps these types of enforcement in place in order to "assist" the illegal population. I am always happy to report and comment on places that actually enforce the illegal immigration laws on the books as well as close loopholes such as this that keep us from detecting them sooner. Good job Harris County!

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