A California toddler fighting for her life Thursday after a brutal beating at the hands of an illegal immigrant with a long criminal record is the latest case to rile California sheriffs and police against a U.S. immigration policy they say is forcing them to release dangerous criminals out on the street.
Francisco Javier Chavez, the live-in boyfriend of the unidentified two-year-old's mother, is out on bail after being charged in the late July attack, which left the San Luis Obispo County girl with two broken arms, a broken femur, a compressed spine, a urinary tract infection and a fever of 107 degrees. Chavez's criminal record includes assault and drug convictions and arrests for violent acts including kidnapping, car jacking and cruelty to a child.
A disgusted San Luis Obispo Sheriff Ian Parkinson told FoxNews.com Chavez should have been locked away or deported long before he had the chance to inflict "horrific injuries" on the little girl, but said conflicting federal policies leave his department handcuffed. Instead, Chavez is now free, awaiting a court date for which he may not even show up.
“The truth is, if we had any legal right to hold him, we would, because of the concern that, not being a U.S. citizen, he will bail out and flee the country and flee prosecution,” said Parkinson, who suspects Chavez may have already fled the county.
The issue, says Parkinson and dozens of other sheriffs and police chiefs across California and Arizona, is that, while Immigration and Customs Enforcement routinely asks departments to hold prisoners like Chavez until they can take custody of them for deportation, the local law enforcement officials believe doing so will expose them to lawsuits. They cite court cases including the March, 2014, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruling in Galrza v. Szalczyk that held states and localities are not required to imprison people based on ICE "detainer" requests, and that states and localities may be held liable if they participate in wrongful immigration detentions.
YES!! This is the most inspiring picture I've seen in a long time...gotta' love it!
Where are the vigilantes ??????
I will sign up to join!! The only problem I see is its not soon enough!
TRUMP- TRUMP - TRUMP.
Can't say it enough. We do not need a politician in the White House. Wake up American, how much more do we have to tolerate? The rest in the race are wimps!!!!!!!!
Really Frank? I sure wouldn't refer to Dr Ben Carson as a wimp...or Carly Fiorina, who is not a politician or a Washington insider, or Sen Ted Cruz! You are right when it comes to some of the other RINOs who are running! I can still envision Chris Christie and "Caligula" locked in each other's arms in that infamous bear hug last year after that horrific hurricane...EEW! The last thing we need is another Chicago thug in the Oval Office! Jeb Bush is such a RINO, supporting Common Core and being so soft on "immigration" (illegal invaders, to be more precise)! Marco Rubio, also a softie regarding "immigration", has the makings of a good candidate, but is still a little wet behind the ears! Huckabee has been doing quite well so far, and he's no wimp either! You are right when it comes to some of the candidates, but certainly not all of them! This year definately promises to be a fascinating one, during which anything could happen! Therefore, I strongly suggest that we the people buckle our seat belts! God bless!
When has America protected a violent People the low life scum that has permeated this country, we are told that they just want a better life, if you look at California with it's heavy handed approach to let anyone in to this country and protect the Murders, Rapist, and mad dog killers it wont be long before America will look like California !
California is becoming a microcosm of Mexico... a peon or patron society is one where the people either work for the State or the local Patron. Small business must obtain the permission of the local Patron to operate, in addition to licensing by the State. We are becoming a culture of dependency. America is beginning to look like Mexico.
Not only look like Mexico but SOUND like Mexico!
How many times do we see short, fat mexican girls about 20 - 4 kids with one in the belly, using my tax dollars for food, welfare, healthcare, education. Americans are SICK AND TIRED!
That is exactly what obama wants.