Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

February 6, 2014

Lars:

It has been an interesting second full week in the month of February when it comes to criminal aliens here in the State of Oregon.

Over the last three months plus the immigration story that has drawn most on the attention in the Pacific Northwest and beyond has been the arrest, trial, conviction of Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros for the hit and run deaths of 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and 11-year-old Abigail Robinson on October 20, 2013 in Forest Grove, Oregon.

On Wednesday, January 15, 2013 in a Washington County Circuit Court room Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros was unanimously convicted in a jury trial by 12 county residents of two counts felony hit and run — that’s two felonies.

Seventeen days later, on Friday, January 31, 2014 Washington County Circuit Court Judge Rick A. Knapp sentenced Ms. Garcia-Cisneros to three years of probation and 250 hours of community service for the hit and run deaths of the two young girls.

According to news reports she was turned over on Monday, February 3, 2014 to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials at the Washington County Jail and taken by them to the regional immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington.

One of the pertinent questions North westerners’ are asking is what is going to happen to Garcia-Cisneros now that she is in federal custody?

Some background history, Ms. Garcia-Cisneros, a Mexican national, was already on probation for being in the country illegally under President Barack Hussein Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program before her careless driving took the lives of the two little girls.

One of the seven requirements to be a participant in the Obama administration’s DACA program is the participant not have committed a felony, a significant misdemeanor or three or more misdemeanors (See link).

http://www.dhs.gov/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals

A bit more history, according to a John Morton, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Memorandum dated December 21, 2012 to all field directors, all special agents and all chief counsel, Director Morton addresses the subject of civil immigration enforcement, like national detainer guidance (See link)

http://www.ice.gov/doclib/detention-reform/pdf/detainer-policy.pdf

On page two of the three pages ICE memorandum  Morton sets criteria on which individuals who have committed domestic crimes should be identified as candidates for possible removal from the United States, thus an immigration detainer being place on them.

Getting to the point that is relevant to our discussion Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, “if the individual has a prior felony conviction or has been charged with a felony offense; . . . the individual has a prior misdemeanor conviction or has been charged with a misdemeanor offense if the misdemeanor conviction or pending charge involves — [example] unlawful flight from the scene of an accident; . . . [example] or public safety” they are to be identified with an immigration detainer.

If the DACA requirements and ICE memorandum are actually the current federal immigration policy of the Obama administration, Garcia-Cisneros should be deported to her homeland of Mexico in the next three months, barring any holdups in her getting a timely appearance in a federal immigration court.

Lars, the second full week of February and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show FM 101.1 radio listeners.

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