ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT GRANTED WORK PRIVILEGES IN JAIL SENTENCE
Conservatives in Wisconsin are outraged that a local judge granted work release privileges to an illegal immigrant completing an 11-month jail term for driving drunk in the wrong direction on an interstate. Among the top protestors of this ludicrous decision by the judge is Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. who, like us, cannot understand why an illegal immigrant was given a “bed and breakfast” jail sentence at the cost of taxpayers.
Rodruiguez-Benitez, 35, was pulled over with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit after driving the wrong direction on an interstate causing an oncoming car to intentionally crash into the median wall to avoid a head-on collision. According to Benitez’s lawyer, his client has a “high degree” of character and education that makes the work release “appropriate.” Sheriff Clarke told his staff to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and ask that the man be deported.
DOJ CUTS, REASSIGNS 81 IMMIGRATION PROSECUTORS
With the end of the federal fiscal year last Friday, the temporary funding for 81 immigration-dedicated federal prosecutors has ended. Of those, thirteen have lost their jobs while 68 others are being reassigned within the Justice Department. One lawyer affected by the shake-up says that the loss of immigration prosecutors will only make the job that much harder as fewer people try to bear the overwhelming burden. David Bunham, co-director of the Transactional Records Clearinghouse – the same organization that found that illegal immigrant criminal cases filed in June accounted for 52 percent of new prosecutions in the nation’s federal courts – called the move by the Obama administration “curious.”