Illegal Alien Drug User Surprised by Deportation
"ICE is paying Sacramento County $100 a day to house [Juan Carlos] Rivera, who has been convicted of several misdemeanors but no felonies since his parents brought him here illegally from Mexico at age 14," the Sacramento Bee reports. "Rivera's lawyers argue that their client should qualify for prosecutorial discretion, an Obama administration policy that closes deportation cases against undocumented immigrants who haven't committed serious crimes and pose no threat to society. 'This guy was riding his bicycle after smoking dope,' said attorney Lori M. Porter. 'He doesn't seem like a priority prisoner. He's working, paying into Social Security and paying withholding taxes.'"
[FAIR comment: Working illegally is being cited by his attorney as a sign of good character.]
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