Why Rigoberto Padilla Should Be Deported
by Lewis Loflin
Here we will explore the all too familiar story of Rigoberto Padilla, an illegal alien Mexican arrested in Chicago for drunk driving. It's a story of political corruption, bad schools, and racial politics. It's the story a complete breakdown of law enforcement and rule of law that puts innocent people at risk and reveals just how entrenched racial Marxism is in Chicago.
If one wants to understand President Obama, then we must explore the issues around Rigoberta Padilla. Let's explore what happened with an earlier version of this story in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Alfredo Ramos is a Mexican illegal alien that was convicted of manslaughter for killing two young girls in Virginia. According to police, Ramos, 22, slammed the 1998 Mitsubishi he was driving into the rear of a 1994 Plymouth driven by Allison Kunhardt, 17, in Virginia Beach, Va. Kunhardt and her best friend Tessa Tranchant, 16, were stopped at a traffic light when they were rear-ended by a drunken, speeding Ramos.
Even wearing seat belts one died at the scene and another later at the hospital. Ramos had only minor injuries while the police that had previously arrested Ramos for drunk driving had refused to get him deported blaming only speed and alcohol.
To quote another source on his broad criminal history, "Ramos had a history of prior convictions, yet due to the sanctuary policies of two Virginia towns, his immigration status was never questioned or examined. He was convicted in Virginia Beach of public drunkenness in 2006.
In 2007, Two months prior to killing Allison and Tessa, he was arrested for identity theft, public drunkenness and a DUI in Chesapeake. The arresting officer said Ramos almost ran over him. He was driving with a fake license and a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit." More on that at www.familysecuritymatters.org
Why was Ramos at least not in jail for all of his prior crimes? Plea bargains and racial politics. They even know where his illegal alien brother lives, but due to local sanctuary policies in the community refuse to arrest him. This policy prevents police from dealing with illegal aliens and harbors these criminals from Federal law enforcement.
Local officials were just as guilty of killing these young women as Ramos was. If the laws had been enforced including no license, no insurance, and DUI, and if Ramos had been removed earlier from this country, those girls would be alive. Who will be the next Ramos?
21-year-old Rigoberto (Rigo) Padilla has a similar story. Rigo is an illegal alien Mexican and admits his entire family in a letter to Senator Durban is illegal aliens. Like Ramos' prior arrests he was nailed for DUI after running a stop sign before he could kill somebody.
Chicago like Norfolk is another Sanctuary City that harbors illegal alien criminals such as Rigo, but the system broke down. His public defender (he has no money) slipped and reported him to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and he faces deportation. Not so fast as the New York Times and racist Latino groups take up his cause.
In Illegal Immigrant Students Publicly Take Up a Cause (Dec. 11, 2009) the New York Times shrugged off Rigo's criminal activities as a "misdemeanor" after his sweetheart plea deal. They simply reported Rigo as "a Mexican-born college student in Chicago who has been an illegal immigrant in this country since he was 6." Other supporters make him out to a great scholar and all around victim due to his immigration status. But on the illegal alien issue since his arrest the Times reports:
...students held two street rallies on his behalf and sent thousands of e-mail messages and faxes to Congress. The Chicago City Council passed a resolution calling for a stay of his deportation and five members of Congress from Illinois came out in support of his cause. One of them was Representative Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat, who offered a private bill to cancel his removal.Most of the rest of the article is the same thing, cheering on a position advocated by the far-left for decades. Their argument is he has been here for years and being in college means that he will be such a great addition to America, they should let him stay. There are several issues the Times left out, so let's explore more closely if Rigo really is just a poor Mexican college student turned activist.
Obama administration officials said they would review cases like Mr. Padilla's as they arose. They said the situation of Mr. Padilla, 21, pointed to the need for an immigration overhaul that would include a path to legal status for people in the United States illegally...
...others in Florida of students who fought off deportation - is activism by young immigrants, many of them illegal, which has become increasingly public and coordinated across the country, linked by Web sites, text messages and a network of advocacy groups.
Spurred by President Obama's promises of legislation to grant them legal status, and frustration that their lives have stalled without it, young illegal immigrants are joining street protests despite the risk of being identified by immigration agents...
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