Skip to comments.Mexican fugitive's release, visa spur questions
Posted on 02/15/2012 12:17:52 PM PST by moonshinner_09
A Texas congressman wants to know why the former treasurer of a Mexican border state who's under indictment in that country and has connections to San Antonio was granted a visa and was released after his arrest this month in Texas.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, said he asked the State Department why Hector Javier Villarreal, the former head of the tax office for Coahuila who's facing fraud-related charges, was allowed to enter the United States. Villarreal was granted a visa in October, Gohmert said, shortly after Mexican officials released him on bail.
Gohmert said he also wants to know why it is that even after Villarreal was arrested in Tyler this month with a shotgun and $67,000 in cash that he was released.
It is quite disheartening, and I'm sure it's maddening to Mexican authorities, who we in the U.S. are constantly goading to be a country that believes in the rule of law, Gohmert said.
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Carl Rusnok an ICE spokesman in Dallas, would not comment on the situation.
Three days later, federal investigators in Mexico issued a warrant for Villarreal's arrest. Members of Mexico's ruling National Action Party, or PAN, are asking the same questions as Gohmert: Why was Villarreal able to enter the U.S., and why was he released?
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He had to be released as a good gesture over chimichanga-gate.
This is a toughie, but I’m going to line up on the “So what?” side of things.
When Mexico starts returning criminals to the United States to face OUR LAWS and OUR CHARGES, rather than holding them hostage them when they don’t like the potential punishments, I’ll care.
Right now, the Mexican government regularly dictates that the punishment will not be the death penalty be when someone from Mexico faces a capital crime here in the US and manages to get back to Mexico.
They do not return prisoners/criminals when the death penalty is an option until our government guarantees that their citizens won’t face our punishments.
So, this is a case of a stopped watch being right twice a day. The Obama Administration didn’t mean to give Mexico a dose of its one medicine, but managed to do it anyway.
So what? I want their murderers who kill innocent citizens here to face the same penalties as our own criminals do.