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Undocumented Mexican immigrant held in Sacramento jail faces deportation over marijuana charge
Sacramento Bee ^
| Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
| Stephen Magagnini
Posted on 10/07/2012 2:59:17 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Less than a third of a gram of "concentrated marijuana" might get Juan Carlos Rivera deported. The 24-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Sacramento County jail for more than four months while he awaits a decision in his deportation case.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; calif; immigration; mx
"He doesn't seem like a priority prisoner. He's working, paying into Social Security and paying withholding taxes.""I'm praying to God I'm through with marijuana," Rivera said. "It took my life away. I would like to go to college for Bible studies and cooking, and maybe I can help other people quit, too."
Sobbing ,"You don't know how hard it is for me ... blah blah blah ..."You think you're having a hard time ...", I would like to go to college for Bible studies blah blah blah blah ..
Maybe he should agree to vote for Obama, after Jerry Brown gives him his drivers license.
posted on 10/07/2012 3:06:38 PM PDT
(If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
Shouldn’t he be facing deportation over the fact that he is an illegal immigrant ?
posted on 10/07/2012 3:42:04 PM PDT
( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
Shouldnt he be facing deportation over the fact that he is an illegal immigrant ?
I agree. Using a thimbleful of pot as an excuse is f'd up, especially in California, where it's effectively legal unless the government is mad at you.
Rivera's lawyers argue that their client should qualify for prosecutorial discretion, an Obama administration policy that closes deportation cases against undocumented immigrants
If someone sneaks into a vacant apartment and lives there, is he an "undocumented tenant"?
who haven't committed serious crimes
Violating border laws is a serious crime.
posted on 10/08/2012 9:12:35 AM PDT
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