Obama-appointed judges have been doing no favors for Trump and his administration, and this incident is no exception.
A federal judge in Virginia has released a Honduran teen who was a drug dealer, illegally crossed the U.S. border, and, oh yes, is a member of the notoriously violent MS-13 street gang.
Well, that was a brilliant move…
U.S. District Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon ordered the 17-year-old to be released because his “rights had been violated” after he crossed the Rio Grande and turned himself in to U.S. Border Patrol, the Washington Post reported.
“The judge ruled that, by holding the illegal alien gangbanger without a hearing, the government violated his rights to due process and family unity,” according to Judicial Watch.
The former gang-member’s identity has not been revealed due to his status as a minor.
The teen claims to have sold drugs and has been a witness to several murders while he was with MS-13, although he said he never actually killed anyone.
He did, however, give a false confession to his friend’s murder because he “was nervous and felt guilty for not doing anything to help him.”
He plans on living with his mother and half-siblings in their home in Kentucky.
Wait, he’s staying in this country? Well, isn’t that just fantastic…
This young criminal shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, however. During the Obama administration, more than 150,000 minors entered the country illegally by the southern border.
The Department of Homeland Security has said that unaccompanied alien children (UACs) pose several threats to the United States, and that violent street gangs like MS-13 actively recruit new members in units where UACs are held.
“Both the MS-13 and the 18th Street gangs embarked on a recruiting frenzy at the various facilities housing the newly arrived illegal aliens,” said Judicial Watch, citing law enforcement sources.
“The UACs also brought in dangerous diseases – including swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis – and occupied the nation’s military bases as shelters.”
The gang was also reportedly using phones provided to them by the Red Cross to communicate.
But don’t worry, the gang isn’t that big of a deal. They are just responsible for “the majority of violent crimes in the U.S. and are the primary distributors of most illicit drugs” according to the Justice Department’s National Gang Intelligence Center. And who really listens to them?
Certainly not Obama and company.
Judicial Watch reported: “A year after the Obama administration began allowing droves of UACs to remain in the U.S., the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that the MS-13 emerged as a top tier gang in the Lone Star State thanks to the influx of illegal alien gang members that crossed into the state the previous year.”
“Last month, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) sent a letter to the ORR [Office of Refugee Resettlement], demanding to know if it had released any unaccompanied minors with admitted gang ties,” according to the Washington Post.
“This teen may be the first known case, but he is not the only one. In a statement to The Washington Post, the agency said it had released ‘a small number’ of children with ‘minimal’ gang affiliation to live with relatives.”
The Trump administration is fighting to change the way gang members are processed. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly warned gang members to watch out.
He has also voiced his concerns as well: “If they come as undocumented minors, the federal government transports them wherever in the interior they say they’d like to go. The bad guys know how this system works, and they have exploited it.”
Hopefully, that will all change soon.