An illegal immigrant protected by President Obama’s amnesty for “Dreamers” (brought to the United States through no fault of their own as children) will not be deported after getting convicted of felony hit-and-run for killing two little girls playing in a leaf pile.
The shocking story comes out of a small town near Portland Oregon, a city that has long offered illegal aliens sanctuary. In fact, the entire state of Oregon is a sanctuary for those in the country illegally and all law enforcement officers are banned from using any public resources to locate or capture illegal immigrants. This case involves a 19-year-old woman, Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, living illegally in the U.S. since she was four years old. She’s the classic candidate for the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) directive, which grants illegal aliens who came to the U.S. as youngsters a two-year deferment from deportation.
Under DACA, implemented in 2012, Garcia-Cisneros received a work permit, driver’s license and Social Security number. Last fall she slammed a sports utility vehicle into a leaf pile, killing 6-year-old and 11-year-old stepsisters, then she fled and her boyfriend helped cover up the crime. The horrific crash occurred in Forest Grove, which is about 25 miles west of Portland. Garcia-Cisneros got arrested the following day and her boyfriend is in jail for hindering prosecution. Earlier this year a jury found her guilty of two counts of felony hit-and-run. Even under DACA, the illegal immigrant should have been deported so she was taken to an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington months ago to complete removal proceedings.
Shockingly, Garcia-Cisneros was recently released from the federal facility and this week an immigration judge dismissed her deportation case. A Portland-area radio station was the first to break the unbelievable story, but the national media subsequently showed interest because crucial portions of the case are shrouded in secrecy. The judge gave no reason for dismissing the deportation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has declined to say why the case was dropped, according to a national newswire story that says the feds cited “privacy issues.”
As egregious as the Garcia-Cisneros case may seem, there may be many others like it because the Obama administration has gone out of its way to protect illegal immigrants regardless of criminal history. In fact, shortly after DACA was implemented Judicial Watch reported that federal immigration officers were actually ordered to release illegal aliens arrested for violent crimes as long as they claimed to be “Dreamers”—protected by DACA—who came to the U.S. as children.
Officials at separate front-line agencies of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—ICE and the U.S. Border Patrol—were so infuriated that that they made the shocking directive pubic. Both are longtime federal agents and union heads who represent thousands of immigration officers around the country. They confirmed that Illegal immigrants are essentially running the show, avoiding detention by exploiting the Obama administration’s controversial DACA plan, which is expected to spare nearly 1 million young illegal immigrants (so-called “dreamers”) from deportation.