United States vs. Vargas

19 04 2007

Cross posted from    Georgia Crime Watch

A look at illegal immigration in an American Court System

On February 16th, 2007, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (third district) heard the case of Sandro Antonio Vargas, a National of the Dominican Republic.

Want to see your tax dollars at work? Read on…

May 5, 2005: Federal Grand Jury indicts Vargas, charging him as an aggravated felon who reentered the United States after being deported.

May 19, 2005: Vargas pleads not guilty.

June 24, 2005: Vargas changes his plea to guilty. He asks the judge to remove his illegal alien status from the case.

December 1, 2005: Court sentencing memorandum. Vargas faces 20 years in prison, but askes the District Court to apply a sentence within the 41 to 51 month range.

December 6, 2005: Vargas files sentencing memorandum. Vargas objects to sentencing citing ‘extroidinary family circumstances.’ He asks for a lesser sentence, because he only came to America to follow his pregnant wife. (Wife is also Dominican, but came to U.S. to deliver baby.) Vargas goes on to say that the sentence violates HIS 5th and 6th amendment rights. (5th-sentencing based on facts, 6th-trial by jury)

January 24, 2006: District Court Sentencing hearing. Wife testifies that she asked Vargas to come to the U.S. to be with her. District Court says Vargas has prior violent felony convictions in the U.S. and has already been deported once. Lesser sentence denied. Vargas sentenced 41 months in prison.

January 25, 2006: District Court enters judgement.

January 30, 2006: Vargas appeals. He says that his sentence was not ‘fast-tracked.’

(Fast-tracking is a program that was created in California in response to the overwhelming number of illegal reentry cases. Illegal Aliens who commit a felony offense receive lighter sentences in exchange for waiving certain rights.)

Vargas says that if he were fast-tracked, he would only do 30 months flat. (Wow – he sure knows California law! Too bad his offense was in Pennsylvania…)

The Court says that Vargas’ knife-point robbery conviction in 2000, deportation, illegal reentry into the United States, and 2nd aggravated felony conviction were too serious of offenses to be offset by his personal family situation.

Appeal denied. Vargas’ 41 month sentence is upheld.

-end-

Should Vargas be in prison? Of course. But how many American lives were disrupted by this one illegal immigrant? How many tax dollars were spent in law enforcement, jail costs, court appointed attorneys, sentencing, appeals, and prison expenses?

This is just one illegal immigrant.

Close the border. Deport illegal aliens. Repeal birthright citizenship.

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