July 23, 2014
Texas Judge: "Highly Unusual' For Illegals Not To Show At Deportation Hearings
Do you think a U.S. citizen would get that same benefit of doubt if they didn't show for a court hearing? Of course not.
From Dallas News:
The youths were among 20 from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who were set to appear in federal immigration court Tuesday for initial deportation hearings. But they weren't there -- 18 of the children whose cases were set to be heard didn't show up Tuesday for court.
It was an absentee rate that federal Immigration Judge Michael Baird said was "highly unusual," so high that he reset the hearings for Aug. 11 rather than possibly issuing a deportation order.
Baird said he was concerned that the children may not have received proper notice of the hearings from the government.
These aren't little "children" as the media keeps suggesting. These are teenagers, many of whom belong to gangs.
Next time, instead of calling it a "deportation hearing," just tell the immigrants to pick up their green cards at the courthouse. Then arrest them when they show.