Posted on June 7, 2005

Illegals Shocked as Judge Actually Puts Them in Jail, June 6

A judge in Texas is shocking illegal aliens in the Brownsville area by actually jailing them and making sure they’re deported rather than simply letting them go with a “notice to appear” — most of which are not honored.

The Brownsville Herald reported U.S. Magistrate Judge Felix Recio is getting tough with illegals caught crossing the Rio Grande, telling a group of Honduran immigrants last week to warn their buddies back home.

“I want you to tell all your friends in Honduras that if they come through Brownsville, Texas, they will not be paroled into the system, and they will be put in jail and deported,” Recio told 18-year-old Jorge Enrique Vasquez Carrasco in open court as he handed him a jail sentence that could keep him locked up until space opens at an immigration facility and he is deported.

Under the typical scenario, illegals are issued a notice to appear, at which time they go on their way and begin their new life in the U.S. Federal statistics indicate 88 percent of aliens issued a notice don’t show up for their hearings. Border agents near McAllen, Texas, have nicknamed the summons “notice to disappear” because they are so often disregarded.