Posted on January 29, 2020

DACA Illegal Alien Rewarded $19K in Taxpayer Money After Pleading Guilty to Reckless Driving

John Binder, Breitbart, January 26, 2020

An illegal alien enrolled in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program received nearly $19,000 in United States taxpayer money after driving recklessly in the sanctuary state of California.

In 2018, DACA illegal alien Edgar Torres Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving by the Laguna Beach Police Department. After being held in police custody for 15 hours, Gutierrez was turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

On behalf of Gutierrez, the ACLU of Southern California and the UC Irvine School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic claimed the Laguna Beach Police Department violated California’s sanctuary state law that prohibits local law enforcement from turning illegal aliens over to ICE agents.

Now, in a settlement with the Laguna Beach Police Department, Gutierrez pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was rewarded $18,750 in U.S. taxpayer money for being turned over to ICE.