ACLU sues for illegals’ enhanced rights

In June 2015 Seeing Red AZ provided a headache inducing glimpse into California under the bizarre governorship of Jerry Brown in “Leftist lunacy:CA boosts illegals’ healthcare, wages….and even tackles global warming.”

Previously, in 2014, we posted, “Have you heard? The USA is “the other Mexico.” Those were the words of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during a trip to California when he called on other states to “evolve” like California so the United States can be more like his home country. Standing alongside LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Jerry Brown, Pena Nieto called for amnesty legislation and open borders while criticizing governors who have taken strong positions against illegal immigration. Gov. Brown told the crowd, including illegals, “You’re all welcome in California.” (brief video.)

Now we read that the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project have filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the federal government unfairly sets unacceptably high bond amounts for illegal aliens in deportation proceedings because it fails to consider their inability to pay — resulting in longer incarceration stints for those who illegally invade the USA.

Named in the suit as plaintiffs are Cesar Matias, an asylum seeking Honduran national fighting deportation, and Xochitl Hernandez, an illegal alien from Mexico convicted of shoplifting.. Their ACLU lawyers allege high bail violates the Fifth and Eighth Amendment rights of the foreign nationals.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has a much more cogent take on the issue. Dan Cadman writes:

The posting of bond by detainees being charged with immigration offenses is authorized by Section 236 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1226. The purpose behind detention or the posting of bonds in immigration expulsion proceedings is exactly the same as it is in criminal proceedings: first, to ensure the presence of the individual at the trial or deportation hearing; and second, where applicable, to protect the public safety. That is precisely the reason this lawsuit shouldn’t go anywhere.

Imagine, for a moment, an individual arrested for murder who comes up for a bond hearing before the presiding judge or magistrate. Does anyone think that the defendant’s ability to post bond is an intelligent substitute for ensuring the public safety and his appearance for trial?

Read the complete and enlightening CIS commentary on “immigration bonds.” You’ll be glad you did.

Insidious ACLU-think is not just confined to California. The left-wing organization has offices in every state in the union, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico — an unincorporated U.S. territory currently $70 billion dollars in debt and seeking statehood.

9 Responses to ACLU sues for illegals’ enhanced rights

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    So the fact that the illegals are impoverished entitles them to lesser bail when they are apprehended? This concept is too bizarre for normal minds to absorb. Obviously, that makes it an ideal case for the ACLU.

  2. Matt DeGennaro says:

    The ACLU bills itself as protecting rights. The rights they seem most attuned to protecting are those of non citizen criminals who sneak into the United States, often engage in criminal activity, demand rights that are not theirs, access taxpayer benefits intended for our own citizens and take American jobs. Why the American Civil Liberties Union elevates them to special class worthy of protection is something I will never understand. They should be representing American citizens who have suffered by the loss of lives and jobs at the hands of illegals.

  3. LEO IN TSN says:

    ACLU? It does not do any good work for America. It is remaining true to its origin and agenda. It has never abandoned its roots. It was created by an American marxist specifically to use American laws and courts to transform (sound familiar?) America into a communist nation state. Are they still at it? Just look at the lawsuits it files and the causes it supports and its anti-American activities. They are working hard to destroy our Constitution and Bill of Rights. That is not protecting American liberty, it is the tenacity of communism working to destroy US.

    While we are reflecting at this special time of year, consider also that a past marxist Congress passed legislation that gives ACLU millions of American tax dollars every time they undertake another mission in court to destroy our freedoms. Think about that between now and April 15.

    God bless America.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    ACLU loses one:
    Judge refuses ACLU demand to force Catholic hospitals to perform abortions

    Until the ACLU starts paying the defendants’ legal fees for their spurious lawsuits, they will continue to destroy American values.

  5. Army Of One says:

    I was doing a crossword puzzle recently. Tthe clue was” civil rights organization.” When the answer turned out to be ACLU, I put the puzzle down and went back to work. Deceit doesn’t qualify as a diversion for me.

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Speaking of immigration:

    McCain: We Need To Send The Military To Secure Our Border | The Daily Caller

    #1 – It’s election time again.

    #2 – McCain knows Jeh Johnson won’t do a thing to change Obama’s plan.

    #3 – McCain should be institutionalized for even playing this game every six years.

    Be done with him, Arizona! It’s way past time.

  7. Saguaro Sam says:

    To this day, there is a caste system in India and citizens who do not live by the rules are punished severely, even to the point of death..

    Perhaps that is the way we are headed, where the legal American white citizens will have less standing, less rights than the foreign invaders and home-grown generations of Democrat-voting welfare recipients.

    Meanwhile, a US Navy warship has been buzzed by numerous Russian jets, coming within 30 Feet of the deck.
    The photos are chilling.

    And B. Insane Obama is chomping at the bit to travel to Hiroshima on his endless apology tour. Yep, Obama is sorry that we defended ourselves once upon a time long ago


    • Ajo Joe says:

      I saw a news report on the Hiroshima trip and was disgusted. The young father of a friend of mine from high school days was among those who lost their lives on the USS Arizona when the Japanese sneak attack took place on Pearl Harbor. Thousands of Americans were killed. I understand that John Kerry, another dispicable Jane Fonda/ \Vietnam liar will actually issue an apology.