Man faces deportation after allegedly ramming Menlo Park police vehicle Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Nov 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm
A man who fled after crashing a stolen car into a Menlo Park police vehicle and hid inside a garage before he was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 31, after a manhunt is being held in county jail as an undocumented immigrant pending deportation, a San Mateo County sheriff's spokeswoman said.
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Posted by Bring-On-The-ACLU!, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm
Pretty soon the ACLU will be on this case. They will confer with their client, and soon he will be a media darling. They will come up with a scenario showing that he "didn't do anything wrong" .. and is, in fact, a victim of the Bush Administration's never-ending "war on people living in the United States illegally" (or is that "without papers?").
Soon, the ACLU will have a $1T lawsuit in the mill, claiming that they will settle if the City drops all charges, gives their client $20M, a key to the City, makes him an "honorary citizen of Menlo Park" and fires all of the police officers involved in his arrest.
Yep .. time to bring on the clowns .. er .. make that the ACLU.
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Nov 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm
I doubt that the above scenario will happen. There are a number of undocumented criminals who quietly & frequently deported. You generally only hear about them IF the ACLU or similar get involved. If media reports are accurate, there's no reason for the ACLU to get involved. Of course, the reports may not be accurate and/or don't include all relevant details. Anecdotally, my recollection of ACLU involvement here in EPA has been for legal residents having problems w/the police. Maybe you know of local cases that do focus on ACLU helping undocumented criminals - hoping you share info if you do.
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Nov 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm
musical - if one is here illegally, I think they're not ever allowed to come back - but that doesn't stop some criminals. If he wants to ever legally emigrate somewhere, it depends on the country to wants to move to.
Posted by musical, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm
I'm guilty of begging the question how Mr Jimenez got here in the first place, and what's to keep him from immediately repeating the exercise. I doubt that he just overstayed his visa, but what do I know?
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Nov 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm
musical - the article states that he is here illegally, as in undocumented. Usually, when a visa lapses, that gets mentioned - that's not undocumented.
I don't know what would stop him for sneaking back in - maybe nothing & we'll have to deal w/him again. Frankly, I'm concerned more w/the criminals - undocumented & not - who commit much more serious crimes. The loser's clearly a tool - & he could've really hurt someone.
Posted by Bob , a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm
If he's deported, I'll bet he'll be back here within a year. However, he should be turned over to the Mexican prison system. Doubt then he'll be going anywhere. And also, illegals in our $$$ prison system should be turned over the the authorities in their own country, and let that country provide elite medical services, recreation, education, and good living conditions as specified by the court for our prisons. The cost of housing all the illegals in California is wrecking the California and county budgets.