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Criminal Illegal Immigrants Released Over COVID-19 Violate House Arrest Orders Often

Criminal illegal immigrants released from jail to avoid spreading COVID-19 repeatedly violate court orders requiring home confinement as part of an improvised bail agreement provoked by the pandemic. Some of the recently incarcerated individuals now roaming around freely have convictions for serious offenses such as aggravated assault with a weapon, drug trafficking, domestic violence, fraud and extortion. In several of the cases, a federal judge’s coronavirus-inspired house arrest orders have served as a big joke. Some illegal alien convicts have left their home hundreds of times despite federal court orders to stay home, according to a legal filing obtained by a conservative Boston newspaper that is closely tracking the scandal.

It all began when attorneys at a civil rights group that “fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants” petitioned a federal court to release illegal immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over coronavirus. Dozens were released on bail in Bristol County, Massachusetts with tracking devices to assure they remain under house arrest. Instead, many have left their home repeatedly, according to federal prosecutors and legal filings cited in the news series. One illegal alien left his house 214 times in one month and another 78 times. Others have violated house arrest orders on dozens of occasions and one illegal immigrant convict left 17 times in one day, a federal prosecutor told a judge during a hearing this week. The same offender recorded around 129 infractions in only a few weeks. The bail violations are well documented with data provided by court-mandated GPS monitoring.

This appears to have upset the federal judge, Reagan-appointed William Young, who ordered the illegal immigrants released in response to a class action lawsuit filed by the civil rights nonprofit. The complaint describes detained illegal immigrants as “highly vulnerable,” and “at imminent risk of contracting COVID-19” as well as “death” because they are “literally trapped” in detention with no safe alternative. “Their confinement conditions and detention treatment have created a dangerous and hazardous situation that imminently threatens their lives, as well as the well-being of guards and others in the surrounding community, and the general public,” according to the lawsuit, which names cities throughout the nation that released thousands of detainees—including people serving sentences for criminal convictions—because of the threat COVID-10 poses inside jails. Among them are Los Angeles, Oakland, New Jersey, New York City, Cleveland, Nashville, Houston, San Antonio and Charlotte.

At this week’s court hearing to address the criminal illegal aliens’ disregard for the rule of law, Judge Young said “courts do not make orders to have them flouted,” according to a news story on the event in Boston. “I want to know in affidavits, under oath, if we can find these people,” the judge added. “We use electronic monitoring for a reason.” The article reveals that attorneys representing the criminal illegal immigrants blame “misinformation” and “conflicting messages” for the pervasive violations. The federal prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Kanwit, told the judge the violations continue. “I’m astounded we’re discussing if bail should be revoked,” the federal prosecutor said. “They thumbed their nose at the court.” At the hearing Kanwit also told the court that one of the coronavirus-released illegal immigrants cut his GPS monitoring bracelet a day after assaulting his girlfriend.

In the meantime, local law enforcement authorities are outraged that this is going on in their community and are doing what they can to keep residents safe. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has created a prisoner release alert system to inform the public about the serious crimes committed by the illegal immigrants freed into his jurisdiction. The first alert lists the following charges or criminal convictions against illegal aliens abruptly let go over coronavirus: Rape, domestic violence, burglary, larceny, heroin distribution, aggravated assault, kidnapping, child neglect, distribution of cocaine and a multitude of other offenses. The sheriff updates the system every time an illegal immigrant is released back into his community “to help protect the people of Bristol County from potential victimization.”