On Tea Party Nation, we have told you of the ongoing saga of Juana Villegas, an illegal alien, who was arrested in Nashville while she was nine months pregnant. While in custody for minor criminal charges and an immigration warrant because she had been previously deported yet returned, she gave birth to a child. She was shackled during most of the labor because she was in the custody of the Davidson County Tennessee Jail! She turned around and sued the Sheriff of Davidson County for doing his job. Now, this story has taken a more even outrageous turn.
Villegas has applied for what is called a “U visa.”
What is a U visa?
It is a visa for illegal aliens who are “victims” of crime. What is the crime Villegas is the victim of? You guessed it. Being arrested for being in this country illegally and having the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department follow procedure which requires inmates taken in for medical procedures be shackled or otherwise restrained.
This is truly a world turned upside down as her attorney, who has a far left open borders advocate, wants not only to have her granted legal status in this country but wants a criminal investigation that could result in American citizens who are members of law enforcement not only losing their jobs but potentially being charged with criminal offenses. A criminal charge brings the possibility they could be convicted and even sentenced to prison.
That is right. You have an illegal alien, who has been previously deported from this country, who is now trying to get a visa, claiming she is the victim of a crime, because law enforcement did the job they were required to do.
Villegas has already had her deportation deferred indefinitely. What that means in plain, non-lawyer English, she will not be kicked out of the country and she is now eligible for a work permit!
The deferral is at a temporary measure, which can be revoked at will if something happened, say like we got a real American President in the White House who would enforce our laws.
The U visa was created in 2000 as a tool to “encourage” illegal aliens to come forward and report crimes. They were not used much until 2009. Suddenly, when the Obama regime came in, this tool became very popular. Last year, 20,000 of these visas were issued last year.
Of course, the Obama regime does not want any illegal deported because illegals can be a huge poll of illegal voters.
Villegas was awarded $200,000 in a recent law suit against the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department. The Federal Judge in that case, a left wing Clinton appointee, took the issue of liability away from the jury and ruled for the illegal alien. Villegas had demanded over a million dollars in damages.
Fortunately, the case is on appeal to the 6th Circuit.
When we get conservative control of government again, we need to enforce our laws. The border needs to be sealed and our immigration laws need to be followed. We also need to start changing some laws. The “U visa” needs to be abolished and we to change the law so that someone who is in the country illegally cannot sue.
America needs to stand up to these outrages. It is bad enough that an illegal alien is allowed to sue for being arrested, but the idea that law enforcement could be subject to a criminal investigation and possible prosecution for following the law is too much.
This is just another reason why the party of treason must be voted out.
A rancher that held an illegal trespasser was sued and lost his ranch to the illegal. It is unbelievable that this is happening!! Victims of crimes by illegals need to sue the illegal and anybody that aided and abetted him/her. Two years ago or more, two teens in Va Beach were killed by an illegal drunk driver that was previously released instead of processed and deported! The city official responsible for the sanctuary city status should be held responsible as well!!
Double cab pickup? Whoever passed that law ought to be arrested first. Then the judge.
We complain about how the majority of Muslims who are apparently peace loving and loyal Americans remain silent while a few radicals grab headlines and influence legislation.
We complain about borders, language and culture, but the debate is directed away from the real issues and we try to select the least objectionable Republican candidate based on hair and failed programs.
The Republicans apparently want to throw this election too and fail to confront the issues .
oops, Obama has circumvented Congress so his regulations trump laws anyway.
The comment made on O'Reilly last night (I think) that if it weren't for FOX news, most of us would not have even heard the recent anti-TP comments by Waters and that Indiana Muslim was insightful.
Even the alternative news channel gives voice to the Left, but on the other hand, I want to know when comments like this are made.
What a great way to begin a long weekend Sedition
Y'all have lost your mind and your reason.
This isn't about being shackled to-and-from the hospital. This is about being shackled while giving birth. That IS a violation of rights. People in LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOULD LOSE their jobs over this. I AM an M.D. and regardless of my general agreement with her arrest and eventual deportation, NO HUMAN BEING should be restrained while executing one of their most fundamental right-to-existence functions, ie. giving birth.
Wake up people! The Declaration of Independence DOES NOT say "All US Citizens..." it says "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". Do you think for a microsecond that Jefferson or Madison or Paine or Franklin or Adams would have approved of shackling a mother while giving birth?
Is there a Doctor in the House?? Shackeled? when shackling a horse, or other animal, you tie it's front legs together so it can't run (and hardly walk). Do you believe a woman can give birth to a baby with her legs tied together?? as in shackled?
THe Constitution of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA not mexico or iran or anywhere else
THE UNITED STATES laws are for us not the world. If she was a U.S. citizen in Mexico they would have not only shackled her but refused her at the hospital unless she had money to pay. You probably would codemn us for wayter boarding but bless the public beheading sthe muslims do. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The world is going to S****T and your upset because a criminal was treated like a criminal.
Given that slaves were generally shackled below decks in transit, and given that shackling a leg when the slaves were put away at night was not an uncommon practice back in the day, it would be logical to assume that more than a few women gave birth while shackled by one or more ankles and it is tough to guess how Franklin or Adams et al felt about such things.
And I have just re-read the Constitution for the umpteenth time and fail to see where it addresses this issue, and since the Constitution only specifies MEN I even allowed for the entire Bill of Rights and found no reference to this situation.
I certainly am no Doctor, but I have assisted at dozens of births - a miracle that always amazes - under some of the most inhospitable circumstances - to include rocket attacks. I will grant you that having one hand handcuffed to a bed to keep the subject from vacating the area prematurely - my son, an ex-cop, says is standard procedure - may be uncomfortable and inconvenient, it most certainly is not cruel and unusual nor is it a violation of any constitutional rights.
Given the information as reported, I find no fault with anyone concerned in this incident except the moron of a judge.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Big Deal, the cops forgot to remove the "shackles", so that fast tracks this woman and entitles her to the jackpot and suspension of her deportation?
We're sorry we forgot to remove the cuffs. Bad us
Now the two of you get on the bus back to the border.
U.S. citizenship is not an unalienable human right.
If what is ostensibly a human right is somehow deprived to someone then that someone gets $200K and gets to stay?
There is no room for compromise when fundamental right and wrong and our country's survival is at stake.
the cfcg links to medical site when i clik it