Many of those opposed to President Donald Trump have opined that his view of DACA is based on racism, not fact. However, a DACA recipient from Mexico named Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, seems to have proven the president’s concerns worthy, as Breitbart News confirmed today.
In fact, the DACA recipient was let out of jail twice before the murder, despite the fact that his DACA permit was expired.
The illegal alien stands “accused of murdering his boat crew mate and injuring two others aboard a fishing vessel off the coast of Massachusetts.” The supposed “Dreamer” entered the U.S. without documentation in June 2001 near Brownsville, Texas, at the age of ten.
He “qualified for deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on November 30, 2013,” according to a source quoted by Breitbart.
The government’s website says that DACA “defers deportation for two years for individuals brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents or guardians before the age of 16” as long as they are deemed to be no threat to national security.
Another issue that comes up with DACA is that when renewal is denied, as was the case with Vazquez on August 16, 2016, illegal’s often don’t leave. The papers for Vazquez expired over a year earlier, on November 29, 2015, and yet he remained.
There existed ample reason to deny the extension, as well. The reason given was “abandonment,” meaning that “he either failed to respond to inquiries from immigration officials or failed to make a required appearance in front of immigration authorities” his documents revealed.
Adding to the anger that some people feel, the alleged killer was arrested twice before the murder, both times in 2018, and yet he was not properly deported.
After this episode where Vazquez is said to have “attacked three crew members with a hammer and a knife, killing one and injuring two others on board the Captain Billy Haver fishing vessel,” he was still released.
Authorities “charged Vazquez with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder before his release on bond,” a release that ICE considered to be unwise.
It is written that “Vazquez faces a maximum penalty of up to life in prison and a $500,000 fine.” If he ever gets released, he will likely be handed over to ICE and deported, but won’t it be tad late by then, many people have asked.
Perhaps, some G.O.P. members and others have suggested, Mr. Trump was not so very wrong, after all.