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Illegal immigrant's 145G 'deport gift'

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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Illegal immigrant's 145G 'deport gift'


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An illegal immigrant with a long rap sheet got a $145,000 parting gift from New York City taxpayers before he was deported, after a federal judge ruled his civil rights had been violated when he was held too long on Rikers Island.

Federal rules allow local law enforcement to detain suspected illegal immigrants for 48 hours after their criminal cases are resolved, to give Immigration and Customs Enforcement a chance to pick them up and move them to federal facilities.

Former Brooklyn resident Cecil Harvey, 55 -- backed by an immigration-rights advocacy group -- argued that his rights were
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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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Harvey, a 55-year-old father of three, with three prior arrests, spent 35 days on Rikers, when he should have been moved to ICE.

On Dec. 2, 2003, cops busted him in Bedford-Stuyvesant shortly after midnight for drinking a bottle of Bacardi in public. Police said they found "crack coc aine residue" in his pocket.

He pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor drug charge and the judge ordered him released on his own recognizance, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.

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Alrighty, any one of us would probably still be in jail , but because he was illegal he gets 145,000 because they held him for one month? Am I reading this right?

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:41 PM
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News story already posted here

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