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Illegal caused fire…

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In mid-August,  an illegal alien from Mexico was driving off-road illegally  in Sequoia National Forest,  got his SUV hung up on  some earth,  and the heat from catalytic converter and muffler caused a fire which came to be known as the Cedar Fire.   He has been found guilty of various charges, sentenced to 13 months in jail,  and ordered to pay $61 million in restitution.   He is supposed to be deported after serving his time, then to start paying restitution at $25 a month.

He’s 29 now, so there’s no way he’ll pay off a fraction of what he owes.  Of course,  nothing will happen to him if he never pays a single cent,  and odds are he won’t serve his full sentence,  and won’t actually be deported.   So because he’s in this country illegally,  he will suffer very few consequences for having burned up acres and acres,  six cabins, and caused mass evacuations.




Written by timeforthorns

October 3, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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