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DUI Can Lead To Deportation?

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I thought DUI did not lead to deportation unless there were other factors involved such as damage to property, resisting arrest, etc. The following news item implies otherwise? (2nd to the last paragraph)

U.S. immigration officers arrest 2,059 criminals in sweep

From Reuters (Reporting by Ian Simpson, Editing by Eric Walsh)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration officers arrested 2,059 convicted criminal aliens in a five-day operation, the Department of Homeland Security said on Monday.

Those arrested are subject to being removed from the United States, and more than 1,000 have multiple criminal convictions, the department said in a statement.

The sweep, called "Cross Check," started March 1 and ended March 5. It was the sixth such operation since May 2011, the statement said.

More than 1,000 of those arrested were convicted of felonies, including voluntary manslaughter, child pornography, robbery, kidnapping and rape.

Those arrested include 58 known gang members or affiliates and 89 convicted sex offenders. Most of the misdemeanor convictions were for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the statement said.

The detained foreign nationals who do not face U.S. prosecution will be processed for deportation, it said, without giving a breakdown of the nationalities of those arrested.

Link to story here:

http://news.yahoo.com/u-immigration-officers-arrest-2-059-criminals-sweep-192512349.html


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Presumably illegals not residents.


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LPRs with DUI can sit back, relax and not worry about getting deported?


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LPRs with DUI can sit back, relax and not worry about getting deported?

I think the article is about illegals not LPR.

Illegals get a free pass a lot of time on DWI, Police will often send them home or let someone else drive home.

Now if you are a US Citizen you can rest assured you will be prosecuted to the full extent of your wallet...........

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That article does not say it was illegal aliens.

However, it also doesn't say they are being deported for DUI. It merely says the majority of misdemeanors are DUI. These people may have felonies AND misdemeanors.

Considering people with green cards are getting DUIs and subsequently getting citizenship (and, yes, they present the DUI during the citizenship process), we know that DUI alone will not result in a deportation.


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