An illegal immigrant — who patrol said was sucked while street racing when he killed a Nebraska woman in a auto disintegrate — wasnt detained by immigration agents because his offense did not constitute a crime of violence, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said in a March letter to Congress.
Edwin Mejia, 19, is accused of being drunkard and driving recklessly when his vehicle threw into 21 -year-old Sarah Roots car in January.
Root succumbed at the hospital. Mejia afterwards posted bail and absconded. Hes been added to ICEs Most Wanted list.
Mr. Mejia should not need to be on this list he should be in jail, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb ., said in a March 30 evidence. ICE initially “re just saying that” Mr. Mejia was not an imposition priority, but this morning he was placed on their Most Wanted listing. The world still does not have a ended chronicle of what went wrong.
Sasse has been pressing for answers since his office questioned a Feb. 29 letter to ICE Director Sarah Saldana. He called Saldanas eventual reply bureaucratic rigmarole and wrote to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on April 4 trying a reply that was not an shame to the hardworking men and women at DHS.
Border agents firstly encountered Mejia in May 2013 when the 16 -year-old arrived in Nogales, Ariz ., from Honduras and was designated as an unaccompanied child, according to ICEs initial reply letter to Sasse. As required by law, Mejia was transferred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which then shipped him to Omaha in 2014 to live with his brother. Its not clear if Mejias brother was legally in the U.S.
After Mejias January 2016 detention for machine vehicle homicide, ICE agents encountered Mr. Mejia just once, but they did not file a detainer.
While Mejias activities didnt fit the terms for questioning a obligatory detainer, DHS personnel have discretionary ability to issue a detainer if the removal of such alien would serve an important federal interest.
After further review, we believe that further enforcement action would have dished an important federal interest in this case, the ICE response letter said.