Saturday, August 25, 2007
As we previously reported, none of the Republican presidential candidates want to be "outimmigranted." Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rudolph W. Giuliani and Tom Tancredo have suggested that the Newark murders, in which an undocumented immigrant stands accused, show the consequences of failures in immigration policy.
The Washington Post reports that those closest to the killings say they are less concerned about the suspects' immigration status than their history of violence, noting that alleged ringleader Jose Lachira Carranza was released on bail after three previous felony. "Whether he was a citizen of our country or not, he was prone to violence and he should not have been released," said James Harvey, whose son was one of the students killed. "The state had him in custody and let him out on bail -- that's more important than that they didn't check their immigration status," he said.