by Hans von Spakovsky & Greg Walsh
What should we do with illegal aliens who break local criminal laws?
Most people would agree that, once they’ve served their time, they should be removed from the country rather than sent back into the community where they can commit more crimes.
But the Legal Aid Justice Center of Falls Church, Virginia, disagrees. So when Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins turned Francisco Guardado Rios over to the Department of Homeland Security, the center filed a class-action lawsuit against the sheriff, claiming his actions violated the Fourth and 14th Amendments to the Constitution.