here is a link to a texas newspaper article where our Feds won't place a immigration hold on a illegal alien that assaulted his wife was arrested, but when ICE was notified they said NOT INTERESTED. Is this what we expect?
Blotter: Report: No ICE hold slated for suspect
07:09 AM CDT on Tuesday, July 13, 2010
By Donna Fielder / Staff Writer
A representative of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency told a Denton police officer Friday that he was not interested in placing an immigration hold on a man charged with assault and three counts of injury to a child, according to a report.
The officer responded to a call for help about 11:30 p.m. to an apartment in the 600 block of West Eagle Drive. The man had ridden away on a bicycle, his wife said. She told police he was in the country illegally.
She told officers that she came home from work and found him drunk on the couch, passed out. She awoke him to ask for money because he was supposed to give her cash to help her move out, she said.
They were being evicted for nonpayment, and she was going to live with her mother.
The man was angry at being disturbed, she said. He began throwing things and then grabbed her by the hair and hit her in the back of the head several times, the report states.
Then he pushed her down, the report states. She is seven months pregnant and landed on her stomach, she said. She complained of pain but did not want the officer to call an ambulance.
She said the man then threw a shoe at her 5-year-old son, knocking him down. He pushed down their 3-year-old daughter and kicked their 1-year-old son, the report states.
Officers found the man as he rode the bicycle back into the parking lot and charged him with assault and three counts of injury to a child.
When the officer contacted the ICE agency, the representative said he had no interest in placing a deportation hold on the man but would talk to him later, according to the report.