90 Miles From Tyranny : Soros-Backed Philadelphia DA Considered Helping Illegals Accused Of Rape, Murder Avoid Deportation, Records Show

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Soros-Backed Philadelphia DA Considered Helping Illegals Accused Of Rape, Murder Avoid Deportation, Records Show

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Philadelphia’s district attorney’s office has consulted on numerous criminal cases involving non-citizens charged with violent crimes with the goal of helping those charged avoid deportation.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner created the role of immigration counsel soon after his election in 2017 and hired former immigration attorney Caleb Arnold to fill the spot. Krasner explained that the role of the immigration counsel is to help non-citizens avoid the “immigration consequences” of some crimes, meaning deportation. Federal law mandates that non-citizens, whether legal or illegal, be deported if convicted of certain crimes.

“In cases that are not that serious, but have very serious immigration consequences, [defendants] will be offered the opportunity to address their case on a similar, equally serious but not identical charge,” Krasner said in January 2018.

Arnold has consulted on dozens of cases involving crimes such as attempted murder, rape, and rape of a child, according to a list of case charges obtained by the conservative Immigration Reform Law Institute and viewed by The Daily Wire.

In his first year on the job, Arnold consulted on roughly 300 cases and recommended changing plea deals in 120 of them. As a local outlet noted at the time, “The remaining cases are either still open, had no immigration consequence, or were too serious to change. Arnold does not consider high-level offenses, such as homicides and sex crimes.”

The list of charges obtained by IRLI shows Arnold has consulted on cases involving charges such as rape, murder, and rape of a child, however. It is not known whether Arnold recommended a plea agreement or a change in the charges as a result of those consultations.

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office has endorsed so-called sanctuary city policies that have protected illegal immigrants charged with violent crimes from deportation. In one case, Krasner’s office defied repeated requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain a Mexican national and illegal immigrant facing...

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