An illegal alien, who just pleaded guilty to charges that he secretly filmed a woman in a Texas Walmart bathroom, might be set free.
Jose Santos Argueta, 32, was arrested on Valentine’s Day, after a woman noticed a cell phone on the floor under her stall in the woman’s bathroom. She quickly realized she could see herself on the screen being filmed and contacted security. Argueta had been hiding in the next stall.
When Argueta was detained and gave permission for police to search his phone, they found the video of his fellow Walmart patron.
Argueta has been in jail for 243 days since his arrested–and since he was only sentenced to 270 days with credit for time served, he’s set to be released soon.
But, according to Breitbart Texas, which first broke the story, Argueta he likely won’t be sent back to his native Mexico when he’s released–even though the federal government placed him in an immigration hold.
Because of Obama’s Priority Enforcement Program, it’s likely that Argueta wouldn’t be considered a dangerous enough criminal to get deported–meaning he’d be able to walk the streets of the United States, even with his peeping conviction.
“He certainly could be released,” Green County Sheriff Davis Jones said, in an interview with Breitbart Texas. “We have had several people who were convicted and turned over to federal authorities released. It is a very real concern.”
But Sheriff Jones claims the problem isn’t the border patrol–it’s Washington. “The problem,” Jones explained, “comes from the orders they receive from higher up.”