TN: Pregnant Woman Is Jailed Under ICE Pact

Jul 20, 2008 Full story: realcostofprisons.org 1,037

It started when Juana Villegas, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was nine months pregnant, was pulled over by a police officer in a Nashville suburb for a routine traffic violation.

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“You think it is ok, so what!”

Since: Jun 07

The freeway or the water

#1 Jul 20, 2008
She was stopped on July 3 in her husband’s pickup truck by a police officer from Berry Hill, a Nashville suburb, initially for “careless driving.” After Mrs. Villegas told the officer she did not have a license, he did not issue a ticket but arrested her instead. Elliott Ozment, Mrs. Villegas’s lawyer, said driving without a license is a misdemeanor in Tennessee that police officers generally handle with a citation, not an arrest.

After Mrs. Villegas was taken to the Davidson County jail, a federal immigration agent working there as part of the cooperation agreement conducted a background check. It showed that Mrs. Villegas was an illegal immigrant who had been deported once from the United States in March 1996, Karla Weikal, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff, said. She had no other criminal record.

As a result, immigration agents issued an order to take charge of Mrs. Villegas once she was released by the local authorities. Based on that order, county officers designated her a medium-security inmate in the jail, Ms. Weikal said.

So when Mrs. Villegas went into labor on the night of July 5, she was handcuffed and accompanied by a deputy as she was taken by ambulance to Nashville General Hospital at Meharry. Cuffs chaining her foot to the hospital bed were opened when she reached the final stages of labor, Mrs. Villegas said.

“I felt like they were treating me like a criminal person,” Mrs. Villegas said, speaking in Spanish in a telephone interview. The phone in her room was turned off, and she was not permitted to speak with her husband when he came to retrieve their newborn son from the hospital on July 7 as she returned to jail, she said.

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"“I felt like they were treating me like a criminal person,”

hmmm.....

" It showed that Mrs. Villegas was an illegal immigrant who had been deported once from the United States in March 1996,"

and

"Mrs. Villegas, who is 33, has lived in the United States since 1996, and has three other children besides the newborn who are American citizens because they were born here."

Wll well, she snuck straight back in and started having babys........
No mas illegals

Springfield, OH

#2 Jul 20, 2008
Sooooo.......what's the problemo?
Transplanted Texan

Sun City, CA

#3 Jul 20, 2008
It is what it is.Deport her once again,give her husband a vasectomy.
NE Red

United States

#4 Jul 20, 2008
They just don't get it do they? I've shed no tears over this illegal alien womans tale. She is a criminal person! duh!
slim gym

Traverse City, MI

#5 Jul 20, 2008
whats the proplem?? she is illeagle move them out of the country... childern should not be citizens if parents are alien...lets get moving...

“Praise the Lord& Pass the ammo”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#6 Jul 20, 2008
She should have been back home in mexico before her last anchor was dropped.
Level 1

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#7 Jul 20, 2008
Paul the American wrote:
She should have been back home in mexico before her last anchor was dropped.
That's exactly what I was thinking. They should have thrown her sorry butt over the border before another anchor baby sucked the life out of this country.
no_more_illegals

Rimersburg, PA

#8 Jul 20, 2008
"“I felt like they were treating me like a criminal person,”

You are a criminal person, you greedy parasite. Too bad she was not stopped 1 month earlier.

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Level 6

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#9 Jul 20, 2008
No sympathy here. She is a felon since she was deported once and came back! What does she think she should be treated like? A guest at Holiday Inn?

Good Gawd and Baby Cheezits -- deport her sorry butt and send the anchors with her. This is ridiculous!
American Citizen

Mcallen, TX

#10 Jul 20, 2008
I know, I have a big mouth. But, I took a friend of mine to the hospital for an operation. We walked in, and there up front was another dang anchor kid waiting to be born. As I said, I have a big mouth. Oh no, not another tax burden for us taxpayers!! My friend is an American with insurance, take her first! The nurse at the desk smiled. The illegal had no idea what I was saying. Of course, they took my friend. I told the nurse at the desk. If you call her a taxi, I'll pay for it! No such luck! Dang illegals!
HoneyC

United States

#11 Jul 20, 2008
I couldn't help but notice that after her felony re-entry 12 years ago, she still hasn't taken the time to learn English, either. Typical. I seem to be fresh out of sympathy again...darnit.

Since: Oct 07

United States

#12 Jul 20, 2008
Geesh, they let her go. DEPORT HER NOW! She doesn't need ANOTHER DEPORTATION HEARING! She has already had one!

Mrs. Villegas, who is 33, has lived in the United States since 1996, and has three other children besides the newborn who are American citizens because they were born here.

OH BUT SHE WAS DEPORTED BEFORE!

"Mrs. Villegas was an illegal immigrant who had been deported once from the United States in March 1996."

She got back in pretty quick then, since they said she has lived here SINCE 1996.

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Level 6

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#13 Jul 20, 2008
American Citizen wrote:
I know, I have a big mouth. But, I took a friend of mine to the hospital for an operation. We walked in, and there up front was another dang anchor kid waiting to be born. As I said, I have a big mouth. Oh no, not another tax burden for us taxpayers!! My friend is an American with insurance, take her first! The nurse at the desk smiled. The illegal had no idea what I was saying. Of course, they took my friend. I told the nurse at the desk. If you call her a taxi, I'll pay for it! No such luck! Dang illegals!
OMG! LMAO! I love it!

A taxi? Call a helicopter to take her quickly to Mexico and pop out that rat.
HoneyC

United States

#14 Jul 20, 2008
Rebel wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG! LMAO! I love it!
A taxi? Call a helicopter to take her quickly to Mexico and pop out that rat.
I guess with our standing army down to six, we can't expect them to guard the border, huh? LOL

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Level 6

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#15 Jul 20, 2008
HoneyC wrote:
<quoted text>I guess with our standing army down to six, we can't expect them to guard the border, huh? LOL
Yeah, tell me about it. LMAO!

I still can't believe that guy...30% Hispanic and your two PR was all he needed to jump on how right he is.

I've seen few as clueless as he was...good laughs, though!
HoneyC

United States

#16 Jul 20, 2008
Rebel wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, tell me about it. LMAO!
I still can't believe that guy...30% Hispanic and your two PR was all he needed to jump on how right he is.
I've seen few as clueless as he was...good laughs, though!
I was happy to hear your computer remained intact...lol. I wish I knew where these people come from. It's one thing to be stupid. It's a whole other thing to put it on display for the whole world to see! And thanks for cluing me in about the nutty girl. I was starting to feel sorry for her. You have a great night! I'm exhausted from just that one thread today! Goodnight.
American Citizen

Mcallen, TX

#17 Jul 20, 2008
Rebel wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG! LMAO! I love it!
A taxi? Call a helicopter to take her quickly to Mexico and pop out that rat.
Told you I had a big mouth! lol I never thought about a helicoptor, good idea! Thanks! I'll think of that when I go to bring my friend home. I'm sure there will be more at the hospital. You should hear me at Wal Mart when they come in with four or more kids and another in the oven and pull out that darn Lone Star card. Now, I'm talking illegals, not our citizens. My favorite saying to them is, "if you can't afford them, quit breeding them!" I know most of the checkers there and they get a big kick out of it, because they also have to pay taxes for those leeches. One day, I got claps from people in line. lol

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Level 6

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#18 Jul 20, 2008
HoneyC wrote:
<quoted text>I was happy to hear your computer remained intact...lol. I wish I knew where these people come from. It's one thing to be stupid. It's a whole other thing to put it on display for the whole world to see! And thanks for cluing me in about the nutty girl. I was starting to feel sorry for her. You have a great night! I'm exhausted from just that one thread today! Goodnight.
Her or her "sister" (alter ego, perhaps) are still nutty. She posts sex stuff all over Topix -- a public forum mind you -- and then gets crazy when I post a link to it (due to her lying). She's totally insane. It's not like I made up some porno thing about her and sent it out to the world -- this was stuff SHE said on a public forum!

It's amazing...and yes, that one guy was very tiring!

Good night to you, too. I should get moving, too.

“I'm not here to please you”

Since: Jul 08

Euless, TX (DFW Area)

#19 Jul 21, 2008
If she has been deported before she committed a felony by re-entering the country illegally. Give her the option: Mexico or prison (then afterwards Mexico)

“I'm not here to please you”

Since: Jul 08

Euless, TX (DFW Area)

#20 Jul 21, 2008
Rebel wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG! LMAO! I love it!
A taxi? Call a helicopter to take her quickly to Mexico and pop out that rat.
Anytime I go to the hospital or ER I wear a INS hat. I get waited on faster. Most people in front of me decide they are not that sick and leave.

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