Chaos Ensues After Judge Releases Criminal Migrants

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( – On Thursday, El Paso District Attorney, Bill Hicks, revealed his office would be appealing a judge’s ruling to dismiss riot charges against over 200 illegal immigrants.

The riot charges stem from a March 21 incident in which over 200 illegal immigrants, predominantly male, surged past troops in Texas to force their way deeper into the United States. The group had pushed through concertina wire setup along the Texas-Mexico border.

Viral footage of the incident spurred the ongoing dispute between the Biden administration and Texas regarding how to handle the border crisis.

Those tensions only escalated on Wednesday when Judge Ruben Morales, who claimed his hands were tied on the matter, dismissed the 211 riot charges against the illegal immigrants.

On Wednesday, Morales claimed that proper procedure wasn’t followed when the case was transferred to the jurisdiction of his court.

On Thursday, Hicks revealed his intention to appeal Morales’ ruling.

Following the March 21 incident, the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested 214 migrants, issuing warrants for a further two.

The migrants came from Ecuador, Cuba, Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Venezuela, and Honduras.

Following the group’s arrest, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) noted the detentions were the “consequences” of crossing the border illegally.

CBP’s comments came as ICE had been prioritizing national security.

In a statement following the arrests, CBP explained that those without a “legal basis to remain in the U.S.” would be deported and face a “minimum five-year bar” to reapply for admission, in addition to criminal prosecution should they re-enter the U.S. with no authorization.

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