Inevitable when exempting some from the Rule of Law is policy.

A Utah man who claimed to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico to avoid going to prison is now wanted by police after he returned to the United States and acknowledged his true identity to a judge.

Jaime Alvarado, 27, of Salt Lake City, was charged Wednesday in Utah’s 3rd District Court with a second-degree felony for giving false material statements and a misdemeanor charge for giving false personal information to a peace officer.

The charges stem from a 2010 arrest when Alvarado told Salt Lake City police, a Utah state courts judge and federal immigration officials that he was actually Saul Quiroz and had emigrated from Mexico illegally. At the time, Alvarado was facing up to 15 years in prison for the possession of cocaine and heroin with the intent to distribute.

Instead of going to prison, Alvarado was deported to Mexico based on his false identity, according to court records. But he then returned to the United States using his American passport and earlier this year was arrested in Salt Lake City on an outstanding warrant connected to his guilty plea.

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  1. Ken-P says:

    Alright, it’s now official that illegals have a get-out-of-jail-free card even if they sell heroin in this country. But as a practical matter, our prisons are already over-crowded with illegals who have done less and are now living in a relative lap of luxury on our dime. It’s kind of a dilemma. We should be so tough on immigration that the conditions that allowed that to happen don’t exist.

  2. AniMel says:

    I say we build jails and prisons that mirror the conditions found in such facilities in the illegals’ home nations. So, for Mexicans, we should have facilities with dirt floors, no plumbing, bare necessity-level electricity, no guaranteed meals, requirements that family feed the prisoners, and allow guards to pick through what is brought in and take what they want – then beat the prisoners senseless if they have the audacity to complain.

    I promise they wouldn’t want to come here, either.

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