In their effort to protect those in the country illegally, some progressive jurisdictions have apparently distributed “get out of jail free” cards to certain defendants. No U.S. citizens need apply.
The New York Times this week reported the case of a 23-year-old undocumented University of Washington student who police recently arrested for drunken driving. Her blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
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The Times notes that Seattle prosecutors routinely deal with thousands of such cases each year in which the accused pleads guilty to driving under the influence. In this case, however, the young woman could have been subject to deportation with a DUI conviction on her record.
So the district attorney cut a deal. Even though there was little doubt as
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