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The truth behind why a US Army vet was deported to Mexico

The Establishment Media is absolutely apoplectic over ex-soldier Miguel Perez-Montes, 39, of being deported back to his native Mexico.

Just a few of the breathless headlines (Read: Clickbait) from the Leftie media;

It’s enough to break your heart, isn’t it? However, something about this just didn’t pass the smell test.

Being a retired Marine, I know that non-US citizens can join the armed forces as enlisted men, and they must be legal aliens.

But it was still nagging at me as why and how a Green Card holder would find himself deported. All I could come up with was a case of fraudulent enlistment (which is a crime), with the understanding that he could have faked his paperwork.

As it turns out, this wasn’t the case.

Julia Manchester of the everything political TheHill.com has a headline that’s actually factual; Army veteran deported to Mexico after drug conviction

As anyone with a lick of common sense knows, anyone applying for naturalization with a felony drug bust under their belt simply wouldn’t stand a chance in hell.

“Perez-Montes has been in ICE custody since Sept. 23, 2016, when he was transferred from the Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg, Illinois, after he completed his prison sentence,” (ICE spokeswoman Nicole Alberico) said.

Perez-Montes was sentenced to 15 years in prison and had his green card taken away after he was found guilty of delivering cocaine to an undercover cop, CNN reported. He had served half of his sentence when deportation proceedings took place.

And not just a little of the white stuff. It was a felony drug conviction.

In fact, he was busted while attempting to sell 4.4 pounds of coke to an undercover cop. Keep in mind, that much cocaine is worth roughly $80,000.

In the meantime, the Chicago Tribune reported that Perez-Montes has been lobbying Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-Il) for clemency. If that were to happen, then obviously, there would be no legal reason to deport him.



Also cited by the Tribune;

The Cook County state’s attorney’s office opposes Perez’s petition for clemency, a legal request filed with the state for leniency or forgiveness of a past crime.

“We cannot lose track of the specific facts of this case, which is why we are opposing executive clemency,” assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Peter Goutos told the review board Thursday. “We must hold the big drug dealers accountable.”

While Perez was convicted of delivering less than 100 grams of cocaine, Goutos said he was arrested for delivering much more and received a reduced sentence after a plea deal.

Also noted;

If the 4.4 pounds of cocaine Perez delivered had ended up on the streets, it “would have affected tens of thousands of people once distributed throughout our community,” Goutos said.

One other tid-bit Lawyer Goutos mentioned, Perez-Montes never received an Honorable Discharge when he was eventually kicked out of the Army.

He received a General Discharge after being found guilty of… wait for it… illegal drug use.

It really is a shame that no one ever taught Perez-Montes about actions and consequences. Either that, or he was taught, but elected to ignore the lesson.

When he chose to join the Army, he chose wisely.

But when he chose to sell 4.4 pounds of cocaine, well, the really old knight describes it best;

Elderly veteran saves 16 children from would-be knife-wielding killer

James-VernonChess is best known as a cerebral game with enough time allotted before a well thought through move is actually made. But as 75-year-old James Vernon of Morton, Illinois has shown the world, sometimes cerebral well thought through actions need to be put aside in favor of swift and decisive brute force.

As reported by Fox News on Oct. 17, 2015, and also by reporter Michael Smothers of the Pekin Daily Times on Oct. 15, 2015, the ex-soldier and retired information technologist at Caterpillar Inc. is cited as single-handedly saving upwards of 16 children and a yet to be released number of mothers. As reported, 19-year-old Dustin Brown admitted to fully intending to “kill everyone”. That is until James Vernon intervened.

It was at the quintessentially Midwestern small town of Morton, Illinois that Vernon was volunteering his time with a group of home schooled students attending a meeting of their chess club. Gathering in the conference room of the town’s public library, Vernon was looking forward to coaching the 16 children – ranging in age from 7 to 13 – in one of his favorite past-times, until Brown, armed with two edged weapons that Vernon described as “hunting types” with “fixed blades about 5 inches” long burst into the room.

At approximately mid-afternoon on Oct. 15, it was then that Brown, who is currently out on bond for 22 counts of child pornography, entered the library. Seeing a mass of women and children in the conference room with a singular elderly male present, he considered the group an easy target.

Vernon related regarding Brown, “He actually ran into the room yelling, ‘I’m going to kill some people!’” With both handles of the knives taped down for a better grip, Vernon’s Army training from almost five decades ago simply kicked in.

DUSTIN BROWN2“I tried to talk to him. I tried to settle him down,” Vernon stated. “I didn’t, but I did deflect his attention” from the kids “and calmed him a bit. I asked him if he was from Morton, did he go to high school. I asked what his problem was. He said his life sucks. That’s a quote.”

As Vernon spoke, he slowly moved closer to Brown. “He backed away when I’d get closer.” With a few steps, Vernon bravely put himself between Brown and the conference room door, the only means of escape for the children and the handful of mothers. “I gave them the cue to get the heck out of there, and, boy, they did that! Quick, like rabbits,” Vernon said.

“There were no more potential victims in the room. He focused on me. There was no more talking,” but Vernon’s sharp eye and even sharper mind quickly assessed Brown’s next move and probable attack. “I knew he was right-handed. He was whittling on his left arm” with the one in that hand, “making small cuts. He was trying to scare me, and he did.” But if Brown attacked, “I knew which hand it was coming from.”

Brown slashed at Vernon from the right, who blocked the blade with his left hand. “I should have hit his wrist. That’s how you’re trained, but it’s been half a century,” he said as he interjected some self-depreciating humor.

“I grabbed him and threw … Somehow he wound up on a table” with the attacker’s knife in his left hand pinned under his body, Vernon said. “I hit him on the (right) collarbone with my closed hand” until Brown couldn’t take the severe beating any longer, finally dropped the knife.

Vernon, “bleeding pretty good,” kept the wannabe killer of children held down until a library employee arrived to remove the knives and helped keep Brown pinned down until police officers and paramedics arrived. The hero suffered two arteries and a tendon slashed in his left hand.

Brown was ordered held on $800,000 bond pending a Nov. 5 court appearance on charges of attempted murder, armed violence, aggravated battery to a person over age 60 and burglary for entering the library with intent to commit a crime.

According to an affidavit, Brown told police he’d been planning for two weeks to kill people and then himself. The affidavit also admitted to the police, “I failed my mission to kill everyone.”