An illegal immigrant charged with vehicular homicide in Colorado bonded out of jail on Saturday, a week after he was involved in a “fiery” hit-and-run incident that resulted in one man’s death.
Fox News says the man was already wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
From Fox: Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, 26, allegedly fled the scene of the accident on Interstate 70 involving a tractor-trailer that caught on fire last week, leaving the driver to die, according to the Denver Police Department.
The report continues: The 26-year-old had a bond posted at $25,000, meaning he could get out of jail for $2,500 and avoid federal immigration officials until his next court date. That’s because the Denver Police Department and other state agencies stopped honoring detainer orders from ICE since 2013 after courts ruled it was illegal.
The Denver Sheriff Department, which operates the jail, told Fox News last week that unless ICE gets a federal criminal warrant that Zamarripa-Castaneda could leave detention after posting bond.
“The Denver Sheriff Department will not honor civil detainers as it is considered unconstitutional,” the agency said in a statement.
The report says Zamarripa-Castaneda bonded out on Saturday but it’s not known if he has been taken into custody by ICE and that the agency has not answered requests for the information.
Fox quoted Don Rosenberg in the report, a man who lost his son in a 2010 crash involving an illegal immigrant. Rosenberg now belongs to a group called “Fight Sanctuary State.”
He said of Zamarripa-Castaneda that, “His rights don’t supersede everybody else’s right.”
“He’s in the country illegally,” Rosenberg continued. “He has no right whatsoever to be here.”
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