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And illegal immigrant in Alabama has been arrested 35 times in the past twelve years but he's allowed to stay here in this country.
Because officials say he does not have a home country.
Joining us to the chief of the -- Police department Alabama chief Chuck Hagel a good morning chief.
Good morning what do you do -- this -- been arrested 35 times is from Palestine which is not recognized.
By the United States is being held on 200000 dollar bail.
Winning -- put them.
Well right now he's in the Jefferson county jail on a felony charge that markets -- -- -- where he's gonna end up after he gets -- being processed on this -- Now chuck Taylor explained to us how a guy with a rap sheet.
A mile long can't.
Well the correspondents that we've received from all immigration and custom enforcement says that they've actually had him in their custody before.
Probably after -- -- stretch imprisoned here in Alabama from what I can tail.
But that they've made application to Egypt and a couple other countries Egypt is -- -- -- passport from.
It's -- they refuse to take him.
They can only hold him for a 180 days if nobody wants him -- have to release him back into the general public.
Now -- -- was of them mr.
Sophie -- L -- this man who's 45 years old.
He's being held -- -- charge now.
A possession of a controlled substance and command and busy very high bailed out -- and -- thousand dollars correct.
Yet it's yes and it's such a high bond because after I approach the district attorney's office and the judge about this case they agreed with me that it was ridiculous.
Though he was Sophie was convicted chief.
Of this crime after a trial.
Where would -- be said.
What's get that out of -- are generally on a simple possession case like this -- probably wanted to be a trial the pub would be a plea bargain.
That'll be struck -- merger in the course of the process.
He may see the inside of an Alabama prison or he may end up enough a diversion program -- drug coworker or something like.
Any going back alleys question how does someone who want to open a diversion program.
After being arrested 35 times when I read from everything from assault.
Did bad checks isn't there an end of the line so -- But you would hope so but though the real question here is what the federal government's gonna do about that situation.
You know that the -- -- live in Alabama is being sued right now by the federal government because of legislation we passed -- with immigration trying to address certain problems.
Their position is is that this is a federal issue.
Well I'm I'm -- -- too big a federal the issue that they need to step up and actually do something with this deal.
It boggles the -- Yeah fat I've started to majors and not fit all the Vermont I think that a lot of people feel that same way.
It is this an isolated incident or are you running across this same problem with other people that you -- Well -- I had an issue once before with the with the gentleman who was from Cuba.
That that we have a lot of trouble -- but since this is occurred -- -- contact about lot of other folks and you know people both with the federal government with local law enforcement and and much to my surprise the other apparently there are so they're quite a few of these people in our country.
-- we appreciate you you being with us they would you let us know what's gonna all of this is our view is really do wanna hear.
What happened -- this man and how this is resolved in whether in fact he's convicted whether in -- he gets jail time based upon this allegedly passed criminal history.
So chief we -- Well operation after -- -- -- attention to the F size initiative -- -- to be addressed -- -- thanks so much you can achieve.
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