Despite having bullied a gay college freshman into committing suicide, Rutgers spy-cam creep Dharun Ravi won’t be deported, immigration officials say.
That, of course, is bullshit — especially when you consider some of the other people (who didn’t directly cause someone to kill himself) whom the feds have been quick to boot back across the border.
Ravi, 20, was released from jail this morning after completing 20 days of a 30-day jail sentence after getting convicted in March of multiple counts of second-degree bias for spying on his Rutgers University roommate Tyler Clementi, in September 2010. After Ravi broadcast over the Internet video of Clementi making out with a man, Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge.
Ravi, an Indian-born permanent resident of the United States, faced deportation after his conviction. However, the feds are letting him stay put.
“Based on a review of Mr. Ravi’s criminal record, ICE is not initiating removal proceedings at this time,” Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials say in a prepared statement.
While Ravi’s getting a pass, let’s take a look at other cases where the feds either sought, or could seek, deportation — and, again, these people didn’t directly cause someone to commit suicide.
Miguel Aparicio was a longtime track coach at a high school in Phoenix, Arizona. Aparicio was brought to the country from Mexico by smugglers paid by his grandmother when he was 15. Since then, he’s been a productive member of society (he’s not a gang-banger, he doesn’t sell drugs, etc.) working as a highly regarded coach. He was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in 2009 and police discovered he was in the country illegally. He was then deported. Get the full story here.
There’s also the case of Angelica Hernandez, who graduated from Arizona State University at the top of her class with a 4.5 GPA. She was the valedictorian of the university’s mechanical engineering school. Unfortunately, she’s an illegal immigrant who was brought to the U.S. when she was 9 years old. Despite busting her ass to earn a 4.5 GPA, she might never be able to use her degree in America because of her less-than-legal immigration status — and also faces the risk of deportation. More on that here.
Until President Barack Obama announced last week a policy shift that would prevent people like Hernandez and Aparicio from getting deported, productive members of society were often given the bot because they were in the country illegally — by no fault of their own, mind you.
Meanwhile, creeps like Ravi get a pass.