SPRINGFIELD, MO – An illegal alien from Honduras has been arrested and charged for felony drunk driving after he allegedly caused the death of a 32-year-old man in a vehicle crash.
A witness allegedly told police it appeared Jarol Leiva-Navarro had been racing another vehicle down Glenstone, weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed, before crashing into Colby Compton's vehicle. https://t.co/274gB7LpWR
— News-Leader (@springfieldNL) December 28, 2021
On December 11th, 32-year-old Colby Compton was driving in the area of Glenstone and Portland Streets in Springfield in his Saturn.
As Compton entered the intersection, he was struck by a Dodge Charger which was allegedly traveling at 110 miles per hour. At the rate of speed the Charger was allegedly traveling, it would have been impossible for Compton to realize that he was in any danger prior to the impact.
Compton was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The alleged driver of the Dodge Charger, 21-year-old Jarol Leiva-Navarro, survived the crash and has since been arrested for driving while intoxicated resulting in death as well as driving without a license. It is unclear if Leiva-Navarro’s license was suspended or if he never obtained one since he is an illegal alien.
Police interviewed a witness in the area that claimed that Leiva-Navarro appeared to be racing another vehicle shortly before the crash.
The witness described seeing Leiva-Navarro weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed before the crash. Police have not released any information regarding the vehicle Leiva-Navarro was allegedly racing.
After the crash, police were able to obtain a sample of Leiva-Navarro’s blood which showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.11 percent. In the State of Missouri, the legal limit is 0.08 percent.
Additionally, police reported that Leiva-Navarro admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day.
The Springfield Police Department retrieved what is commonly referred to as the ‘black box’ for the vehicle, the Data Retrieval System.
The DRS archives everything about the vehicle to include speed, brake application, accelerator application, etc.
When detectives reviewed the information, they learned that the Charger was being driven at a speed of 110 miles per hour with 100 percent acceleration five seconds prior to the crash.
Detectives noted that there was some deceleration prior to impact as the vehicle was traveling at 90 miles per hour 1/10th of a second before crashing into Compton.
Prosecutors in Greene County have requested that Leiva-Navarro be held without bond pending his trial as they believe he is flight risk.
Prosecutors allege that since he is from Honduras and has few ties to the community, they believe he will flee back to his native country to avoid prosecution and potential imprisonment.
Leiva-Navarro’s attorney, Joe Passanise, claims that he has yet to see any evidence against his client at this time, however, he is eager to investigate the allegations.
He also stated that he does not believe his client had any other criminal charges against him other than a previous driving without a license.
Leiva-Navarro’s booking information shows that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on him which means that if he is released prior to sentencing, they are to assume custody.
Whether or not Green County will honor the ICE detainer or not remains to be seen.
As for now, Leiva-Navarro remains in custody until at least February 7, 2022.
WASHINGTON, DC – A study by the Center for Immigration Studies has found that nearly 400,000 babies have been born to non-citizens inside the United States over the last 12 months, outpacing the number of U.S. births in 49 states.
A report by Breitbart News pointed to the study, published in 2018, shines a light on the issue of birthright citizenship, meaning the legal right to citizenship for all children born in United States territory, regardless of the citizenhood of the parents.
For decades, illegal immigrants, foreign visa workers, and others inside the United States have used the birth of a child as an avenue to gain permanent residence inside the country. Once a child is born on U.S. soil, that child automatically gains U.S. citizenship by nature of birth.
When the child becomes an adult, they can sponsor their parents and other family members for green cards. This backdoor system of circumventing immigration laws to obtain permanent residence inside the U.S. is where the term anchor baby evolved.
According to the study, each year about 300.000 anchor babies of illegal immigrants are delivered inside the U.S. every year, with an additional 72,000 born to foreign tourists, foreign visa workers, and foreign students.
The number of anchor babies being born annually is now outpacing the childbirth rate of U.S. citizens in every state but California, where 420,000 births exceeded anchor baby births in 2020, as demonstrated in the latest figures of vital statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Birthright citizenship was attacked by former President Donald Trump, who threatened in 2018 to use an executive order to end the policy. During an interview on Axios on HBO, President Trump said:
“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t. You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”
Legal scholars have debated the issue of whether the Constitution, under the 14th Amendment, conveys “natural-born-citizen” status on children of illegal immigrants. The debate heated up when Kamala Harris became Vice President of the United States.
Vice President Harris’s parents were temporary residents and not lawful residents in the United States at the time of her birth.
John C. Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University and senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, questioned her eligibility to hold office because the Constitution in Article II, Section 1 spells out that the Vice President, who is eligible to be President, must be a natural-born citizen.
Eastman wrote in a Newsweek article in August 2020:
“If neither (parent) was ever naturalized, or at least not naturalized before Harris’s 16th birthday (which would have allowed her to obtain citizenship derived from their naturalization under the immigration law, at the time), then she would have had to become naturalized herself in order to be a citizen.”
His argument was countered by another article written in Newsweek by Eugene Volokh, a law professor from UCLA. He followed the origin of the word “natural-born” back to the original writing of the Constitution.
He argued that under English common law, the term referred to the birth of the child, not the parents. He also argued that the issue was settled by the United States Supreme Court by the United States v. Wong Kim Ark decision in 1898.
“(SCOTUS) reaffirmed that people born in the U.S. are indeed natural-born citizens, regardless of their parents’ citizenship.”
The ruling has far from settled the issue. The 14th Amendment’s Citizenship Clause reads:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”
Opponents of birthright citizenship point to the requirement that a person born be subject to the laws of the United States at the time of birth for birthright citizenship to attach.
Since Congress has not acted to create a law specifically authorizing or ending birthright citizenship, the question remains unanswered.
Breitbart’s report concluded:
“Today, there are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S. under 18-years-old, exceeding the annual roughly four million American babies born every year and costing American taxpayers about $2.4 billion every year to subsidize hospital costs.”
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