Judge Dismisses Riot Charges for Illegal Immigrants Rushing Border

An El Paso, Texas judge dismissed the cases of 140 illegal immigrants after they received riot charges.

Judge Ruben Morales said there was no probable cause for their arrests.

“After reviewing the affidavit, I don’t believe that (probable cause) exists,” Morales said, according to the El Paso Times. “I don’t believe there is probable cause for these individuals to continue to be detained for the offense of riot participation.”

The migrants still face federal charges for illegal entry into the United States.

El Paso District Attorney’s Office Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Vandenbosch said the migrants knew they were engaging in a riot.

“Why were they camping and waiting for someone to cut the concertina wire?” Vandenbosch asked.

American Faith reported that illegal immigration costs American taxpayers $150 billion annually.

According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), “taxpayers shell out approximately $182 billion to cover the costs incurred from the presence of more than 15.5 million illegal aliens, and about 5.4 million citizen children of illegal aliens. That amounts to a cost burden of approximately $8,776 per illegal alien/citizen child. The burden of illegal immigration on U.S. taxpayers is both staggering and crippling, with the gross cost per taxpayer at $1,156 every year.”

“Illegal aliens only contribute roughly $32 billion in taxes at the state, local, and federal levels. This means that the net fiscal cost of illegal immigration to taxpayers totals approximately $150.7 billion.”