On Friday, Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, 19, was sentenced to 3 years probation and 250 hours of community service, in the hit-and-run deaths of two young girls last year in Oregon. She was found guilty on two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver.
On Oct. 20, 2013, 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and her step-sister, 11-year-old Abigail Robinson were playing in a pile of leaves in front of their house on Main Street, when the Nissan Pathfinder driven by Cisneros plowed into them, according to court documents.
When detectives further interviewed Cisneros, she admitted she was driving. She also said the bump was enough to cause her concern and that it damaged the vehicle, according to the court documents.
The third person in the vehicle, Cisneros’ brother, went back to the scene of the crash and learned children had been hit, then returned to tell her she had "run over" a child, the court documents said.
Instead of returning to the scene, court documents show Echeverria took the SUV to a car wash to get rid of evidence.
In December, Echeverria was found guilty of hindering prosecution and is currently serving a 13-month sentence.
Despite his prior conviction for first-degree sodomy, the illegal alien was allowed to remain in this country.
As for Cisneros, is still being held in the Washington County Jail on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer, and will be taken to Tacoma for a hearing which will determine whether or not she will be deported.
While Cisneros could have been sentenced to 18-months in prison on each count of failure to perform the duties of a driver, she would have been hit with a much stiffer sentence for felony hit-and-run, the charges she originally faced.
It is not known why the charges were reduced from the felony to misdemeanor level, but under the Obama administration's most recent guidelines, most misdemeanor convictions will not force an illegal alien's deportation.
In 2012, President Obama ordered ICE to no longer detain nor seek to attempt to deport illegal aliens charged with misdemeanor crimes.
Among the conditions under which ICE agents are now permitted to issue a detainer, is if "the individual has three or more prior misdemeanor convictions."
The memo was signed by ICE director John Morton, and as is customary with this administration, was quietly released on a Friday evening.
In fact, ICE agents are no longer allowed to take illegal aliens into custody based only on their illegal status in this country, an additional crime must first be committed.