The height of chutzpah is sometimes given as â€?a boy is on trial for murdering his parents, and he begs of the judge leniency because he is an orphan.â€? This does not go far enough for Canada. There, he would be able to withdrawal his admission of guilt when the judge denied him leniency. They theyâ€™d let him out of jail on his own recognizance, while still letting him plea for leniency because heâ€™s an orphan to another judge.
Jose Francisco Cardoza Quinteros takes the prize in the ever expanding definition of a refugee. Last September, The MS 13 gang member admitted
"he had maimed and disfigured rival gang members between 15 and 20 times over a five-year period. He admitted to carrying a gun, robbing non-gang members for MS-13 coffers and to buying weapons in Los Angeles for his organization, the most violent drug gang in Central America. He said he was a witness to at least 100 gang murders and had been arrested 50 or 60 times."
Because of these heinous crimes, he told Canadian officials said that he would face retaliation if he was deported to El Salvador and asked for asylum. His claim was denied and he was ordered to be deported. The common sense of Canadian judges and bureaucrats ended there.
Once he found out that being a gang member was not grounds for asylum he told the judges that he exaggerated his claims. Last September, Canadian Refugee Board member Daphne Shaw Dyck said he was not a threat and ordered him released pending appeal.
He was rearrested last week, but once again, Shaw Dyck ruled
"He is not in Canada to promote the gang's activities. This is not a situation where a current gang member with an ongoing association with the gang has come to Canada to carry on the gang's objectives and criminal activities. Without more, a member of a gang, who now fears the gang, does not automatically pose a danger to the Canadian public."
According to the Canadian Press, while Quinteros â€?doesn't appear to meet the UN definition of a refugee, there is a section of the law that offers protection from people facing unreasonable harmâ€? and itâ€™s still possible that heâ€™ll get protected status and be able to stay legally in Canada.