Malia Zimmerman has this article on Fox News titled 'Obvious Flight Risk': Toddler's brutal beating prompts call to withhold bail from illegal immigrants. Here is a summary of the story:
In late July 2015, 27-year-old illegal immigrant Francisco Javier Chavez beat the two-year-old daughter of his live-in girlfriend to near-death in San Luis Obispo County, California. He was arrested and jailed for the crime, but was granted bail by a judge and released from custody. Two weeks later, on the day of his scheduled arraignment in August, Chavez failed to appear and hasn't been seen since. Prior to the toddler's brutal beating, Chavez was convicted of assault and drug offenses, arrested for kidnapping, carjacking and child cruelty, and deported to his native Mexico in February 2014 but "found it easy to sneak back across the border."
A few weeks after Chavez's disappearing act, 52-year-old illegal immigrant and unlicensed driver Jose Enrique Vasquez was speeding down a residential street in San Bernardino County when he struck and killed two-year-old toddler Jonathan Montez and fled the scene. He was arrested two weeks later and granted bail. Vasquez's rap sheet included spousal abuse, battery of a police officer, driving without a license, driving under the influence, armed robbery, failure to appear in court, possession of false citizenship documents and eight deportations.
How did two illegal immigrants, arrested for horrific crimes, each with criminal histories that were not only serious in nature but indicative of flight risk and danger to public safety, be awarded bail? Zimmerman notes:
The willingness of judges to grant bail to illegal immigrants charged with serious crimes compounds the ongoing controversy surrounding so-called sanctuary cities.