On May 7, Juana Loa-Nunez crashed her car into an Indiana daycare, injuring teacher Jessica Parks. Loa-Nunez then fled the scene—reportedly because, as an illegal immigrant, she didn’t have a driver’s license. She was arrested by authorities later that day.
On May 11, however, Marion County authorities released Loa-Nunez from jail without notifying U.S. immigration authorities.
Loa-Nunez is now in the wind.
Ricardo Wong, head of the ICE field office in Chicago, slammed the sheriff’s department “brazen” actions.
“Without any regard for the safety of its citizens, on May 10,” Wong said, in a press released, “Marion County brazenly ignored an immigration detainer and released a Mexican woman from its jail without first notifying ICE.”
“Marion County allowed this woman to go free, and she continues to be a danger to anyone else who happens to be on the same road she drives,” he added.