I was reading a recent decision by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The question was whether an illegal alien enjoys the "right of the people to keep and bear arms." The Court of Appeals decided that he did not. I don't find their reasoning very persuasive, but what really confuses me is the sentence that Portillo-Munoz received for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm: "The district court sentenced him to ten months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release." I see no sign that the court ordered him deported.
This is a guy who was convicted of a crime in which a rather important component of the crime was being illegally in the United States--and yet I can't see any sign that anyone made any effort to deport him. Am I just stupid? What's the point of having someone on "supervised release" if he has been deported? And if he was not deported--what's going on here? I feel like a large white rabbit and a little English girl chasing him are going to run past me at any moment.