For prosecutors, criminal cases filed against immigrants here illegally comes down to priorities

Delatorre-Vasquez, AKA Cesar Vasquez At a plea hearing June 8 in Lincoln, Delatorre-Vasquez’s federal public defender said ICE had lodged a detainer with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, where he was serving a five-year sentence for third-degree sexual assault of a child. Somehow the paperwork didn’t follow him, so when he finished the sentence, he was committed civilly to the Lincoln Regional Center. Ultimately, ICE learned what had happened and filed the paperwork to pick him up. Courtesy photo

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