Appeals Court Considers Whether Sex Offenders Should Be Forced To Move When Day Cares Open
The federal appeals court in Chicago heard oral arguments today in the cases of two sex offenders who say they’ve been forced to leave their homes when day cares open nearby. Their attorneys argue the men are being retroactively punished for crimes they committed and paid for a long time ago. Joshua Vasquez is one of the plaintiffs. He says in the past three years, he’s been asked to relocate his family twice due to day care licenses being issued within 500 feet of his home. Vasquez says he is law-abiding and shouldn’t be at risk of having to uproot his family every time a home day care opens nearby.