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Societal Impact of Immigration

Fast Facts
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students cost taxpayers approximately $60 billion annually.
  • According to a 2018 Center for Immigration Studies analysis, in 2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native-headed households.
  • In addition, compared to native households, non-citizen households have much higher use of food programs (45 percent vs. 21 percent for natives) and Medicaid (50 percent vs. 23 percent for natives).
  • There are currently an estimated 4.8 million American-born children of illegal aliens in the U.S. Because of our erroneous interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, they all received automatic birthright U.S. citizenship.
  • Mass immigration is not a panacea to save Social Security. Because of “chain migration,” immigrants can sponsor numerous relatives, some of whom are already elderly. In addition, immigrants grow older just like Americans do. Rather than rejuvenating our workforce, mass immigration and “chain migration” are more likely to further overburden the system.
Impact on Essential Services

Illegal immigration is a fiscal burden on taxpayers. Mass immigration jams schools, hospitals and highways. The education of the children of illegal immigrants costs taxpayers millions of dollars annually. Emergency medical expenditures and incarceration costs of illegal aliens add up too.

In addition, taxpayers must bear the full costs of the administration of justice, e.g., policing, processing, trials, interpreters, medical expenses and other incarceration costs.

Welfare benefits paid to the children of illegal aliens and other services such as assisted housing add a further burden on public outlays.

Yet another societal impact from illegal immigration is in crowded housing, and related problems of safety, hygiene, and issues that impact on property values.

Ultimately, illegal immigration generates insecurity about America’s borders, carries economic and fiscal costs, and risks the creation of an isolated underclass, and generates disturbing social and cultural tensions.

Illegal Alien Crime

January

  • On January 9, ICE arrested Haitian national Pierre Lucard Emile for allegedly raping a developmentally disabled person in Boston, Massachusetts. The illegal alien originally entered the U.S. in Brownsville, Texas, in December 2022, and was simply released into the country with a Notice to Appear (NTA) after being deemed inadmissible. He had previously been arrested for the rape in late September, but local authorities ignored an ICE detainer and instead released him in November with an electronic monitoring tag, forcing ICE to have to track him down. (Fox News, January 18, 2024; Boston Herald, January 19, 2024)
  • On January 27, a large group of illegal aliens viciously attacked and beat NYPD officers in the area of Times Square, New York City, near many of the hotels converted by Mayor Eric Adams into taxpayer-funded migrant shelters. The group of “asylum seekers” was congregating in the area in search of opportunities to commit crimes and was being disorderly. When told by the police officers to disperse, the migrants began kicking and punching them, sending them to the ground and injuring them (and even stealing one officer’s phone). The illegal aliens then fled the scene. After a manhunt, 6 were arrested as the NYPD searched for 8 more suspects. As FAIR showed in an article on the beating, “the first five suspects [who] were arrested were all released without bail. This is because New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg did not ask the judge to impose bail, even though each migrant’s offense was ‘bail-eligible.’ One of them, Jhoan Boada, was caught smirking and giving the [double-barreled] middle finger to waiting news cameras as he was set free. The other four have apparently boarded a bus to the border town of Calexico, CA after giving fake names to a nonprofit providing tickets.” Several of the illegal aliens were subsequently arrested in Phoenix, Arizona. (FAIRUS.org, February 5, 2024; Fox News, February 5, 2024)
  • On January 30, Alonzo Pierre Mingo impersonated a package delivery man to trick his way into home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He demanded money and then shot three people in the head – Shannon Patricia Jungwirth, Mario Alberto Trejo Estrada, and Jorge Alexander Reyes-Jungwirth – in front of two children under 5 that were present in the house. Police believe that drug trafficking played an important role in the case. Although his exact immigration status at the time of the crime has not been published, court records show that, back in March of 2019, Mingo had been in ICE custody.  He was charged with firearms/ammo possession, which illegal aliens cannot possess. He was ultimately sentenced to a 57-month prison term in November 2020 and let out on supervised release in February 2023. (Alpha News on X, January 29, 2024; Fox News, January 30, 2024; IslandNews.com, January 31, 2024)

December

  • On December 12, Jose Guadalupe Menjivar-Alas from El Salvador was driving drunk and struck a vehicle in Broomfield, Colorado, instantly killing the driver, Melissa Powell, while her 16-year-old son, Riordan Powell, died in the hospital of his injuries following the crash. The illegal alien had been deported from the country a total of four times – in June 2009, June 2012, November 2014, and January 2015 – but each time managed to return illegally. Between 2007 and 2019, he had also racked up four drunk driving convictions: three in Boulder County, Colorado, and one in Denver, Colorado. According to CBS News, “[a] Boulder County judge sentenced Menjiaur-Alas to probation, community service and work release on Dec. 8. He left the courthouse and four days later, investigators say, he got drunk, got behind the wheel and drove his truck into a car outside of Broomfield High School, killing the mother and son.” Melissa Powell left behind two sons, who have lost a mother and brother as a result of this illegal alien’s actions. (CBS News, December 22, 2023; Daily Caller, January 8, 2024)

November

  • On November 24, Jose Santiago Chairez allegedly shot and killed sisters Catalina Valdez Andrade and Merced Andrade Bailon in their residence in Farmers Branch, Texas, near Dallas. He also allegedly shot his own daughter in the arm during the same murder spree. (Fox News, December 1, 2023)

October

  • On October 12, an unnamed Honduran criminal alien was arrested by ICE officers in Herndon, Viriginia on charges of felony rape by force, threat, or intimidation; abduction by force; and assault on a family member. The individual was originally arrested by the Border Patrol in Roma, Texas, on the U.S.-Mexico border in June 2021, handed an NTA, and then released. He was originally arrested on the charges above in Herndon on July 20, 2023, but was released by the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center – which, in accordance with its sanctuary policies, ignored an ICE detainer – on August 17, 2023. (ICE.gov, October 17, 2023)
  • In mid-October, ICE arrested Guatemalan national Elgin Antonio Bamaca Zacarias in Lynn, Massachusetts. He had previously been arrested and arraigned on two counts of rape, three counts of assault to rape, and one count of assault and battery on a pregnant victim, but was released into the community, forcing ICE to locate and apprehend him. As of this writing, it is unknown when or how he entered the U.S. (Boston Herald, October 14, 2023; Brazilian Times, October 16, 2023)

September

  • On September 14, Mexican national Juan Vicente Zavala Lopez allegedly shot and killed his roommate, Ruperto Mondragon Salgado, and allegedly shot police officer Derek Williams during the subsequent car chase and exchange of gunfire in Dallas, Texas. According to Breitbart News, Zavala Lopez had been “previously deported from the U.S. at least nine times and has an extensive criminal history, including felony drug convictions. He also previously spent 18 months in Texas state prison,” although some of his indictments were in California. (FOX4, September 18, 2023; Breitbart News, September 20, 2023The Dallas Express, September 20, 2023)

  • In early September, Honduran national Carlos Corrales-Ramirez allegedly stabbed Jario Hernandez-Sanchez to death in Troy, New York (Rensselaer County). The motive remains unclear at this time. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Corrales-Ramirez had been taken into custody by the U.S. Border Patrol in March 2023 near the Canadian border in Clinton County, New York. During processing it emerged that he was wanted in Maryland for a February stabbing in Laurel, where he injured a Hispanic man at a 7-Eleven store in front of which Corrales-Ramirez regularly stood and begged for money. He was free and had the opportunity to stab an individual in New York state due to paperwork delays in Maryland. (News 10, September 5, 2023; Breitbart News, September 5, 2023; ABC15 News, September 11, 2023)


August

  • On August 22, Haitian national Hermanio Joseph allegedly struck a school bus in Clark County, Ohio, causing the school bus to crash and flip over. This resulted in the death of 11-year-old Aiden Clark. The illegal alien showed up at the U.S.-Mexico border in August 2022 and was simply released after being given a Notice to Appear (NTA) in immigration court. (Breitbart News, August 28, 2023)
  • In late August, police in Loudoun County, Virginia, arrested Brandon Estrada de Leon, an illegal alien who overstayed a B-2 tourist visa, for allegedly harboring and abducting a teenager he had raped repeatedly during the course of the year. (Breitbart News, August 25, 2023)
  • On August 19, Nicaraguan national Yacarely Diaz-Castro was allegedly driving while intoxicated and without a license in Chesapeake, Virginia. She struck a local police officer who had pulled over another vehicle. The officer suffered skull and vertebrae fractures with “permanent and significant impairment.” At the time of the incident, it was reported that Diaz-Castro had been in the U.S. for seven months, and had been released into the country at the Southwest border via parole with a “Notice to Report.” (Breitbart News, August 27, 2023)
  • Venezuelan national Daniel Hernandez Martinez arrived in New York City on June 27, not long after entering the country illegally. He allegedly immediately embarked upon a crime spree and would go on to be arrested 6 times for 14 different crimes spread out over a two-month period. On June 28, he robbed a Costco store and was subsequently released without having to pay bail due to the city’s bail reform laws. A week later, he robbed a Duane Reade store in Manhattan and allegedly attempted to stab a security guard with a large knife at another Duane Reade. Once again, he was released without paying bail. On July 31, the illegal alien allegedly attacked an independent journalist who was just finishing up an interview with him with a bicycle tire. He fled but was later arrested. Less than a month later, the Venezuelan national was apprehended after allegedly violently attacking a woman. Martinez grabbed the woman’s hair, dragged her across the ground, and kicked her while destroying her phone. Although he was charged with assault, criminal mischief, possession of a weapon, and menacing, Martinez once again avoided serious consequences and was granted supervised release from jail. Three days later he was detained for threatening to assault a stranger with a chain. Several days later, when he was arrested for stealing bicycles, Martinez requested medical attention. As a police officer was attempting to change his handcuffs, Martinez attacked the officer by kicking him and stomping on his feet, an attack which sent him to Riker’s Island jail. (Breitbart News, September 3, 2023)
  • In mid-August, Guatemalan national Juan Carlos Garcia Rodriguez allegedly raped and strangled 11-year-old Maria Gonzalez in Pasadena, Texas. He then stuffed the child’s body into a laundry basket, which he then hid under her bed. Garcia Rodriguez arrived at the Southwest border in January 2023 and, because he was 17 at the time, was released into the U.S. interior by the Biden administration as an Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) to an adult sponsor in Shreveport, Louisiana. (Breitbart News, August 27, 2023)
  • In August, a national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kindu Jeancy, allegedly restrained and sexually assaulted a woman in a hotel room in Cheektowaga, New York. Jeancy had previously crossed the Southwest border, asked for asylum, and been bused to Cheektowaga. The victim was an employee of Platinum Community Care, one of the companies in charge of assisting migrants arriving in Erie County. According to Breitbart News: “During a press conference (…), Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz (D) and Cheektowaga Police Chief Brian Gould suggested that DocGo, the medical company that was awarded a $400 million contract by Adams to bus migrants of New York City, attempted to obstruct the investigation into the sexual assault case.” Poloncarz, previously a supporter of Mayor Adam’s policy of busing migrants out of NYC to other cities changed his mind as result of the assault and called for Adams to stop the busing. (Breitbart News, August 14, 2023; 2WGRZ, August 14, 2023)
  • On August 2, Venezuelan national Jesus D. Guzman Bermudez allegedly raped a woman in a hotel room in Cheektowaga, New York, in front of her three-year-old son. It is unclear exactly when Guzman Bermudez crossed into the U.S., but he was one of approximately 500 illegal migrants bused into Erie County by New York Mayor Eric Adams. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn (D) minimized the crime by claiming that the alleged rapist and victim are “definitely some type of couple” and “clearly knew one another,” callously downplaying the plight of the alleged victim in an attempt to defend the busing of illegal aliens to the county. (Breitbart News, August 8, 2023)
  • On August 2, ICE officers apprehended an unnamed Nigerian illegal alien with a long history of sexual assaults in Lanham, Maryland. The ICE press release explains that “[t]he Nigerian citizen lawfully entered the United States as a nonimmigrant on July 24, 2015, but later violated the terms of his admission.” On December 20, 2017, he was arrested in Prince George’s County (Maryland) for first and second-degree rape against a minor and again on February 7, 2019, for sex crimes against the same minor. The Circuit Court for Prince George’s County in Upper Marlboro gave the illegal alien a 20-year sentence. However, he did not have to spend one day in jail because 15 years were suspended, while the remaining 5 consisted of supervised probation. Another 10-year sentence had all 10 years suspended while he again received 5 years of supervised probation. Not surprisingly, such lenient treatment did not deter further crimes. It was reported that, “[t]he Prince George’s County Police Department again arrested and charged him with the crimes of sex offense third degree; assault second degree; and sex offense fourth degree/sex contact against another Maryland female on Sept 25, 2021.” On March 25, 2022, the District Court for Prince George’s County in Upper Marlboro ordered charges against him to be marked as “stet,” which meant making them inactive (i.e., non-prosecutable) if the illegal alien abides by the conditions of the stet. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, August 3, 2023)
  • On August 1, Guatemalan national Alvaro Gomez-Lopez was taken into custody by the Lancaster County (Nebraska) Sheriff’s Office for allegedly starving and sexually abusing his 17-year-old daughter. According to a Facebook post by the Sheriff’s Office, Gomez-Lopez, who had apparently entered the U.S. illegally around February 2023 as a so-called “gotaway,” had “made arrangements [with human-smuggling drug cartels] for his daughter to be illegally brought into the United States from Guatemala and transported to him without her consent. Since arriving at the home in Lancaster County around July 16th, 2023, Gomez-Lopez had allegedly forced the victim to work inside and outside of the home to repay the debt incurred for the transportation. The victim also reported that food had been withheld from her for five days prior to contact with Sheriff’s Deputies. The investigation also revealed that the victim was subjected to sexual contact by Gomez-Lopez.” (Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, August 2, 2023)
  • On August 1, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the results of a nationwide sting called Operation Cross Country XIII targeting those suspected of child sexual exploitation or human trafficking. In Bay County, Florida, the operation netted 19 arrests, of which 7 (37 percent) were illegal aliens, including a B-2 tourist and J-1 exchange visitor visa overstayer: Jesus Rangel De La Cruz, Nery Antonio Bonilla Galvez, Shemar Pearson, Jose Arizmendi, Carlos Mejia Ruiz, all for soliciting and traveling to meet a minor for sex, Robinson Andres Mancheno Monar (traveling to meet a minor for sex), and Flavio Cruz (possession of child pornography). (Breitbart News, August 2, 2023)

July

  • On July 26, in Portland, Oregon, illegal alien Juan Gonzales-Silvia allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, subsequently fleeing the area. On July 31, he was arrested after a police chase in Callaway County, Missouri. He was driving a stolen vehicle and was caught with an illegal firearm and 89 pills of the deadly drug Fentanyl in the car. (13KRCG, August 7, 2023)
  • On July 25, Cruz Garcia allegedly raped a woman while strangling her, nearly suffocating the victim to death, in Delaware County, New York. He had the opportunity to allegedly commit the rape because, rather than being handed over to ICE and deported, Garcia had been released from Orange County jail two months before after being charged with drunk and unlicensed driving. (Breitbart News, August 17, 2023)

June

  • On June 22, police in Franklin, Tennessee, arrested 63-year-old Mexican national Camilo Hurtado Campos for allegedly drugging and raping at least ten boys between the ages of 9 and 17 whom he had invited into his home over the course of possibly as long as a decade, according to police. He was taken into custody after accidentally leaving his phone at a local pizza shop, leading employees to discover disturbing content. Hurtado Campos was a popular soccer coach in Franklin and had apparently lived in the U.S. illegally for 20 years. He had previously been arrested for public intoxication in 2005 and three times for driving without a license in 2006, 2015 and 2016. Mystery also surrounds the question of how the illegal alien managed to become a referee with the U.S. Soccer Federation, which would have required a background check. (Breitbart News, July 16, 2023)
  • On June 15, West Springfield Police arrested Honduran national Hyrum Baquedano Rodriguez (24) in Fairfax County, Virginia, for allegedly breaking into an apartment, burglarizing it, and attempting to kidnap a 4-year-old girl. Baquedano Rodriguez first entered the U.S. illegally in August 2018 in the area of Yuma, Arizona. According to Breitbart News, he “was transferred to Eloy, Arizona, days later, after being given a Notice to Appear (NTA) in immigration court. A federal immigration judge then issued a $15,000 bail for Rodriguez. Months later, in January 2019, he bailed out of federal custody.” ICE filed detainers for Baquedano Rodriguez four times in November 2021, July 2022, November 2022, and February 2023 but these were ignored each time by Fairfax County on the grounds of its “sanctuary” status. The agency has once again submitted a detainer following the June arrest. (Fairfax County Police Department News, June 23, 2023; Breitbart News, June 26, 2023)
  • On June 10, Julio Velazquez picked up a woman (who believed him to be a taxicab driver) from a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, and drove her to a secluded location where he allegedly brutally raped her. The illegal alien punched her in the head repeatedly causing her to lose consciousness for a period of time and then strangled and threatened to kill her. She eventually managed to escape. Velazquez arrived illegally in the U.S. sometime in 2021 and had no previous record in Florida. (Winknews.com, June 12, 2023)

May

  • On May 21, Venezuelan national Eddy Jose Ortega Alvarado allegedly murdered Honduran migrant Carmen Unilda Navas Zuniga and stole her money in El Paso, Texas, only one day after being released into the country by DHS. The Venezuelan man and Honduran woman crossed the border illegally together and ended up in a motel room, where Ortega Alvarado allegedly killed her. The illegal alien then fled to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but was apprehended. (Breitbart News, June 6, 2023)
  • On May 20, 21-year-old Mexican national Lucia Garcia allegedly placed her newborn baby in the trash after giving birth in the bathroom at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. She inexplicably claimed that she assumed it was just blood. The baby was hospitalized after staff heard cries and the illegal alien woman was arrested. The Mexican citizen arrived in the U.S. illegally in July 2022 to join her father, who had been living in New York City for approximately 4 years, after which she applied for asylum. (Breitbart News, May 29, 2023; New York Post, May 30, 2023)
  • On May 19, Guatemalan national Virjilio Aguilar Mendez (18) allegedly killed St. Johns County, Florida, police officer Sgt. Michael Kunovich, who left behind two sons. According to Breitbart News, “Kunovich lawfully attempted to pat down Mendez while he was sitting outside of a closed business. Mendez, instead of complying, tried to flee from Kunovich. When other officers got involved, Mendez continued resisting. Eventually, Kunovich was on the ground in a struggle with Mendez who attempted to grab the officer’s taser off his person. The struggle lasted for more than six minutes. Afterward, Mendez was handcuffed but pulled out a pocketknife which was quickly taken from him. Following the struggle with Mendez, Kunovich collapsed on the ground. First responders administered lifesaving measures, but he was pronounced dead after being rushed to a nearby hospital.” (Breitbart News, May 28, 2023)
  • On May 16, Salvadoran national Jose Roberto Hernandez Espinal (20) allegedly robbed two women at a trail in Montgomery County, Maryland, as they were having lunch. After threatening them with a machete, he raped one of the women. According to police, the illegal alien had also raped a 15-year-old girl along the same trail several days before. He first entered the U.S. unlawfully in May 2013 with his father and, in September 2014, was ordered removed for missing his immigration court hearing (he filed to reopen the case in 2022). At one point, he served a sentence for an armed robbery involving second-degree assault, but sanctuary Prince George’s County released him and ignored an ICE detainer. In February 2023, he was arrested for malicious destruction, but thanks to local sanctuary policies, he was once again released into the community, free to further scale up his criminal activities. (FOX5, May 18, 2023; Breitbart News, May 22, 2023)
  • On May 13, Honduran national Grevi Geovani Rivera Zavala allegedly forced a teenage girl into a restaurant bathroom stall and raped her in Prattville, Alabama (Autauga County). Rivera Zavala already had a criminal record in his native Honduras when he arrived at the U.S. border in November 2021, using a fake name. He was released and headed to Alabama, where he proceeded to work unlawfully in construction. (Breitbart News, May 16, 2023)
  • On May 9, Guatemalan national Elmer Bryan Giron-Canil, who was driving without a license, allegedly caused a crash which resulted in several injuries and the deaths of two people. This included a high-school student driving the pickup truck into which he crashed and 4 passengers in his own vehicle in Polk County, Florida. (Polk County Sheriff’s Office, May 10, 2023; Breitbart News, May 19, 2023)
  • On May 9, Venezuelan national Elvis Diaz Betancourt allegedly stabbed another Venezuelan migrant, with whom he was living in a migrant shelter in Chicago, during a fight in Pritzker Park. The victim was stabbed so deeply that he claimed he could see his organs. After the first blow, Diaz Betancourt appeared intent on stabbing his fellow Venezuelan again but fled. The illegal alien had arrived in Chicago around January of 2023, possibly on a migrant bus. (CWBChicago, May 13, 2023; Breitbart News, May 18, 2023)

April

  • On April 29, Nicaraguan national German Mathews (aka Hernan Mateos) allegedly brutally raped a developmentally disabled woman on her way to work in Forest Park, Ohio. Claiming to be “possessed by a demon,” the illegal alien grabbed and threw the woman into a wooded area and viciously assaulted her. His hands were covered in blood, and he was still on top of the victim when the police arrived, after which he attempted to flee. One veteran police officer of over two decades noted that it was one of “the most heinous crimes she has ever investigated.” Mathews had been deported from the U.S. a total of 5 times, first attempting to enter illegally in June 2005 in the area of Laredo, Texas, and agreeing to voluntarily return across the border after being apprehended by USBP. According to the Daily Mail, “in 2006 he re-entered the United States again this time Miami,” where “he was arrested (…) three times, in 2006 it was driving without a valid license and a DUI; in 2009 for disorder intoxication and in 2012 for sexual battery and false imprisonment. According to court records, prosecutors chose not to pursue a conviction in the 2012 case (…). After he was imprisoned for ICE, Mathews was deported to Nicaragua seven months later but made it back to the U.S. again. A criminal complaint from July 2017, revealed that Mathews admitted to rafting across the Rio Grande into Texas (…). He was arrested, convicted and sentenced to one day in prison and fined $10.” (Daily Mail, December 22, 2023)
  • On April 28, Mexican national Francisco Oropesa Perez-Torres allegedly murdered an entire family of Honduran migrants in the town of Cut and Shoot, Texas, near Houston. The names and ages of the victims are: Diana Velazquez Alvarado (21), Julisa Molina Rivera (31), Jose Jonathan Casarez (18), Sonia Argentina Guzman (25), and Daniel Enrique Laso (9). Perez-Torres became enraged when told by his neighbors to cease firing his AR-15 rifle which he, as an illegal alien, was not even lawfully allowed to possess. When asked to stop firing so the children could sleep, he allegedly attacked the family and shot the five victims in their heads. He had been deported four times – in March 2009, September 2009, January 2012, and July 2016 – but the porous Southwest border helped him keep sneaking back illegally. (Courthouse News Service, May 3, 2023; Breitbart News, May 3, 2023)
  • On April 27, Salvadoran national Carlos Dominguez allegedly stabbed to death David Breaux (known as the “Compassion Guy” for his kind and helpful nature) in Davis, California. On April 29, the spree continued, with Dominguez allegedly stabbing and killing Karim Abou Najm, who was just six weeks away from graduating from the University of California Davis. On May 1, the illegal alien attempted to murder Kimberlee Guillory, but she managed to survive. Dominguez was allowed into the U.S. after reaching the Southwest border in April 2009 as an Unaccompanied Alien Child. His case was later administratively closed in April 2012, which allowed him to remain in the country. (Breitbart News, May 9, 2023)
  • On April 15, Mexican national Jose Diaz Solano was intoxicated and allegedly broke into a woman’s home while she slept and raped her while holding a box cutter to her throat in Henry County, Indiana. The woman was eventually able to escape and hide. According to court records, the illegal alien had been living in the area since at least 2018. (Muncie Star Press, April 19, 2023; Breitbart News, 2023)
  • On April 8, illegal alien Julian Montoya (19) allegedly struck and killed 6-year-old Matteo Garcia in an apartment complex parking lot in Watford City, North Dakota. The boy whose family had recently arrived from Guatemala was stopped in the parking lot and was adjusting his bicycle seat. Montoya was allegedly driving recklessly, without a license, at excessive speeds. After hitting the child, he escaped from the scene, but returned later, claiming he did not see the boy and did not have time to stop because he was driving so fast. (KX News, April 11, 2023; Breitbart News, May 19, 2023
  • On April 3, in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Ecuadoran national Juan Leonardo Parra Altamirano allegedly crashed into a vehicle driven by Erpharo Gilbert, a legal immigrant from Haiti. Whilst she burned to death in the wreck, the illegal alien fled, claiming he feared being deported. Gilbert’s husband, Jean Marie Coquillon, stated that Parra Altamirano “could have saved my wife’s life, but he didn’t choose to.” Gilbert is also survived by her 5-year-old son who is always standing at the window “still waiting for his mom to come home.” (Breitbart News, April 10, 2023)
  • In April, the body of 15-year-old Limber Lopez Funez – who had been missing since February – was found in Gambrill State Park in Frederick County, Maryland. The suspects are all illegal aliens in their 20s: Alexis Alfredo Ayala Lopez, Jose Roberto Ramos Lopez, Ismael Lopez Lopez, Elmer Bladimir Reyes Reyes, Ismael Ivan Rivera Canales, and Josue Mauricio Arrue-Paniagua. Of these 6 illegal aliens, 3 are members of the brutal Central American gang MS-13 (Ramos Lopez, Lopez Lopez, and Arrue-Paniagua), and 3 had also been released into the U.S. as UACs. This underscores the nexus between gang infiltration into the country, crime, recruitment, and widespread abuse of the UAC program for these nefarious purposes. (Breitbart News, June 1, 2023)

March

  • On March 16, Anastacio Bemol Mendoza was allegedly speeding and driving drunk, crashing into a vehicle driven by Diane Hill Luckett, a mother of three and grandmother of five, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Luckett ultimately died of her injuries nine days later. Following the crash, police believed that, in addition to alcohol exceeding the legal limit for driving, Bemol Mendoza also had drugs in his system. This was due to his erratically shifting from one emotion to another and attempting to flirt with a Spanish-speaking female officer sent to assist him due to the illegal alien’s claim that he did not speak English. Bemol Mendoza’s long criminal history in the U.S. demonstrates the potentially deadly effects of the failure to promptly remove criminal aliens. In 2006, he was arrested for aggravated assault and family violence; in 2007, for evading arrest and public intoxication; in August 2014, for assault (in which case ICE lodged a detainer, which was obviously not honored); and in 2017, for drunk and reckless driving (an ICE detainer was lodged, but apparently, once again ignored). Only a few days before the ultimately deadly crash of March 16, the illegal alien was arrested twice for public intoxication. (Breitbart News, June 19, 2023)

  • On March 1, Jesus Silva was arrested and charged with allegedly sexually abusing a girl under the age of 10 in Beverly Hills, Texas, where the victim was a resident in a foster home. Although Silva’s country of origin is not specified, multiple media accounts point out that an ICE detainer was placed on him. (Waco Tribune-Herald, March 3, 2023; KWTX, March 3, 2023)

February

  • In mid-February, Mexican national Bryan Marquez allegedly murdered his roommate, also an illegal alien (known only as “Guanajuato”), following an argument during which the victim threw a plate of food on the floor in Fort Pierce, Florida. After the incident, Marquez got drunk and confronted the victim, first punching him in the face and ribs, after which he shoved dirt and gravel into the victim’s mouth, burying his body in a shallow grave in the back yard upon discovering “Guanajuato” was no longer breathing. Marquez then went to sleep. He was awaiting removal to Mexico at the time of the incident. (New York Post, February 20, 2023; Breitbart News, February 21, 2023)

January

  • In late January, Jose Hernandez was arrested and held in McLennan County Jail in Texas for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl under 12 on multiple occasions between 2018 and 2020 at residences in Waco and Lott. Hernandez is 31 years old. (KWTX, January 25, 2023)
  • On January 31, the body of Maria Rios was found in a newly-built home in La Marque, Texas. The police have officially charged an illegal alien, Carlos Lara-Balcazar, with the murder. Rios left behind three daughters and four grandchildren. (Breitbart News, February 6, 2021)

December

  • On December 9, in Santa Ana, California, ICE officers apprehended Luciano Trejo-Dominguez, a Mexican national on ICE’s ten most wanted list, removing him to his homeland. Trejo-Dominguez had been indicted in Portland, Maine, on multiple charges, including aggravated sexual assault. According to an ICE press release, he is “also the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the sheriff’s office in Bridgeton, New Jersey, for failure to appear related to an aggravated sexual assault offense involving a victim 13 to 15 years old.” Trejo-Dominguez had been ordered removed by an immigration judge in Newark in October of 2021, after which the criminal illegal alien absconded. It is unknown when Trejo-Dominguez first illegally entered the U.S., but his first interaction with ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) was in August 2018, when the Mexican national was in jail for contempt of court in Portland, Maine. In 2019, ERO encountered him once again as he was being held by the Vineland Police Department for assault. He was later taken into ICE custody, but was then granted an immigration bond and released by the immigration enforcement agency. Another detainer was issued for the illegal alien on August 13, 2019, following his arrest the previous day by Vineland police for aggravated sexual assault. However, the detainer was not honored. (ICE.gov, December 16, 2022)
  • In December, Saul Chavez – who had killed William “Dennis” McCann in a drunk driving accident on June 8, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois – has been extradited back to the U.S. from Mexico to finally face justice. When Chavez struck and killed McCann, who was walking down the street, the illegal alien was four times over the legal limit, dragged the victim’s body for almost 300 feet, and attempted to flee on foot. He had just completed two years of probation for a previous aggravated DUI charge. But, rather than handing him over to ICE, Cook County – which had just implemented a new sanctuary policy – had simply released Chavez after his brother paid a $25,000 bond. This allowed him to escape to his native Mexico. (Center for Immigration Studies, December 13, 2022; Cook County Record, December 16, 2022)

November

  • On November 10, 38-year-old Mexican national Nereo Nunez-Granadon was arrested in Walker, Louisiana, for raping an underage girl multiple times between May and October of 2022. An acquaintance of the female’s family, Nunez-Granadon also demanded and received sexually explicit images from the girl. (The Advocate, November 10, 2022; Breitbart News, December 5, 2022)

October

  • In early October, Guatemalan national Yoni Christian Barrios went on a stabbing spree on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, stabbing a total of eight people, killing two of them: Maris Mareen DiGiovanni and Canadian tourist Brent Allan Hallett. According to Fox News, Barrios already has a criminal record in California. (Fox News, October 7, 2022; KOLO8 ABC, December 2, 2022)
  • On October 23, Brazilian national Everton Candido struck and killed 77-year-old Army National Guard veteran Walter Wishoski, Jr., with his vehicle in Medford, Massachusetts. He was driving without a license. According to the Boston Herald, “Candido crossed the southern border illegally near Tecate, California, in May 2021, the Herald was told. He was instructed to report to immigration authorities, which he never did,” moving to the sanctuary city of Somerville instead. After his arrest, he was released by the Somerville District Court after being granted bail and without ICE being notified. However, immigration agents were able to pick up Candido the following day. (Boston Herald, October 29, 2022)
  • On October 28, Canadian national David DePape attacked the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer in the Pelosi family’s San Francisco, California, home. Pelosi received severe blunt force injuries to the head requiring immediate surgery. DePape first entered the U.S. legally through Mexico in 2008 but subsequently overstayed his visa. (Fox News, November 3, 2022)

September

  • On the morning of September 11, 2022, Hugo Enrique Lopez-Vela was arrested in Kansas by the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office during a DUI traffic stop. Lopez-Vela was intoxicated, driving improperly, had an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, and supplied the police with several fake IDs. “While being booked into police custody,” states Breitbart News, “officers discovered that Lopez-Vela was wanted on a felony warrant for aggravated indecent liberties with a child, which can include raping or molesting a child between 14 and 15 years old. He also has a warrant for violating the terms of his deportation orders.” (KSNT.com, September 12, 2022; Breitbart News, September 13, 2022)
  • On September 20, police discovered the body of Martin Iran Carreon Adame, with multiple gunshot wounds, in the desert area of El Paso County, Texas. In late September and early October the authorities subsequently arrested three Mexican nationals – all illegal aliens – as the primary suspects in the murder: Gerardo Alfonso Saenz Holguin, Adolfo Sebastian Segura, and Jorge Alberto Saenz. A fourth suspect, Fernando Segura Soto, fled to Mexico. The murder was related to a migrant smuggling operation in the border area. (KTSM9, October 17/18, 2022)

August

  • On August 12, brothers and Mexican nationals Alder Alfonso Sotelo and Arturo Marin Sotelo murdered K9 officer and sheriff’s deputy Ned Byrd in Wake County, North Carolina (a sanctuary jurisdiction). Deputy Byrd was exiting his unmarked patrol vehicle and was shot in the back of the head six times by the illegal aliens. According to Breitbart News, the brothers “arrived illegally in the United States via the southern border on unknown dates. Arturo Marin Sotelo, in particular, was caught crossing the border in June 2010,” at which point the 29-year-old would have been 16 or 17. There is some evidence that the murder may have been prevented had it not been for sanctuary policies, since The Morganton News Herald reports that “Alder Sotelo, previously referred to as Alder Marin in federal court documents, originally was held on a federal weapon charge from a July 2021 traffic stop in Chapel Hill.” (The Morganton News Herald, August 24, 2022/updated October 2, 2022; Breitbart News, November 16, 2022)

July

  • In July, an unnamed 17-year-old MS-13 gang member from El Salvador murdered Kayla Marie Hamilton (20) by strangling in Aberdeen, Maryland. The individual is reportedly listed in the national MS-13 gang member registry and was released into the country by President Biden’s DHS after arriving at the southern border. (Breitbart News, January 22, 2023)
  • On July 13, Guatemalan national Gerson Fuentes, who is 27, was arraigned in court for raping a 9-year-old girl on two occasions and impregnating her in Columbus, Ohio. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Fuentes had been living illegally in the Columbus area for 7 years. (The Columbus Dispatch, July 28, 2022)
  • During the week of July 24, Mexican national Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes allegedly kidnapped a family of three and murdered two of its members in Dadeville, Alabama. Pascual-Reyes took captive Sandra Vazquez Ceja, whom he was dating, and her two children: a 14-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter. He then killed the mother while smothering her with a pillow and beat and kicked her son to death, dismembering both bodies post-mortem. Ceja’s daughter received a blow to the head, but Pascual-Reyes kept her alive and tied her to a bed to rape her. However, she managed to chew through her restraints and escape. Ceja and her children were paroled into the U.S. in 2017 at the border to await an asylum hearing. Pascual-Reyes had been deported in 2014 but subsequently reentered at an unknown time. (Breitbart News, August 10, 2022; AP News, September 7, 2022)

June

  • On June 20, 2022, Mexican national Erik Santillan allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in Ooltewah, Tennessee, causing her to suffer internal injuries. Santillan soon went on the run and was only arrested in December 2023. (News 9 ABC, December 19, 2023)

May

  • On May 2, Honduran national Delmer Orlando Ortiz Licona attempted to kidnap a 4-year-old boy in Lubbock County, Texas. He was also accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl – the daughter of his girlfriend at the time – on August 8, 2021. (Breitbart News, May 25, 2022; KCBD.com, May 25, 2022)

  • On Mother’s Day (May 8), Alonso Garcia-Amaya was driving drunk without a valid license in Wichita, Kansas when he struck and killed Don Kirk. According to Breitbart News, the only outlet to report on Garcia-Amaya’s unlawful status in the U.S., “The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has placed a detainer on him so that if he is released at any time, he will be turned over to their custody for possible arrest and deportation.” (Breitbart News, May 16, 2022)

  • In May, police arrested Ronaldo Saul Monteroso Gonzalez for allegedly raping his toddler daughter – whom he also infected with Chlamydia – in Davidson County, Tennessee. Although the child was tested for sexual assault in late February, Monteroso Gonzalez was only arrested in May because the authorities were unable to locate him. ICE has placed a detainer on Monteroso Gonzalez. (ScoopNashville.com, May 12, 2022; Breitbart News, May 18, 2022)

  • In May, Honduran national Victoriano Dias Barrera was sentenced to 10 years in prison for stabbing Victor Huerta to death in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on April 4, 2021. The murder happened in a hotel room during a heated argument. (The Gazette, April 25, 2022; Breitbart News, April 27, 2022)

  • On May 19, Reymundo Loa Rodriguez was arrested and charged with allegedly drugging and raping a woman in Wichita Falls, Texas. According to Breitbart News, “Wichita County Jail records show Rodriguez was previously arrested in June 2003 for theft and in October 2013 for assault in a domestic dispute. For each of those arrests, Rodriguez was released within 24 hours.” (Texomashomepage.com, May 23, 2022; Breitbart News, May 30, 2022)


April

  • On April 3, Jose Virgilio Carcamo Elvir allegedly killed 72-year-old Perry Adrian Cole during an eight-vehicle crash he caused in Walton County, Florida, as a result of driving in a severe state of inebriation. His actions also caused three other drivers to be hospitalized with serious injuries. He was also driving with an expired driver’s license and open containers of beer in his car. (WJHG, April 4, 2022; Breitbart News, April 6, 2022)

  • On April 19, police in Grovetown, Georgia, arrested Jorge Pineda-Barbosa for allegedly sexually assaulting over 20 women in the area. (WJBF.com, May 3, 2022)

  • On April 25, Yesenia Ramirez and Jose Roman Portillo kidnapped three-month-old Brandon Cuellar in San Jose, California, while the infant’s grandmother was unloading groceries in front of her residence in broad daylight. Fortunately, the baby was found safe twenty hours following the kidnapping. An illegal alien from El Salvador, Yesenia Ramirez had been deported three times: once in 2018, and twice in 2019. (New York Post, April 29, 2022; Breitbart News, May 9, 2022)

March

  • In March, police in Carrollton, Georgia, arrested 24-year-old Fary Romero in a motel room for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl and recording the act on a cellphone. During the investigation, the police also found images of child pornography on Romero’s phone and learned that he was an administrator of a chatroom used to trade child pornography. In December 2023 he would be sentenced to 25 years in prison followed by 15 years of probation. (Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, December 8, 2023; WLBB, December 11, 2023)
  • In early March, Honduran national Jorge Melara was arrested for allegedly repeatedly molesting his 9-year-old niece in Grovetown, Georgia. Melara, who is 49, had been deported from the U.S. a total of nine times previously, and once again returned illegally in July 2020. (Breitbart News, March 7, 2022; Wjbf.com, March 8, 2022)

  • On March 6, Terry and Brenda Aultman were allegedly stabbed to death and had their throats slit in Daytona Beach, Florida, by Jean Robert Macean. He was booked into the Volusia County Jail as an “illegal immigrant/alien.” Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young stated that “this was one of the most brutal murders I’ve ever seen in my 20-plus years as a police officer in Daytona Beach.” (FOX35 Orlando, March 11, 2022; Breitbart News, March 20, 2022)

  • In late March, Oscar Hinojosa – a Mexican national and former youth league soccer coach in McAllen, Texas – was sentenced to 210 months in prison for the sexual exploitation of children after pleading guilty on December 1, 2021. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, “From March 2020 through June 2021, Oscar Hinojosa communicated and cultivated a relationship with a 15-year-old minor. Hinojosa was the victim’s soccer coach. Over time, Hinojosa told her he loved her and expressed his sexual desire for her. During their communications, Hinojosa instructed the minor victim to send a sexually-explicit photo of her genitalia in a specific pose. She ultimately did as requested on this occasion and others. While communicating with this victim, Hinojosa also attempted to cultivate a similar relationship to another one of the minor females on his soccer team. While he was unsuccessful, he expressed his love for her as well.” (U.S. Department of Justice, December 1, 2021; KWTX10, March 19, 2022)


January

  • On January 21, Mexican national Aldair Leon-Olluas, who was driving while intoxicated, allegedly struck Erin Simanskis who was standing outside of her car on the side of the road in Wake County, North Carolina. Simanskis – who died several days later from her injuries – was a legal immigrant from Canada, a naturalized U.S. citizen, and a mother of two. Leon-Olluas had been deported from the United States twice. (Breitbart News, 11 February 2022; WRAL.com, February 21, 2022)

  • In January, Edgar Almanza-Zarazua pleaded guilty and received a 20-year prison sentence for murdering Gloria Stephanie Palomec in June 2016 in Boaz, Alabama. Although the illegal alien fled to his native Mexico, he was eventually located after being arrested and accused of committing another murder in that country, after which he was extradited to the United States to face justice for killing Palomec. (WAFF48, January 12, 2022; Breitbart News, January 21, 2022)

December

  • On December 11, Honduran national Jarol Leiva-Navarro allegedly struck and killed Colby Brice Compton in Springfield, Missouri. Leiva-Navarro was drunk, driving without a valid license, speeding, and seemingly racing another vehicle while hitting Compton’s car, which was attempting to turn left at an intersection. (KY3, December 28, 2021; Breitbart News, January 2, 2022)
     
  • On December 11, authorities in Escambia County, Florida, arrested and charged Fernando Herrera for allegedly striking a woman during an argument with his brother and also throwing a child to the ground. The police also found cocaine in Herrera’s possession. (Weartv.com, December 11, 2021; Breitbart News, December 20, 2021)
     
  • On December 14, the Williamsburg, Virginia, Police Department arrested Guatemalan national Brando Alex Pastor Batz for allegedly kidnapping a 17-year-old girl, whose mother had last seen her on September 30. According to ICE, Batz, who is 19 years old, was first encountered by the U.S. Border Patrol in Hidalgo, Texas, in January 2015, but the illegal alien was not deported. (Breitbart News, December 27, 2021; The Tennessee Star, December 29, 2021)
     
  • On December 14, Osmin David Gutierrez died at the age of 25 from injuries suffered on November 6, 2016, when Sergio Rodriguez hit him and 18-year-old Hailey King, who was killed, during a hit-and-run in Washington County, Arkansas. Gutierrez initially had to have both of his legs amputated, and then suffered for five years, while King left behind a two-year-old child. (Arkansas Democrat Gazette, April 16, 2018; Breitbart News, December 23, 2021)
     
  • On December 15, Eric Santibanez Cardenas – who was using the alias Julian Solis-Cardenas – was arrested in North Point, North Carolina. He was wanted on four charges of raping a then 5-year-old boy in Las Vegas, Nevada, in May 2001. (Breitbart News, January 6, 2022)
     
  • On December 18, Jose Javier Reyes-Escobar – who was driving while intoxicated (with a blood alcohol level four times over the legal limit) and without a driver’s license – lost control of his car, allegedly killing Gretchen Gross and injuring several other individuals in Charleston County, South Carolina. One woman was also put into a coma with a fractured neck as a result of Reyes-Escobar’s reckless actions. Gross was a philanthropist from Buffalo, New York, who was on vacation in Charleston. (Live5News.com, December 21, 2021; Breitbart News, December 22, 2021)
     
  • On December 27, Carlos Eduardo Gomez Rios allegedly stabbed and murdered his roommate, Crecensio Rosas De La Rosa, in LaGrange, Georgia. Gomez Rios was removed from the U.S. in 2016 but later re-entered illegally at an unknown time. (FOX5, December 27, 2021; Breitbart News, December 28, 2021)

November

  • In November, Erasmo Diaz was extradited back from his native Mexico because he was wanted for allegedly shooting and murdering his wife, Amparo Godinez-Sanchez, in front of their children in Wilder, Idaho, in 2015. He was arrested in Mexico – where he fled after the murder – by the Federales, with the help of the United States Marshals Service, in June. According to Idaho News 6, the illegal alien “was arrested in July 2008 after pushing and hitting Godinez-Sanchez during an argument. He was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery and later plead guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and placed on probation for a year” rather than being deported. (Kivitv.com, November 19, 2021; Breitbart News, November 21, 2021)
  • On November 26, Dominican national Orlando Gonzales-Beato allegedly struck the vehicle driven by Corbin Wagner, killing him. Wagner was driving to work at the time while Gonzales-Beato was driving the wrong way down the I-295 in Jacksonville, Florida. His blood alcohol content was at more than three times the legal limit. (News4Jax.com, November 29, 2021; Breitbart News, December 17, 2021)

  • On November 29, Guatemalan national Victor Chitay was arrested in Bergen County, New Jersey, for allegedly raping a child younger than 13 on more than one occasion. (Dailyvoice.com, December 1, 2021; BCPO.net, December 1, 2021)

  • On November 30, Ecuadorian national Raul Guaman was arrested by police in Suffolk County, New York for posing as a rideshare driver and recording himself sexually abusing unconscious women. In a separate incident, he also allegedly broke into a woman’s home on November 14 and attempted to sexually assault her, putting his hand under her pants as she slept. Guaman has lived in the U.S. illegally for 23 years and worked in construction. (ABC7NY, November 30, 2021; Breitbart News, December 1, 2021)


October

  • On October 6, Honduran national Yery Noel Medina Ulloa allegedly beat and stabbed to death Francisco Javier Cuellar in Jacksonville, Florida. The illegal alien, who is 24, entered the U.S. sometime in 2021, after lying about his name and age, and was released as an Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) with only a Notice to Appear. He went on to live with Cuellar, whom Medina Ulloa fraudulently claimed was his uncle. Cuellar left behind four children. (Breitbart News, November 4, 2021; Immigrationreform.com, November 4, 2021)
     
  • On October 15, the body of Douglas R. Cline was found in an orchard near Terra Bella, California. One of the three suspects in the murder is Jose Omar Bello Reyes. The 24-year-old Bello Reyes has been in the U.S. illegally since 2000 and has a lengthy criminal history. In September, he was arrested on felony charges for narcotics and gun violations in Kern County, but was released on September 3. His rap sheet goes back to May 2018, when, as Breitbart News describes, “Reyes was arrested by ICE and given a Notice to Appear (NTA) before an immigration judge to face deportation. He was released from ICE custody on a $10,000 bail in August 2018. Following his release, Reyes fought his deportation order in immigration court and even sought a U visa to remain in the U.S. Then, in January 2019, Reyes was arrested for drunk driving and was convicted in April 2019. By May 2019, Reyes had been released again by local authorities and spoke at an open border protest that attacked ICE for enforcing federal immigration law. Less than two days later, Reyes was [again] arrested by ICE.” However, in August of that year he was bailed out through the efforts of Demario Davis of the New Orleans Saints, Josh Norman of the Washington Redskins, the National Football League Players Coalition, the New York Immigration Freedom Fund, and the National Bail Fund Network. (Breitbart News, November 2, 2021; Bakersfield.com, November 2, 2021)
     
  • On October 26, Eder Rivaldo Mayorga-Sanchez allegedly violently carjacked a woman’s vehicle at a Circle K gas station in the suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky, and shot her 16-year-old son who was in the car. The illegal alien then went on to commit a spree of robberies and carjackings that lasted until he was caught on November 9. According to WDRB.com, Mayorga-Sanchez “was charged with five counts of robbery, one count of assault, two counts of fleeing and evading, one count of receiving stolen property — firearm, and one count of theft by unlawful taking — auto.” Breitbart News also reported that the 19-year-old “Mayorga-Sanchez has a prior criminal record including drunk driving and driving without a license.” (WDRB.com, November 11, 2021; Breitbart News, November 12, 2021) 
     
  • On October 30, Nelson Carpio Garcia – who was working at a construction site in Davenport, Florida – allegedly slashed one of his coworkers with a boxcutter in the chest and throat after they confronted Carpio Garcia for drinking on the job (the victim survived). According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the illegal alien had been arrested for driving without a license in late August 2020 and was turned over to ICE at the time. It is unclear whether he was not deported for some reason, or if he illegally reentered the U.S. (FOX13, November 1, 2021; CBS Tampa Bay, November 2, 2021)
     
  • On October 30, 39-year-old Francisco Ignacio Rosales-Flores attempted to lure a 13-year-old girl into his vehicle in Jackson Township, New Jersey. (Shorenewsnetwork.com, November 8, 2021; Breitbart News, November 17, 2021) 
     
  • On October 31, in Portland, Oregon, Gustavo Villalobos-Carranza allegedly kidnapped his two-year-old daughter and threatened to harm her, murdering her soon thereafter. (Komonews.com, November 3, 2021; Breitbart News, November 8, 2021)

September

  • On September 11, Ecuadorian national Freddy Remigio Mendieta Pando stabbed his ex-wife, Karina Torres, to death in a park in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, which is located near Philadelphia. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Mendieta Pando “had been arrested in July and charged with simple assault, harassment, and terroristic threats for allegedly punching, strangling, and threatening to kill Torres during an argument.” ICE confirmed to Breitbart News that the Ecuadorian citizen is in the U.S. illegally. The victim left behind a 4-year-old child. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 17, 2021; 6ABC Action News, September 17, 2021; Breitbart News, September 25, 2021) 
     

  • On September 16, four men – including two illegal aliens, Omar Arce and Jose Alberto Flores-Huerta – allegedly murdered Isidro Cortes outside of a cheesesteak restaurant in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group also allegedly attacked and kicked Cortes’ father and friend in the head during the brutal assault. (Breitbart News, October 12, 2021)
     

  • On September 23, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Portuguese national Javier Enrique da Silva Rojas was sentenced to 360 months in prison “for kidnapping Valerie Reyes [the victim] in New Rochelle, New York and unlawfully transporting her to Connecticut, where her body was found approximately a week later.” Da Silva Rojas arrived at Reyes’ home in the early morning hours of January 29, 2019, physically attacked her, and stuffed her into a suitcase (which he later dumped at the side of a road), causing her to asphyxiate. According to ICE, da Silva Rojas entered the U.S. through the Visa Waiver Program in May 2017 but failed to leave when he was supposed to (i.e., in August of that year). (Hartford Courant, February 13, 2019; Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, September 23, 2021)


August
 

  • In early August, Ecuadorian national Yohan Hernandez was arrested on a murder charge for allegedly shooting and killing high school student Moussa Fofana and wounding another high school student on the evening of June 6 in Maplewood, New Jersey. (NJ.com, August 11, 2021; Fox News, August 14, 2021 
     
  • On the morning of August 17, Guatemalan national Audain Perez-Vasquez crashed his vehicle, violently fought and resisted a state trooper – punching and kicking the law enforcement officer in the ribs – and attempted to run away and steal a golf cart in Orange County, Florida. Perez-Vasquez, who is 18, had been – according to the Florida Highway Patrol – recently arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in North Carolina. He had also been deported three years ago. (FOX35, August 17/18, 2021; WESH2, August 19, 2021) 
     
  • On August 17, 43-year-old Evelyn Gomez Gutierrez was arrested by the Frederick, Maryland, police department and was charged with two counts of second-degree rape and two counts of third-degree sex offense for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy between March 2020 and July 2021. According to The Frederick News-Post, Gomez Gutierrez is in ICE custody, indicating that she is an illegal alien or had her status revoked. (The Frederick News-Post, August 18, 2021; Yahoo News, August 19, 2021)
     
  • On August 21, drunk-driving Mexican national Aaron Santiso allegedly struck and killed 3-year-old Andi Lynn Blair as she was riding her tricycle in Flat Rock, North Carolina. ICE confirmed to Breitbart News that Santiso had been deported to Mexico on November 15, 2019, but returned to the U.S. illegally at some point thereafter. (ABC13 News, September 1, 2021; Breitbart News, September 1, 2021) 
     
  • On August 23, Jamaican national Emenike Downey pleaded guilty to one count of sodomy and received a 20-year sentence for sexually molesting a girl between the ages of 12 and 16 in Houston County, Alabama. (WTVY.com, August 25, 2021; Jamaica Observer, August 26, 2021)

July

  • On July 1, Egyptian national Khaled Awad allegedly stabbed Rabbi Shlomo Noginski eight times outside of a Jewish school in Boston, Massachusetts. The father of 12 children – who had moved to U.S. from Israel to serve Boston’s Russian-Jewish community – survived the attack. Awad first entered the U.S. on an F-1 student visa in August 2019, but lost his status in May 2021 because he failed to stay enrolled in university courses. His former college roommate described the Egyptian as “violent” and “very much anti-Semitic.” According to Breitbart News, Awad “was previously charged in Florida for battery and theft and was held in a mental hospital.” (Fox News, July 3, 2021; Breitbart News, July 4, 2021)

  • On July 17, Mexican national Rolando Lopez-Meneses allegedly illegally entered the home of his former landlord in St. Paul, Minnesota, and brutally raped her in an act of revenge over not allowing his girlfriend to move in with him. According to Twincities.com, when the police entered the home, “[t]hey could hear [the victim] sobbing through the door, the complaint states. When they entered the bedroom, they found her wrapped in a blanket, visibly upset, bruised and bleeding. As she spoke to officers through the help of an interpreter, she fainted and fell to the floor.” (Twincities.com, July 23/26, 2021; Yahoo News, July 23, 2021)

  • On July 28, the Department of Justice revealed that a “federal grand jury in Nashville, Tennessee, has returned a 60-count indictment charging nine members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) with a racketeering conspiracy spanning more than seven years.” The DOJ press release elaborates that “[t]he indictment charges members of one such clique operating in Nashville, specifically the Thompson Place Locos Salvatrucha clique, with committing a wide range of offenses, including the murder of seven individuals, the attempted murder of an additional five individuals, drug distribution, robberies, kidnappings and assaults. More specifically, the indictment charges the following acts of violence occurring over an approximately 17-month period” between April 2016 and September 2017. Four of the gang members have been confirmed to be in the U.S. illegally: Salvadoran national Gerson Serrano-Ramirez and Honduran nationals Franklin Hernandez, Jose Pineda-Caceres, and Luis Colindres. Of these, Serrano-Ramirez was deported 4 times – in 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2012. (Department of Justice, various dates; WREG Memphis, July 28, 2021; Breitbart News, August 6, 2021)

  • On July 28, Cuban national Alexis Saborit-Viltres allegedly murdered and beheaded his girlfriend, America Mafalda Thayer, in Shakopee, Minnesota. ICE told Fox News that Saborit-Viltres “initially entered the U.S. in 2007 across the southern border via El Paso.” According to Fox News, the illegal alien has “a lengthy violent criminal history, with multiple convictions in Minnesota and Louisiana for domestic abuse/assault battery, driving under the influence and fleeing a police officer.” ICE attempted to deport Saborit-Viltres in 2012, but Cuba refused to accept him or to provide the necessary travel documentation, which meant that this dangerous individual was released into the U.S. and merely required to occasionally check in with ICE. (Fox News, August 5, 2021; Daily Mail, August 5, 2021)


June

  • On June 29, Salvadoran national Samuel Ponce pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his role in a brutal machete killing of Bryan Steven Cho Lemus in Nassau County, New York, on August 23, 2016. The perpetrators – who included Ponce and another illegal alien, Christian Rodriguez – believed that Lemus was an enemy of the MS-13 gang to which they belonged. Ponce first came to the U.S. illegally as an unaccompanied alien child (UAC) at the age of 13 and was released to a sponsor, his father. (Breitbart News, July 1, 2021; Judicial Watch, July 7, 2021)
     
  • On June 29, Joel Arciniega-Saenz was indicted by a grand jury for murdering James Garcia in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, on June 21. Arciniega-Saenz not only took Garcia’s life, but also decapitated him and played soccer with the victim’s head. In 2017, Arciniega-Saenz had been accused of first-degree murder, but the charges were eventually dropped. In May of this year, he was arrested for throwing rocks at businesses. (CBS4 News, June 21, 2021; Breitbart News, July 1, 2021)

May

  • On May 8, Salvadoran national Erick Benitez-Amaya – an MS-13 gang member – attempted to rape a 15-year-old girl in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Montgomery County – a sanctuary jurisdiction notorious for releasing dangerous illegal alien criminals into the community – had previously ignored two ICE detainers placed on Benitez-Amaya. According to KATV, “In January 2018, Montgomery County Police charged Benitez-Amaya, then 20, with consuming alcohol in a public place. A judge fined him $72 and placed him on probation. In May 2020, Montgomery County Police charged Benitez-Amaya with second-degree assault. Benitez-Amaya spent 60 days in jail before pleading guilty in August 2020 and getting released. A judge placed Benitez-Amaya on probation through August of this year.” (KATV.com, June 30, 2021; Breitbart News, July 2, 2021) 

  • On May 12, Guatemalan national Marvin Ailon-Mendoza allegedly broke into a senior community in Stuart, Florida (Martin County), and raped an elderly woman. Ailon-Mendoza had been arrested in Martin County three times before: for grand theft and battery as a juvenile, and as an adult for exposing himself in a park in the presence of children. It is unclear why he was not deported, but Martin County Sheriff William Snyder blamed ICE, asserting that his office notifies the agency of aliens in their custody (ICE itself did not respond to a query from CBS News as to why Ailon-Mendoza was not deported). (CBS4 News, May 20, 2021; Wptv.com, June 17, 2021)

  • On May 17, Luis Ruiz-Ugalde pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Madison, Wisconsin. The incidents occurred in September 2019, when Ruiz-Ugalde groped a woman outside of her home on September 20 and groped a 13-year-old girl on a Madison Metro bus two days later. (Madison.com, May 17, 2021; Breitbart News, May 18, 2021)

  • On May 19, Mexican national Cecilio Eliut Camacho Montoya crashed into and killed Connor Dale Holcomb while driving drunk in Ada County, Idaho. Holcomb was only 22 years old at the time of his death. (Breitbart News, May 29, 2021)

  • On May 26, Harris County (Texas) District Attorney Kim Ogg announced that two Salvadoran MS-13 gang members – Diego Hernandez Rivera and Miguel Alvarez Flores – received 40-year prison sentences for the murder of Genesis Cornejo in Harris County in February 2017. Cornejo, who was 15 at the time of her death, was killed during a satanic ritual and sacrificed to the so-called “Saint of Death” (Santa Muerte). “According to prosecutors,” stated Breitbart News, “Rivera and Flores kidnapped three teenage girls [including Cornejo], 14, 15, and 16 years old, in 2017. The girls were allegedly forced to have sex and given drugs by the two illegal alien gang members.” (Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2017; KXAN.com, May 27, 2021; Breitbart News, May 29, 2021)


April

  • In April, Carlos Claros – along with two other accomplices – allegedly attempted to rob a family of tourists (which included small children) at gunpoint in San Francisco, California. He also said to one of the Asian family members – who is Philippino-American – “ugh, you Asian” as he spat in her direction (the incident has since been classified as an anti-Asian hate crime by the National Asian Americans Pacific Islanders Coalition). The Washington Times points out that “Claros’ criminal history, reported by Dion Lim, an anchor at ABC7 in San Francisco, includes multiple burglary arrests, domestic violence charges, receiving stolen property, drug possession and what the station called “a strong-armed robbery spree” in 2019. He was on probation at the time of the April robbery attempt on the family.” ICE placed four detainers on Claros between October 2018 and April 2020, but the sanctuary city of San Francisco ignored all requests. (The Washington Times, June 28, 2021; Breitbart News, June 28, 2021)

  • On April 7, Salvadoran national Fredy Aguilar-Menjivar of Salinas, California, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child. Aguilar-Menjivar raped and molested a female relative, who was under 14 at the time, on several occasions between August 2018 and March 2020. The illegal alien received a deportation order in June 2016, but somehow managed to remain in the country. (County of Monterey, Office of the District Attorney, April 7, 2021; The Epoch Times, April 18, 2021) 

  • On April 9, ICE agents arrested Mexican national Enrique Guzman-Rincon, a gang member who had been on the agency’s Top 10 Most Wanted list – five years after ICE placed a detainer on him. In 2010, Guzman-Rincon fired from a vehicle into a crowd of people in Aurora, Colorado, in an attempt to kill rival gang members. The drive-by shooting resulted in 16-year-old Karina Vargas being struck in the spine and permanently paralyzed. Guzman-Rincon received a 35-year sentence for the shooting, but the ruling was overturned by an appeal’s judge due to the way in which the original jury was informed of a threat of gang retaliation against jurors. In October 2017, after serving 7 years, Guzman-Rincon was given a three-year sentence for attempted reckless manslaughter. However, he was released by the Colorado Department of Corrections on the same day. (4CBS Denver, April 25, 2021; Breitbart News, April 26, 2021) 

  • On April 9, a group of illegal alien MS-13 gang members allegedly murdered Nazareth Tamer-Claure, the mother of an 8-year-old boy, in New York City. The woman was beaten with baseball bats and hacked with machetes. Rigel Yohairo, Allan Lopez, and Jose Sarmiento, were charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon, concealment of a human corpse, and tampering with evidence. Another suspect, Rodolfo Lopez, was also charged with concealing a corpse and evidence tampering. According to Breitbart News, Tamer-Claure obtained a protection order days earlier against her boyfriend, who was an illegal alien MS-13 gang member. Tamer-Claure had reported Henriquez for choking her on April 9. “Months before, in January, Tamer-Claure was allegedly punched in the face multiple times by Henriquez before he hit her with a metal pipe. Henriquez pleaded guilty for the attack.” However, as the Daily Mail points out, “Her boyfriend wasn’t charged in the murder. It isn’t clear if he directed his fellow gang members to go after her after she’d reported him for choking her (…).” (Daily Mail, April 19, 2021; Breitbart News, April 23, 2021)  

  • On April 18, Danelo Cavalcante stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Deborah Brandao, to death in front of her 7- and 3-year-old children at her home in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He then fled to Virginia. Brandao had taken out a restraining order against Cavalcante back in December 2020. Breitbart News confirmed Cavalcante’s unlawful status with ICE. (Breitbart News, April 29, 2021)


March

  • In March, Jesus Leal-Corona was sentenced to 5 years in prison for striking and killing Frankie Hensley as he exited a vehicle on September 27, 2019, in Elk Township, New Jersey. Leal-Corona was driving drunk at the time. He had also been previously arrested in New Jersey and Texas but was not deported. (NJ.com, April 29, 2021; Breitbart News, May 2, 2021) 

  • On March 4, Collier County, Florida, police arrested thrice deported Mexican national Obduliu Godines for burglary and aggravated battery after he attacked and stabbed another man in a rooming house in Immokalee. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to FAIR that Godines has an ICE detainer placed on him. (Naples Daily News, March 5, 2021; Breitbart News, March 11, 2021)

  • In the early hours of March 14, Mexican national Ramon Vazquez-Carmona struck and killed Cindy Goulding with his truck while driving drunk in Kansas City, Kansas. Goulding had pulled over to assist the passenger of a vehicle that had been struck in a hit-and-run. She was a cancer survivor and left behind 25 grandchildren. An ICE spokesman told KCTV5 that “Vazquez was previously, lawfully admitted to the U.S. in November 2008 but was arrested a few days later by U.S. Border Patrol for violating the terms of his lawful admission. He was issued a final order of removal by a federal immigration judge on Jan. 15, 2009 and was removed from the U.S. by ICE Jan. 21, 2009. He illegally reentered the U.S. on an unknown date/location at some point after his 2009 removal (…).” (Breitbart News, March 28, 2021; KCTV5, March 29, 2021)

  • On March 14, Guatemalan nationals Gaspar Andres and Pascual Gaspar Andres allegedly stabbed to death Miguel Ruiz during a fight in Hot Springs, Arkansas. (Arkansas Democrat Gazette, March 19, 2021; Breitbart News, March 31, 2021)

  • On March 18, Mexican national Juan Jimenez-Salas was shot by law enforcement after pulling a gun on an Arlington, Texas police officer. He was a fugitive wanted for child rape in Arkansas. The investigation into Jimenez-Salas began after Thanksgiving 2020, when the father of two sisters – who were 6 and 8 – reported that the Mexican national was sexually abusing his daughters (Jimenez-Salas was the boyfriend of the girls’ mother). He had been deported two decades ago while facing similar felony charges, but later illegally sneaked in at an unknown time. (FOX4, March 19, 2021; Theblaze.com, March 20, 2021)

  • On March 23, ICE removed convicted murderer Nicolas Patistan-Perez back to his native Mexico. Patistan-Perez had served less than 10 years for beating and murdering Carlos Porras-Trujillo on July 17, 2011, near Brewster (Okanogan County), Washington. (Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, September 15, 2011; ICE.gov, March 29, 2021)

  • On March 23, ICE deported Juan Manuel Enriquez-Martinez, a convicted child rapist, to Mexico. According to ICE, Enriquez-Martinez is a “dangerous public safety threat with convictions in both Washington [January 2016] and Oregon [June 2015] for egregious crimes including first degree child molestation, first degree attempt to commit sexual penetration, and first degree attempt to commit sexual abuse.” (ICE.gov, March 26, 2021)

  • On March 28, Mexican national Luis Pedrote Salinas allegedly shot and killed his next-door-neighbor, Comcast contractor Francisco Zamora, in front of the latter’s Chicago, Illinois home as Zamora returned home from work. He then injured three officers who were trying to arrest him. Pedrote Salinas, who entered the U.S. illegally as a child, has a long criminal history. In 2011, he was arrested for having an open can of beer in his car and was placed on a gang member database because of a tattoo, which is often associated with the Latin Kings. In 2015 he was also arrested for aggravated assault. In 2012, when he was supposed to voluntarily depart the U.S., he attempted to obtain a U visa by claiming to have been a victim of an armed robbery, and in 2014 and 2015 he unsuccessfully applied for the DACA program. (CWBChicago.com, April 7, 2021; Breitbart News, April 9, 2021)

  • On March 29, Honduran national Rolbin Pacheco-Diaz crashed into another vehicle, killing driver Cheston Edwards, while operating a truck under the influence of alcohol and driving the wrong way on Highway 70 in Johnston County, North Carolina. Edwards, who was 36, left behind 9-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter. The Johnston County Detention Center confirmed to FAIR that Pacheco-Diaz has an ICE detainer placed on him. (CBS17, March 29, 2021; Wral.com, March 30, 2021; Johnston County Detention Center, April 6, 2021)


February

  • On February 8, Jose Ivan Vitela-Gonzalez of Salisbury, North Carolina, was charged with incest, statutory rape of a child, statutory sex offense with a child, and indecent liberties with children. According to the Salisbury Post, “the incidents took place over an extended period, with one occurring in October, said Maj. John Sifford of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. The young child’s mother reported the incidents in December.” The Rowan County Jail confirmed to FAIR that is a citizen of Mexico and is being detained on an immigration hold. (Salisbury Post, February 10, 2021; Rowan County Jail, March 15, 2021)

  • On February 17, police arrested Carmito Morales-Hernandez for allegedly taking indecent liberties with a child in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The Cabarrus County Jail confirmed to FAIR that an ICE detainer has been placed on Morales-Hernandez. (Cabarrus County Jail, March 15, 2021)

  • On February 27, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police arrested Noel Noreiga for allegedly raping and impregnating a young teenage girl. Noreiga, who is 57, began assaulting the then 12-year-old victim in late 2019 and the abuse lasted until January 2021. The East Baton Rouge Parish Prison confirmed to FAIR that Noreiga has an ICE hold. (Brpoud.com, March 1, 2021; East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, March 16, 2021)


January

  • On January 28, Fairfax County, Virginia, police arrested Joel Serrano-Chicas for allegedly raping two women in the stairwell of an apartment building in Falls Church, one in April 2020 and a second victim on January 3, 2021. In addition to rape, he was also charged with indecent liberties with a minor. Serrano-Chicas reportedly lured his victims using social media chatrooms. The Fairfax County Adult Detention Center confirmed to FAIR that Serrano-Chicas has an ICE detainer placed on him. (Insidenova.com, January 27, 2021; Telemundowashingtondc.com, January 28, 2021; Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, March 16, 2021)

  • Gabriel Alfonso Sanchez-Cruz, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was charged in Dakota County District Court with second-degree intentional murder for his role (along with three other men) in the killing of Bryant J. Lutgens in a drug-related shooting on the night of January 31. According to the Dakota County Jail, Sanchez-Cruz has an immigration hold. (StarTribune.com, February 16, 2021; Dakota County Jail)

  • Colombian national Jose Javier Rojas-Lasso pleaded guilty to first-degree rape in Walker County, Alabama, in October 2019. He was sentenced to time served and removed to his homeland. However, in January 2021, it was announced that Rojas-Lasso had re-entered the U.S. illegally, and was trying to make contact with his victim and their family. He is presently being sought by authorities. (AL.com, January 15, 2021; Trussville Tribune, January 15, 2021)

December
 

  • In December, Salvadoran national Jose Rosendo Marquez was charged in Iredell County, North Carolina, with sexually assaulting a minor on multiple occasions in August 2017. ICE confirmed Rosendo Marquez’s illegal status to Breitbart News and stated that the Salvadoran did not show up for an immigration hearing in 2005 and was ordered deported, although it is unclear whether he was actually removed. (Breitbart News, December 17, 2020)

November

  • On November 1, Gerardo Calix-Arteaga allegedly stabbed, raped and held hostage a woman in his home in Moss Bluff, Louisiana. According to multiple news outlets, a U.S. Border Patrol detainer has been placed on Calix-Arteaga. (Katc.com, November 2, 2020; Klfy.com, November 2, 2020)
     
  • In November, 31-year-old Mynor Leonel Jeronimo-Velasquez was charged in Tennessee for impregnating an 11-year-old girl. The illegal alien was arrested in Florida after fleeing there with a 9-year-old girl. (The Daily Times, November 10, 2020; Andover Leader, November 13, 2020)
     
  • On November 12, five Salvadoran nationals and MS-13 gang members were indicted by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Texas for conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering. The charges allege that, on June 6, 2018, the five men – Wilson Jose Ventura-Mejia, Jimmy Villalobos-Gomez, Angel Miguel Aguilar-Ochoa, Walter Antonio Chicas-Garcia, and Marlon Miranda-Moran – hacked Victor Castro-Martinez to death for being a Houston Police Department informant. (Justice.gov, November 24, 2020) 

  • On November 19, police in St. George, Utah, arrested Guatemalan national Juan Ubaldo Guerra, charging him with five counts of sexually abusing children. It is alleged that while riding in a church van, Ubaldo Guerra sexually molested several very young girls on multiple occasions, threatening some of his victims that he would do the same to their sisters if they told anyone. According to ICE, he entered the U.S. illegally in 2000. (FOX13, November 23, 2020; ICE.gov, November 25, 2020)
     
  • On November 22, Fernando De Jesus Lopez-Garcia allegedly went on a stabbing spree during which he killed two people and injured three more inside Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, California. According to officials, he was deported previously, and had a long and violent criminal history, which included convictions for battery of a spouse, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, assault with a deadly weapon, and battery of an officer. In spite of this, and because of local and state sanctuary policies, Lopez-Garcia was released three times from jails in San Joaquin and Santa Clara counties, which ignored ICE detainers, between July 2019 and June 2020.  (ICE.gov, November 25, 2020; Fox News, November 26, 2020)
     
  • On Thanksgiving morning, Brazilian national Roberto Alves De Lira sneaked into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Pompano Beach, Florida. He then used his years of Jiu-Jitsu training to choke his ex-girlfriend’s roommate, Nadir Verissimo, to death. Upon his ex-girlfriend’s return home, he attempted to strangle her as well. (Local 10, December 2, 2020; South Florida Sun Sentinel, December 11, 2020

October

  • On October 4, Samuel Delfiro Zapata-Herrera, believed by police in Stamford, Connecticut to be an illegal alien from Guatemala, allegedly stabbed and murdered Isaias Sagastume-Aceitu. (Wfsb.com, October 8, 2020; Elsolnews.com, October 2020)
     
  • On October 9, Mexican national Alvaro Hernandez of Bristol, Georgia, was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for attempting in March 2019 to lure a young teen for sexual activity. (Justice.gov, October 9, 2020)
     
  • On October 20, Salvadoran citizen Elmer Rolando Manzano allegedly shot two Houston police officers, including Sergeant Harold Preston who died from his wounds. He also shot his own son as he shot at police responding to a domestic violence call. Manzano has a long criminal history stretching back to 1994 that includes felony assault and protective orders. (The Texan, October 21, 2020; Fox News, October 21, 2020) 
     
  • On October 25, Oscar Urias, a national of El Salvador, allegedly attacked and killed his girlfriend, Elizabeth Tornabene, and her sister, in a seemingly random machete attack in La Place, Louisiana. ICE confirmed to Breitbart News that Urias entered the United States as an Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) in March 2012. He was issued a Notice to Appear and later released to a sponsor. His immigration proceedings were administratively closed in September 2016. (Breitbart News, October 28, 2020; FOX13, October 28, 2020)

September

  • On September 1, police in Meridian, Idaho, arrested Erik Emmanuel Osuna on charges related to the death of the man’s 9-year-old son. The child, who investigators believe had been abused, was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The boy’s stepmother, Monique Desiree Osuna, has been charged with murder, and the father has been charged with injury to a child and infliction of great bodily harm. A phone call from FAIR to the Ada County Jail confirmed that an ICE detainer has been placed on Erik Emmanuel Osuna. (WFTV9 ABC, September 3, 2020; Idaho News 6, September 3, 2020)
     
  • On September 4, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Colorado captured Honduran national Celin Villeda-Orellana at Denver International Airport. He had originally been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a child by the Denver Police Department in February, but the Denver Justice Center ignored an ICE detainer and instead released the illegal alien back into the community. Villeda-Orellana had previously been removed in 2007. In November 2018 he was once again apprehended by the Border Patrol near Rio Grande, Arizona, but was subsequently released on an order of supervision because he entered as part of a “family unit.” (ICE.gov, September 4, 2020)
     
  • On September 10, Mexican national Pedro Aguirre-Nunez of Duson, Louisiana, was sentenced in United States District Court to 18 years and 8 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for producing child pornography. Aguirre-Nunez had made several videos of himself molesting a minor child while she was sleeping. (Justice.gov, September 10, 2020)

  • On September 13, Maria Gloria Vazquez-Mebo, a live-in caretaker, allegedly murdered an 81-year-old woman by striking her multiple times on the head with a rolling pin in Frederick, Maryland. A phone call by FAIR to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center confirmed that an ICE detainer has been placed on Vazquez-Mebo. (FOX5 DC, September 15, 2020; CBS Baltimore, September 15, 2020)
     
  • On September 17, Mexican national Luis German Espinoza Acuna allegedly ambushed and opened fire on an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper in Phoenix. The 17-year-old will be tried as an adult and faces charges which include attempted first-degree murder of an officer. (ABC15 Arizona, September 24, 2020; Azcentral.com, September 25, 2020)
     
  • On September 18, Pedro Salas-Lopez was sentenced to 60 years in prison for stabbing brothers Daniel Mendez-Lopez and Alfonso Mendez-Lopez to death in a Fort Wayne, Indiana, motel room on December 24, 2019. Salas-Lopez had only arrived in Forty Wayne from Kentucky to work in a local Mexican restaurant and was staying with the brothers. A judge stated that Salas-Lopez had been convicted of re-entry of a deported felon and had illegally entered the U.S. three times. (Wane.com, September 18, 2020; Wpta21.com, September 18, 2020)
     
  • On September 23, ICE located and arrested Nicaraguan national Jose Ruiz-Quintero in North Carolina. He had been arrested on charges of alleged assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting serious bodily injury on June 15, but was released by Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on June 16 in spite of an immigration detainer and the fact that Ruiz-Quintero had been ordered removed by an immigration judge on August 1, 2019. (ICE.gov, September 28, 2020) 
     
  • On September 24, ICE located and arrested Elder Amador-Lopez, a citizen of Guatemala. He had been arrested by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff Office on charges of allegedly assaulting a female and driving while intoxicated on August 23. Mecklenburg County police ignored an ICE detainer and released him four days later. Amador-Lopez had been deported from the U.S. in March and April of 2014. (ICE.gov, September 28, 2020)  
     
  • In late September, Cherokee County, North Carolina, took custody of Benito Morales Mendez for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. Although the original complaint was filed in January, Morales Mendez fled to Texas for several months in an attempt to avoid arrest. (News 2ABC, September 25, 2020; Breitbart News, September 27, 2020)
     
  • In September, Dominican national Jhonny Alejandro Soto-Ubaldo was arrested and placed in the custody of the U.S. Marshals on federal firearms charges. Since June 2018, Soto-Ubaldo had been arrested on 10 separate occasions by the New York Police Department (NYPD). After each arrest, he was released into the community to reoffend with active immigration detainers in place. His criminal record includes charges for assault, harassment, grand larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property. (ICE.gov, September 22, 2020)

August

  • In August 16, Francisco J. Beltran Perez, a Salvadoran national, killed Justus M. Taylor in a drunk driving incident near Richmond, Virginia. Intoxicated and driving without a license, Beltran Perez ran a red light prior to killing Mr. Taylor. According to ICE, the illegal alien failed to appear for his immigration hearing back in 2018 and received a final order for deportation in his absence in June of that year. (Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 21, 2020; Breitbart News, August 26, 2020)
     
  • On August 17, Melvin Ramirez-Russel – a Honduran residing in the U.S. illegally since 2006 – plead guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to 45 years in prison in Montgomery County, Texas. He was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in January for brutally killing Gerardo Munoz de la Paz and attempting to cover up the crime by disposing of the body. (ICE.gov, August 20, 2020)
     
  • On August 24, sheriff’s deputies in Cleveland County, North Carolina arrested Salvadoran national Osael Oswaldo Garcia for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl over a period of 6 months. During an interview, the 29-year-old Garcia reportedly told investigators he was in the country without a visa. (Shelbystar.com, August 26, 2020; Gaston Gazette, August 26, 2020)
     
  • On August 26, Dzenan Camovic – an unlawfully present national of Bosnia and an alleged ISIS sympathizer – was charged in federal court with robbery and firearms offenses for his June 3, 2020, knife and firearm attack on multiple New York City Police Department (NYPD) police officers in Brooklyn. In a surprise attack, Camovic brutally slashed one officer with a knife, stealing his weapon and opening fire on several other responding NYPD officers. (Justice.gov, August 26, 2020)

July

  • On July 3, Mexican national Jesus Ayala allegedly violently raped his ex-girlfriend in her East Bronx apartment in New York City. While prosecutors asked for $20,000 bail at his arraignment on July 14, Bronx Criminal Court Judge Jeanine Johnson released Ayala on his own recognizance. Several days later, neighbors observed Ayala attempting to enter the victim’s apartment, but, fortunately, she was out of town at the time. (Kyrnews.com, August 10, 2020; New York Post, August 10, 2020)
     
  • Authorities in Chester County, Pennsylvania, arrested five individuals involved in a sex trafficking ring and the three men alleged to have run the scheme – Dimas Omar Cornejo Hernandez, Franklin Rivera Mendieta, and Josue Sibrian Sanchez. All but one of the detained (Rivera Mendieta) were the subjects of ICE detainers. The crimes charged ranged from racketeering and trafficking in minors, to involuntary servitude, kidnapping, and rape. The two victims (ages 14 and 18) were recruited at parties and/or via social media and transported from Maryland and Virginia to Pennsylvania. (Chester County District Attorney’s Office, July 8, 2020; KYW News Radio, July 8, 2020)
     
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested Mexican national Roberto Montes-Lopez on July 2 after being released from the Weber County Jail, which is located outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was taken into custody without incident, in large part because local officials cooperated with federal authorities by honoring an ICE detainer request. Montes-Lopez had been deported from the U.S. four times between 2004 and 2011, and was federally prosecuted for illegally reentering in 2012.

    His criminal history extends back more than fifteen years and includes arrests from several states beginning in 2005 with one of his most recent convictions (both in June) being for sexually abusing a child and another for possession and distribution of heroin. (ICE.gov, July 10, 2020)
     
  • On July 6, ICE ERO captured three illegal alien criminals who were released from local custody after detainers were ignored by New York City police officials. Two of the suspects — Alvaro Cuatate-Xochicale and Miguel Guzman-Reyna – are Mexican, while Jonathan De Jesus-Lopez is a Dominican national.  

    Cuatate-Xochicale has pending charges for allegedly sexually abusing a child younger than 11 years old. Guzman-Reyna had been arrested for third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. De Jesus-Lopez has a pending charge for grand larceny (obtaining property by extortion) and was previously convicted for the criminal sale of a controlled substance in a school zone. (ICE.gov, July 13, 2020)
     
  • Guatemalan national Julio Andres Gonzalez-Palacios severely injured a female jogger during an attack that might not have occurred had Denver authorities honored an outstanding ICE detainer request. The suspect was in Denver Police Department custody on July 9, yet was released on July 10. Gonzalez-Palacios entered the U.S. in 2017 legally but overstayed his temporary visitor visa. Since that year, according to ICE, he has been convicted of multiple crimes in Denver, including theft, assault, failure to appear in court, and trespassing. (4CBS Denver, July 16, 2020; Breitbart News, July 19, 2020)
     
  • In New Jersey, Mexican national Jontad Nava was arrested for sexually assaulting his daughter, who is under 12 years of age. He was not deported despite a prior charge of endangering the welfare of a different child. (Breitbart News, July 28, 2020; Breakingac.com, July 28, 2020)
     
  • On July 15, police in Mattoon, Illinois, arrested and charged Jose A. Antemate-Chagala with unlawful restraint and predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Antemate-Chagala, who is 37, allegedly violently sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl over the course of two months, subduing the victim by holding a rag soaked in peroxide over her mouth. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), he is an illegal alien and was previously deported. Although Illinois is a sanctuary state, the agency nevertheless placed an immigration detainer on Antemate-Chagala. (ABC20, July 16, 2020; FOX Illinois, July 16, 2020)
     
  • On July 18, Mexican national Ivan Robles Navejas was driving drunk in Kerr County, Texas,  killing three members of the pro-law-enforcement motorcycle club, Thin Blue Line: retired U.S. Army officer Michael White (of Chicago), retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jerry Harbour (of Houston), and retired police officer Joseph Paglia (of Chicago). Four other motorcyclists were critically injured and hospitalized, and, on July 31, it was announced that Sgt. Joseph Lazo of the Niles, Illinois, Police Department also passed as a result of complications caused by the crash. Although his current illegal alien status was confirmed by ICE, Robles Navejas was out on bond and awaiting trial for allegedly striking a man with his truck in 2018, biting the victim’s back and biting off a portion of his ear. He was not deported following that arrest because, according to ICE, he had “conditional permanent status” at the time.
      ICE further clarified that Robles Navejas – who is currently 28 – was a beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from 2013 to 2015, and that his subsequent conditional permanent resident status expired in January 2019. He had been charged with resisting arrest in 2013 and drunk driving in 2016, but was allowed to remain in the country because the Obama administration did not consider intoxicated driving a sufficiently serious offense to merit deportation. (KENS5, July 22, 2020; The Washington Times, July 23, 2020; Breitbart News, August 2, 2020).
     
  • On July 21, Miguel Solorio Almanza was granted a $75,000 bond in Horry County, South Carolina, but is unlikely to be released from jail because ICE placed an immigration detainer on him. Solorio Almanza had positioned himself to make local Spanish-speaking families depend on him by serving as an emergency contact and helping register children for school, which gave him access to kids. In December 2019, a second-grader reported to her parents that she had been sexually assaulted. One of her parents contacted the victim’s school counselor and principal and reported that the suspect, identified in a Horry County police report as Solorio Almanza, was molesting several young girls. (ABC15 News, July 21, 2020; The Sun News, July 22, 2020)
     
  • On July 21, U.S. Border Patrol agents in Falfurrias, Texas, arrested a Mexican national – later identified as Angel Ramon-Raygoza – after he attempted to circumvent the immigration checkpoint. During processing, record checks revealed a previous arrest by the Clive Police Department in Iowa. Ramon-Raygoza was charged with sexual assault abuse and was subsequently convicted, receiving a sentence of two years confinement. The Border Patrol referred the illegal border crosser for criminal prosecution. (CBP.gov, July 21, 2020)

June

  • On June 18, Rene Ramos-Hernandez, a citizen of El Salvador, was booked into the Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) in Maryland on one count of sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of second-degree rape. He allegedly raped a seven-year-old girl on ten different occasions over a one-year period.  On June 19, Montgomery County District Court Judge Zuberi Williams granted Ramos-Hernandez a $30,000 unsecured personal bond despite a standing ICE detention request. He remains at large. (WJLA, July 6, 2020; Fox News, July 6, 2020)

  • On June 8, U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arivaca, Arizona, tracked and encountered eight individuals near the border with Mexico. During field processing, agents discovered that Mexican national Ivan Maldonado had been convicted in 2016 of continuous sexual abuse of a minor, a felony. Sentenced to six years in prison, he was deported on May 22, 2020. (CBP.gov, June 10, 2020)

  • On June 12, Border Patrol agents arrested Javier Moya-Tentori, a Mexican national, shortly after he illegally crossed the border into Texas. During processing, it was learned that Moya-Tentori had been convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison in Houston for first-degree murder. He received a final order of removal in 2009 and was deported in 2019. He now faces charges for illegal re-entry, which could bring a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison. (CBP.gov, June 19, 2020)

  • On June 14, Jorge Omar Alcantara-Gonzalez was arrested by the Kittitas County (Washington state) Sheriff’s Department and charged with murder, burglary, theft, and a variety of other local charges linked to the disappearance of Ian Eckles, who has been missing since mid-May. Alcantara-Gonzalez was deported three times from 2003 to 2013. He was arrested for assorted crimes between 2017 and 2019. However, he was repeatedly released because King County is a sanctuary jurisdiction and refused to honor ICE detainers, leaving Alcantara-Gonzalez free to commit further crimes. (ICE.gov, June 16, 2020)

  • On June 23, a federal jury in Charlotte, North Carolina, convicted Honduran national Luis Analberto Pineda-Anchecta of kidnapping. On or about May 15, 2019, Pineda-Anchecta was arrested by Charlotte police on several charges, including assaulting and threatening his ex-girlfriend. Pineda-Anchecta, who was previously convicted of illegal reentry, was released after posting bond. Two days following his release, he abducted and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, but she managed to escape during a struggle with the illegal alien and find assistance along the highway on which they were driving. He is currently in federal custody awaiting sentencing for kidnapping, which could bring a life sentence. (Justice.gov, June 23, 2020)

  • In June, the Cullman County (Alabama) Sheriff’s Office arrested 63-year-old Mexican national Jesus Cortes Sandoval on two counts of sexually abusing a child under 12. (AL.com, June 23, 2020; WVTM13.com, June 24, 2020)

  • On June 28, Agustin Aguilar-Lopez was arrested in Des Moines, Iowa and charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. His crimes were discovered by his wife, who found recordings on his phone of a 15-year-old girl in the bathroom of their home. According to police, he admitted to making the recordings, which he made because he “wanted to see her naked.” (Des Moines Register, June 29, 2020; KXAN, June 30, 2020)

  • In early June, Utah State Prison honored an ICE detainer that resulted in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) taking custody of Marco Antonio Garcia Arriaga, an illegal alien from Mexico with convictions for murder and aggravated robbery. On May 27, 2016, the illegal alien and another Mexican national shot and killed Mauricio Martinez in Salt Lake City, Utah, during an attempted robbery. Garcia Arriaga, who was deported in 2011 and 2012, will be deported again. (The Salt Lake Tribune, June 10, 2016; ICE.gov, June 2, 2020)

May

  • On the morning of May 26, six men gunned down Wheaton resident Anton Medrano-Campos in an MS-13 revenge killing in Montgomery County, Maryland (a sanctuary jurisdiction). Carlos Andres Orellana-Orellana, a citizen of El Salvador; Oscar Effrain Zavala-Urrea, a citizen of Honduras; Romeo Almengor Oxlaj-Lopez, a citizen of Guatemala; and Victor Alfonso Cruz-Orellana, a citizen of El Salvador all came to the U.S. illegally as minors. It was later learned that two additional suspects – Daniel E. Huezo Landaverde and Jose Luis Lainez-Martinez – were also in the country illegally. 

    One suspect, Zavala-Urrea, was charged by Montgomery County Police in May 2019 with concealing a dangerous weapon, but records further reveal prosecutors dropped the case three months later and he was not deported. (Washington Examiner, June 16, 2020; The Washington Post, July 6, 2020)
     
  • In Gainesville, Georgia, an illegal alien – Jose Tomas Pedro – was arrested and charged with raping and providing alcohol to an underage girl whom he had met on social media. (Gainsville Times, June 16, 2020; Breitbart News, June 16, 2020)
  • On May 5, a criminal complaint was unsealed against Marcin Ciborowski (aka Rafal Golaszewski) and another illegal alien from Poland, Mariusz Daniluk. The two had been running a human trafficking and prostitution scheme (known as the “Norridge Girls”) in Northwest Chicago and the adjacent suburbs. Ciborowski and Daniluk regularly lured women from Central and Eastern Europe on the false promise that they would be involved in high-end escort work. Instead, the women were forced to work 12-hour shifts seven days a week with frequently abusive clients. Ciborowski has been deported from the U.S. twice – in 2002 and 2005 – but reentered illegally through Mexico in 2010 and later obtained false identification papers. (Patch.com, May 6, 2020; Chicago Sun Times, May 6, 2020)

  • On May 6, Walner Alberto Pichinte Echeverria, an illegal alien from El Salvador who was residing in Frederick, Maryland, was driving one of two vehicles that struck and killed 62-year-old Alberto Anthony Marino near Manassas, Virginia. Pichinte Echeverria fled the scene of the accident, but was eventually arrested at his workplace in Prince William County on May 18. (Potomaclocal.com, May 20, 2020; The Tennessee Star, May 23, 2020)

  • In early May, Juan Dedios Martinez-Camacho was arrested following an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. According to investigators, Martinez-Camacho was downloading and distributing sexually explicit images of children. (AJC.com, May 6, 2020; Breitbart News, May 9, 2020)

  • On May 8, U.S. Border Patrol agents near Lordsburg, New Mexico, encountered Mexican national Bernabe Marquez Ponce as he attempted to enter the U.S. illegally. A registered sex offender, he was previously found guilty in 2008 of one count of sexual assault against a child and a second count of an assault causing serious bodily injury in Adams County, Colorado. (CBP.gov, May 12, 2020)

  • On May 10, police in Dallas, Texas, arrested two Mexican illegal aliens – Esmeralda Lira and her boyfriend, Jose Balderas – for abusing Lira’s 6-year-old grandson. The boy told police that ever since he “got out of school for this corona thing,” his grandmother would kick him, tie him up, and lock him in a dark, insect- and rat-infested shed. (Click2Houston.com, May 13, 2020; News18.com, May 13, 2020)

  • On May 13, a Peruvian illegal alien, Dayber Alarcon-Riveros, was sentenced for the felony crimes of lewd conduct of a minor and sexual abuse of a minor by inducing to witness a sexual act. Alarcon-Riveros, who was 19 at the time, had a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old girl and sent her pornographic material. (Idaho Mountain Express, May 15, 2020; Breitbart News, May 22, 2020)

  • In two separate incidents that occurred on May 13, McAllen (Texas) Border Patrol agents apprehended two Mexican nationals with extensive criminal histories who were also sex offenders. Santiago Alvarez Gonzalez had previously been arrested in Texas for “Sex offense –Against child- Fondling,” and his criminal history included marijuana and cocaine possession. The other unnamed illegal border crosser also had a significant criminal history in California, including sexual battery (misdemeanor), burglary, and narcotics possession with intent to distribute. (CBP.gov, May 14, 2020)

  • In mid-May, Luis Fernando Garcia-Perez, an illegal alien, was arrested by the Collier County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office and charged with 100 counts of child pornography possession and one count of intent to promote child pornography. (Fox4now.com, May 15, 2020; Breitbart News, May 24, 2020)

  • On May 17, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station in Texas arrested two previously convicted sex offenders. One man, a Honduran national, had been convicted of sexual assault-carnal abuse of a juvenile in Lafayette, Louisiana in 2016, and was deported in 2017. The second individual, a Mexican citizen, had been convicted of child-fondling and sexual exploitation of minor-exhibition of minor in Loudoun County, Virginia, and was subsequently removed from the United States in 2019. (CBP.gov, May 19, 2020)

  • On May 19, the USBP encountered Mexican national Hugo Sanchez-Trujillo after he illegally entered the country west of Nogales, Arizona. Sanchez-Trujillo had been convicted of Sexual Assault in Fillmore, Utah, in 2003, for which he received a three-year prison sentence. (CBP.gov, May 20, 2020)

  • On May 19, USBP agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested Mexican national Jose Grimaldo-Requena, a sex offender and convicted murderer. He had been previously sentenced to 8 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child in Dallas, Texas. In addition, record checks revealed an arrest and charge in Hidalgo County, Texas, for “Murder-Intentionally Causing Death,” a first degree felony. (CBP.gov, May 21, 2020)

  • On May 23, USBP agents assigned to the El Centro Sector (California) arrested a twice-deported Mexican national and convicted sex offender. Record checks revealed that the illegal alien had an extensive criminal history and had been previously convicted for “Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child” out of Santa Clara, California on July 10, 2007. He had been sentenced to one year of incarceration for his conviction. (CBP.gov, May 26, 2020)

  • On May 24, Mexican national Juan De Dios Cazares-Lopez allegedly killed Martin Lopez in a drive-by shooting. According to police, the suspect was the ex-boyfriend of the victim’s family member. He reportedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, harm her family, and burn her house down. Cazares-Lopez has been deported five times. (ABC15.com, May 26, 2020; Breitbart News, May 29, 2020)

  • On May 27, USBP agents arrested Julio Martinez Ocampo, a previously deported Mexican national and sex offender, after he illegally entered the United States near Nogales, Arizona. Martinez Ocampo was convicted of kidnapping and assault to commit a specific sex offense, in Orange County, California, in 1995, and had been sentenced to six years and four months in prison. (CBP.gov, May 29, 2020)

  • On May 6, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national, Adrian Aleman Lopez, for illegally entering the U.S. Records check showed he was a registered sex offender with a prior arrest and conviction in Mesquite, Texas, for indecency with a child by exposure. (CBP.gov, May 7, 2020)
     
  • On May 1, the Burleigh County (North Dakota) Sheriff’s Office arrested Benito Gomez-Lopez, an illegal alien, on charges of possessing child pornography and promoting a sexual performance by a minor. (KFYRTV, May 4, 2020)

April

  • On April 28, ICE officers took custody of Kristian Jonas Gamez Trejo, a Honduran national, in San Francisco, California. Gamez Trejo, who was on the “ICE Most Wanted” criminal alien list, and was convicted of felony sex with a minor in November 2016. He had also been arrested on domestic violence charges in April 2019. Gamez Trejo had been deported to Honduras twice in 2015. Since San Francisco is a sanctuary jurisdiction, the county jail had ignored ICE detainers and released the illegal alien six times between 2017 and 2019. (ICE.gov, May 6, 2020)

  • On April 24, Border Patrol agents in Del Rio, Texas apprehended Mexican national Juan Reynaldo Rodriguez-Morales after he illegally crossed the Rio Grande River It was subsequently learned that he had been convicted in a San Angelo (Texas) court on a felony charge of attempted murder in 1993. Following the completion of his prison sentence, he was deported. In 2013, he was convicted for felony re-entry. (CBP.gov, April 29, 2020)
     
  • On April 27, Nabor Molina, an illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested by the Polk County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office for downloading child pornography and charged with 125 enhanced counts of Possession of Child Pornography. (Polksheriff.org, April 28, 2020)
     
  • Brayan Segura (aka Brayan Eduardo Rivas and Brayan Rivas-Segura) – an illegal alien from El Salvador – was arrested on April 9 for allegedly murdering 14-year-old Janina Valenzuela in Marietta, Georgia. Segura stabbed Valenzuela to death as part of an MS-13 initiation ceremony because she claimed to belong to the rival 18th Street Gang. ICE stated that Segura was initially apprehended near the border town of Roma, Texas, in November 2017, but was released as an Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC). (Mdjonline.com, April 15, 2020)

March

  • On March 4, Jose Dominguez was sentenced to 15 years in jail, but six will be suspended for shooting and killing a fellow Mexican illegal alien at a ranch where both worked in the area of Roswell, New Mexico, in 2018. (Abqjournal.com, March 5, 2020; Kqre.com, March 5, 2020)

  • On March 7, illegal alien Ramiro Federico Mendoza-Sales was attempting to elude police in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and crashed his car while severely injuring one passenger and killing 60-year-old Evelyn Falcon who was ejected from the vehicle. Medoza-Sales, who was driving without a license and under the influence of alcohol and/or controlled substances, was denied bail because, as court records show, he was in the U.S. unlawfully. Court records showed Mendoza-Sales had previously been arrested twice in 2019 for driving without a license, but was apparently not deported. Franklin County, in which Chambersburg is located, is a sanctuary jurisdiction. (Usportal.pacourts.us, March 2020; Pennlive.com, March 11, 2020)
     
  • On March 2, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested Miguel Federico Ajqui-Ajtzalam, an illegal alien from Guatemala, in Brooklyn, New York. He had been arrested by the New York City Police Department on February 27 on charges of felony rape in the second degree, sexual abuse in the second degree for sexual contact with a person less than 14 years old, and act in manner to injure a child less than 17 years old. However, he was subsequently released because of New York’s sanctuary policies.

    According to ICE, “Ajqui-Ajtzalam was initially encountered by U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) on Sept. 23, 2016 after illegally entering the U.S. without inspection. Ajqui-Ajtzalam was processed as an unaccompanied alien child (UAC), issued a Notice to Appear, and was released from ICE custody on Nov. 4, 2016 on an Order of Recognizance (OREC) pending removal proceedings.” (ICE.gov, March 3, 2020)
     
  • On March 5, 31-year-old Jaime Galvan was booked into the Canyon Count Jail in Idaho for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl on October 18, 2019, after getting her drunk. At the time, Galvan and his wife were living in the same home as the victim’s family. A federal immigration hold has been placed on Galvan. (Idaho Press, March 6, 2020; KTVB7, March 7, 2020)
     
  • In early March 2020, ICE officers arrested Zimbabwean national Alois Mutare, who is facing felony rape charges, in Boston. He was arrested in December 2019 for allegedly sexually assaulted a woman using his ride-share services, but was subsequently released by a local criminal court (Boston is a notable sanctuary city). Mutare initially arrived in the U.S. legally in 1999, but overstayed his visa. (ICE.gov, March 9, 2020; Fox News, March 10, 2020; Daily Caller, March 10, 2020)
     
  • On March 6, ICE captured Ecuadorian national Edgar Vinicio Guzman-Borja in New York state. The 40-year-old had been arrested by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) a month earlier on charges of first degree sexual abuse: contact with victim less than 13 and act in manner to injure child less than 17. Since New York City is a sanctuary jurisdiction, Guzman-Borja was released despite an active ICE detainer. (ICE.gov, March 10, 2020) 
     
  • In March, Jose Lopez-Gonzalez, a 35-year-old man from El Salvador, was arrested after police responded to a distress call and found him raping a half-naked, semi-conscious woman in an alley stairwell The crime occurred in Montgomery County, Maryland, where Lopez-Gonzalez is believed to be associated with the brutal Central American MS-13 gang. He was previously deported on two occasions. (Daily Caller, March 12, 2020; Conservative Review, March 13, 2020)
     
  • On the night of March 15, Arturo Perez-Gallegos, an illegal alien from Mexico, struck and killed a pedestrian in the Houston, Texas, area, and then fled the scene. Perez-Gallegos also showed “several signs of intoxication” while driving with a child in his truck. The illegal alien had been deported in 2006, but managed to avoid another removal in 2016 due to immigration officers invoking “prosecutorial discretion” under lax Obama administration policies. He also received a quite lenient sentence of only 6 days in jail after breaking into the apartment of the mother of his child and punching her in the left eye. (Breitbart News, March 16, 2020)
     
  • In mid-March the Tucson Sector Border Patrol apprehended two Mexican nationals – Andres Lopez-Rosales and Ernesto Maldonado Alvarado – within hours of each other as they attempted to illegally re-enter the U.S. Both are convicted sex offenders who had received remarkably lenient sentences – in both cases 364 days in jail, plus probation – for sexual battery in 2016 (Lopez-Rosales) and sex with a minor in 2014 and 2017 (Maldonado Alvarado). (CBP.gov, March 11, 2020; Breitbart News, March 13, 2020) 
     
  • On the evening of March 28, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Guatemalan national Marvin Flores-Gamez after he illegally re-entered the United States east of Lukeville, Arizona. He had been convicted of Sexual Assault in Bergen County, New Jersey, in 2014 for raping a 12-year-old girl in 2011. After serving a jail sentence Flores-Gamez was removed from the country in September 2018. (CBP.gov, March 30, 2020; Law.Justia.com, no date)

February

  • On February 20, a U.S. district judge in Georgia sentenced Mexican national Pedro Santos-Garcia to 52 months in prison for illegal reentry and violation of supervised release. Santos-Garcia has been pulled over in late April 2019 by Cook County Sheriff’s deputies and injured one of the officers while attempting to obstruct arrest and flee. He had been deported a total of eight times between 2002 and 2017. (Justice.gov, February 20, 2020)

  • An illegal alien from Mexico – Christopher Puente – allegedly sexually assaulted a 3-year-old girl in the bathroom of a McDonald’s restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. Puente, who has a long criminal history, was deported in 2014, but sneaked back into the U.S. five days later. In June 2019, ICE placed a detainer on Puente after he was arrested for theft. However, as a result of Chicago’s sanctuary policies, he was released back into the community. The Chicago Police Department and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have defended their decision to release Puente. (Chicago Sun-Times, February 20, 2020; ICE.gov, February 27, 2020)
     
  • Jose Luis Torres Garcia, a twice-deported Mexican national who is a suspect in the killing of three men in California, was arrested in February with 15 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. Garcia was apprehended in Wyoming and is awaiting extradition to California for allegedly murdering Jaime Covarrubias Espindola, Jose Maria Aguilar-Espejel, and Rodrigo Aguilar-Espejel, all of whom were found at a cemetery in Perris, California, on February 17, 2020. (Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2020; Washington Times, February 27, 2020)
  • Jonathan Coreas-Salamanca – an illegal alien from El Salvador – was arrested in Maryland on February 13 for repeatedly raping and molesting an 11-year-old girl. Although he was 20 years old, Coreas-Salamanca was attending Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. According to CBP, he was a minor when he originally entered the U.S. unlawfully. (Fox News, February 25, 2020; Daily Mail, February 26, 2020)

  • On February 18, the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended Jose Bulmaro Cruz-Guillen, an illegal alien from Mexico, in Augusta, Georgia. He was wanted for punching his 4-year-old stepson in the face and body in 2014. He also was indicted in 2019 for sexually abusing his stepdaughter over a prolonged period of time – starting when she was 7. (AL.com, March 1, 2020; Breitbart News, March 6, 2020)


January

  • Juan Carlos Hernandez-Tapia, an illegal alien wanted for raping a 6-year-old girl in Delaware in March 2011, was apprehended in South Carolina. A Mexican national, Hernandez-Tapia was deported twice in 2011 and is now awaiting extradition to Delaware to face rape charges. (Daily Caller, October 25, 2018; Wdel.com, January 3, 2020)
     
  • Maria Fuertes – a 92-year-old Dominican immigrant known in her Queens, New York neighborhood as the “cat lady” – was sexually assaulted and killed steps from her home. The 21-year-old accused of her murder is Reeaz Khan, an illegal immigrant from Guyana. According to ICE, Khan was in NYPD custody on November 27, 2019, after being charged with assaulting his own father and criminally possessing a weapon. However, local authorities ignored an ICE detainer and set him free. (Immigrationreform.com, January 16, 2020)
     
  • Jose Argueta – an illegal alien from El Salvador – was arrested on 19 counts of sexual assault on a child in Maryland. The 44-year-old alien met his 13-year-old victim while driving a church van in the Annapolis area and allegedly sexually assaulted the girl on four occasions. (WBALTV11, January 10, 2020; Breitbart News, January 12, 2020)
     
  • Illegal alien Rodrigo Ortega was charged with enticing and raping 13-year-old Alabama resident Amberly Flores in January. Ortega was also charged with interference with child custody and more charges are pending, according to news reports. ICE has placed a detainer on Ortega. (CBS42, January 22, 2020; AL.com, January 24, 2020)

December

  • Olga Marina Franco del Cid, an illegal alien from Guatemala, was indicted in federal court on December 13, 2019, on three counts related to identify theft and illegal re-entry after deportation. She had been previously convicted in 2008 for the Minnesota criminal vehicle deaths of four school children, and was later deported (in May 2016) but re-entered the U.S. illegally. (ICE.gov, December 13, 2019)

  • On the evening of December 10, 2019, illegal alien Roberto Martinez brutally murdered 19-year-old Madisyn White in Oakland, California. After being involved in a minor accident with White, Martinez attempted to rob her before beating and shooting her multiple times. White’s mother blamed her daughter’s death on the sanctuary policies of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and the state of California. (Fox News, January 9, 2020; Daily Mail, January 10, 2020)

  • On December 19, authorities arrested Carlos Bartolo Rios on charges of first degree criminal sexual assault of a minor. Bartolo Rios, a Mexican national, allegedly sexually abused the child and forced them to watch pornography on multiple occasions in 2019. Bartolo Rios was removed to Mexico in March 2021, but subsequently reentered illegally and was arrested by ICE in North Charleston, South Carolina, on October 27, 2022. (CountOnNews2, December 31, 2019; Live5News, December 31, 2019; Breitbart News, October 30, 2022)

  • ICE filed detainers on December 3, 2019 with the Warren County Regional Jail (Kentucky) on three illegal aliens from Guatemala: Maria Domingo-Perez, Catarina Jose-Felipe, and Pascual Jose-Manuel. According to authorities, Domingo-Perez sold her infant for $2,000 to Jose-Felipe and Jose-Manuel, allegedly for adoption. Immigration officials had previously encountered Domingo-Perez in September 2018 at the southwest border and placed her in immigration proceedings. (Fox News, December 3, 2019; WVLT 8, December 6, 2019)

  • On December 6, 2019, Florencio Felix Barron shot and killed his ex-common-law wife, Veneranda Martinez-Gutierrez, in front of their three children in East Austin, Texas. Barron then proceeded to shoot himself. The illegal alien had been deported to Mexico after a 2016 conviction for inappropriately touching a 10-year old girl at Allison Elementary School that year, but subsequently reentered the U.S. unlawfully. (KXAN, October 20, 2016; People, December 9, 2019)
     
  • Authorities in Green Lake County, Wisconsin said they arrested six men – all illegal aliens from Guatemala – on December 11, 2019 for allegedly sex trafficking an underaged girl. The victim escaped a house in Winchester in which she was allegedly being sex-trafficked and called 911 on the evening of November 28 (Thanksgiving). The names of the illegal alien suspects are: Esler Hugo Rivera, Rolando Corado Gonzalez, Avelino Sarceno-Sarceno, Ember Rivera, Noe Bautista-Martinez, and Evis Amabilio Garcia-Rivera. (FOX6, December 11, 2019; The Tennessee Star, December 13, 2019)

November

  • On November 3, 2019, illegal alien Pablo Choc-Caal allegedly strangled his girlfriend, Irma Patrona Ic-Maaz, to death with an extension cord, claiming that the “devil came over him.” The murder occurred in Trenton, New Jersey. ICE has filed a detainer on Choc-Caal. (NJ.com, November 13 & 14, 2019)

  • Sam Nang Lam, a father of four, was sleeping on his living room couch during the early hours of November 3, 2019, in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood when he was struck and killed by bullets fired by illegal alien Julio Cruz-Velazquez. According to ICE, Cruz-Velazquez has a long criminal history dating back to 2000, including charges of rape, domestic violence, burglary, DUI, and assault. On two previous occasions, ICE had lodged detainers on him, but local sanctuary policies resulted in his release. (Q13 FOX, November 15, 2019: K5 News, November 15, 2019)

  • On November 10, 2019, illegal alien Nemias Perez-Severiano was driving drunk when he struck and killed Vietnam War veteran Samuel W. Jackson as he exited his vehicle, dragging his body 55 feet down a Norristown, Pennsylvania road. ICE issued a detainer for Severiano, who did not have a valid license. (Conservative Review, November 15, 2019; The Times Herald, November 30, 2019)

  • Mark Knapp, a father of three, was killed when the tractor he was driving was hit by Guatemalan illegal alien Heriberto R. Perez-Velasquez on November 10, 2019, in Weedsport, New York. Perez-Velasquez, who was drunk and unlicensed, attempted to flee the location. A month before, Perez-Velasquez was arrested for drunk driving but was released by the county without notifying federal authorities. (CNYCentral, November 12, 2019; Breitbart News, November 17, 2019)

  • On November 10, Felix Antonio Juarez-Antunez killed Ethan Michael Handley (15) and Marjory Howell Wagner (65) while driving drunk, unlicensed and at speeds that exceeded 90 mph. It was learned after he was arrested in Johnson County, North Carolina that the illegal alien had been deported on two previous occasions. (ABC 11, November 22, 2019)

  • In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, El Salvadoran alien Ulises Mondragon Umanzor drove a forklift into a car driven by local resident James Zakos, killing the husband and father of two, on November 17, 2019. Modragon Umanzor, who attempted to flee the scene, had neither a driver’s license nor a permit to operate heavy machinery. Despite multiple arrests since 2011 for offenses ranging from driving without a license to possession of cocaine, he was never deported. (Miami Herald, November 21, 2019; Breitbart News, November 26, 2019)

  • Osmani Garces-Ortiz, an illegal alien from Cuba, shot Aurora, Colorado resident Julio Cesar Banda-Estrada in the foot in Colorado on November 17, 2019. He had been arrested on unrelated charges several weeks before, but was released after ICE was given an unreasonably short two-hour window to pick him up. (ABC 7 Denver, November 27, 2019; Fox News, December 3, 2019)

  • On November 18, 2019, an illegal alien and MS-13 member from El Salvador, Manuel Amaya-Alvarez, was sentenced to twenty years in federal prison for his role in a gang-related machete attack on four individuals in a park near Dallas, Texas, in September 2017. On the day in question, Amaya-Alvarez and a group lured a group of four individuals – whom they suspected to be rival gang members – and brutally attacked them with clubs and machetes. According to the Department of Justice, “the three men fled, but the female could not escape and was savagely maimed and left for dead.” (Justice.gov, November 18, 2019)

  • On November 19, 2019, Alberquerque, New Mexico, resident Jacqueline Vigil was shot and murdered in her driveway by Mexican national Luis Talamantes who was searching for cars to break into. The authorities also arrested Talamentes’ two sisters, Elizabeth Talamantes and Veronica Villela – both of whom are also in the U.S. illegally – in connection with the murder. Luis Talamantes has been deported three times and also has a long criminal history since 2008 which includes charges for domestic violence, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and firing a firearm from a moving vehicle. He had also spent about four years in prison. He re-entered the U.S. illegally some time after September 2019, not long before murdering Jacqueline Vigil. (KOB4, August 20, 2020; Krqe.com, August 21, 2020)


October

  • Illegal alien Juan Rodea-Cruz was charged with two counts of aggravated DUI causing death, and one count of aggravated DUI causing great bodily harm related to a crash which killed two legal immigrants, Marko Boskovic and Laura Uribe, in Illinois. There were multiple empty beer cans in the vehicle that Rodea-Cruz was driving on October 20. Rodea-Cruz also seriously injured a third occupant of the vehicle, Momcilo Grujic. (Conservative Review, October 25, 2019; Breitbart News, October 27, 2019)

  • On October 23, 2019, two illegal aliens from Mexico – Juan Carlos Vasquez-Orozco and Ramiro Bravo Morales – shot and killed El Dorado County, California, Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Ishmael and also wounded another officer in the thigh. Vasquez-Orozco plead not guilty to charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon, while Morales plead not guilty to a charge of being an accessory after the fact. Further court proceedings were scheduled for Dec. 17. (Breitbart News, October 28, 2019; The Press Democrat, November 8, 2019)

  • Illegal alien Samuel Xala Polito was arrested in Tennessee on October 23, 2019, for allegedly molesting his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter on two occasions in September. Xala Polito had been previously charged with aggravated burglary in 2013, and driving without a license and leaving the scene of a crash in 2015 – but charges were dismissed in both cases and he was not deported. (News 4, October 23, 2019; FOX17 Nashville, October 24, 2019)

  • In October 2019, an El Salvadoran illegal immigrant, Osmaira E. Mendez-Urdaneta, was arrested and extradited from Spain to the U.S. to face involuntary manslaughter charges. Mendez-Urdaneta fled the U.S. after being charged in relation to the death of Henrico, Virginia resident Beverly Page Bourgeois, who was struck by the illegal alien’s car while doing yard work on August 16, 2018. Mendez-Urdaneta was previously detained by U.S. Border Patrol in 1999 and ordered removed in 2001. (ABC 8 News, October 24, 2019; Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 25, 2019)

  • On October 30, 2019, ICE captured El Salvadoran national Marvin Ramirez Torres the day after Buncombe County (North Carolina) Sheriff’s Office ignored an ICE detainer and released him from local criminal custody. Ramirez Torres was convicted of felony indecent liberties with a child on October 29 and ordered to register as a sex offender. He was initially arrested in April 2017 in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on an outstanding warrant for felony indecent liberties with a child, after which ICE issued a detainer and administrative arrest warrant, but neither were honored. (ICE.gov, October 30, 2019; Breitbart News, November 1, 2019)

  • Mexican national Gaspar Reyes-Dorantes was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury on November 1 in relation to an assault of his girlfriend the day before. Reyes-Dorantes, who was detained in Concord, North Carolina, had been deported to his native Mexico only ten days prior to assaulting his ex-partner. (Townhall.com, November 4, 2019; The Independent Tribune, November 4, 2019)

  • Antonio Ulises Perez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested in Oklahoma on September 30 for alleged first-degree rape. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office did not honor ICE’s request to take custody of the alleged illegal alien rapist and released him on October 2. Deportation officers managed to track down and rearrest the rapist on the same day, after he returned to the home of his victim. ICE issued a statement strongly condemning the actions of the sheriff’s office and the county’s routine failure to honor ICE detainers. (FOX News, October 10, 2019; ICE.gov, October 10, 2019)
     
  • Ronald Mendez-Sosa, Brenda Argueta, Ervin Arrue-Figueroa, and Francisco Ramirez-Pena – all illegal alien MS-13 gang members – pleaded guilty in early October to killing two people in Maryland. In June of 2017, the gang members lured Jennifer Rivera-Lopez to a park, where they killed her with knives and machetes. They decapitated her and then buried her head in a grave. Mendez-Sosa also pleaded guilty to participating in the murder of teenager Neri Giovani Bonilla-Palacios, also killed around the same time. Court papers said that he too had been brutalized before being killed. (FOX News, October 7, 2019; Capital Gazette, October 7, 2019)
     
  • In early October 2019, St. Mary Parish Sheriff”s Office in Louisiana arrested Martin Humberto Montes Dimas for first degree rape of a girl under the age of 13. Chief Gregory K. Bovino of the U.S. Border Patrol in New Orleans commented that he “cannot stress enough that what happens on the border will ultimately affect communities across the entire country. The alleged rape of a child is heartbreaking, but it’s all the worse when committed by an illegal alien, with a significant criminal history, who should never have been here in the first place.” (KATC 3, October 8, 2019; StMaryNow.com, October 9, 2019)
     
  • On October 10, 2019, in Posey County, Indiana, illegal alien Carlampio Lopez was sentenced to 22 years in prison on two counts of child molestation. Lopez admitted to molesting two children, both under the age of 14, around June of 2018. According to police records, the illegal alien was living with the two girls and their mother. The children told a relative about the abuse. After being confronted about the allegations, Lopez escaped to Alabama, where he was ultimately caught. He will be deported to Mexico upon completing his sentence. (NBC 14 News, October 10, 2019; Tristatehomepage.com, October 10, 2019)
     
  • Ernesto Esquivel-Garcia, an illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced to life in prison on October 11, 2019, for the June 2018 murder of Jared Vargas with whom he worked in a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. After killing Vargas, who was only 20, Esquivel-Garcia stuffed his body into a closet for two days, and then doused it with gasoline and burned it inside an apartment. He reportedly revealed his intention to escape to Mexico after the murder.

    According to reports, he initially came to the attention of ICE when he was arrested in 2017 for drunken driving and criminal mischief charges in San Antonio. He would plead down and received deferred adjudication with 12 months’ probation. “These,” according to CIS, “prompted deportation proceedings; ICE took him into custody the next month, in April 2017. But he made the low bond he was given and got out while the immigration case sat … and sat. More than a year would pass before a federal immigration judge would even look at the case against the trouble-making Esquivel-Garcia. Finally, on May 21, 2018, just weeks before Vargas was murdered, the immigration judge ruled — and granted Esquivel-Garcia the chance to voluntarily leave by July 20, 2018.” The case of Esquivel-Garcia is therefore yet another case of criminal illegal aliens being repeatedly released to commit new crimes. (FOX San Antonio, October 11, 2019; Center for Immigration Studies, October 15, 2019)
     
  • In Catawba County, North Carolina, Gonzalo Salinas-Cisneros is facing two counts of murder after Brandi Rodriguez (43) and her son Jessie Rodriguez (24) were found dead in their home on the evening of October 13, 2019, after reports of a shooting. According to investigators, a witness stated that the suspect and the victims had been smoking meth together shortly before the murder. Salinas-Cisneros has been living in the U.S. illegally since the age of six months, and ICE issued a detainer for his arrest. (WSOCTV, October 17, 2019; FOX 46 Charlotte, October 19, 2019)
     
  • On October 14, 2019, California investigators announced the September arrest of Juan Martinez Lopes, an illegal alien from Mexico, for the rape of a 16-year-old girl in March 2002. According to Sgt. Juan Valencia of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Lopes was accused of raping his teenage victim in a field in Santa Rosa as she walked down the street around 1:30 AM, and raping her again when he caught her after she broke free and tried to run away. The victim eventually managed to get away and call for help. The illegal alien subsequently escaped to his native Mexico, but apparently once again illegally reentered the U.S. He was picked up last month for public intoxication in Madera County, California. (FOX News, October 14, 2019; FOX 26, October 14, 2019)
     
  • Illegal alien Guillermo Antonio Bethancourth – a resident of Louisiana – was arrested in October on 117 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13, 50 counts of production of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13, and 50 counts of video voyeurism. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry cited this and other arrests as proof that illegal immigration impacts not only “border states.” Landry’s statement also emphasized that “too many Louisiana families have been victimized by criminals who should never have been in our country,” and that “Congress must join the President and secure our Southern border in name only.” (Louisiana Department of Justice, October 2019; WGNO ABC, October 11, 2019)

September

  • On September 8, El Salvadoran national and MS-13 gang member Mauricio Alvarado-Vasquez abducted Vicky DeDios and stabbed her to death in Aurora, Colorado. This was because he believed she belonged to a rival gang. During the stabbing, Alvarado-Vasquez mockingly asked the victim how it feels to die. Following the murder, he and another illegal alien MS-13 member, David Tobias-Carbajal, burned the victim’s body after setting her car ablaze. This was not the end of the crime spree, because between September and October 2019, Alvarado-Vasquez conspired with two other men to kill Alexander Portillo. Once again, the alleged motive was perceived rival gang affiliation. The intended victim somehow avoided being murdered. On November 2, 2019, in Glendale, Colorado, Alvarado-Vasquez was also involved in the shooting death of Carlos Ramirez-Rivera, who was killed in his car during a drive-by shooting. The motive was yet again, suspected rival gang affiliation. In July 2023, Alvarado-Vasquez and Tobias-Carbajal were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. (District Attorney, 18th Judicial District, August 10, 2023; Breitbart News, August 24, 2023)
  • In September, authorities in Shawano County, Wisconsin, charged 20-year-old Hobil R. Bravo-Perez of Mexico with sexually assaulting three girls – ages 15, 14, and 12. Bravo-Perez lived in a home in Birnamwood with his brothers, all of whom were in the U.S. unlawfully and used fake names to work at a local farm. (Wbay.com, September 18, 2019; FOX11 News, May 18, 2020)
  • On September 20, 2019, Daniela Calderon-Rivera, a Dallas transgender woman, was shot six times and left for dead at a bust stop by an illegal alien from Mexico. On September 26, the alleged shooter, Domingo Ramirez-Cayente, who was previously deported in 2010, was released from jail on a $25,000 bond and has not been seen since. (Fox News, October 11, 2019; The Dallas Morning News, November 21, 2019)

  • Lorenzo Bernabe-Lucas, a 29-year old Guatemalan national, was arrested on September 3, 2019, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl between May and July of 2017. The girl gave birth in March 2018 and the police identified Bernabe-Lucas as the father through a DNA test. If convicted of the felony charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child under 13, he could be facing a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. (Journaltimes.com, September 4, 2019; Conservative Review, September 9, 2019)

  • On September 5, 2019, ICE officers attempted to arrest Jose Fernando Andrade-Sanchez, a previously deported Mexican national outside a Food Lion grocery store outside of Nashville, Tennessee. After trying to run down the immigration officers, he was shot and later turned himself in to ICE. Andrade-Sanchez pleaded guilty to domestic assault in 2013 and had a child abuse charge retired. (Immigrationreform.com, September 19, 2019)

  • Josue Gomez-Gonzalez – an illegal alien from El Salvador – sexually assaulted a female friend on several occasions, on September 10, 2019, acts for which he has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape. If convicted, he faces up to 50 years in prison. The sexual assault occurred in Montgomery County, Maryland, a sanctuary jurisdiction. Montgomery County District Court Judge Sherri Koch granted the accused rapist a $100,000 bond. Should he manage to post bond, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) has instructed jailers to alert ICE, but not delay the illegal alien’s release in any way. (FOX5, September 17, 2019; WJLA, September 18, 2019)

  • On September 10, Carlos Orlando Iraheta-Vega, an illegal alien from El Salvador, and another man lured high school student Juan Carlos Con Guzman to a fight, but their real intent was to torture and kill him. The men, both MS-13 gang members, hit the victim with a baseball bat and repeatedly struck him with a machete and dismembered him. Bail for the pair was set at $3 million due to the “brutality” of the crime. (The Seattle Times, October 11, 2019)

  • On September 14, 2019, a man was stabbed in the back in front of his son at a light rail station in downtown Seattle, Washington (luckily, the victim survived the attack). Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez (aka Jesus Sanchez), an illegal alien from Mexico with an extensive criminal history, was charged with the stabbing. Among his crimes are: driving without a license, domestic violence, violating an order of protection, theft, and assault. Initially, as a result of the Obama administration’s new enforcement priorities policy, he was put into the “Alternative to Immigration Detention” (ATD) program, from which he disappeared. Upon committing further crimes, he was also released multiple times from the custody of King County with the last time being in late April 2019 when the local jail ignored an ICE detainer. Rather than facing deportation, Acevedo-Sanchez was free to reoffend yet again. (KIRO Radio, October 2, 2019; Conservative Review, October 3, 2019)

  • In September 2019, Oscar Orlando Paz, an illegal alien from Honduras, was arrested for sexually assaulting two children who had been left home alone in Texas in January 2017. The authorities were able to track down Paz because of the DNA police obtained from the children’s private parts, and subsequently cancelled his deportation proceedings and extradited him back to San Antonio. (News4SA, September 20, 2019; MySA.com, September 21, 2019)

  • In mid-September, 2019, Eleazar Cholula-Garcia seriously injured a woman when his car hit her as she was walking near Route 9 in Lacey, New Jersey. At the time, Cholula-Garcia was drunk, on his cellphone, with no license, and fled the scene of the crash. Due to his illegal alien status, an immigration detainer has been placed on him. (Bailbondsearch.com, September 14, 2019; NJ.com, September 16, 2019)

  • On September 19, 2019, two police officers – Officer Paz and Sergeant Fried – were responding to a report of a stolen vehicle in Ocala, Florida. The driver – Russian national Mijail Koshenskov – refused to exit the car and instead attempted to flee, dragging Officer Paz and striking Sgt. Fried with the vehicle door. Koshenskov then led police on a high-speed chase with speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour, and when forced to stop fled into the woods and had to be tracked down using a K-9. (Ocala Post, September 15, 2020; Citrus Gazette, September 15, 2020)

  • On September 19, 2019, Antonio Ical-Quip – a 36-year-old illegal alien – beat a 16-year-old girl he had impregnated unconscious during an argument in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. He was charged with domestic abuse battery and felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. According to the U.S. Border Patrol, Ical-Quip entered the country in April 2018 as part of a family unit, which included a child. He was subsequently released, and failed to show up for any immigration hearings. (FOX8, September 23, 2019; Breitbart News, September 29, 2019)

  • On September 25, 2019, Pablo Pineda was sentenced to 4 years in prison and 5 years of post-release supervision for molesting two underage boys in New York City. Between July 2017 and April 2018, he repeatedly molested a boy on the soccer team he was coaching. He also molested a teenage relative between May and June 2018. Pineda had previously been convicted of sexually abusing a child in Texas in 2005, and was deported in 2009, but reentered the U.S. illegally at an unknown time. (Brooklynda.org, September 25, 2019; New York Post, September 25, 2019)

  • Maria Antonia Zavaleta-Perez, a Mexican national, was arrested in late September in South Carolina on charges related to her running a sex trafficking scheme. Know by her nickname “La China,” Zavaleta-Perez was transporting sex trafficking victims across state lines from multiple East Coast states and cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Virginia, Florida, Maryland, and New York. Zavaleta-Perez faces the charge of federal illegal entry. (Winston Salem Journal, September 27, 2019; Breitbart News, September 29, 2019)

  • On September 30, 2019, King County (Washington) Sheriff’s Office arrested Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez, an illegal alien from Guatemala, for the gang-related murder of teenager Josue Flores in early April of 2019. Carillo-Lopez entered the U.S. in 2015 as an unaccompanied child. He was eventually placed with a sponsor in Texas, but ran away from that home. As an ICE spokesperson emphasized: “As Carillo-Lopez’s crimes increased in severity, local officials chose to release him, time and time again, over immigration detainers that could have taken him off the streets.” (The Washington Times, October 9, 2019; Daily Caller, October 10, 2019)

  • In North Carolina, Robson Gustavo Morales Santos – an illegal alien from Guatemala – was sentenced on September 30 to eight years in prison on child pornography charges. According to the Department of Justice, he uploaded and stored child pornography to a cloud application. Santos possessed more than 600 videos depicting the sexual abuse of children, including some pre-teens and even infants. (Justice.gov, October 1, 2019)

  • Illegal alien Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera was charged by authorities in Merced County, California with various charges, including stalking, burglary, carjacking, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and attempted murder of a peace officer. On September 1, Lopez-Herrera beat his wife with a pistol and fired off several shots with his children in the house. He fled the scene and, on September 3, shot at and hit Sgt. Clint Landrum in his bullet-proof vest and leg. Two subsequent pursuits, including one which reached speeds of 120 MPH, took place before his arrest.

    Court documents show the illegal alien was arrested in January on charges of domestic abuse and threatening to kill his wife. He was already on probation for assault with a deadly weapon at the time. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail and 3 years of probation.  The fact that he was free to commit further crimes, says Merced Sheriff Vernon Warnke, is a result of California’s sanctuary policies. “We had him in our custody in January of this year. And because of the folks in Sacramento limiting our ability to cooperate with ICE, we could not turn him over.” (Fox News, September 6, 2019; ABC30, September 10, 2019).
     
  • Alvaro Gutierrez Garcia was driving drunk when he hit an ambulette in Glen Cove, New York, a crash which resulted in the death of 85-year-old retired NYPD officer Denis Motherway. ICE spokeswoman Rachael Yong Yow told the Conservative Review that the agency has lodged a detainer against the Salvadoran national. (Conservative Review, September 6, 2019).

August

  • In early August 2019, Miguel Ramirez Valiente drove his truck into Sean Buchanan’s motorcycle, killing the father of five along a highway outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Ramirez Valiente, a native of El Salvador, has been in the country illegally since 2005 and has several prior arrests, including driving with a suspended license due to a 2018 DUI. He also was charged with reckless endangerment in 2011 and domestic violence in 2016, but a district attorney dismissed both charges and he never faced deportation. Ramirez Valiente sought sanctuary in a Colorado Springs church – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado Springs in January of this year – prior to being involved in the fatal crash. (The Pluralist, August 9, 2019; KOAA News 5, August 11, 2019)

  • Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, arrested Mauricio Barrera-Navidad and Carlos Palacios-Amaya in August on charges of second-degree rape involving a 12-year-old victim. According to the victim, Barrera-Navidad raped her in July 2018, while Palacios-Amaya allegedly raped her on multiple occasions over the course of several months. The illegal aliens are both in their twenties and friends with the victim’s brother. ICE confirmed that both are El Salvadoran nationals. Barrera-Navidad was issued a final removal order in December 2016; Palacios-Amaya was deported in 2014. (WJLA, August 13, 2019).

  • In August 2019, Salvadoran national Nelson Saul Reyes-Medrano was charged with first-degree rape, sex abuse of a minor, and first-degree assault for crimes that allegedly took place in late August 2018. While living in the same apartment as his victim, the illegal alien crawled into the bed of a teenage girl and brutally raped her at knife-point. ICE has subsequently lodged a detainer on him. (Fox News, August 27, 2019).

  • On August 16, 2019, Honduran national Kevin Mendoza attacked, strangled, and raped a woman in Montgomery County, Maryland and was subsequently charged with first-degree rape, attempted second-degree murder, and first-degree assault. ICE lodged a detainer on Mendoza following his arrest. (WJLA, August 20, 2019).

  • Nestor Lopez-Guzman, an El Salvadoran national, was charged in Montgomery County, Maryland, with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He is accused of making multiple, repeated attempts to touch and sexually molest a 12-year-old girl. He also allegedly touched the victim’s younger brother. Arrested on August 18, he was taken into custody by Baltimore ICE officers on August 20, but was released a day later after posting bond. (WTOP, August 29, 2019).

  • Oluwakayode Adewole Adebusuyi, a Nigerian living illegally in Fairfax, Virginia, allegedly raped a female rideshare passenger in Montgomery County, Maryland on August 24. The Nigerian was arrested a week later and charged with rape, assault, and false imprisonment. (FOX5, September 10, 2019)

  • On the afternoon of August 25, 2019, illegal alien Jose Jesus Navarrette attempted to kidnap a young girl from her grandmother’s arms outside a Goodwill store in Greenville County, South Carolina. ICE has a detainer lodged against Navarette, who remains detained with no bond. (FOX Carolina, August 29, 2019).

  • Alejandro Alcala-Ayala, aka Hermelindo Lorenzo Guapillo-Chavaria, was arrested on August 28, 2019, in Sedalia, Missouri on 16 charges, including 10 counts of first-degree child molestation, two counts of statutory sodomy, and one count each of first-degree statutory sodomy. Alcala-Ayala is an illegal alien and ICE has placed a detainer on him. (KSIS, September 1, 2019).


July

  • An illegal alien from Guatemala was arrested at his Virginia home for allegedly molesting a young female relative at her home in Montgomery County, Maryland, in July. Luis Fredy Hernandez-Morales was charged on December 5 and that same day ICE issued a detainer, but Maryland officials released him the next day. He was captured days later. (Fox News, November 9, 2019; CBS Baltimore, November 12, 2019)

  • Authorities have arrested seven individuals for the murder of Daniel Alejandro Alvarado Cuellar on July 31, 2019, in Towson, Maryland (Baltimore County). According to ICE, 6 of the 7 criminals are MS-13 gang members and illegal aliens: 5 from El Salvador and one from Mexico. (Conservative Review, September 4, 2019).

  • U.S. Marshals arrested Elmer Giovani Castro, aka Juan Castro, in Ogden, Utah, in July 2019 and subsequently charged him with two counts of sodomy on a child, a first-degree felony, and one count of sex abuse of a child, a second-degree felony. The 41-year old illegal alien plead not guilty in September during a court appearance. Castro, who is friends with the victim’s mother, allegedly abused her on numerous occasions from 2008 to 2015 when she was between the ages of 5 and 12. He was supposed to be removed from the U.S. in August 2010.

    He remains in Weber County Jail without bail. (2KUTV, August 1, 2019; Standard-Examiner, August 1, 2019)

  • Baudilio Salomon Diaz Ambrocio, a 17-year-old Guatemalan native, so violently raped a 7-year-old girl in Marietta, Georgia that she required hospitalization and surgery. Diaz Ambrocio entered the U.S. in March 2018 and was subsequently released as an unaccompanied minor to a sponsor on the basis of a promise to appear for a November 6 hearing. He was being held without bond and remains the subject of an ICE detainer.

  • An illegal alien from Guatemala, 20-year-old Cesar Chavez (a.k.a. Cesar Augusto Chavez-Niz) sexually assaulted and attempted to rape a 12-year-old girl following Independence Day fireworks near her home in Marietta, Georgia. According to a news reports, she was able to get free several times but Chavez was unrelenting, even holding her against a vehicle and hugging her from behind, touching her chest and thighs and kissing around her mouth and neck. Charged with false imprisonment and child molestation, he remains in jail in ICE custody.
     
  • On July 16, Marvin Oswaldo Escobar-Orellana shot and killed Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez and her 11-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. Escobar-Orellana was a guest in the residence of the family in Des Moines, Iowa. Escobar-Orellana is a twice-deported illegal alien from Guatemala. (Breitbart News, July 19, 2019)
     
  • On July 18, Andres Fuentes-Castro, a citizen of El Salvador, was arrested by U.S. Marshal’s Service (USMS) and U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents on three counts of first degree rape against a child between 2014 and 2016. Fuentes-Castro was initially encountered by the USBP agents in 2007 during a traffic stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. However, he was released because of his Temporary Protected Status, which he ultimately failed to update. He also did not return home to El Salvador once his status expired in 2010. (USCBP, July 30, 2019)
     
  • In late July, Texas prosecutors announced that they are seeking the death penalty for Billy Chemirmir, an alleged serial killer. Chemirmir is charged with killing 12 elderly women, and is accused of murdering 7 additional senior citizens, while working at a nursing home from 2016 to 2018. The Kenyan national had entered the U.S. in 2003 on a B-2 tourist visa, which he overstayed. To avoid deportation as an illegal alien, he took advantage of a loophole allowing him to obtain a green card upon marrying a U.S. citizen. Had Chemirmir been removed after overstaying his visa, and if a loophole allowing illegal aliens to obtain permanent residency did not exist, the nineteen murders may well have been prevented. (Dallas News, July 24, 2019; Breitbart News, August 3, 2019)
     
  • On July, 22 Los-Angeles-based members of the brutally violent MS-13 gang were arrested and charged with a series of horrific murders which included hacking victims to death with machetes and ripping their hearts out of their chests. At least 14 gang members were illegal aliens – 13 from El Salvador and one from Honduras. According to Breitbart: “In multiple cases, the illegal aliens were ordered to be removed, petitioned to bring relatives to the U.S., were granted or denied work permits, attempted to get asylum, and claimed to be the victims of crimes.” (Breitbart News, July 21, 2019)

June

  • On June 12, 2019, an illegal alien from Mexico, Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez, killed 57-year-old Janace Ator and seriously injured her husband when he hit their car while driving in Oregon, a sanctuary state. Despite the fact that ICE issued a detainer for Maldonado-Hernandez on July 16, he was released from the Washington County Jail on August 8. The illegal alien then fled to Mexico and remains at-large. (Breitbart News, November 19, 2019; FOX12 Oregon, November 19, 2019)

  • On the morning of June 2, Jesus Abraham Gonzalez-Moreno – an illegal alien – killed Keith Kephart in a car crash in Bexar County, Texas. Gonzalez-Moreno was intoxicated when he crossed the yellow line into oncoming traffic, hitting the Kephart family SUV. (News4SA, June 5, 2019)
     
  • On June 7, Victor Garcia, a previously-deported illegal alien from Mexico, chased Jesus Velazquez through a Phoenix, Arizona parking lot shooting him repeatedly before firing fatal shots into him while he was on the ground. Garcia served 6 years in prison for aggravated assault in 2011, but was released in June 2017. He was charged with first-degree murder.
     
  • On June 8, illegal alien Victor H. Ortiz was heavily intoxicated when he drove into oncoming traffic killing Barbara Gaulke and Sandra Forscht in Grayslake, Illinois. After the deadly crash, he was arrested while riding on a charter bus bound for Guatemala on June 29.
     
  • Areli Aguirre-Avilez, a citizen of Mexico was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson related to the murder of Maria Calderon’s two children – 12-year-old America D. Pacheco and 11-year-old Angel E. Pacheco. On June 15, firefighters responded to a burning home in North Carolina, where they found the bodies of the two children of Aguirre-Avilez’s ex-wife, who is missing and believed to be dead. A grand jury also indicted him on one count of statutory rape of a child age 15 or younger and violation of a domestic violence order with a deadly weapon. Authorities believe two more people, the mother’s boyfriend and friend, Jose Carlos Mendez and Luis Fernando Sanchez, may also be victims.
     
  • On June 16, Francisco Carranza-Ramirez assaulted a disabled and wheelchair-bound woman, whom he previously raped in 2018, in front of her 3-year-old son before fleeing to his native Mexico. The assault occurred days after he was released from a King County (Washington state) jail where he was supposed to serve a 12-month sentence. Although the judge asked that Carranza Ramirez be ordered to return to Mexico upon his release, he was not removed by ICE because King County is a sanctuary jurisdiction.  Carranza-Ramirez entered an Alford plea to a third-degree rape charge in February, which is akin to admitting a jury would likely find him guilty. The June attack, according to the victim, involved the illegal alien dumping her out of her wheelchair and then choking her until she could not breathe – all in front of her son who was screaming, crying, and begging the attacker not to kill his mother. Carranza Ramirez, who beat and attempted to strangle the woman to death, was eventually pulled off of the victim by a passerby and fled the scene. The woman suffered cuts, bruises, swelling to the head, and a seizure. Warrants for the rapist remain active.
     
  • On June 22, an illegal alien from Honduras, Jose Rodriguez, killed Corey Cottrell in a car crash in Bloomington, Illinois. The hit-and-run crash left Cottrell’s two daughters, ages 11 and 14, without a father. An expedited removal order was issued by Border Patrol agents in April 2013, and in March 2014 an immigration judge ordered him to be removed in absentia. Illinois and Bloomington are both sanctuary jurisdictions. At his July arraignment hearing, a judge ordered his bail be raised to $1 million and that he be held in custody.

May

  • In early May, Ismael Huazo-Jardinez, a Mexican national, crashed his car into a trailer home in Sutter County, California killing a ten-year-old boy and his parents. Huazo-Jardinez, who had been deported twice before, was drunk when the crash occurred. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in June on two counts of being in possession of a firearm while in the U.S. illegally. He also faces state crimes associated with the crash. (Fox News, June 14, 2019).
     
  • On May 19, Marco Cobos – an illegal alien from Mexico – repeatedly stabbed and killed Etta Nugent, a mother of three and grandmother of six, after forcing his way into her home. The gruesome murder occurred in Houston, Texas. Cobos stole Nugent’s car, $560 in cash, and three credit cards. (Breitbart News, May 24, 2019).

April

  • In mid-April, two MS-13 gang members, Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce and Joel Ernesto Escobar, (along with another teenage girl) beat 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz with a baseball bat before stabbing her to death in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

    In 2018, Fuentes-Ponce and Escobar, both Salvadoran nationals, were released from custody by Prince George’s County officials after being charged with multiple criminal offenses, including attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, participation in gang activity, conspiracy to commit murder, and attempted robbery. The sanctuary county previously ignored an ICE detainer and released the pair leaving them free to commit the horrific crime in question. (WJLA, May 21, 2019)
     
  • On April 2, Miguel Martinez was arrested in Louisiana on 100 counts of possession of pornography of children under the age of 13, one count of production of child pornography, and one count of sexual battery of a child under the age of 13. Martinez, an illegal alien, was deported in 2005 and remains a registered sex offender in California, a sanctuary state.
     
  • On April 3, 2019, thirteen-year-old Mariana Pérez Borroto was struck and killed by an illegal alien from Argentina while riding her bicycle to school in Kissimmee, Florida. The suspect, Micaela Coronel, had overstayed a work visa and was driving without a license. ICE has placed a detainer on Coronel so she will be deported regardless of whether there is a conviction.
     
  • Illegal alien Laura Rosas killed Emmanuel Ramirez by running him over twice with her vehicle outside of the OK Corral nightclub in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 8, 2019. Rosas has been charged with murder and is being held on a $200,000 bond. ICE has also placed a detainer on her.
     
  • Juan Francisco, an illegal alien from Guatemala, killed Debbie Burgess in a hit-and-run in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 8. Francisco’s criminal history includes a 2017 DUI conviction, a 2004 reckless driving charge, and a 2002 theft charge. Despite a 2002 warrant stating is illegal status, Francisco was never deported. As of this writing, Francisco is still being sought by the authorities.
     
  • On April 12, 2019, illegal Honduran alien Carlos Zuniga-Aviles kicked his girlfriend’s four-month-old son to death in Memphis, Tennessee. Zuniga-Aviles reportedly killed the infant, Alexander Lizondro-Chacon, because the boy was fathered by another man. The illegal alien had been deported from the U.S. five times (in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and December 2016).

March

  • Twice deported from his native Honduras, Jorge Rios-Doblado stalked and brutally beat, raped, and drowned a Caroline Cano, who was out jogging in Jersey City’s Lincoln Park on March 24, 2019. Cano was originally from Peru and worked as a nanny.

The ICE office in Newark, New Jersey, stated its intent to take “custody of Rios-Doblado at the conclusion of his criminal proceedings, despite limited cooperation in the state.” The ICE office in Newark, New Jersey, stated its intent to take “custody of Rios-Doblado at the conclusion of his criminal proceedings, despite limited cooperation in the state.”

  • In Kittitas County (Washington state), Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson was killed in the line of duty by Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, an illegal alien living in the U.S. illegally after overstaying his H-2A visa in 2014. Del Toro led officers on a car pursuit before eventually pulling over and then opening fire at Deputy Thompson and his partner, Deputy Benito Chavez. The illegal alien subsequently died but not before killing the father of three and injuring his partner.
     
  • A native of Guatemala, Domingo Francisco Marcos killed Sonya Jones, a mother of two, in a hit-and-run collision. Jones was a teacher at the Living Word Christian Center Kingdom Academy in Mobile, Alabama. Marcos sought asylum after entering the U.S. illegally and was released in 2017 with the promise to appear for his court date. He was consequently denied asylum and ordered deported, but was not removed from the country.
     
  • On March 21, Mexican national Ramon Hector Martine Ontiveros killed Paige Lane Gomer in a shooting. According to police, Ontiveros admitted to shooting Gomer, who left behind a two-year-old daughter, but the investigation is ongoing.

February

  • In late February 2019, an El Salvadoran national and admitted gang member, Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza, stalked, then broke into the San Jose (California) home of Bambi Larson, and stabbed her to death in her own bedroom. Arevalo Carranza, who sneaked back into the country after being arrested in Texas for an attempted illegal entry in 2013, had a lengthy record including a drug arrest one month before the murder. ICE filed three detainers in 2016 with the Los Angeles Police Department and six subsequent detainers with the Santa Clara jail but, as a consequence of sanctuary policies, none were honored. He remains in custody without bond.

  • Luis Pacheco, a 27-year-old illegal, was arrested for beating his two-week-old son to potential death in Texas.
     
  • Napa County Sheriff’s Deputy Riley Jarecki narrowly avoided death at the hands of Javier Hernandez Morales, a 48-year-old illegal alien from Mexico. Morales, who was killed in a shootout with the police officer, had a long criminal history and had been deported multiple times. In addition, ICE had issued detainers for Morales in 2014, 2015, and 2016, but none were honored by the local California jail staff.
     
  • A court in northern Texas sentenced 37-year-old illegal alien, Roli Lopez-Sanchez, to 60 years in prison – with no possibility of parole – for raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl.

January

  • Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, a 19-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested and charged with the murder of four elderly American citizens, whom he also robbed, including numerous guns, in Nevada

  • A Honduran illegal alien, Hector Montez (31), was arrested in California for raping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl he had met online. Montez had been arrested twice for illegally entering the United States.

December

  • Eduardo Franco-Cambrany – who killed Pierce Corcoran in a head-on car crash in Knoxville, Tennessee in December 2018 – was ordered by a judge to be deported to his native Mexico. The victim’s family was shocked and angered by this apparent leniency. Pierce Corcoran’s brother minced no words on Twitter: “No felony charges for entering in the first place, killing Pierce, driving uninsured and without a license. What an insult to my brother’s life.” (Knox News, March 18, 2019; Breitbart News, March 19, 2019)
     
  • Police officer (Corporal) Ronil Singh – an immigrant from Fiji – was shot and killed by Mexican illegal alien Gustavo Perez Arriaga on December 26, 2018, in Newman, California. The seven-year veteran of the Newman police force left behind a wife and infant son. Seven others have been arrested for attempting to aid and abet Arriaga. The Stanislaus County Sheriff blamed sanctuary policies for the murder of Corporal Singh: “Law enforcement was prohibited because of sanctuary laws (…). I’m suggesting that the outcome could have been different if law enforcement wasn’t restricted, prohibited or had their hands tied because of political interference.”
     
  • Thirty-nine-year-old Enrique Solis-Garcia, an illegal alien from Mexico, was convicted of brutally stabbing his estranged girlfriend – and the mother of his two children — forty times. He was sentenced by the Jackson County court in Medford, Oregon. He received a life sentence for the murder.
  • On December 13, 2018, two illegal alien brothers – Pablo Rangel-Rubio and Juan Rangel-Rubio – along with another illegal alien, Higinio Perez-Bravo, were indicted in U.S. District Court in Savannah, Georgia, for allegedly plotting to murder a whistleblower who exposed their scheme to hire and exploit illegal aliens.

    The investigation began on August 19, 2017, two days after the body of Eliud Montoya, who had been shot dead, was found near his Garden City, Georgia, home. Montoya was a Mexican-born naturalized U.S. citizen working for a tree service (Wolf Tree, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Davey Tree Expert Co.) in the Savannah area.

    According to the Department of Justice, Montoya had filed a formal complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that Pablo Rangel-Rubio was hiring illegal aliens and stealing pay from those illegal workers. Four months earlier, Montoya also had reported the scheme to company officials. During a 10-year period, the scheme that the whistleblower had reported had netted the brothers approximately $3.5 million.

    According to the indictment, the brothers responded by hiring Perez-Bravo to assist Juan Rangel-Rubio in murdering Montoya.

    In February 2020, federal prosecutors dropped the initial death penalty requested for the three illegal aliens. (Justice.gov, December 13, 2018; Univision Atlanta, December 21, 2018; Savannahnow.com, February 28, 2020)


November

  • On November 10, 2018, an illegal alien from Honduras, Jose Bonilla-Ortiz, murdered convenience store clerk and Bangladeshi immigrant Faruk Bhuiya at the Metro Food Mart in Houston, Texas. Along with an accomplice he then robbed the store. Bonilla-Ortiz was deported in 2016. (Daily Mail, November 19, 2018; Epoch Times, November 21, 2018)

  • On October 28, 2018, Mexican national Jorge Ruiz killed Marlena Hayes, a nurse, after reportedly driving his car on the wrong side of a Birmingham, Alabama road at a high rate of speed. Initially released on bail, he was apprehended and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the grounds he was a flight risk. He was convicted of reckless murder in July 2019.

  • In late November, an illegal Mexican alien attempting to cross the border into California, Hector Rodriguez-Chavez, pulled a loaded gun on a Border Patrol agent and had to be forcibly subdued. Rodriguez-Chavez had a long criminal history of violent drug crimes and gun offenses had been deported at least five times over a twenty-year period.
     
  • On Thanksgiving day 2018, illegal alien Joel Josue Velazquez (24) killed elementary school teacher Amanda “Mandy” Weyant Ferguson (28) in West El Paso, Texas, in a hit-and-run car accident. He was indicted on one count each of accident involving death, manslaughter and tampering with evidence.
  • On November 1 and 2, 2018, Mexican national Luis Perez went on a murder spree that resulted in three Americans being killed in Springfield, Missouri. On the first day, he killed two former roommates – Steven Marler and Aaron “Joshua” Hampton – while injuring two others because he was angry at being kicked out of the house they shared. On the following day, Perez also killed Sabrina Starr, an ex-girlfriend who was also an accomplice to the previous day’s murders (by supplying the weapon and driving the getaway car). Perez had been a DACA beneficiary in 2012 and 2014. In 2017, he was also arrested and charged with domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey, which refused to hand him over to ICE and instead released him back into the community. If we were turned over to ICE for removal, these three individuals would most likely still be alive today.  He would eventually be found guilty in January 2023. (AP News, January 6, 2023; Breitbart News, January 29, 2023)


October

  • On October 14, 2018, the Idaho State Police arrested an illegal alien, Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento, for trafficking 117 pounds of marijuana. He also had warrants for numerous other charges, including possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm and ammunition by an illegal alien. Sarmiento-Sarmiento Sarmiento-Sarmiento was additionally charged by state police for allegedly providing false information to an officer, driving without privileges, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

September

  • On September 29, 2018, a 21-year-old Lithuanian national attacked and attempted to kill 79-year-old jogger Mike Masterson in Chicago, Illinois. Despite suffering with Parkinson’s disease, Masterson fought off Rokas Ablacinskas before the police arrived. ICE lodged a detainer with the Cook County Jail on December 3, 2018, but county sanctuary policy resulted in the illegal alien being released in 2019 without notifying ICE. He remains at large. (CBS Chicago, October 3, 2018; ICE.gov, January 10, 2020)

  • Ever Martinez-Reyes (24) brutally raped a 36-year-old woman on Long Island, New York, on September 28, 2018. An illegal alien from El Salvador, Martinez-Reyes was working for a landscaping company and had first unlawfully entered the country in 2010. Subsequently deported, he once again snuck into the US in 2014.
  • On September 23, 2018, Mexican national Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez beat a man to death with a hammer on a commercial scalloping boat 55 miles off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. He then attacked a second crew member and stabbed him multiple times with a fishing knife. He also struck a third crew member in the head with a hammer when he tried to intervene, and attempted to stab the captain of the boat when he tried to get involved. Meave Vazquez was eventually sentenced to 19 and a half years in prison in August 2022. (Justice.gov, March 9, 2022; Breitbart News, August 12, 2022)


August

  • On August 18, 2019, Mexican national Jose Armenta-Vazquez was attempting to burglarize a house in Denver, Colorado, but ran into the homeowner, who was identified as Magistrate Judge David Blackett, and nearly-fatally stabbed them. A month before, the illegal alien had been released by the Denver Sheriff’s Department for the third time despite active immigration detainers. He was arrested for the stabbing in October and, once again, released – despite yet another ICE detainer. He was eventually re-arrested in December and charged in January 2020. Armenta-Vazquez – whose deportation had first been ordered in 1999 – had a very long criminal history that included 36 arrests, including for child abuse, assault, and auto theft. (9News, February 25, 2020; Townhall.com, February 27, 2020)

July

  • On July 18, 2018, twenty-year-old Mollie Tibbetts disappeared while jogging near her home in Brooklyn, Iowa. Her body was eventually found on August 21. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, an illegal alien of Mexican origin, was charged with the kidnapping and murder of Mollie Tibbetts. Bahena Rivera was a laborer on a farm owned by the brother of a prominent Iowa political leader; his employer failed to use E-Verify to check his immigration status.
     
  • Fort Meyers Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was killed by Wisner Desmaret, a 29-year-old illegal alien from Haiti. Despite multiple arrests in the past, Desmaret was never turned over to ICE.
     
  • Seven illegal aliens from Mexico attempted to rob a jewelry store in a popular mall in McAllen, Texas, a city on the US-Mexico border.

June

  • In mid-June 2018 Police arrested Honduran illegal alien Juan Carlos Hernandez-Caseres for the murder of two prostitutes – Neidy Roche and Ann Farrin – in Miami in March and June respectively. (Miami Herald, June 18, 2018; MiamiDiario.com, June 20, 2018)
     
  • Roberto Caballero Escobar – an illegal alien from El Salvador – killed his ex-girlfriend, Dixa Yamilet Rios Serbellon, by running her over three times with his truck. He also ran over three other men standing near Rios. Rios Serbellon left behind four children. Escobar had been previously deported but once again snuck into the US illegally.

May

  • Convicted child molester Luis Robles-Gonzalez, a 55-year-old Mexican national, was arrested while trying to sneak into California. While in custody, Robles-Gonzalez was identified as an aggravated felon previously deported for failing to register as a sex offender in Santa Rosa, California. He was also convicted of indecent exposure and molestation of a child under 18. He had been previously deported (also during May) through the San Luis, Arizona Port of Entry. During additional questioning, Gonzalez admitted that he was attempting to travel to San Francisco to live and work because of the city’s sanctuary policy.
     
  • The Border Patrol prevented a previously-deported illegal alien – a Mexican national, with a previous conviction for burglary of a residence with the intent to commit sexual assault – from unlawfully reentering the United States. During the same four-day period of arrests, the USBP also apprehended five MS-13 members.

April

  • Salvadoran national Jose Orlando Vasquez-Guillen killed Mark O’Gara while driving drunk in St. Paul, Minnesota, on April 3, 2019. He pleaded guilty to alcohol-related criminal vehicular homicide in December and was deported to El Salvador in January 2020. Vasquez-Guillen sneaked into the U.S. illegally as an unaccompanied minor in January 2016. Since he failed to show up for his immigration hearing, his removal was ordered in August 2016 but he apparently remained in the country. (Star Tribune, April 3, 2019; FOX9, January 21, 2020)
     
  • On April 10, 2019, Manuel Garcia-Ledesma (aka Jaime Mendoza-Chavez), an illegal alien from Mexico, killed 82-year-old Sandy Bosch in Portland, Oregon, while striking her with his vehicle as she crossed the street to pick flowers. Garcia-Ledesma fled the scene and later admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol. Following his arrest, he posted bail and was released on the same day that ICE filed a detainer; he was tracked down by ICE a month later. On January 6, 2020, an immigration judge ordered him removed to Mexico. Garcia-Ledesma was first apprehended by immigration authorities in Arizona in 1999 and allowed to voluntarily return to Mexico, but later reentered illegally. (KOIN6, January 28, 2020; Larslarson.com, January 30, 2020)

March

  • In late March, convicted drug dealer Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes was sentenced to death for the killing of two Northern California sheriff’s deputies — County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr. The crime took place during a daylong crime spree in October 2014.

     During the trial, Bracamontes grinned and declared that “I wish I had killed more of the mother––-s. (…) I
     will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me… There’s no need for a f–ing trial.”
     An illegal alien from Mexico, he had been deported in 1997 and 2001.

  • Twice-removed fifty-five-year-old Jamaican illegal alien Ronald Greenland was sentenced by a federal judge in New York to over twelve years in prison on March 28, 2018. This followed his previous conviction for attempting to stab to death Westchester County Police Officer David Sanchez.

February

  • Rene Jimenez, 29, and Emeterio Castelan, 35, of East Rutherford, New Jersey were charged with raping an incapacitated woman. ICE placed detainers on Jimenez and Castelan, who are both citizens of Mexico.
     
  • On February 4, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson (26) and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe (54) were killed in a vehicle crash by drunk driver Manuel Orrego-Savala. The illegal Guatemalan alien attempted to flee the scene of the accident and also initially provided the police with a false name. Orrego-Savala was deported in 2007 and 2009, but sneaked back into the US.

January/February

  • Forty-three-year-old Mexican national, Daniel Hernandez Del Angel, was arrested and charged in Louisiana with raping a seven-year-old girl over a period of six months. He was subsequently also charged with sexually assaulting the girl’s mother in 2003, when she was 11 years old. Del Angel was living in the US illegally for 22 years.

December

  • December 2017 — Maria Guadalupe Cardenas, 34, was charged with capital murder in Texas after admitting to suffocating her one-month-old infant daughter on the day before Christmas Eve 2017. Cardenas had been living in the United States illegally for seventeen years.

November

  • Montgomery County, MD police arrested Salvador Gomez-Lopez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, for stabbing a man with a razor-sharp box cutter multiple times after the individual had asked him to stop publicly urinating. Montgomery County is a sanctuary jurisdiction. (Fox News, February 6, 2018; WJLA, February 6, 2018)
     
  • Jose Victor Chaparro-Saenz, a 38-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, killed fourteen-year-old cheerleader Rhyan Moody and injured her grandparents while driving at a high rate of speed under the influence. The fatal collision, which took place in Lake Worth, a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas, on Thanksgiving, resulted in charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.

October

  • Police in Casper, Wyoming, arrested illegal alien Hugo Mendoza-Cota on two counts of sexual abuse of a minor (a third-degree felony) in 2017. The twelve-year-old victim, a relative of Mendoza-Cora, complained to school officials about the molestation. In 2018, Cota, whose name has been spelled various ways in court documents, was sentenced to three to seven years imprisonment, after accepting a plea deal related to two counts of child abuse resulting in mental injury.

September

  • September 2017 – Foley (Alabama) Police investigators said 26-year-old illegal alien Maria Cortes heated up a spoon on her stove and burned her six-year-old son’s lips to discipline him over allegedly lying to her over disciplinary issues in school. According to the Foley Assistant Police Chief, the injuries were “third degree burns, so quite severe in nature.”


August

  • In late August 2017, Igor Zubko was sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend, Shayley Estes, by shooting her five times in her Arizona apartment. An illegal alien from Russia, Zubko overstayed his student visa. He was arrested at the airport while attempting to flee to the sanctuary city of San Francisco. He pled guilty to avoid the death penalty.

  • Martel Valencia-Cortez, a human smuggler from Mexico, was sentenced to eight years in American Prison for assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent with a rock; he was also charged with three counts of human smuggling. Valencia-Cortez has been listed as one of the most dangerous human smugglers in the San Diego area. Previous to the most recent charge, Valencia-Cortez served three years in prison for human smuggling charges and was then deported back to Mexico. (U.S. News, August 29, 2017)

  • Thirty three-year-old nanny Lidia Quilligana, an illegal alien from Ecuador, was convicted and sentenced to fifteen years in prison for the brutal torture and abuse of three small children. Nanny cam footage caught Quilligana burning the hands and legs of the three-year-old child as well as grabbing her by the hair and hitting her in the face. The torture was described as “sustained and depraved cruelty” by the District Attorney, and the judge admitted that the sentence nowhere near fit the heinous nature of the crime. Quilligana cited her own abusive childhood in Ecuador as justification for her actions. (Newstimes, August 22, 2017)


July

  • An illegal alien from Mexico, Jesus Reyes Lopez (20), started a fire at the Woodscape Apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina, in an attempt to target his ex-girlfriend. As a result, 40 apartment units were damaged and 130 residents left homeless (damages were assessed at $1.3 million). Although no one was killed, some residents had to jump from second or third-floor windows.

  • Ariel Cuellar Guizar will face thirty-one years in prison for a collection of charges relating to his activities as a human trafficker. He has been found guilty of trafficking, pimping women out to prostitution, and the rape of a fifteen-year-old girl. Guizar will also be registered as a sex offender for life. (ABC7, July 20, 2017)


June

  • On June 18, 2017, Darwin Martinez Torres – an illegal alien from El Salvador – viciously attacked, raped, and murdered 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in Sterling, Virginia. He pled guilty to capital murder, rape and other counts in November 2018. Under the terms of the deal, he will be sentenced to life in prison.

  • Vanessa Hernandez, an illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced to 100 months in prison for importing nearly 9 pounds of methamphetamine. Hernandez is expected to face deportation proceedings after she is released from prison. (ICE.gov, June 9, 2017)


May

  • Illegal alien, Edwin Velasquez Curuchiche, has been sentenced to fifty years in prison after being convicted of two counts of producing child pornography. Specifically, Curuchiche has been charged with sneaking into the room of a six year old girl and filming himself molesting her while she slept. Originally apprehended entering the country illegally in 2013, the Guatemalan national never returned for his immigration hearing and was living in the U.S. illegally at the time he assaulted the child. (Tennessean, May 15, 2017)

  • An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years behind bars for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been charged with stabbing the warden at the California federal prison where he was serving his sentence, prosecutors said Thursday. (Fox News, May 27, 2017)

  • Pasqual Mendez, 24, of Morganton, was given an active prison term of 12 to 19 years for felony human trafficking of a child, assault on a female, interfering with emergency communication and statutory rape of a child less than 15 years of age (News Herald, May 23, 2017)

  • Oscar De La Rosa-Mendoza, 31, of Mission — a Mexican citizen who wasn’t lawfully present in the United States — pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor, on May 9. (CBS News, May 18, 2017)

  • Carlos Santiago-Alvarez, 41, of Holyoke, was sentenced Monday to six to eight years in state prison followed by five years probation in a child rape case. (Mass Live, May 4, 2017)


April

  • Ignacio Luque-Verdugo, 32, was convicted Friday in Adams County District Court of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder charges. (Denver Channel, April 18, 2017)

  • Four Charlotte-area members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13 were convicted Tuesday of federal racketeering charges. (Charlotte Observer, April 18, 2017)

  • Pablo Gonzales Sanchez will spend at least 18 years in prison for molesting a young teenage girl an estimated 50 times. The girl’s mother, an illegal alien, has also been sentenced to prison for not reporting her daughter’s allegations of abuse. Both she and Sanchez also were ordered to be added to the Sex Offender Registry. (Shelby Star, April 11, 2017)

  • Abdirahman P. Sahel was sentenced Monday, April 10, to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting and terrorizing a young woman nearly four years ago. (Jamestown Sun, April 11, 2017)

  • Gil Gaxiola was convicted of first-degree attempted murder of a National Park Service employee, as well as armed robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping and theft of means of transportation, following an 11-day trial. (Wilcox Range News, April 1, 2017)


March

  • March 2017 — Mexican National Miguel Rangel-Arce, 36, has been convicted of trafficking methamphetamine in New Mexico and Navajo Nation land. He will serve 10 years in prison. He is one of eight others who were charged with trafficking drugs between November 2015 and March 2016. When they were apprehended, the police also found 2 1/2 pounds of meth and 10 firearms. (Daily Times, March 8, 2017)


February

  • On February 5, 2017, Dominican national Jose Melendez strangled middle school teacher Sandra Hehir to death in her apartment in Worcester, Massachusetts. Melendez had a long criminal history in the U.S., but was never removed from the country. His DNA obtained during an investigation into the Hehir murder was matched to an unsolved rape case from 2000. He would eventually plead guilty and receive a 19-year prison sentence in January 2023. (Breitbart News, January 18, 2023)

  • February 2017 — 29-year-old Ricardo Solis Garcia was sentenced to 20-29 years in prison after being convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl in Burke County, North Carolina in March of 2015. Garcia lured the girl into his car on the pretense of giving her a ride but instead took her to a motel room where he forced her to have sex with him. Garcia will be scheduled to be deported after he has served his prison sentence. (WHKY, February 2, 2017)


January

  • A Mexican illegally in the United States;, Leonard Pennelas-Escobar, was shot dead in Arizona as he assaulted a police officer by banging his head against cement after Pennelas shot and wounded the officer who had stopped to render assistance after Pennelas driving at a high speed had rolled the car killing the woman passenger. 

  • Alexis De La Rosa Sosa, an illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced in Texas to four concurrent terms of 12 years in prison for the deaths of two persons as a result of his crashing into their vehicle while driving recklessly and then fleeing the scene of the crime. (Breitbart News, January 11, 2017)

  • November 2016 — A Mexican illegal alien , Claudia Raquel Herrera Ibarra, pled guilty to possession of a firearm in Laredo Texas and was sentenced to three years imprisonment. She and a partner were caught smuggling weapons to the violent “Los Zetas” narcotics smuggling gang in Mexico. (Breibert News, November 30, 2016)

  • October 2016 — A previously deported illegal alien is jailed in Michigan after admitting to strangling his girlfriend. Raul Perez had been deported to Mexico in 2004 and again in 2005 after a judge found him guilty of illegal reentry. He also had been in police custody five days before the murder for driving under the influence. The local authorities established his identity from his fingerprints – he was using an assumed name – but according to a news account – there was no request from ICE that he be detained (perhaps because he was detained on a weekend). ICE has now issued a detainer request for whenever Perez is released. (WoodTV, Channel 8, Grand Rapids Mich.)

  • September 2016 — Cecil Burrows, an immigrant from India, is due to be deported following more than three years imprisonment for his involvement in orchestrating a gang rape in his home in 2012. (Washington Post, September 25, 2016)

  • September 2016 — A British illegal alien, Michael Steven Sandford, pled guilty in Nevada to possession of a gun—that he tried to take from a policeman – and disrupting and official function—a campaign rally by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Sandford said he was attempting to kill the candidate. A psychiatrist found that Sandford was “delusional” according to an AP report. Sentencing guidelines call for 18 to 27 months in prison. (Daily News. September 13, 2016)

  • September 2016 — September 2016 – Jorge Elizade Sanches, an illegal alien confessed to the beating death of his common-law spouse in Texas. (12newsnow.tv September 15, 2016)

  • September 2016 — September 2016 – Walter Gomes DaSilva, a Brazilian illegal alien, pled guilty to the murder of his teen-aged daughter in Massachusetts. (Boston Herald, September 7, 2016)

  • September 2016 — September 2016 – Ecuadorian illegal aliens, Paul Esteban Estrella Villota and his wife Magaly Alemania Malagon Sandoya were respectively sentenced in Texas to six and five years respectively in federal prison for an alien smuggling operation. (Breibart News September 7, 2016)

  • August 2016 — Two Salvadoran illegal alien gang members were convicted of murder in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. Jose Lopez Torres was convicted of a brutal stabbing death of another MS-13 gang member suspected of being an informer. He was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 20 years. According to the Washington Post, “His conviction was part of a sweeping federal case against Northern Virginia members of the El Salvador-based gang, in which six defendants pleaded guilty and six more were found guilty at trial.” The other just convicted Salvadoran was Jesus Alejandro Chavez, who was sentenced to two life terms plus 10 years for two murders. (Washington Post, August 11, 2016)

  • July 2016 —  Mauricio Morales-Caceres, an illegal alien from El Salvador was sentenced in Montgomery County, Maryland to life in prison without parole for the stabbing death of another Salvadoran. Morales identified himself as an MS-13 gang member, and testimony indicated he had no remorse for his crime. (Washington Post July 15, 2016)

  • June 2016 — Aroldo Castillo-Serrano, a Guatemalan illegal alien, was sentence to 15 years in prison in Ohio for forced labor conspiracy, forced labor, witness tampering and encouraging illegal entry into the country. Castillo paid smugglers to smuggle teen-aged Guatemalan youth into the country under the promise of getting them into school and then put them to work as indentured servants in an egg farm. (Fox News Latino, June 27, 2016)

  • June 2016 —  A Mexican illegal alien, Juan Carlos Sepulveda-Castro, was sentenced to two and one half years in prison in Idaho for threatening people with an assault rifle. The news report notes that illegal aliens are prohibited from possessing a firearm. (Pocatello TV channel 8)

  • June 2016 —  Eleven illegal alien members of the Salvadoran MS-13 gang have been convicted of a series of crimes including murder. Jorge Enrique Moreno-Aguilar, Juan Alberto Ortiz-Orellana and Minor Perez, all from Maryland were convicted in mid-May of murder and conspiracy in a racketeering enterprise. (MRC-TV May 24, 2016) New Jersey gang members Santos Reyes-Villatoro, Mario Oliva, Roberto Contreras, Julian Moz-Aguilar, Hugo Palencia, Jose Garcia, Cruz Flores, and Esau Ramirez were convicted in late May in New Jersey of various murder, racketeering and firearms crimes. (MRC-TV, June 2, 2016)

  • May 2016 —  Illegal aliens, Reinol Vergara and Edson Benitez, pled guilty to second degree murder for the death of a 90 year-old Minnesota man they beat and tied up while they stole from his home, leaving him to bleed to death. (Breibart News May 11, 2016)

  • April 2016 —  A Salvadoran illegal alien, Mauricio Morales-Caceres, was convicted of first degree murder in Maryland and sentenced to life imprisonment. (Washington Post, April 30, 2016)

  • March 2016 —  Juan Razo, a Mexican illegal alien living in Painesville, Ohio, agreed to plead guilty to a crime spree that included the shooting death of a 60-year old woman, attempted rape of a 14-year old girl, kidnapping and burglary. His plea was to avoid the death penalty and accept a life sentence. (Cleveland.com, March 4, 2016)

  • February 2016 —  Three illegal aliens from Mexico were sentenced to federal prison for alien smuggling and illegally re-entering the U.S. after previous deportations. One man was sentenced to 57 months, another will serve 24 months, and the last man was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day in prison. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, February 2, 2016)

  • January 2016 — An illegal alien from Mexico was sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison after having been convicted for transporting illegal aliens, which resulted in the death of two illegal aliens. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, January 20, 2016)

  • December 2015— A 40-year-old illegal alien, Michael Rodriguez Garcia, was sentenced to four life terms for the rape and sodomy of two children in Alabama. (Breitbart News, December 2, 2015)

  • November 2015 — Humberto Erazo-Medrano and Ricardo Castaneda, two illegal aliens, were arrested and charged with second-degree promoting prostitution in Alabama. The bond for each man is set at $100,000. (Gadsden Times, November 2, 2015)

  • October 2015 — Marco Hernandez Ramirez, a 34-year-old illegal alien from Guatemala, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a couple and their 5-year-old daughter in a car crash. (Athens Banner-Herald, October 14, 2015)

  • September 2015 — An illegal alien from Mexico, Martin Margarito-Casimiro, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for kidnapping a man in Texas. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, September 24, 2015)

  • August 2015 — Jose Angel Villarreal-Sanchez, a 42-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was convicted of possessing a firearm in Texas. According to federal law, illegal aliens are not permitted to possess firearms. Three baggies of cocaine were also found hidden in his backyard. Villarreal-Sanchez is expected to be sentenced in December. He could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, August 11, 2015)

  • July 2015 - José Inez García Zárate shot 32-year-old Kathryn (Kate) Steinle while she walking with her father and a friend along Pier 14 in the Embarcadero district of San Francisco, California. García Zárate, a homeless illegal alien from Mexico, claimed to have found a gun and discharged it by accident. In November 2017, he was acquitted of the murder charge. However, a week after his acquittal he was indicted on two lesser gun charges. Zarate had been deported five times and would have been deported if he had not been transferred by federal authorities to San Francisco to face a local 20-year-old marijuana charge. That charge eventually was dropped and local authorities released him in accordance with San Francisco’s sanctuary-city policies. Steinle’s death occurred several weeks later.

  • July 2015 — Ever Olivos-Gutierrez, an illegal visa overstayer, was convicted of second degree murder in Colorado for the death he caused while driving intoxicated. It was the fourth time since 2000 he had been arrested for DUI, but there was no record of immigration authorities ever being notified. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. (Denver Channel 7) 

  • June 2015 — A Salvadoran, Mauricio Hernandez, convicted of rape and murder of the baby born to his victim was sentenced to 50 years in prison in Texas and faces deportation when he has served his sentence. (The Dallas Morning News, June 5, 2015)

  • May 2015 — A Salvadoran, Julio C. Saravia, faces deportation following a prison sentence of 29 years for rape of a minor, to which he pled guilty in Virginia.

  • May 2015 — Two Mexicans, Juan Hernandez-Sanchez and (FNU) Canela-Perez, pled guilty in Portland, Oregon and were sentenced to seven years in state prison for distribution of methamphetamines and heroin. (Oregonian, May 14, 2015)

  • May 2015 — Zeng Liang Chen and Dong Biao Lin, illegal aliens from China, were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in New Jersey. (NJ.com, May 5, 2015)

  • May 2015 — Bernabe Flores, a Mexican illegal alien, pled guilty to first-degree rape in California and was sentenced to eight years in prison. (Times-Herald Record, May 7, 2015)

  • April 2015 — Victor Garzon-Alvarez, a Mexican illegal alien pled guilty and was sentenced in New Jersey to 14 years in prison for murder. (NJ.com, April 22, 2015)

  • April 2015 — Sergio Quezada Lopez, a Mexican illegal alien who had been deported four times, was sentenced in Oregon to 15 years in prison for a heroin overdose death. His brother, Gerardo Chalke Lopez, also a previously deported alien, was earlier sentenced to 18 years in prison on the same charges. (Oregonian, April 29, 2015)

  • April 2015 — Three illegal aliens, Uriel Ramirez-Perez, Darwin Zuniga-Rocha, and Eliseo Mateo Perez, pled guilty to first-degree sexual abuse (rape) in New York and were sentenced to time served in jail and will be deported. (Daily News, April 29, 2015)

  • March 2015 — Javier Guerrero Molina, a Mexican illegal alien, was sentenced in federal court in Jacksonville, Florida to 10 years imprisonment for attempting to transport a minor to engage in sexual activity. Guerrero said he had entered the United States illegally in 1999 or 2000. (Dept. of Justice, Middle District of Florida, March 30, 2015)

  • March 2015 — An Idaho judge sentenced Phuong Hoang Le, a Vietnamese illegal alien, to prison for 36 months. Le was convicted of possession of a stolen car and stolen credit card. The judge  commented, “Stealing cars and credit cards strike at the hearts of average middle class citizens.” The prosecutor said that Le had 10 prior felony convictions, but that according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he is not likely to be deported because if Le were to be deported to Vietnam “he would be killed.” (http://magicvalley.com/news/local/mini-cassia/ — March 25, 2015)

  • March 2015 — Luis Daniel Cabrera-Guzman, a Mexican illegal alien, was sentenced in Kansas City to two years in federal prison for conspiracy to produce and distribute false and counterfeit identification documents that were sold to illegal aliens. He had previously been deported twice in 2009. Four other Mexican illegal aliens have pled guilty to the same conspiracy and await sentencing. (Kansas City infozine, March 25, 2015)

  • February 2015 — Sergio Cobaruvias-Romero, an illegal alien from Mexico, was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute drugs in Texas. He was found with 20 bundles of methamphetamine weighing 46 pounds and four bundles of heroine weighing 13 pounds. He was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, February 17, 2015)

  • January 2015 — Jaime Gerardo Serrano-Villegas, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was convicted of transporting illegal aliens. He assisted in moving a boat filled with illegal aliens and faces up to 10 years in federal prison. (U.S. Department of Justice, Southern District of Texas, January 14, 2015)

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