Cross posted from Common Sense America
“Family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande.”
Neither do child molesters, rapists, drunken drivers, identity thieves, vicious gang members, murderers, kidnappers, and other criminals. (Perhaps even terrorists?) And now we can add more to the list of criminal aliens that have been roaming the streets of America.
The Miami Herald reports:
On the morning of Aug. 14, 1985, a military patrol entered a village in the Peruvian Andes searching for fighters of the Maoist rebel group Shining Path.
Witnesses said soldiers under the command of 2nd Lt. Telmo Hurtado gathered 69 villagers, separated the women, raped them and then proceeded to kill everyone, including some children, with machine guns and hand grenades. Hurtado was eventually charged and convicted in his homeland in connection with the massacre but evaded punishment and fled to the United States.
Justice caught up with him last week.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Friday arrested Hurtado in Miami Beach. Officials said Miami U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta authorized Hurtado’s criminal prosecution on charges related to visa fraud.
Yes, you read that right, visa fraud. He lied and stated he had no prior convictions in his homeland. Apparently we will let anyone into this country, no questions asked, no background check necessary. The article goes on to report:
Hurtado, 45, arrived in 2002 after obtaining a visitor visa. Then he overstayed.
Frank Parodi, a former national program manager with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s human rights violators unit in Washington, voiced concerns about Hurtado’s ability to obtain a visa.
“Something has to be done to prevent these human rights violators from fleeing and retiring in South Florida,” said Parodi, who frequently has encountered foreign-born torture suspects living in Florida with expired visas.
And World Peace Herald, citing an article from the Washington Times, says that Hurtado is not the only one. According to ICE spokeswoman Kadia H. Koroma:
Ms. Koroma said ICE agents in Baltimore also arrested Juan Manuel Rivera-Rondon, a former Peruvian Army officer, also named by Peruvian authorities as participating in the 1985 massacre.
She said ICE agents in the Plains, Va., also arrested Ernesto Guillermo Barreiro, 60, a retired Army major who was Argentina’s chief interrogator during the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983.
Barreiro, according to Argentine documents, served as the chief interrogator at a clandestine detention and torture facility during the “dirty war” period. He is accused in Argentina of being responsible for the torture and death of several people considered political opponents of the ruling dictatorship.
And, last month, in a March 14 News Release, ICE reports:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers yesterday arrested a former major in the Bangladeshi army who is wanted in his home country for his role in a 1975 military-backed coup that resulted in the assassination of Bangladesh’s first president, Sheikh Mujib Rahman.
Members of ICE’s fugitive operations teams took Mohiuddin A.K.M. Ahmed, 60, into custody yesterday morning at his residence in the 3900 block of Inglewood Boulevard in Los Angeles. In 1998, the Bangladesh High Court convicted Ahmed in absentia for his role in the coup and assassination and sentenced him to death.
President Mujib was slain August 15, 1975, along with his wife and several family members. The coup also resulted in the death of a number of the president’s trusted aides.
Ahmed, who first entered the United States in 1996 on a visitor’s visa, had appealed a deportation order handed down by an immigration judge in 2002. Late last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco denied Ahmed’s petition to review the case, allowing the earlier removal order to stand.
There are dangerous people coming into our country whether illegally crossing our borders or overstaying fraudulent visitor visas. As a result of our government’s refusal to protect the American citizen, we have millions and millions of unaccounted persons - with more coming every single day - among us. Many, many of these people have committed heinous crimes in their homelands - they aren’t here to work, they are here to hide.
Our government has looked the other way for decades to appease the greed of big business and their lobbyists. They have left our homeland unprotected and their inaction will once again have consequences for the American people. Remember, it only took 19 men to shake this nation to our very core.
How many other vicious criminals live among us? How many future terrorists lie to obtain, or overstay, their visa? Who is living in your neighborhood? You may be surprised.
SJS - Sudden Jihad Syndrome from Bear Creek Ledger
Illegal Immigration in the News from Morning Coffee
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