Editor’s Note – The Illegals Crime Report looks at crimes committed in the United States at the hands of those who shouldn’t be in the country.
Week of April 2 – 9
Smuggling Attempt Thwarted
A U.S. resident was arrested on April 5 after being caught trying to smuggle illegal aliens into the country. Border Patrol agents at the checkpoint north of Laredo, TX conducted an immigration inspection on the driver of a white tractor pulling a white trailer. During the examination, a service canine directed the agents to the rear of the trailer.
The border enforcers opened the trailer and found 32 people, including a juvenile, inside. All were in the United States illegally and came from Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico. The aliens, as well as the driver, were taken into custody.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement: “Despite the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, smugglers continue to endanger the lives of individuals they exploit and the health and safety of our Nation. U.S. Border Patrol agents strive to prevent the flow of illegal immigration and slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Three Illegals Arrested for Murdering a 16-Year-Old Boy
Three males from El Salvador, in the United States illegally, have been arrested for allegedly stabbing 16-year-old Franklin Mercado to death on Jan. 22. Jonathan Alexander Gonzalez-Rosales, 25, Elmer Alexander Lara-Fuentes, 20, and Santos Antonio Munoz-Chicas, 19, were identified as suspects by a woman who claimed to have knowledge of the incident. More details of the crime were revealed after Fuentes was arrested by immigration agents on March 27 and agreed to provide information to Dallas detectives.
The boy’s body was found with multiple stab wounds, and his shoes had been taken.
According to Lara-Fuentes, he, Gonzalez-Rosales, and Munoz-Chicas wanted to confront the victim – who belonged to a different gang – to retaliate for a friend who had been attacked several weeks earlier in Arlington. He said the three of them took the teen to Crawford Memorial Park, in the 300 block of North Prairie Creek Road in Pleasant Grove. There, according to Lara-Fuentes, they began punching and kicking him. Then he claimed Gonzalez-Rosales stabbed the victim in the torso while Munoz-Chicas stabbed him in the neck. Each of the three suspects are being charged with one count of capital murder.
ICE released a statement regarding Gonzalez-Rosales, adding that he is an active member of the 18th Street Gang, which the agency described as a “transnational criminal organization.” Before the murder of Mercado, ICE found the suspect on Dec. 10, 2017 at a magistrate court in San Antonio, TX and issued an immigration detainer on him. On Feb. 7, 2018, though, an immigration judge granted the Salvadorian bond and he was released on Feb. 22 of that year.
However, Gonzalez-Rosales failed to appear for his immigration court hearing on July 16, 2018. The judge ordered him “removed in absentia to El Salvador” but he remained a fugitive until this most recent arrest as a suspect in Mercado’s murder.
North Carolinians for Immigration Reform and Enforcement (NCFIRE)
Each month, the North Carolina organization NCFIRE posts a list of sexual crimes committed against children by illegal immigrants. The numbers are staggering – especially considering that they’re just for one state. Take a look at the last four months’ worth of statistics.
- 17 illegal immigrants were arrested.
- 53 charges of child rape and sexual abuse.
- 38 illegal immigrants were arrested.
- 140 charges of child rape and sexual abuse.
- 15 illegal immigrants were arrested.
- 40 charges of child rape and sexual abuse.
- 22 illegal immigrants were arrested.
- 145 charges of child rape and sexual abuse.
This barely represents a drop in the bucket of just how many children are being sexually abused nationwide by people who shouldn’t have been here to begin with.
Sanctuary cities and states are only making it easier for predators to remain in the country as they prey on U.S. children.
Tune in next week for more on the Illegals Crime Report.
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