Illegal immigration may be a hot topic for politicians running for office, but as Americans, it should be an even greater area of concern. The left is determined to make us an open border country, allowing any and everyone in, no matter their criminal background. That’s why I feel it is important to highlight the serious crimes committed by so many illegal immigrants in this weekly report.
Week of September 28 – October 3
This is not an analysis, but rather a report of the more serious crimes committed by illegal aliens. While there may have been many more, hundreds even, arrests of illegal aliens for simple infractions, here we concentrate only on the most dangerous of offenses.
“Baseball Bat” Serial Killer
Los Angeles, CA
A seven-time deportee was arrested as a suspect in the “baseball bat” serial killings along California’s coast. Ramon Escobar, 47, is an illegal alien from El Salvador and is suspected of killing at least three people by bludgeoning them with a baseball bat. A total of seven victims were beaten, allegedly by Escobar. The El Salvadorian is also a suspect in the disappearance of his mother and uncle in Texas.
Authorities believe Escobar fled Texas after his mother, 60-year-old Dinora Escobar, and uncle Rogelio Escobar, 65, suddenly disappeared. Houston police say Rogelio was last seen at his residence on August 26. Dinora went to check on her absent brother and went missing two days later. “Police later found her 2007 Chevy Uplander minivan torched on a Galveston beach.”
Shortly after, Escobar showed up in the Los Angeles, CA area and, for reasons unknown, authorities believe that on September 8, he began attacking men and bludgeoning them with a bat. On September 16, he allegedly beat three homeless men while they slept on streets, two of whom died from their injuries. One was 20 years old and the other was 59. The other homicide victim was Steven Ray Cruze Jr, a 39-year-old fisherman who sometimes liked to sleep under the pier after a late night of fishing.
This convicted criminal was recently allowed to stay in the U.S. after appealing his latest immigration conviction in 2016. He was released under a supervision order. He spent five years in prison in the 1990s for burglary and has been arrested for a multitude of crimes including vehicle burglary and two assaults, with the most recent assault charge in November 2017.
Although he was initially ordered out of the U.S. in 1988, it took until 1997 to deport him while he served prison sentences. Between 1997 and 2011, Escobar was deported five more times. For whatever reason, he was able to appeal in 2016 and was allowed to remain here – and become the “baseball bat” serial killer suspect.
Illegal Murders Beloved Youth Football Coach – Sentenced to 50 Years
Joel Valera was convicted of the murder of 40-year-old Arthur Gomez Jr. and sentenced to 50 years in prison. Gomez was a youth football coach, father of six, and beloved resident of the town. The two were neighbors, and after an altercation broke out, Valera shot Gomez three times with a shotgun on their front lawns.
In the 1990s, Valera had been convicted of having sex with a minor and domestic violence, and had been deported. At some point, the illegal alien made his way back to the States and lived in the country for at least 10 years with his three children, using the alias “Joseph Gutierrez.”
Does this week’s column seem to have a theme? Yes, it most definitely does. In both cases, the illegal aliens were previously convicted criminals who had been deported. And both cases happened in California, which is a sanctuary state. While the theme was unintentional, it demonstrates the seriousness of open borders and weak immigration laws. Illegal alien criminals will continue to flock to these areas where they will be protected, even to the point of giving them the opportunity to harm American citizens. When will progressives wake up and see the deadly mistake they are condoning?
Remember to check back next week for the next installment of our crime watch.