During the month of December, two migrant children died after illegally crossing into the United States.
The first was 7-year-old Jakelin Caal of Guatemala. Jakelin and her father were part of a group of 163 illegal aliens who crossed the US border into a part of New Mexico that is considered to be one of the more remote areas along the southern border. The illegals did not have enough food or water for their trek through the desert. Eventually, Jakelin and her father were among the illegals taken into custody by US Border Patrol. About 27 hours after being taken into custody and after receiving medical care, Jakelin died from what most reports say was the results of severe dehydration and malnutrition.
The second was 8-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo, also from Guatemala. He too was taken into custody after illegally crossing the US border into the New Mexico desert. The reports on what happened with Felipe vary. Some reports that he was ill and running a fever but never received any medical care until it was too late. Other reports say that Felipe did receive medical care and then was released. The bottom line is that Felipe had the flu and most likely died as a result of the flu. This is not surprising as the Department of Homeland Security is reporting that they are sending dozens of sick illegal aliens to the hospital every day.
I admit that the death of these migrant kids is tragic, but the fault is not that of the US or Border Patrol but that of those who took them or sent them illegally into the United States.
Their deaths have become a rallying call of liberals across the US, who want to just open the border and accept any and all illegals into the county.
Before that happens, let’s take a look at the death toll of American citizens at the hands of illegal aliens.
Let’s start with the most recent report of Newman, California Police Corporal Ronil Singh being shot and killed during a routine DUI stop. His murderer was Gustavo Perez Arriaga, who has been identified as an illegal alien who crossed the border into Arizona. Arriaga already has two prior convictions of driving while intoxicated.
In 2007, Phoenix Police Officer Nick Erfle was shot and killed by illegal alien Erik Jovani Martinez. Martinez was jaywalking when Erfle stopped him and soon discovered that Martinez had an outstanding warrant on him. When Erfle went to arrest Martinez, a fight ensued and Martinez shot and killed Erfle.
In 2014, Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes killed two northern California police officers. He was an illegal alien, who during his trial, boldly declared that he wished he could kill more police officers.
In 2015, Kathryn Steinle was walking on a San Francisco pier with her father, when suddenly a shot rang out and Kathryn collapsed to the ground. Her father quickly cradled her in his arms and was helpless as he watched his daughter die. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an illegal alien who had been deported multiple times was the man who shot and killed her. Worse yet is that he had recently been released by local authorities AFTER federal immigration officials requested he be held until they could pick him up. Unbelievably, a jury of bleeding heart liberals found Zarate not guilty of the murder, even though he admitted to pulling the trigger.
To add to a growing list of examples, some of which are mentioned below, is the case of Tomas Martinez-Maldonado, a 38-year-old illegal alien from Mexico. He is currently being charged and held in jail for raping a 13-year-old girl while traveling on a Greyhound bus in Kansas.
Investigation has led to the fact that Maldonado had been deported 10 times and then voluntarily removed 9 more times since 2003. Yet, he was back in the US illegally again, raping a young teenager who will carry the mental and emotional scars with her for the rest of her life.
My question is why wasn’t he already in prison for his multiple immigration violations and why hasn’t the Obama administration taken measures to secure our southern border to protect American citizens?
On March 1st, 2012, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) issued an executive order declaring the city of Baltimore to be a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. Now cities like this are reaping the rewards of their actions, including Baltimore. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Henry Estrella-Cordova, 31, entered the US illegally and took up residence in Baltimore where he was protected from deportation by Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s executive order. Estrella-Cordova has now been arrested and charged with the violent rape of a 9-year-old girl in the city of Baltimore. I wonder what she would say to the parents of the little girl who has had her life shattered forever?
However, this incident is not an isolated case involving an illegal living a sanctuary city. In 2008, Edwin Ramos was charged with the murder of a father and his two sons. Ramos was an illegal living in San Francisco where he was protected by their sanctuary status. Ramos was a gangbanger with felony records who had previously attempted to assault and rob a pregnant woman.
In 2008, gangbanger Pedro Espinoza, 19, was an illegal living in Los Angeles under their sanctuary status. Espinoza shot and killed 17-year-old Jamiel Shaw. Shaw was a high school football star whose father was an Army sergeant serving in Iraq at the time of the shooting. Records showed that Espinoza had been a gang member since he was 12 years old and that the day before he shot Shaw, he was released from jail for serving time for an assault with a deadly weapon.
In 2015, Marilyn Pharis, 64, was a US military veteran and retired civilian employee of Vandenberg Air Force Base who lived in Santa Monica, California. On July 24, she was home sleeping when two illegals broke into her home. They beat her with a claw hammer, strangled, raped her and left for dead. Pharis died from her wounds several days later.
The two illegals have been identified as 29-year-old Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez and 20-year-old Jose Fernando Villagomez. Ramirez had been previously arrested and charged with committing battery against a woman and possession of meth. In May 2014, he was placed on probation.
In my old neighborhood in Mesa, Arizona, an illegal shot and killed a 21-year-old convenience store clerk. Apolinar Altamirano shot and killed 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck in Mesa, Arizona. According to the police report, Altamirano entered a Quik Trip convenience store at 4am on Jan. 22. He dumped a jar of coins on the counter and demanded a pack of cigarettes. When Ronnebeck told the illegal that he needed to count out the money and handed it to him, Altamirano got upset and asked the clerk:
“You’re not gonna take my money.”
At this point surveillance video showed that Altamirano pulled out his gun and shot the clerk. Then he stepped over his body and took two packs of cigarettes and left the scene. Ronnebeck died from the gunshot wound.
This is just a very small list of American citizens who have been killed by illegal aliens. There are also many more who have been victimized by illegal aliens and survived.
In 2014, A group of illegal aliens, accompanies by two US citizens, kidnapped a 16-year-old teenager off of a Tucson street. The teen was beaten, drugged and forced to drink enough tequila to make him sick and throw up. Their plan was to hold the teen for a ransom of $400,000 from the lad’s family, but his family wasn’t as wealthy as the kidnappers thought.
Law enforcement officials found the house where they believed the kidnapped teen was being held. They surrounded the house and managed to rescue the teen and arrested the kidnappers. Authorities believe that had they not rescued the boy when they did that the kidnappers would have killed him once they found out his family wasn’t rich.
From November 1, 2013 thru October 31, 2014, there were 4,317 cases of child sexual assault charges filed against illegal aliens in North Carolina. Imagine how many more instances were not reported and how many others happened in the other 49 states, especially those states along the southern border.
Here is a list of some of the sexual charges against illegal aliens that have already been compiled for November 2014 in North Carolina:
-COLATO-AYALA, BLANCA ESTELA
Date of Arrest: 11/01/2014
Charge(s): Three counts of indecent liberties with a child, first-degree sex offense w/child, sexual battery
-ENSENAT, PEDRO JAIME
Date of Arrest: 11/05/2014
Charge(s): Indecent liberties with a child, first-degree sex offense w/child, sexual exploitation of a minor
County: NEW HANOVER
Date of Arrest: 11/05/2014
Charge(s): Four counts of first-degree rape, four counts of indecent liberties with a child, four counts of incest, four counts of crime against nature
-HERRERA, ELTON FRANCISCO
County: NEW HANOVER
Date of Arrest: 11/05/2014
Charge(s): Six counts of sexual exploitation of a minor
Date of Arrest: 11/13/2014
Charge(s): Statutory rape
Date of Arrest: 11/11/2014
Charge(s): Indecent liberties with a child, statutory rape
Date of Arrest: 11/10/2014
Charge(s): Indecent liberties with a child, first-degree sex offense w/child
-ARROYO, VICTOR YANEZ
Date of Arrest: 11/14/2014
Charge(s): First-degree rape (12-year-old victim), kidnapping
Date of Arrest: 11/20/2014
Charge(s): Solicit child by computer
As the media try to villainize President Donald Trump over the tragic deaths of 2 illegal migrant children, that were NOT the fault of US authorities, they forget the hundreds and probable thousands of Americans, including many children who have been victimized by illegal aliens, liberals strive to protect and give them sanctuary. The real victims are the American people, not the illegals and we need to make sure no one forgets this.
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