Skip to comments.Immigrant database failed to detect suspect before rape of young girl
Posted on 01/26/2011 6:51:34 PM PST by moonshinner_09
Salvador Portillo-Saravia, a member of the MS-13 street gang, was charged with raping an 8-year-old girl at her Fairfax County home last month. But he never should have been in Fairfax in the first place.
Federal officials deported Portillo-Saravia, of Sterling, to El Salvador in 2003, and he sneaked back in illegally. Now, officials are wondering why a much-touted federal program didn't catch him before the rape.
Four weeks before the crime, Portillo-Saravia was in the Loudoun County jail for public intoxication. That's when the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program, called Secure Communities, should have identified him as an illegal immigrant and he should have been taken into custody.
Loudoun authorities ran Portillo-Saravia's fingerprints through a federal database, but despite the 2003 deportation, nothing was found. He was released after 12 hours behind bars.
Portillo-Saravia, 29, is now the subject of a manhunt by local police and federal marshals.
Officials involved with Secure Communities and immigration experts said the incident points to confusion about how the program should work and to gaps in the immigration database. Many people who were deported before 2005, including Portillo-Saravia, are not in the fingerprint database, ICE officials said.
Jail officials in Virginia and Maryland who have relied on the program said they were not aware of the gap in the database.
"I was under the impression that everybody they had contact with was in the system," Henrico County Sheriff Michael L. Wade said.
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Lock and load and blow this POS away.
For a POST writer to suggest that an illegal shouldn’t have been in the country “in the first place” is the height of hypocrisy.
Our government long ago traded away our safety & well-being to the Bronze Horde; don’t expect any help there.
Give the maggot a law degree and stick his ass on “the pathway to citizenship!” It’s the American way! Americans are “nice” people!
Deport all illegals to Muslim countries.
Spare me. If these ‘officials’ had wanted to keep their community safe, they would have actually CHECKED the database, rather than going through the motions.
It would be nice to see them held accountable, but that would probably go against the ‘new tone’ these days.
Any illegal, arrested for anything, should be held in jail until deported period. That includes j walking. Zero tolerance is the way to enforce the law.
Some federal officials should get long, long jail sentences for this.
An illegal raped and murdered a professional woman here in this city. I don’t know if they have even found him yet. He ran off to another state and the “manhunt” was on for this low life also as in this case.
Unfortunately the current “Catch and Release” model, in which they can at least (hopefully) raise revenues via traffic tickets & such, seems to be adequate to those who are responsible for our national defense.
Damn, they tell the cops it is profiling to run a back ground check on trash like this, now they are saying why did the system not work. Catch them all and deport no exceptions and don’t separate the mothers and their kids they all go.
trace back and find who is responsible for this failure to post the data, and let the punishment fit the crime.
LE must stop trying to coverup incompetence and mete out discipline
Some clerk with a wad of chewing gum reading a kinky paperback doing sloppy work supervised by another bureaucrat, no doubt.
Sorry. This is Virginia, and Sterling is about a mile from where I live. A tremendous number of illegals moved here after Prince William County started cracking down on them. In my part of far western Fairfax county, they at least stopped them from hanging out in town, and they started to close down the dormitory houses for violating code, so many of the illegals have moved over to Sterling, in the next county.
Tennessee had a good response here in Nashville and through-out the state. No I.D. no beer. That did wonders before the recession knocked them out.
This moral piece of scum, who is lower than a farm animal....is probably back in El Salvador now.
All Illegal Aliens who are caught should be RFID chip or tattooed. They are Illegals, who broke US law, and are not citizens....they do not have the same rights as American Citizens
Just another day in ‘invasionland’!
Jan. 27, 2011
Illegal alien pleads guilty to rape and abduction in Virginia Beach
On Wednesday, Carlos Hernandez, 24, pleaded guilty to a September rape and abduction which began at the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
According to Virginia Beach Commonweatlh’s Attorney Harvey Bryant, the victim was walking through a McDonalds parking lot in the 2100 block of Pacific Avenue when she was abducted at knifepoint by Hernandez and his accomplice, Santiago Jiminez, also an illegal alien.
The woman was forced into an SUV and driven to another location, while both Hernandez and Jiminez took turns assaulting her.
They eventually stopped at a convenience store in Chesapeake, where the victim escaped and called police.
Upon questioning, Hernandez quickly confessed to raping the woman. His sentencing is set for June 1, 2011.
Jan. 27, 2011
On Tuesday, Denver police arrested Eliu Montes-Garcia, 28, in connection with a Saturday night hit-and-run that left a parking valet dead outside a Denver nightclub.
According to witnesses, 21-year-old Jose Medina was helping a woman exit her car when a white GMC pickup truck hit him with so much force that he was thrown 50 feet into the street.
It was Medinas first night on the job at the Rock Star Lounge on Lincoln Street.
Police are still searching for a woman who may have actually been driving the truck.
At this time, it is not clear what role Montes-Garcia may have had in the crime and police have not yet announced what charges he is facing. An advisement hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson told reporters: We’re not saying he’s the driver. His role exactly has not been determined yet. We’re still looking for other additional parties.
Montes-Garcia has a history of arrests for various traffic and drug violations and was deported in 2008.
In May 2007, he was arrested in Alamosa County for felony distribution of dangerous drugs, driving without a license, improper license plates and driving under restraint.
He spent nine months in a Colorado state prison for felony drug possession and was deported back to Mexico on March 27, 2008.
Montes-Garcia is currently being held in the Denver County Jail on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer.
What is even more maddening about this is that DOJ paid HUNDREDS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS to EDS (then owned by General Motors) to set up an identification database for the Border Patrol back in the early 1990s. It never worked. The individual BP posts could not communicate with each other, or the main office, let alone the FBI. There have been two or three very expensive tries in the meantime. There is no excuse for not having been fingerprinting deportees and keeping those prints in an accessible database since the 1990s.
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