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Deaths of Americans tied to lax immigration policy
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2003 | Jon Dougherty

Posted on 07/21/2003 11:41:46 PM PDT by JohnHuang2

Warnings by a seasoned immigration agent in Idaho that lax federal immigrant detention policies would eventually lead to the deaths of U.S. citizens were not only ignored by senior Immigration and Naturalization Service officials, but they have also come true, the Idaho Statesman reported.

Boise-based agent J. Kent Nygaard laid out his concerns in a pair of memos sent to INS officials in Washington within the past year, the paper said. Since then, seven people in Canyon and Elmore counties have been killed in accidents or murders allegedly involving four immigrants. INS has since been folded into the Department of Homeland Security.

Nygaard provided details about his warnings and the resultant deaths of U.S. citizens in a May 29 letter to U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho. The Statesman reported the four immigrants allegedly involved had been arrested previously on a range of charges, including driving without privileges and drug possession.


Illegal immigrants are arrested by Border Patrol agents.

A spokesman for Craig told the Statesman the senator supported the detention of criminal immigrants. The paper also reported Craig is discussing the issue and considering new legislation that would deal with such problems.

"The real issue here is getting more resources into their hands at many levels," Mike Tracy, Craig's spokesman, told the Statesman. "We're moving as quickly as we can."

Other immigration-reform experts were critical of the government's policies.

"This kind of thing happens frequently across the United States: Americans paying the price for our government's continuing failure to enforce the law," Craig Nelson, spokesman for Friends of Immigration Law Enforcement, or FILE, told WorldNetDaily.

"In a world in which nearly 5 billion people live in countries poorer than Mexico, the United States simply must get serious about enforcing our immigration laws, and the only way to do that is to humanely, but firmly, help illegal aliens return to their homes," he said.

The Statesman said immigration officials were looking into Nygaard's claims. But federal immigration officials have stated in the past that scant resources make it necessary to detain only immigrants who commit serious crimes like rape and murder.

A spokesman for the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services told WorldNetDaily the agency "would like to be able" to pick up all apprehended aliens. He also said the agency often fails to pick up "small groups" from local police because it is short-handed.

"We've got less than 2,000 special agents to carry out our mission," the official, who asked not to be identified, said. "It's a matter of resources, and we don't have them."

Nevertheless, federal law allows for the deportation of illegal aliens and other immigrants who are in the country legally but have committed serious crimes. Some states and communities, however, have adopted a sort of "catch-and-release" policy, whereby they either provide sanctuary for all immigrants or refuse to observe federal immigration laws.

The Statesman, which obtained a copy of Nygaard's memos, reported the veteran agent said that the deaths of Maria Evangelina Angie Leon on May 19, Kathlene Walker on April 15, Shawn and Sage Marti on March 6, and Rebecca Ramirez and her two sons in July 2002 "illustrate the impact of releasing immigrants who are arrested for or convicted of committing crimes."

The paper said Nygaard admitted that deporting the immigrants may not have stopped them from returning to Idaho. But, he insisted, "a much stronger argument is that the arrest and deportation of these four men may have altered history enough so that these seven people would not be dead today."

"It is an undeniable fact that these types of deaths will continue if INS does not change its detention policies," Nygaard wrote, according to the paper.

Nygaard said in his 27 years as an immigration special agent around Boise, the number of staff at the local office has remained constant – at seven.

A report in FrontpageMagazine.com detailed other crimes committed recently by immigrants.

In one case, David Montiel Cruz, an illegal immigrant who kidnapped a 9-year-old girl in San Jose, Calif., in June, had been arrested by police for auto theft and was found using multiple aliases. The magazine said his illegal status was known to local officers, but San Jose police forbade cops from questioning the immigration status of suspects.

In another case in Houston, the magazine said, Walter Alexander Sorto, ticketed several times for traffic violations, stands accused of the abduction, rape and murder of three women. "A 13-year-old girl, Laura Ayala, was abducted just days after Sorto had been charged with failure to appear in court; no arrest had been made. Recent blood evidence has linked him to her disappearance in addition to the slayings he and his associates had already been accused of," the report said.

"Lax detention policies for criminal aliens has resulted in hundreds of thousands of aliens being released onto our streets, their whereabouts unknown to immigration authorities until they commit a violent crime against an innocent American and it hits the headlines," David Ray, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, told WorldNetDaily.

"All aliens who are subject to deportation should be detained and held for their removal hearings. What's paramount in this equation is the safety of the American public, which has been put on the back burner for far too long," he said.

Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., head of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, told Frontpage Magazine that the aforementioned criminal incidents were just examples of "what is happening all over the country." But, he told the magazine, "there is no political will" to enforce federal law and repeal sanctuary policies.

"When immigrants commit serious crimes in the U.S., they have violated their commitment to the American people and have thus forfeited the privilege of remaining in America," Ray said. "They have essentially worn out their welcome and should be sent home, post haste."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: borderpatrol; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist
Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Quote of the Day by JoeSpout

1 posted on 07/21/2003 11:41:46 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Hi Friend. I justed dropped Tom Tancredo an email of support. I've signed the petitions and only wished I lived in Colorado to work with this wonderful patriot!
2 posted on 07/22/2003 12:29:36 AM PDT by JustPiper (Am I going or are you coming? Socialist Democratic = Commie!)
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To: JohnHuang2
What I have to say is: blah blah mom and apple pie milquetoqast yadda yadda nothing trying not to be mean and political correctness is the best thing that ever happened to America nothing much yadda I'm OK you're OK nothing special or controversial let's all smile and can't we all just get along everything is good and the situation is wonderful and I'm so happy nothing nothing else blah yadda happy happy joy joy.
3 posted on 07/22/2003 2:00:17 AM PDT by Thorondir
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To: madfly; JackelopeBreeder
fyi
4 posted on 07/22/2003 4:15:04 AM PDT by Free the USA
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To: JohnHuang2
A copy of this article should be sent to Congress and the White House.
5 posted on 07/22/2003 4:28:18 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: JohnHuang2
we station troops on the german borders but not our own....
dont want to lose any votes ... or offend any protected class
6 posted on 07/22/2003 5:33:19 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: JohnHuang2
ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIME VICTIMS:http://www.immigrationshumancost.org/text/crimevictims.html
7 posted on 07/22/2003 6:59:09 AM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
This link: CRIME VICTIMS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS should be read and then bookmarked by all Americans to remind us of what a bunch of excrement our current policies on illegal immigration are.
I can only assume that politicians from the left and the right are completely content with the status quo. (gotta get those votes no matter what price!)
8 posted on 07/22/2003 9:07:18 AM PDT by Minutemen (Illegal Aliens: Just doin the jobs that Americans wont!)
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To: All
Here is a petition that demands that our president re-negotiate our dreadful extradition treaty with Mexico: Concerns of Police Survivors/ Extradition Petition
9 posted on 07/22/2003 9:29:59 AM PDT by Minutemen (Illegal Aliens: Just doin the jobs that Americans wont!)
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To: *immigrant_list; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; Free the USA; Libertarianize the GOP; madfly; B4Ranch; ..
ping
10 posted on 07/22/2003 9:38:01 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: Dante3
A copy of this article should be sent to Congress and the White House.

They already know all this, and they do not care one whit. Those illegals are future voters, and once the numbers are sufficient and an amnesty is granted, your vote will become a moot point.

11 posted on 07/22/2003 9:43:54 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tagline. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
Here's three more victims of illegal aliens, at least three of our police officers have been *murdered* by illegal aliens in just the past year. As our very own government stands winking and nodding at this epic invasion, while demanding that we pay for this attack on our very soveriegnty.
12 posted on 07/22/2003 9:44:05 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (Are these people for real?)
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To: gubamyster
"When immigrants commit serious crimes in the U.S., they have violated their commitment to the American people and have thus forfeited the privilege of remaining in America," Ray said. "They have essentially worn out their welcome and should be sent home, post haste."

Amen. Now implement it and stop the illegal immigration.

13 posted on 07/22/2003 9:45:01 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Cats really aren't so bad (if you use lots of catsup).)
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To: gubamyster
humanely, but firmly, help illegal aliens return to their homes," he said.

I have come to think the matricula consular card is a good thing. Since it is only issued to Mexican citizens is will make identifying Mexican illegals easier. Thanks to banks and other institutions that are accepting them we are building a data base of Mexicans living here and we just check them all to see who is legal and who is not.

14 posted on 07/22/2003 9:49:21 AM PDT by Flyer (Ask me about my Golden Retriever!)
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To: Joe Hadenuf; minuteman
I can't prove it, but I am sure more Americans have been killed by our friends from the South than were killed on 9/11. I've posted stories of cops getting murdered by illegals on this forum and the lack of response is from posters is dismaying.
15 posted on 07/22/2003 10:04:20 AM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak
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To: Minutemen; minuteman
Sorry that post was for minutemen.
16 posted on 07/22/2003 10:07:45 AM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak
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To: Minutemen
BTTT
17 posted on 07/22/2003 10:08:22 AM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak
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To: JohnHuang2
Oh, are we still allowed to post threads on illegal immigration and administration neglect?
18 posted on 07/22/2003 10:12:23 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Flyer
Are you kidding, I'll bet in the last 10 years alone, more American citizens have been killed in automobile accidents caused by DUI illegal aliens than were killed in 911. This is not including all the citizens killed by illegal alien gangs, robberies, drugs brought in by illegals, snipers, (One of the DC snipers was an illegal) and other assorted murders all over this country.
19 posted on 07/22/2003 10:16:37 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (Are these people for real?)
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To: Minutemen; All
Also see IMPORTING CRIMINALS:http://www.immigrationshumancost.org/text/criminals.html
20 posted on 07/22/2003 10:19:44 AM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak
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To: DLfromthedesert
"Oh, are we still allowed to post threads on illegal immigration and administration neglect?"

JH2 is. He's a major resource in many other areas.

Just don't go posting ONLY such threads.
21 posted on 07/22/2003 10:36:59 AM PDT by Tauzero (please return your stewardess to her original upright position)
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To: Joe Hadenuf
I would not at all be surprised if more Americans die due to illegal aliens (crimes, traffic accidents, and diseases for example) than we are losing in the Iraq war.
22 posted on 07/22/2003 11:03:55 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (California! See how low WE can go!)
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To: gubamyster
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., head of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, told Frontpage Magazine that the aforementioned criminal incidents were just examples of "what is happening all over the country." But, he told the magazine, "there is no political will" to enforce federal law and repeal sanctuary policies.

Then we should get some leadership that will put Americans first for a change.

It's time for
a round-up!


23 posted on 07/22/2003 11:43:01 AM PDT by Tancredo Fan (Stop the invasion. Put the military on the borders, round up illegals, and tell Fox to shove off.)
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To: gubamyster
"...the United States simply must get serious about enforcing our immigration laws, and the only way to do that is to humanely, but firmly, help illegal aliens return to their homes," he said."

I've got a better idea - why don't we "humanely, but firmly", help return to AMERICANS the nation they once loved and fought for.

24 posted on 07/22/2003 12:06:48 PM PDT by Paulie
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
BUMP
25 posted on 07/22/2003 6:16:35 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak (Stop the open borders death cult)
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To: JohnHuang2
We already knew American citizens were dying at the hands of illegals and STILL nobody is doing anything about it.

This will become a hot button issue for the election. The flow of illegals must be stopped.
26 posted on 07/23/2003 6:06:10 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush
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To: JohnHuang2
BTTT
27 posted on 07/24/2003 6:53:52 AM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak (Stop the open borders death cult)
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To: gubamyster
fireworks are very much legal in missouri. but such a waste of money compared to the more bang for the bucks I used to get when I was a kid. could get a big brown grocery sack full for 5 bucks. 100 bucks might fill a similar sack now,
28 posted on 07/27/2003 8:47:34 PM PDT by o_zarkman44
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