Illegal Immigration and Crime: Guatemalan Murderer Made U.S. His Home
The thing is, an actual immigration system would vet those who wanted to make the U.S. their home. Not only would such a system determine who was worthy to seek citizenship, it would also make sure, for instance, THEY WERE NOT A MURDERER.
There is no doubt that the current state of affairs, i.e., the lack of control over our borders, invites alien criminals into our midst. The relationship between illegal immigration and crime is a real as the story below.
PHILADELPHIA — A Guatemalan man who is wanted on charges in his home country in connection with a fatal car jacking attempt was deported Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
According to Guatemalan authorities Oscar Lopez Guerra, 32, is wanted on possession of firearms charges after he allegedly was involved in a carjacking attempt that resulted in one innocent bystander’s death and another person wounded.
In September 2011, Lopez and two others allegedly boarded a micro bus driven by a man who was accompanied by his wife. Lopez and his suspected accomplices put a gun to the driver’s head and threatened to kill him if he didn’t drive them where they wanted. The driver refused, so the suspected carjackers began shooting and grabbed the driver’s wife, threatening to kill her if the he didn’t follow their orders. According to authorities, the woman was shot during the heated exchange and later was pronounced dead.
Lopez was detained on the scene and is suspected to have fled soon after he posted bail. A warrant was issued by Guatemala in January 2013 alerting international law enforcement.
Philadelphia ERO officers encountered the fugitive near Lansdale, Pennsylvania, during a Violent Criminal Alien Section operation in December 2014, and he was taken into custody. An immigration judge ordered him removed from the United States in July 2015, and he is now under Guatemalan authority.
However, this wasn’t the first time ERO deported him. The fugitive had tried once before to hide out in the United States but was found and detained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Texas in August 2012 (before the international warrant was issued) and deported about a month later.