Another mother has been permanently separated from her two children by the grave, allegedly murdered by a previously known illegal alien.
Three more people are dead in Des Moines, Iowa, allegedly killed by an illegal alien who was able to remain in the country despite several encounters with police. Criminal illegal aliens are supposed to be immediately removed so they are not able to commit more crimes in this country.
According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Marvin Oswaldo Escobar-Orellana, 31, who has been charged with the murder of a mother and two children Tuesday night in downtown Des Moines, is an illegal alien from Guatemala who had been previously deported twice. “Escobar-Orellana, aka, Marvin O. Esquivel-Lopez, was previously removed (deported) from the United States in 2010 and again in 2011,” said ICE spokesman Shawn Neudauer in a statement. “He has a prior federal conviction for illegal entry into the United States in 2010.”
While he is currently not in ICE custody, which prevents ICE from offering more information on his criminal history, ICE did confirm that an immigration detainer was filed by the agency on July 16 with the Polk County Jail. That would allow ICE to apprehend him so he can’t flee if he were to post bond with the local jail, which was set at $3 million.
According to the Des Moines Register, Esquivel-Lopez, which is the alias listed on all of the suspect’s public records, had numerous traffic tickets. He even appeared in court the day before the shootings to pay “more than $1,400 in fines and fees related to a May traffic incident in which he was cited for failure to maintain control and driving without a license or proof of insurance.”
It should be standard procedure for police to immediately ask the citizenship status of someone involved in a traffic accidents, especially those who drive without licenses. As a result of localities violating 8 U.S.C. 1324 by shielding illegal aliens from detection, Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez, 29; Grecia Daniela Alvarado-Flores, 11; and Ever Jose Mejia-Flores, 5 are now dead.
It’s not more evil for an illegal alien to commit murder than it is for an American. But illegal aliens, if our laws were followed, should be gone immediately upon their first encounter with police so that they can’t harm more Americans.
This alien gave a false identity to police. ICE had his real identity. The police could have worked with ICE to determine his real identity and prevent future crimes.
According to the Epoch Times, one citizen in North Carolina collated criminal data from just 30 percent of North Carolina counties and found that in just the past 18 months, “more than 331 illegal aliens have been charged with 1,172 child rapes and child sexual assaults.”
Even after removing illegal aliens, we must keep them from coming back. This criminal was able to come in twice before, and that was at a time when Border Patrol was not nearly as distracted as it is today. Just this year, Border Patrol caught 19,000 with previous convictions already in America coming to our border. Can you imagine how many they don’t catch? Because current policy is putting the illegal aliens before America’s security, Border Patrol is drawn off to serving illegal aliens so that the cartels can strategically bring the worst criminal elements back into the country.
Border Patrol must actually patrol our frontier and ensure that people like Escobar-Orellana don’t return. How many of the 1.8 million criminal aliens ICE has deported over the past decade made it back in because they know we are often down to a handful of agents for a 60-mile stretch of border?
Every time an illegal alien dies of natural causes, it is an impetus for Congress to hold endless hearings berating immigration officials. Why is a murder like this not an impetus to address how current law is not being applied in defense of Americans?
Editor’s note: The title and text of this article have been updated to say “children” instead of “daughters.”
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.