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Rescued Migrant Woman Was Not Mother of Children She Brought Across Border

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H/T Breitbart Texas.

This is why children are in detention so it can be determined if they are with their parents or they are alone.

Border Patrol agents rescued a woman traveling with three children not her own after they became stranded in the middle of the Rio Grande River border with Mexico. Officials told Breitbart Texas the children traveling with the woman were unaccompanied minors.

The woman was also crossing with another and her two children.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents battled strong currents and high water to rescue seven illegal immigrants left stranded in the middle of the Rio Grande River, Breitbart Texas reported. Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Border Patrol station came across a group of illegal immigrants on June 12 who were abandoned on a small island in the middle of the Rio Grande River border with Mexico. They found two adults and five juveniles who became stranded, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Border Patrol officials indicated the two women put the minors in dangerous conditions while attempting to cross the border illegally.

“The individuals were trying to cross and make their way into the United States,” officials said in a written statement. “However, unusually swift and strong currents proved too much for the group.”

Officials did not say if the group was traveling with a human smuggler at the time.

Responding to an inquiry from Breitbart Texas, CBP officials confirmed that one of the adult women was traveling with her two children — ages one and three.

“Also in the group was another adult female and three unaccompanied children,” the CBP statement reported.

Del Rio Sector spokesman Dennis Smith confirmed to Breitbart Texas on Monday that the three minors were not the woman’s children by blood or legal guardianship.

Border Patrol officials turned the family unit over to ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officers for placement in a family residential facility, officials stated. “The other adult female will be processed for illegal entry, and the unaccompanied children – ages 11, 12 and 14 – will be turned over to Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.”

Border Patrol officials frequently told Breitbart Texas that they find adults traveling with unaccompanied minors who attempt to claim they are family members.

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Texas Senator Pushes Removal of ‘Noncitizens’ from Voter Rolls

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H/T Breitbart Texas.

Non citizens should not be allowed to vote.

One Texas lawmaker asked election officials to clean up their voter rolls from “illegal voting by noncitizens” in a county that has been plagued with a host of voter fraud allegations and investigations.

State Senator Don Huffines (R-Dallas) voiced concerns over “illegal voting by noncitizens” this week in a letter to Dallas County elections officials. He called upon County Clerk, the Honorable John Warren, and Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole to update the public on their progress in removing noncitizen voting registrants.

“A fraudulent vote not only cancels out a legitimate one, but also casts doubt over the entire system, sowing distrust in government and dampening voter turnout,” wrote Huffines, citing the Texas Election Code which “requires United States citizenship in order to vote.”

He questioned Warren and Pippins-Poole if the county was acting in compliance with state law and election codes that call for “monthly compilation of a list of noncitizens registered to vote” as well as the cancellation of illegal voters. Huffines asked how many voters they removed for noncitizenship over the past decade and if any of the registrants voted illegally in federal, state, and/or local elections. He even inquired as to which elections these noncitizens voted. Lastly, he queried elections officials if they reported this “illegal conduct” to the Dallas County District Attorney or the Texas Attorney General’s offices.

The letter cited a report by the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI), which identified that between September 1999 to March 21, 2007, Dallas County cancelled the voter registrations of 1,889 noncitizens registered to vote. The report highlighted that before canceling these individuals from the voter rolls, 356 of them already voted in county elections.

Last year, a judge sentenced Rosa Maria Ortega, a Mexican national, to eight years in prison for “illegal voting.” She cast ballots in numerous Dallas County elections over 10 years, unaware that she was not a U.S. citizen but a U.S. resident and, therefore, ineligible to vote.

The letter also referenced a four-county survey conducted by the Office of the Attorney General, revealing 165 “unlawfully registered noncitizen voters” were removed from the voter rolls but prior to identifying themselves as noncitizens at jury duty, this group of 165 cast 100 illegal votes in Texas elections.

More recently, Texas AG Ken Paxton noted “the process for removing ineligible voters who self-report as noncitizens at jury duty is not being followed correctly, or even at all in various counties.”

Although Huffines said he remains “encouraged” by Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson and her office’s investigations into voter fraud claims, he believes the public deserves to know what steps local election officials are taking “to ensure our elections are fair, and free from fraud and undue influence.”

Dallas County voter fraud largely has reflected suspicious mail-in ballots, which overshadowed two election cycles. Breitbart Texas reported Pippins-Poole sequestered roughly 700 suspicious absentee ballots, temporarily freezing the results of a May 2017 local election. Months later, the suspect accused of forging signatures on these ballots was indicted. In response, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 5 to stiffen up penalties for voter mail fraud. Even so, in March 2018, Johnson’s office investigated more than 1,200 questionable mail-in ballot applications. Then, the losing Democrat challenger in the primary race for Dallas County DA sued the winning Democrat candidate and others, alleging voter fraud.

To date, 13 Texas counties have more registered voters than eligible residents, according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a national election integrity law firm. On Wednesday, the Foundation tweeted supporting Huffines’ actions in “raising awareness to noncitizen voting in Dallas County.” The watchdog nonprofit noted, “Verifying citizenship in registration is long overdue and Texas has a golden opportunity to build a model for others to follow.”

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Good on @DonHuffines for raising awareness to noncitizen voting in Dallas County, . Verifying citizenship in registration is long overdue and TX has a golden opportunity to build a model for others to follow.

In March, Breitbart Texas reported the Foundation filed a lawsuit against Harris County for allegedly failing to disclose noncitizen registered voter records as required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), more commonly known as the “Motor Voter” law. At the time, PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams commented, in part: “Election officials should be transparent. Our requests to inspect records will help educate lawmakers and the public alike on how noncitizens are gaining entry into the voting system; how long they remain; how they vote; and what we can do to fix the issue.”

Since then, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urged a state court judge to facilitate the Foundation’s request after Harris County sued over a relatively unfavorable ruling that noncitizen records should be disclosed under Texas law. Both federal and state lawsuits for Harris County records continue to date.

The PILF also put Bexar County on federal notice for failing to disclose noncitizen registered voter records.

In a prepared statement, Huffines says he plans to file legislation that requires verification of citizenship in the voter registration process. He said, “Texans deserve much more than the careless, haphazard enforcement” of existing voting provisions.

“When the Texas Legislature convenes in 2019, I will file legislation to verify the citizenship of every single applicant who registers to vote. It’s an outrage that such a common sense step isn’t being currently utilized to secure our elections.”

Huffines represents Senate District 16, which comprises a substantial geographic area in northern Dallas County.

DHS to ‘Caravan’ Migrants: False Asylum Claims Will Be Prosecuted

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H/T Breitbart Texas.

I am glad to hear that DHS is saying they will prosecute false asylum claims.

Hopefully this move will slow down or stop these caravans.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen sent a message to members of the “migrant caravan” who are now in Tijuana. The migrants announced they plan to enter the U.S. in massive numbers to declare asylum. Neilsen also addressed her warning to the organizers who may be coaching migrants on how to falsely make a “credible fear” claim.

“If you enter our country illegally, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution,” Nielsen stated on Wednesday. “If you make a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you assist or coach an individual in making a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution.”

The Secretary of Homeland Security said she intends to be very clear on the point that the U.S. will enforce its immigration laws, The Hill reported.

Instead, Secretary Nielsen urged the migrants to seek asylum in the first country they entered since leaving their homes.

Caravan organizers said they are regrouping in Tijuana, Breitbart Texas reported on Wednesday. As many as 600 are expected to gather there.

The migrants claim to be fleeing violence, or the threat of violence, in their home countries. However, they have chosen one of Mexico’s most violent cities as a gathering point.

In April alone, nearly 150 people were murdered in Tijuana, Breitbart Texas’ Robert Arce reported. Nearly 700 are reported to have been killed since January 1.

Earlier this week, Nielsen said the DHS will be fast-tracking any caravan asylum cases. The secretary said:

DHS continues to monitor the remnants of the ‘caravan’ of individuals headed to our Southern border with the apparent intention of entering the United States illegally. A sovereign nation that cannot – or worse, chooses not – to defend its borders will soon cease to be a sovereign nation. The Trump Administration is committed to enforcing our immigration laws – whether persons are part of this ‘caravan’ or not.

If members of the ‘caravan’ enter the country illegally, they will be referred for prosecution for illegal entry in accordance with existing law. For those seeking asylum, all individuals may be detained while their claims are adjudicated efficiently and expeditiously, and those found not to have a claim will be promptly removed from the United States.

In a message tweeted earlier this week, President Donald Trump called “Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border” a “disgrace.”

“We are the only County in the World so naive!” the President tweeted.

Three More Border Patrol Agents Assaulted in South Texas

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H/T Breitbart Texas.

Three more reasons we need troops on the border and the border wall.

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Illegal immigrants attempting to avoid capture assaulted three more Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents over the weekend. One of the incidents involved alleged drug smugglers.

Border Patrol agents responded to a tip that a group of men were smuggling large bundles across the Rio Grande River border with Mexico near the town of Roma, Texas, on Sunday. When the agents arrived, the smugglers abandoned their cargo and attempted to flee back to Mexico, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

One of the agents intercepted a fleeing smuggler, officials stated. The smuggler began to fight the agent. He allegedly pushed and scratched the agent in an attempt to avoid arrest. A second agent assisted the struggling colleague and the two agents took the man into custody.

A records check on the man revealed he has previous arrests on drug charges. He also has a history of two deportations.

The other smugglers escaped, but not before the agents were able to seize the bundles, weighing a total of 150 pounds. Officials estimated the value at $120,000.

Agents working near Rio Grande City came upon a man who crossed the border. As the agent attempted to arrest him, he became combative and struck the agent in the chest. The agent subdued the man an placed him under arrest. A background investigation revealed the man to be a Mexican national.

On Friday, an agent assigned to the Rio Grande City station came upon an illegal immigrant who attempted to enter the U.S. near Roma, officials said. As the agent attempted to take the man into custody, the illegal immigrant threw a handful of dirt in the agent’s face. After regaining his vision, the agent place the man under arrest. Agents then learned the illegal immigrant is from Honduras.

These assaults come on the heals of four others in the same sector, Breitbart Texas reported. The attacks all occurred during a one-week period.

More than 300 Border Patrol agents were assaulted in the first six months of Fiscal Year 2018, officials reported. This compares to 462 during the same period in FY 2017.

 

Texan Convicted of Voter Fraud Unaware She Voted Illegally

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H/T Breitbart Texas.

As the old adage goes ignorance of the law is no excuse. 

A Texas woman, previously convicted of felony tax fraud, said she had no idea she voted illegally when she cast her ballot in the 2016 presidential election. Now, she faces five years behind bars for voter fraud.

“I had no idea that me being on probation at the time that I couldn’t vote,” said Crystal Mason, 43, on Tuesday. She held a press conference to speak out against the lengthy five year jail sentence that state District Judge Ruben Gonzales handed her on March 28.

In Texas, convicted felons may not vote until they complete their full sentences. That includes time spent on supervised release or probation.

Mason already spent nearly three years in prison for committing felony tax fraud in 2011. She was under federal supervision at the time of the 2016 election. Mason told the court she went to vote at her usual polling place and learned her name was not on the voter rolls. Poll workers gave her a provisional ballot, given her eligibility to vote was questioned.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Gonzalez asked why she did not thoroughly read the paperwork that came with the ballot. He pointed out that she had to sign an affidavit, a legal document, to obtain the ballot. Apparently, it stated a convicted felon still serving time, including parole or probation, could not vote.

Mason said she did not read the documents carefully because anelection official helped her. She claimed, however, she was never told by the court, her supervision officer, the election workers, or the federal judge who sentenced her in the tax fraud case that she could not vote until she finished serving her complete sentence.

She believes officials need to educate people placed on parole or probation about voting laws, adding that sacrificing more of her freedom was not something she would knowingly do, especially after serving time for tax fraud. Mason explained she was doing everything to turn her life around. She is the mother of two children and has two young grandchildren. She graduated from beauty school and was working.

Mason was indicted in March 2017. At that time, she said she believed she was targeted by prosecutors because she voted for Hillary Clinton and her case came at a time when voter fraud drew national attention, according to the Star-Telegram.

On Tuesday, Mason’s civil attorney Kim T. Cole alleged the punishment was racially motivated, claiming, “Tarrant County bills itself as being the reddest urban county in the country.”

Southern Methodist University Political Science Professor Cal Jillson felt Mason made a honest mistake and voted “without malice and without an attempt to defraud.” He toldKDFW Mason should not have voted. He thought a five-year sentence was harsh, though, and suggested instead a penalty or reprimand.

Mason is the second person recently convicted in Tarrant County for voting illegally. Last year, a judge sentenced Rosa Maria Ortega to serve eight years in prison. The Mexican national falsely claimed U.S. citizenship and voted as a Republican at least five times between 2004 and 2014 in Dallas County elections. During her trial, Ortega said she thought she was an American citizen when, in fact, she was a U.S. resident.

For now, Mason is free on bond, pending an appeal of her sentence.

Illegal Aliens Caught near Border with ‘Assault-Style Firearms,’ Says Border Patrol

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H/T Breitbart Texas.

This is why we need a secure border with heavily armed guards on the border and the wall built.

Border Patrol agents arrested a group of heavily armed Mexican nationals who illegally crossed the border into southern Arizona. The agents found three Mexican nationals who were carrying multiple weapons–including “assault-style firearms.”

Tucson Sector agents teamed up with air support from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations (CBP-AMO) to locate the group of men after camera surveillance detected them walking north about 17 miles from the Arizona-Mexico Border, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas from CBP in Tuscon.

Helicopters from the Yuma and Tucson Air Branches were dispatched with Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents to make contact with the heavily armed group.

After arriving on the scene, the BORSTAR agents utilized a K-9 to locate an 18-year-old Mexican national hiding in the brush. The K-9 also discovered “multiple assault-style firearms” and additional ammunition.Agents arrested the Mexican national and transported him to the Ajo Station for processing and questioning, officials said.

Breitbart Texas spoke with CBP officials Wednesday afternoon and learned the men were openly carrying weapons as they marched north from the border in a remote area with added survival supplies befitting a long trek. Officials could not say why they were carrying such a large number of firearms at this time.

After arresting the first Mexican national, other agents continued the search and found two additional Mexican men, ages 43 and 24, according to the statement released.
Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) are currently questioning the suspects, CBP officials told Breitbart Texas. Additional information may be released following their questioning of the suspects and charges being filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.

Agents seized six firearms in total. Those include five “AK variants” and one 9 mm pistol, CBP officials told Breitbart Texas.

Breitbart Texas’ Editor-in-Chief Brandon Darby and journalist Ildefonso Ortiz reported leaked U.S. government surveillance photos in September 2017. The photos revealed armed cartel smugglers crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border into southern Arizona.

The article states:

The images were taken in an area of the Tucson Sector in the Huachuca Mountains. The region is controlled by a transnational criminal organization known as Los Salazar. The regional cartel is aligned with the Sinaloa Federation. Other criminal groups in the Sinaloa Federation are warring against Los Salazar and this manifests in this portion of Arizona becoming their battleground. The other groups send “rip crews” into Los Salazar’s smuggling turf in efforts to steal their drug loads on U.S. soil. The area is not only full of Mexican cartel smugglers, but other cartels’ rip crews are present and U.S. prison gangs and other gangs stalk the area to steal drug loads as well. Such rip crews consist of armed criminals attempting to rip or steal cartel drug loads as they are in transit.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief Rudolfo Karisch spoke with Breitbart Texas on the images and stated, “These appear to be authentic of criminal organizations coming across the border. This is not unique to Arizona, we have seen this in other parts of the country as well all along the Southwest border. Any time you have illicit commodities crossing the border, you will have criminals trying to protect those commodities — both from law enforcement and from other bad guys.
Chief Agent Karisch continued, “We acknowledge that these criminal organizations pose a threat to both U.S. and international security. Border security work is dangerous. We deal with transnational criminals, gang members, and other threats. They are trying to get their product through without encountering the public.”

Austin City Hall Risks $7.3M Fine by Blocking Concealed Carry, Says Analyst

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H/T Breitbart Texas.

To understand why this defiance is coming from the Austin City Hall I did a search for the Mayor of Austin and found out it is DemocRat Steve Adler now I understand.

Central Texas Gun Works owner Michael Cargill claims Austin, Texas, is risking a $7.3 million fine rather than allow concealed carry permit holders to be armed in City Hall.

Cargill’s assessment comes after he initiated a complaint against Austin, which Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton turned into a lawsuit against the City. The complaint and subsequent suit revolve around a 2015 law requiring concealed carry to be honored in government buildings/properties. Cargill alleged that Austin’s City Hall kept its 30.06 (concealed carry prohibited) sign after the law was implemented and, even after turning the sign to reduce visibility, gave him a verbal notice that he could not carry.

The Texas Tribune reports that Paxton brought suit in May 2016, on the grounds that “Austin banned firearms in its city hall under the law’s ‘government court’ exception, which prohibits them ‘on the premises of any government court or offices utilized by the court,’ unless a written regulation or the individual court authorizes it.” But Paxton’s office indicated it could not ascertain “which government court or office utilized by a government court, if any, is located within the city hall building.”

The suit brought by Paxton is ultimately intended to bring Austin into line with the 2015 law and should Austin lose, it could also mean a hefty fine resulting in the loss of millions of tax dollars.

Cargill spoke to Breitbart News on January 8, saying he calculated the per-day fine Austin is compiling and he believes the current, total amount is around $7.3 million. He explained the the fine for day one of violating the 2015 law is “$1,000 to $1,500; the second day is $10,000 to $10,500; every day thereafter is $10,000 to $10,500 as well.” Cargill said he began tallying the penalties at the start of 2016 to date.

Even on the lesser scale of $1,500 in fines each day, Austin would owe over $1.1 million at this point.

Cargill explained the law is structured so that fines accrued via failure to comply are used for infrastructure projects around the state. In other words, in the event that Austin loses the suit, millions of local taxpayer dollars could be used to repair roads and bridges in Dallas, Lubbock, or another Texas city.

Austin asked that the suit against the city be dismissed, but on December 22, 2017, Fox 7 reported that Travis County District Court Judge Lora Livingston ruled that Paxton’s suit can proceed.

Cargill reacted to Livingston’s ruling by saying, “It’s time that our elected officials stopped violating our Second Amendment rights, and all of our Constitutional rights. It’s time that they started following the law and that is all that we ask.”

WATCH: Nurses Laugh as World War II Veteran Lays Dying

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H/T Breitbart Texas.

Was the laughing and inaction on the nurses part as a result of racism?

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A hidden camera video shows nurses laughing as a decorated World War II veteran lay dying in his nursing room bed.

The video was obtained by the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia, after a legal fight. The television station fought in court until the nursing home dropped its appeal to the state’s highest court. Lawyers for the nursing home fought to prevent WXIA-TV/11Alive from getting the video, they reported.

The family of 89-year-old James Dempsey sued Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation after Mr. Demsey died.

The video shows the elderly veteran calling for help six different times before falling unconscious. The father and grandfather from Woodstock, Georgia, was grasping for air. The hard-to-watch event happened in February of 2014.

According to the report by the Georgia NBC affiliate, the staff at the nursing facility found him unconscious at 5:28 a.m. but the staff did not call for emergency assistance until 6:25 a.m.–nearly an hour later.

A video of the deposition of one of the nurses is embedded in the 11Alive story. The video shows her struggling to respond after she testified that she administered CPR to Mr. Dempsey continuously but the video (see 5:00 mark) shows that CPR was never given.

The nurse replied to the lawyer saying, “Sir, that was an honest mistake.” “I was just basing everything on what I normally do.”

The self-described “Queen of Resident’s Rights,” Wanda Nuckles testified that a nurse is not supposed to stop chest compression until they receive a directive from a doctor.

11Alive reported that when a nurse finally responds, she failed to check any of Mr. Dempsey’s vital signs. When a nurse had difficulty getting Mr. Dempsey’s oxygen tank operational, something struck the nurses as funny, they laughed.

There was laughter among the nurses and the supervisor admitted there was no “sense of emergency” when the medical staff was with Mr. Dempsey by his bed.

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The NBC affiliate in Atlanta reported that it took Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation, which is owned by Sava Senior Care, 10 months to fire the nurses after they were provided the hidden video. Nuckles and one of the other nurses seen in the video surrendered their licenses in September. The nursing facility is still operating in Atlanta.

 

Feds Catch Two MS-13 Murder Suspects Illegally in the U.S.

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H/T Breitbart Texas.

These vicious animals need to be wiped out.

Two MS-13 gang members that are in the country illegally and are wanted fugitives for various murders in the U.S. were recently caught hiding in Maryland.

Federal authorities arrested Misael “Temblor” Zambrano Gonzalez in southeast Baltimore after a brief foot chase in a residential area. The man is wanted on two separate murder warrants in two states.

According to information released by the U.S. Marshals Service, Zambrano is wanted for the 2016 murder of a 16-year-old male teen in Houston, Texas. Zambrano fled to Maryland where he reportedly carried out another homicide in 2017.  Zambrano is also a suspect in the July 30 murder of 35-year-old Wilson Hernandez in Indianapolis. According to the Tennessean, Zambrano and Hernandez got into a heated argument over a woman that escalated to the point where  Zambrano stabbed the victim eight times in the back. Shortly after, Zambrano was reportedly able to escape authorities by jumping from a balcony.

Deputy U.S. Marshals and local authorities also tracked down and arrested Milton A. Portillo Rodriguez, an MS-13 member from El Salvador who is wanted for his alleged role in another murder in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

The capture of both men was done with the use of task forces and special response teams since they are considered to be armed and dangerous. These high-risk arrest operations have become more common in Maryland as law enforcement is forced to deal with the increasing presence of MS-13 members and other criminal alien gangs. At the same time, politicians who push a pro-immigration agenda inadvertently created a breeding ground for the MS-13 as they are able to recruit and expand operations in sanctuary cities.

In Washington, D.C., officials went beyond pushing sanctuary policies and dedicated a $500,000 legal defense fund aimed at helping illegal immigrants and their families in case they are arrested by federal authorities, Breitbart Texas reported.

Robert Arce is a retired Phoenix Police detective with extensive experience working Mexican organized crime and street gangs. Arce has worked in the Balkans, Iraq, Haiti, and recently completed a three-year assignment in Monterrey, Mexico, working out of the Consulate for the United States Department of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Program, where he was the Regional Program Manager for Northeast Mexico (Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas.

Illegal Alien Drunk Driver Allegedly Kills Father of Three

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H/T Breitbart Texas.

One more example of why we need a secure border along with a wall.

An illegal alien who had previously been deported three times is now accused of drunk driving and killing a father of three children in a car crash.

Nemias Garcia-Velasco, a 32-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide after Silvano Torres, a 58-year-old father of three, was killed in a car wreck where Velasco was allegedly driving drunk, according to a report by the Omaha World-Herald.

According to police, Velasco was driving the vehicle drunk with Torres in a back with no seat belt on in Omaha, Nebraska. Police said Velasco had drank 12 bottles of beer before getting behind the wheel. Torres was killed when the illegal alien allegedly lost control of the car, going upwards of 100 mph, and hit a guardrail, with the car rolling over before bursting into flames.

Following the crash, Torres was pronounced dead, while Velasco and another passenger, 16-years-old, were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for severe burns from the fire.

Velasco, though, was not supposed to be in the U.S. to begin with, having already been deported a whopping seven times, dating back to 2005, 2009 and 2011, according to federal immigration officials.

Torres’ girlfriend, Rosa Flores told the Omaha World-Herald she wants answers from the illegal alien.

“If he knew that he was drinking and he knew that he wasn’t able to drive, why did he?” Flores said. “He didn’t stop to think about the consequences of what could happen. It’s not fair that he took the life of somebody else.”

Flores said Torres was legally present in the U.S. and had been living in Omaha for nearly six years, arriving from neighboring states where he found work. Torres leaves behind two daughters and a son, all of whom are currently living in Mexico.

Velasco is being held on a $2 million bond.

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