ICE to Reveal Alien Criminal Stats in Prince William County (or So It Says)

On August 1, a previously arrested drunk-driving illegal alien killed a nun, Denise Mosier (pictured left), and seriously injured two others. The alien, Carlos Martinelly Montano (pictured right), had twice been handed over to ICE for deportation, but had instead been released into the community pending a deportation hearing (occasions which have notably poor attendance among those invited).

A few days later, the Chairman of the Prince William County board of supervisors, Corey Stewart requested information from ICE that would reveal how many illegal aliens are being released by the agency into the county and their crimes.

The rather surprising news is that ICE has agreed:

ICE Agrees to Release Illegal Immigrant Data to Virginia Official, Fox News, August 7, 2010

“ICE contacted me this morning, with great news for Prince William County citizens. They have agreed to release to Prince William County the identities and final disposition of every convicted criminal illegal alien apprehended in Prince William County, Virginia and turned over to ICE through the county’s 287(g) partnership,” Stewart said in a statement.

Stewart said his county’s police referred Carlos Martinelly Montano for deportation twice in the past after he served sentences for drunk driving convictions. But immigration officials released Montano, who allegedly killed Sister Denise Mosier and injured two other nuns in the Aug. 1 accident, on his own recognizance pending a deportation hearing.

“Regardless of which side of the aisle you’re on, or on this issue, we can all agree that if you are an illegal alien and you’ve committed a crime, that you should be deported afterward,” Stewart told Fox News on Friday. “But this guy had been twice handed over to immigration officials and twice released back into the community even though there was an immigration detainer on him. And of course he’s gone right back out and committed the same crime and killed a nun.”

This is good news if true. Dependable illegal alien crime statistics are normally hard to find and squishy. The government has routinely covered up, lied about and obfuscated the degree to which predatory foreign criminals have had their way in easy-going America. Authorities like to say they are pursuing the real bad guys, but recent history is replete with multiple cases of dangerous aliens arrested and released without being deported, with tragic results. (One crime that comes to mind is the preventable deaths of Tennesseeans Sean and Donna Wilson at the hands of a drunk-driving illegal who had been arrested 14 times without being deported.)

Some information about illegal alien crime is available, but mostly in limited quantities for local jurisdictions. For example in 2008 the Houston Chronicle did a fine investigative series on alien crime from researching the Harris County records of arrests and releases. The use of 287(g) which checks the status of arrested persons makes the number of aliens arrested available.

A recently released stat from ICE’s home office is that 120,000 criminal aliens have been deported in the last three years,/a>. That number is only 40,000 per year, and doesn’t count the crimes or classify them regarding violence and deaths. What’s needed is a true picture of the mayhem resulting from open borders and inadequate immigration law enforcement. Of course, all working aliens are job thieves (and may use a stolen Social Security number, a felony), which is not an insignificant crime during this employment depression.

Statistics are lifeless artifacts, which is why I have focused on the individual stories of crime victims for ImmigrationsHumanCost.org, but numeric information is required to develop adequate enforcement policy.

Anyway, the video below has more about Supervisor Stewart’s success in getting ICE to reveal local statistics, particularly the number of dangerous foreigners released instead of deported. Obviously the death of Sister Denise Mosier indicates the Obama gang is no more serious about criminal alien enforcement than previous administrations.

Sanctuary Policy Criticized -- Weakly

When the press presents the objections of citizens to sanctuary cities, it certainly doesn’t use the strongest arguments.

Immigrant ‘sanctuaries’ rouse opponents’ wrath, LA Times, July 25, 2010

Reporting from Washington — Critics of the Obama administration’s decision to sue Arizona over its new law to control illegal immigration accuse the government of overlooking a more obvious target: the dozens of cities that called themselves a “sanctuary” for immigrants.

“Everyone has noticed the hypocrisy of the government going after Arizona and ignoring the sanctuary cities,” said Bob Dane, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “They have it exactly backwards. Arizona is applying federal law, and sanctuary cities are violating it.”

Justice Department lawyers on Thursday asked a judge in Phoenix to block Arizona’s law from going into effect on the grounds it interferes with federal immigration policy. The law is due to take effect in the coming week.

The Justice Department lawyers say the government wants to catch and deport criminal immigrants, but it does not wish to take custody of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who are otherwise abiding by the law.

Right, as if unlawfully occupying American jobs and using stolen Social Security numbers (a felony) makes the aliens “otherwise abiding by the law.”

But worse than that is the threat to public safety when the most violent foreign criminals are treated like privileged characters, which is what happens in sanctuary cities.

Heather MacDonald explained how the policy is seriously hazardous to public safety by allowing known criminals to roam free:

The Illegal-Alien Crime Wave, City-Journal, Winter 2004

LAPD officers recognize illegal deported gang members all the time—flashing gang signs at court hearings for rival gangbangers, hanging out on the corner, or casing a target. These illegal returnees are, simply by being in the country after deportation, committing a felony (in contrast to garden-variety illegals on their first trip to the U.S., say, who are only committing a misdemeanor). “But if I see a deportee from the Mara Salvatrucha [Salvadoran prison] gang crossing the street, I know I can’t touch him,” laments a Los Angeles gang officer. Only if the deported felon has given the officer some other reason to stop him, such as an observed narcotics sale, can the cop accost him—but not for the immigration felony.

The most important argument against alien sanctuary is the increasing list of crime victims, including Los Angeles high school football star Jamiel Shaw (shown) who was killed by an illegal alien gangster one day after the criminal was released from jail without being deported.

In 2008, San Francisco father Tony Bologna and his two sons were murdered by an illegal alien gangster with a record of violence who was similarly allowed back on the street without being deported.

There are other cases of Americans being killed in preventable crimes — many by previously arrested drunk driving illegal aliens. Sadly, the MSM is incapable of connecting the dots of causality.

There is NO evidence that illegals speak up with evidence against criminals, which is the bogus reason given by many sanctuary supporters; the policy is promoted because the open-borders extremists do NOT care that the program helps violent criminals to stay and commit more crimes against innocent citizens. To them, open borders is an issue that supercedes the rule of law.

Illegal Alien's Hit-and-Run Crash Kills Wisconsin Woman

It’s an all-too-familiar story: a previously arrested drunk-driving illegal alien has killed another innocent American.

Frank and Dawn Glogovsky (pictured), along with their 13-year-old son, were driving home from a family gathering when their car was struck by Jorge Dominguez after he ran a stop sign. (The obituary noted that Frank and Dawn were childhood sweethearts and married in 1988.)

All three members of the family were taken by emergency medical personnel to a hospital, but Dawn died there.

Burlington man charged in fatal crash is illegal immigrant, the Journal Times, June 3, 2010

A Burlington man who allegedly caused a fatal car crash Monday while intoxicated is an illegal immigrant who was driving with a suspended license and has served jail time in Racine County for several prior offenses, officials said Thursday.

Because the man is an illegal immigrant, he likely should not have had a drivers license at all and should have previously been turned over to U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement officials for possible deportation after completing his sentences in Racine County, officials said.

ICE officials Thursday confirmed that the man, Jorge Dominguez, 38, is an illegal immigrant. Dominguez, of 544 Chestnut Drive in Burlington, was charged Wednesday with seven criminal offenses including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle for a crash Monday around 11 p.m. when he allegedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of highways 45 and N in the Town of Paris, killing 45-year-old Dawn Glogovsky and injuring her husband and son, all of the Paris area. […]

Dominguez has been in and out of the Racine County Jail since 2008, serving sentences for past criminal offenses including battery, cocaine possession and obstructing an officer. When local police or sheriffs’ departments arrest an illegal immigrant like Dominguez for such criminal charges, they are supposed to inform ICE, which will place a detainer hold on that individual so that when they are released they go to ICE for possible deportation, said Carl Rusnok, ICE spokesman.

So Dominguez was clearly a dangerous criminal illegal alien, and was jailed in Racine County with an immigration hold put on him, yet he was released into America rather than deported after time served.

The Fox News report (Illegal Immigrant Charged in Fatal Crash) also questioned why he was free, instead of being repatriated.

Anti-Safety Protestors Interrupt Police Checkpoints

In Riverside County, California, anarchists, er “activists” have been intercepting drivers headed toward police checkpoints to warn off illegal aliens who may be drunk and/or unlicensed. They stand beside the road with big signs a block or two ahead of police stops to allow miscreants the time to turn back.

Yep, the anarchists believe that the ability of hispanic lawbreakers to drive is more important than public safety. They say it’s “unfair” that police conduct checks that bust more aliens than citizens.

It would be more precise to note the situation is a target-rich environment. By definition, illegal aliens who drive without licenses in California do so unlawfully. And even NPR has admitted that hispanics drive drunk at disproportionately high rates.

The job of police is to catch bad guys and prevent crime when possible. That means that effective PDs go to locales where a lot of crime is committed. (See Heather MacDonald’s recent analysis of how extremists blame police for being too efficient, Distorting the Truth About Crime and Race.)

According to Raza anarchists, America should cut illegal aliens extra slack because they commit more crime (like their style of entrance). It’s an upside-down argument, but in today’s political climate, it sells well among the victimization peddlers.

Immigrant advocates say crackdown on unlicensed drivers unfair Press-Enterprise, May 15, 2010

The high school student was among protesters hoping to help illegal immigrants whose vehicles were about to be impounded by police because they were driving without a license. California law got tougher in 1993, requiring a social security card and other identification to get a license and barring most illegal immigrants from applying.

Now the stricter license requirements and a rising number of checkpoints across the Inland area and state are stirring controversy that has reached a fever pitch in some cities with a large Latino population.

Critics say most Inland checkpoints economically punish illegal immigrants whose cars often are impounded for 30 days — the maximum time allowed — and can ill afford the approximately $2,000 to retrieve the vehicle. Protesters point out that drunken drivers usually lose their car for only one day. They say racial profiling is at play where checkpoints are placed.

Inland authorities said softer penalties, such as citations, for unlicensed drivers don’t work because many illegal immigrants lack identification and can’t be found if they skip court. Police say impounding cars is needed to deal with drivers without licenses, who account for about 40 percent of the nation’s hit-and-run crashes based on statistics of hit-and-run drivers who were caught. And police say that traffic volume, not a neighborhood’s racial composition, determines checkpoint locations.

“Usually people only see the fact that we’re creating a monster for them and we’re taking their car and taking their livelihood,” said Perris police Sgt. Dan Lingo, who supervises the city’s checkpoints. “The other side of it is they’re breaking California law and they become a risk to the public.” […]

Activists and illegal immigrants such as Elder Cabrera, a 40-year-old Corona resident, say month-long impounds are too harsh.

With a wife and child to support, getting to and from the Corona glue plant where he works is his first priority.

When Perris police recently impounded his 1992 Nissan Maxima for 30 days, Cabrera never got it back from the tow company. Rather than wait a month and pay about $1,800 to retrieve it, Cabrera bought a 15-year-old Toyota Camry for $2,000 two days after the checkpoint.

“If you don’t have a car in this country, you’re nobody,” Cabrera said in Spanish.

At least a little attention is paid in the article to the victims of drunk drivers.

Lori Gleason, director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Riverside County, told the council how she lost her 20-year-old son to a four-time repeat offender with a suspended license.

“Sobriety checkpoints support enforcement of traffic laws,” said Gleason, of Palm Desert.

Moreno Valley police Lt. Virginia Busby said protesters could be shooing drunken drivers from checkpoints.

“How would they feel if they turn away a drunk driver who ends up killing a pedestrian or one of their family members?” she asked.

Someone should tell the anti-safety advocates that plenty of hispanics are killed by drunk-driving, like little Bryan Mendoza who died when his blotto drunk father crashed the family vehicle.

Arizona Crackdown Bill Is Signed into Law

This is a sweet moment, and is the result of elected officials taking their responsibilities seriously. Thanks to Russell Pearce and others in the Arizona legislature who brought this important bill across the finish line.

The ink was hardly dry before the reflexive squawks about racial profiling were railing at full blast. Days earlier, Cardinal Roger Mahony, a known pedophile priest protector, had characterized the tougher strategy as being similar to Nazi tactics. After the signing in Phoenix, a “small riot” broke out.

However, illegal aliens better not get caught while driving drunk, because police are now better equipped to protect public safety.

For the factual details, see the Arizona Fact Sheet for SB 1070.

Fox News’ Cavuto show was running earlier when Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill, and Sheriff Paul Beleu was on hand to comment. He was enthusiastic about the law saying, “Crime is out of control in Arizona … and we need this as an additional tool.” As he explained how the law would be implemented, the situations he described of using “reasonable suspicion” were in the context of pulling over an errant motorist. When Neil asked about seeing a group of Hispanic men “gathering in an area,” the Sheriff responded that “Fourth Amendment rights are still in force.”

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