It is a horrific story being told far too often in the United States. Yet another young woman has been brutally murdered — and again the accused is an illegal alien.
According to the KMSP in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Enedelia Perez Garcia, 27, was stabbed to death by Fraider Diaz-Carbajal, 35, in an apartment in Shakopee, Minnesota, just outside Minneapolis, on Aug. 12. Diaz-Carbajal then slashed his own throat in a suicide attempt, but survived.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Diaz-Carbajal was illegally in the country after being previously deported. The two had once shared the apartment where Garcia died, the newspaper reported.
The news is making headlines amid reports that the remains of missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts had been found and an illegal alien being charged with her murder. In the case of Garcia, the Star Tribune wrote that a witness reported hearing Garcia and Diaz-Carbajal arguing, with Garcia yelling for him to “drop the knife.”
Garcia died of multiple stab wounds, Diaz-Carbajal was hospitalized. The witness told the Star Tribune she had seen him stab Garcia, then slash his own throat and stab himself multiple times.
Diaz-Carbajal already had “three drunken-driving convictions on his record and another conviction for domestic assault against Garcia,” according to the Star Tribune. Additionally, despite being deported in 2012, he returned to the United States, which is a felony crime.
Now he’s joined the ranks of accused violent criminals who entered the country illegally, a growing problem among the many caused by illegal immigration.
Texas, a border state, shows how serious the situation is.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety website, “over 261,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and July 31, 2018, of which over 175,000 were classified as illegal aliens” by the Department of Homeland Security.
But it gets much worse.
“Between June 1, 2011, and July 31, 2018, these 175,000 illegal aliens were charged with more than 273,000 criminal offenses,” the website continues. They “included arrests for 505 homicide charges; 30,408 assault charges; 5,396 burglary charges; 34,555 drug charges; 365 kidnapping charges; 15,100 theft charges; 22,213 obstructing police charges; 1,569 robbery charges; 3,212 sexual assault charges; 2,022 sexual offense charges; and 2,754 weapon charges.”
Being charged with a crime is not the same as being convicted of one. So of all those charged, how many resulted in actual convictions?
“Those criminal charges have thus far resulted in over 112,000 convictions,” the DPS website states. Those include “225 homicide convictions; 12,540 assault convictions; 2,967 burglary convictions; 16,762 drug convictions; 152 kidnapping convictions; 6,741 theft convictions; 10,720 obstructing police convictions; 950 robbery convictions; 1,567 sexual assault convictions; 1,076 sexual offense convictions; and 1,194 weapon convictions.”
Bear in mind, this is just in one state and accounts only for those alleged criminals who are identified and caught. Not all crimes are solved, and not all suspects are identified, caught, charged or successfully convicted.
The problem isn’t with those lawfully entered the United States. Those who legally enter and embrace American values are a benefit to this nation. The problem is the criminal element using weaknesses in the system to enter or overstay a permitted visit and then continue acting in criminal ways, inflicting harm of one kind or another upon the populous.
Legal immigrant, actor and California Republican congressional candidate Antonio Sabato Jr. is just one of many examples of legal immigrants who embrace American values and want to protect those values for future generations. He explained in a YouTube video:
Better, tougher immigration laws can help better screen entrants, reduce illegal entry and track those who come here legally. Additional elements such as a strong border wall and effective screening measures can help minimize entry by criminals such as members of drug cartels and human traffickers. Such measures can also help discourage foreign nationals from putting themselves at risk to harm from such dangerous people in order to come here illegally.
The Daily Mail reported in 2014 that approximately “60 percent of all illegal female immigrants are estimated to face some kind of sexual violence.” In August 2016, a report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform estimated that “17,000 to 19,000 foreign nationals are trafficked into the United States each year.”
The outcome for victims of trafficking is a tragic one, the report stated, including living lives of being “forced to work under brutal and inhuman conditions.” Work they are forced to perform includes: “prostitution, stripping, pornography live-sex shows and other acts.” But it also includes “domestic servitude, sweatshop factories, agricultural work and more.”
There is a lot of money to be made from exploiting vulnerable populations. “After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it is the fastest growing,” the FAIR report states.
When a nation creates a system of healthy immigration laws and enforcement, it is not just protecting its own population, It is also helping to protect the vulnerable populations of other countries who would be exploited and harmed by criminals. It is true compassion for all involved.
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