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Illegal Honduran Arrested Over Rape, Strangulation of Nanny Jogging in Park

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Illegal aliens who break laws to enter our country are just like you and me, and you’re a racist if you dare say otherwise — at least, that’s the narrative pushed by the left.

We heard that line over and over during the last presidential election cycle when then-candidate Donald Trump found himself in hot water for saying that some illicit border crossers are rapists and murderers. Daring to point out that the border is being exploited by some shady characters is now verboten, it seems.

But over and over, it turns out to be correct. We’ve covered numerous examples of illegal aliens coming to America not for “a better life,” but rather to carry out all types of crimes. Now it’s happened again — and a woman is dead as a result.

In the last week of March, a 45-year-old nanny named Carolina Cano was brutally raped and murdered in New Jersey. She had gone jogging on a Sunday morning and never came back home.

Authorities found her dead in a nearby lake and determined that she had been sexually assaulted before being killed. Now they have a suspect — and you guessed it, he’s believed to be an illegal alien.

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“The man accused of raping and killing a nanny while she was out jogging in Lincoln Park in Jersey City last week is in this country illegally, and has been deported twice before,” Patch reported, based on information from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“Jorge Rios, 33, is from Honduras and was deported from the U.S. in 2003 and 2004,” the outlet explained.

But even after being thrown out of the country twice, Rios found a way to slip back across our southern border. His alleged crime is simply heinous.

Would better border security help prevent crimes like this?

“Shortly after 7:30 a.m. (on March 24), the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a body found in the lake in the park,” Patch reported. “The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be homicidal violence, including strangulation and water submersion.”

Officials told Fox News that the shocking attack seemed to be random, as the victim and the accused killer did not know each other.

“(W)e feel real comfortable that we have the right person based on his statements,” Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said. He also indicated that there was video evidence tying Rios to the crime.

Here’s a question that needs to be asked: How many people need to be hurt — or sadly, killed — by illegal immigrants before Americans start to pay attention?

To be clear, it is true that there are many immigrants, legal and illegal, who are otherwise peaceful people, but that’s not the problem. The issue is the segment of aliens who purposely exploit our weak immigration enforcement to re-enter the country at will and commit serious crimes within our borders.

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If we could do a better job of keeping bad apples out of America, how many additional crimes could be prevented? How many drugs could be stopped and how many repeat criminals could be turned away if we took border security seriously?

The left talks about people who are just “hoping for a better life” by coming to the United States. Yet they never seem to consider the lives that are made worse when criminals manage to cross the border unimpeded. Apparently, people like Carolina Cano just don’t enter the equation.

As President Trump has said, “Americans are dreamers too.” There’s a place for legal immigration and there’s a time for compassion, but we need to be honest about what is happening along our porous borders.

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Benjamin Arie is an independent journalist and writer. He has personally covered everything ranging from local crime to the U.S. president as a reporter in Michigan before focusing on national politics. Ben frequently travels to Latin America and has spent years living in Mexico.




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