The left is busy protesting for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be completely dismantled … but a disturbing case in New York just confirmed exactly why ICE has an important role to play in law enforcement.
Last week, a woman in New Rochelle, New York was beaten to death and left behind as garbage — literally.
The body of 66-year-old Nurten Seljuk was found on the morning of July 27 in a driveway, covered under a pile of trash. According to WABC TV, the woman’s head was bashed in from serious blunt force trauma.
Now, ICE has confirmed that the suspect behind the brutal murder is an illegal alien from south of the border, who has already been deported from the United States … not once, but twice.
“Jose Olmos-Torres, an illegally present citizen and national of Mexico, was previously removed from the U.S. as an expedited removal on two separate occasions in 2009,” said Rachael Yong Yow, Public Affairs Officer for ICE New York.
“At some point thereafter, Olmos-Torres illegally re-entered the U.S. in violation of immigration law for the third time,” she continued.
That illegal alien has been charged with second-degree murder, which is a “class A” violent felony in New York.
“Olmos murdered Nurten Seljuk in the vicinity of 270 Main St., New Rochelle,” alleged the district attorney who is prosecuting the case. “She died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries.”
For what it’s worth, ICE has also placed a detainer on Olmos-Torres, which will hopefully allow him to be removed from the country after any prison sentence. His trial is still pending.
Whether or not that deportation attempt makes any difference is hard to answer. Despite two previous removals from the United States, the allegedly violent man was still able to cross the border due to lax immigration enforcement and a southern border that is under-protected.
While Democrats call for ICE offices to be “occupied” and others demand that the agency be completely disbanded, they are missing the disturbing reality: Actions have consequences, and ignoring the truth about unchecked immigration leaves citizens like Nurten Seljuk at risk.
This fact is even more important given the ignorance that some liberals have shown about the issue.
Take Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono, for instance: She apparently didn’t even realize that illegal aliens, er, break the law, and are not being arbitrarily rounded up out of spite.
Perhaps she and others on the left would like to explain to the family of the recent murder victim in New York — and the families of countless other people with similar tragic stories — why disbanding ICE for political points is more important to them than keeping unvetted repeat offenders out of the country.
It would be nice if every alien who crossed the border illegally was noble and good, and only wanted to better themselves while staying out of trouble. But reality is not always nice, and the people repeatedly breaking America’s laws are not always model citizens.
Maybe if the voices who call for open borders and almost no enforcement see the very human and often disturbing results of those policies, they would re-think their stance.
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