Saturday, 20 April 2019

Illegals On ICE’s First Most Wanted List Were All Involved in Fatal Crashes

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If you want to know how bad illegal-alien crime is, you can get a good idea from a new feature at the website of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The agency recently launched its Most Wanted Fugitive List, a compendium of dangerous illegal-alien criminals who aren’t here, as the open borders crowd would say, to do the jobs Americans won’t do.

ICE began the list through its Victims of Immigrant Crime Enforcement program and includes not just the names and crimes of the illegal-aliens, but helpfully, the names of their victims.

All those on the list are drunk or likely drunk drivers wanted for causing fatal car crashes, which might just show that illegal-alien gangbangers and murderers might not be the greatest danger to the average Americans.

Seven Dangerous Thugs

Topping the list is Saul Chavez, a Mexican who is a sanctuary beneficiary. Driving drunk, police allege, Chavez, killed William McCann when McCann was walking across the street in Chicago. Chavez's blood alcohol content was 0.29, nearly four times the legal limit of 0.08, the Chicago Tribune reported.

“A witness, Alberto Aceves ... heard the impact, then saw William McCann land on the windshield,” the newspaper reported. “The driver stepped on the gas, McCann hit the ground and the underbelly of the car caught him and dragged him north on Kedzie. Aceves recalled screaming, ‘Stop! The guy's under your car!’”

Chavez is on the list because Cook County authorities released him after he posted bond instead of turning him over to ICE, which had filed a detainer.

Another drunk-driver, this one charged with reckless homicide, is Esteban Juarez-Tomas, a Guatemalan. Police allege that he killed LaDonna “Jeannie” Brady, 45, in January 2017. Juarez-Tomas was driving the wrong way on Interstate 74 when he smashed head-on into Brady’s car. The thrice-deported Juarez-Tomas never showed up for his court date, the News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois reported, because police didn’t arrest him after the crash.

Jesus Maltos-Chacon is a Mexican who has multiple DUI and assault convictions, ICE reported. Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana allege that he killed 20-year-old Blake Zieto on November 18, 2006. Motorcyclist Zieto was heading out to meet a friend, Fox News 8 in New Orleans reported, when Maltos-Chacon hit him head-on in a truck, which trapped Zieto underneath then burst into flames. Maltos-Chacon fled the scene and was never heard from again.

The case was yet another failure of American immigration policy during the years of Bush 44. Maltos-Chacon had one DUI and received a deportation order the month before he killed Zieto, yet somehow remained the country. ICE did not explain why it did not deport him.

Another case is that of illegal alien Alan Jacob Mogollon-Anaya, who entered the country in 2003, ICE reported. He is wanted for aggravated vehicular homicide, DUI, and aggravated assault for the wreck in which he killed Shirra Branum, 37, in Washington County, Tennessee, in 2017. Her son and three other children were in the car.

His blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit of 0.08, News 5 WCYB reported, but he escaped the hospital before police charged him. The station reported that he’s wanted for aggravated child abuse and several other charges beside those arising from the death of Branum.

Sarah Root

Honduran drunk driver Edwin Mejia is charged with the vehicular homicide of Sarah Root. President Trump discussed Root, 21 when Mejia killed her in January 2016, in accepting the GOP nomination for president seven months later.

Mejia jumped the border as an “unaccompanied minor” in 2013 when he was 16 years old. But again, the court and immigration systems, this time Barack Hussein Obama’s, failed an American citizen.

Immigration authorities caught him when he crossed the border, the Washington Post reported, but then released him to his brother in Tennessee. The family moved to Nebraska, which put Mejia in the right place to kill Root as she sat at a stoplight in South Omaha.

Mejia, with a blood alcohol content of 0.241, three times the legal limit, was driving a Chevy pick-up so fast, the Post reported, that when he smashed into Root, he sent her SUV “800 feet along the road, crushing it so badly that the rear and front of the car had become fused.” The crash snapped her spinal cord and fractured her skull in two places.

A judge unwisely freed Mejia on bond. Of course, he disappeared.

The other two on the list are a Mexican accused of reckless driving and vehicular homicide and another Honduran charged with negligent homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

The most wanted list includes photos and other identifying information. Tipsters can call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or file online.

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