ICE Deports MS-13 Member Wanted For Murder, Terrorism in El Salvador - After Nearly 3 Years In the U.S.

Brittany M. Hughes | May 13, 2019
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An illegal alien was flown back to her home country on a taxpayer-funded charter jet after it was discovered that not only was she living illegally in the United States, but she was also wanted for homicide and acts of terrorism in El Salvador.

Elda Cuadra-Torres, a 29-year-old MS-13 gang member, was arrested and ultimately deported Thursday on an ICE Air Operations Charter flight after ICE discovered she was wanted in her home country on aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder charges. She was turned over to local authorities where she’ll presumably be prosecuted for allegedly murdering a man in San Miguel.

But not, unfortunately, until after she was allowed to stay in the United States unlawfully for more than two years. ICE explains in their press release:

On July 2, 2016, U.S. Border Patrol arrested Cuadra-Torres near Hidalgo, Texas, after she illegally entered the United States and transferred her to ICE custody. On July 2, 2016, Cuadra-Torres was released from ICE custody on the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program.

By the time an Interpol Red Notice warrant was issued for Cuadra-Torres in September 2018, she was living in Huntington Station, New York, a community on Long Island long plagued by a serious MS-13 presence that's bolstered by a high number of illegal aliens – including unaccompanied minors – who’ve been resettled there by the U.S. government after coming across the border unlawfully. In January, three high-school aged MS-13 members were arrested in Huntington Station for stabbing two of their classmates outside a Burger King.