Chalk another one up to having a border with more holes than a spaghetti strainer.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement just arrested a Guatemalan illegal alien living in Massachusetts with a record of kidnapping and murder, who’d illegally re-entered the United States sometime over the past – get this – 20 years.
In a press release, ICE says 49-year-old Ingrid Corzo-Armas had been convicted in 1993 in California of kidnapping and murder. She spent the next six years in prison and, after her release in 1999, was deported back to Guatemala.
But sometime over the past two decades (no one’s sure when), Corzo-Armas made her way back into the U.S. and has been living in Lynn, Massachusetts under the alias Ingrid Sanchez. Fingerprints helped ICE identify her after she had a run-in with immigration authorities earlier this month. The convicted felon was arrested and charged with illegal re-entry, while carries up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Unfortunately, dangerous criminals who’ve already been convicted of violent crimes find their way back into the U.S. all the time - often multiple times, given the porous nature of our Southwest U.S. border and finite security resources.
Also this month, ICE arrested 40-year-old Jaime Omar Vasquez-Benitez, a Salvadoran national and known member of the violent 18th Street gang wanted in his home country for extortion, for re-entering the United States illegally for at least the fourth time.