Recycling illegal aliens so they can commit more crimes in the United Statesby Hugh Holub on May. 23, 2011, under border issues, border patrol, border patrol tucson sector, politics
Leo Banks has anoher important article up on border issues…this time focusing on how the suspects in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry had been kicked out of the US, only to come back…again and again….
The Border’s Revolving Door The indictment issued involving the murder of Agent Brian Terry raises as many questions as it answers
by Leo W. Banks
The May 6 unsealing of a federal indictment against Manuel Osorio-Arellanes revealed new details about the night of Dec. 14, 2010, when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered on Coronado National Forest land northwest of Nogales.
Terry’s elite, four-man tactical unit was conducting operations at Mesquite Seep, along the dangerous Peck Canyon smuggling corridor, when they encountered armed bandits “patrolling in single file formation,” at least two of them carrying 7.62-by-39mm Romanian AK-47 assault rifles.
The bandits carried the rifles “at the ‘ready’ position when they encountered the Border Patrol agents,” the indictment said. At least two of the defendants shot at Border Patrol agents after the agents identified themselves as police.
As has been previously reported, the firefight began with one of the Border Patrol agents firing two rounds from a nonlethal beanbag shotgun. This same agent then fired “an unknown number of rounds from his service-issued sidearm,” according to a Border Patrol report.
Another agent fired at the men with his M4 rifle. Terry, shot in the back, “called out that he was hit and couldn’t feel his legs,” and soon lost consciousness.
Arellanes, 34, originally from El Fuerte, Mexico, and in the U.S. illegally, was wounded in the gun battle. He was one of four men arrested that night, and in a statement to the FBI, he admitted carrying a rifle. He said “he had raised his weapon towards the Border Patrol agents, but did not fire because he had realized that they were Border Patrol agents. At this time, he was shot,” according to a search warrant filed with the court.
As in many cases of border violence, the issue of illegals re-entering the country after being deported following earlier crimes plays a central role in the Terry murder. Arellanes had been previously removed at Nogales on June 14, 2010. Another unnamed co-defendant had been previously deported at Nogales on Oct. 19, 2010, the indictment says.
Jesus Soria-Ruiz, one of the men arrested the night of Terry’s murder who was later deported, has a lengthy record. Court records show he was arrested near Nogales on Jan. 29, 2006, and again near Nogales on July 14, 2010.
A man believed to be Manuel Arellanes’ brother, Rito Osorio-Arellanes, was arrested two days before the Terry murder in Rio Rico, near the Peck Corridor. He has a criminal record in this country and told a Maricopa County probation officer in 2004 that he had done time in Mexico for homicide.
Rito is still being held on a charge of re-entry after deportation. He, too, had been previously deported through Nogales, on Feb. 11, 2010. If the pattern holds, he will plead to a misdemeanor, get time served and be deported again, rather than being tried and given substantial jail time—which means Border Patrol agents would risk encountering him again in the canyons, and Peck Corridor residents will risk encountering him in their backyards.
The same applies to many prior deports and explains why smuggling corridors such as the one through Peck Canyon are so out of control. Consequences are minimal; the law does not deter.
Banks picks up on the fact that the Border Patrol arrests people who enter the US illegally, and they deport them. Then the illegals come back a second time, which opens the door for serious criminal charges and jail time. But, the charges are kicked down to a misdemeanor and the suspect deported a second time….
Supposedly the US has a program to deport “criminal aliens”….so what happens when the criminal re-enter a second or third time? They just keep getting deported.
Banks quotes former US Attorney Bates Butler about why the recycling of criminal aliens occurs…
Butler cautions, however, that a solution would require more prisons, prosecutors and judges, and he doesn’t think people are prepared to pay the taxes necessary to hold jury trials for, and then jail, all of those offenders convicted on felony re-entry.