You couldn't have a clearer example of just how broken is the American justice system (including our illegal immigration policy) than Jose Lopez Madrigal, a Mexican citizen who was recently arrested for raping a young, "slightly disabled" woman in Edmonds, Washington.
Once investigators worked their way through Madrigal's 30 aliases, they discovered he had an incredible criminal record dating back to 1989 and ranging all over the western part of the United States. His previous crimes have included theft, theft using a firearm, several drug and drug sales crimes, and sexual assault.
So why isn't he behind bars? Well, in part it's because judges have decided to deport him rather than jail him. But with the laughable security measures of our borders, Madrigal just comes back whenever he feels like it to prey on American citizens again.
Jose Lopez Madrigal has been deported from the U.S. back to Mexico...get ready...9 times!
It's hardly surprising that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement refuses to comment on the case.
The KING Channel 5 news report had to do their own digging to come up with the facts of this horrid story and all of America owes them thanks for doing so. In their report, they refer to an anonymous source within the criminal justice system that calls Madrigal a "poster boy" for the federal government's ineffectiveness at keeping the most serious "criminal aliens" out of the United States.
This a tragic story certainly. And a senseless one too. But what compounds its wickedness is that President Barack Obama and the Justice Department of the United States would rather prosecute the State of Arizona for trying to secure the borders and protect American lives and property...rather than stop thugs like Jose Lopez Madrigal.
When November's elections come round, please remember this tragedy.