Last October I posted here on Vital Signs Blog about Jose Lopez Madrigal, a Mexican citizen who had recently arrested for raping a young, "slightly disabled" woman in Edmonds, Washington. I pointed out that, "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.
Then just last month I shared with you the tale of Mario Montalban-Ramirez who "was convicted of manslaughter in Illinois in 1982, convicted of murder in Texas in 1984 and sent back to his native Mexico three times -- in 1996, 1997 and 2003 -- for being in the United States illegally. He also has been a frequent customer in local jails, locked up for such offenses as DWI, theft, assault and being a fugitive from justice."
I asked in that post, "How many times is this happening?"
Well, here's part of the answer to that question. It turns out that in one year alone (2009) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) failed to identify more than 800 criminal alien convicts eligible for deportation before they were released from U.S. prisons. And this included a bunch of the thugs that the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security calls “the most egregious criminal aliens, who pose a significant pubic safety risk.”
Here's more on this incredible dereliction of duty.