Crimes committed by unauthorized immigrants have a special kind of sting, especially in cases like Kate Steinle, Jamiel Shaw Jr., and the rape of a student in Rockville, MD. Federal authorities had previously caught the would-be criminal and chose to ignore the rule of law by releasing them onto the American people.
The Baltimore Sun reported on Thursday that both men accused of raping a 14-year-old girl were apprehended by federal officials last August while they were illegally crossing the border. Rather than turn them back and forcing them to return to Guatemala, they were allowed to fly to Maryland.
“He was stopped at the border and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),” said Henry Sanchez-Milian’s attorney said to FOX 5. “He was detained for 12 days, but then ICE made the discretionary decision to simply let him go. They put him on a plane in Texas, and his father had to pay for the ticket. His father picked him up at BWI Airport, and he’s been in this country with the full awareness of ICE.”
Apparently, after 12 days ICE turned them over to Health and Human Services who allowed them to travel to Maryland under President Obama’s “catch and release program.”
Had only the Obama Administration demanded that ICE agents refuse unauthorized immigrants crossing the border, rather than allowing them to join their family in the U.S., a 14-year-old girl in Rockville might have been spared being brutally raped.