Sanctuary city and open border policies are helping develop an international crime network that is endangering American citizens.
In 1981, I worked with the Reagan Administration and Justice Dept. to identify and arrest the Marielito Cubans who had been released from Cuban prisons by Fidel Castro in 1979 and sent to the U.S. These Cuban criminals connected with Columbian gangs to create the drug crime wave of the 1980s in south Florida and the East Coast.
This Mariel Cuban project led to another one to analyze the developing connections between illegal alien criminals and ethnic Latino street gangs, mostly in Southern California. While the international crime on the West Coast crime was not as organized as on the East Coast, it was developing.
Today, thanks to the sanctuary policies of some cities and states, an international criminal network is developing and terrorizing American citizens and communities.
Gustavo Perez Arriaga, the Mexican illegal alien arrested for the murder of California police corporal Ronil Singh on Wednesday (Dec. 26, 2018), has been identified as a member of the “Surenos,” a Mexican-American gang with a long history of violence.
The Surenos started as a California prison gang in the 1970s and spread from the prisons to the street gangs. The street gangs have connected with international organized crime through illegal alien criminals.
This criminal network is involved in murder, extortion, narcotics trafficking, prostitution, human smuggling and robbery in America’s communities.
Sanctuary policies are preventing local and state law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement officials to address the problem. Also, the “catch and release” policy allows illegal alien criminals to be released with the “families” without being vetted or detected.
Until the border is secured so that all aliens entering the U.S. can be vetted; until local, state and federal law enforcement can cooperate to identify, arrest and remove alien criminals; and until all illegal immigration is stopped and or discouraged, American citizens will be in danger.
The United States has enough homegrown criminals, and we don’t need to import more. Liberals and Democrats must be held responsible for their sanctuary policies and open border policies that are endangering American citizens.