It’s no secret the Obama administration was friendly to illegal aliens, but perhaps it was a little too friendly, as proven by the arrest of a violent illegal alien by Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday.
While even Obama himself claimed that criminal illegals would be deported despite protections he put in place through executive fiat, it simply wasn’t the case. Francisco Escobar-Orellana was arrested by ICE on Tuesday, but he shouldn’t have ever been on the streets to begin with.
The 56-year-old Honduran native was originally arrested for impaired driving in North Carolina back in 2011, but he was released for reasons unknown. Making the situation even worse is the fact that at the time he was released, there was an active arrest warrant for a machete murder in Honduras that the feds knew about.
The warrant was issued in 2005.
More from the Daily Caller:
Escobar had been arrested in North Carolina in July 2011 for driving under the influence. It is unclear why he was released at that time since, as ICE stated on Wednesday, Honduras had filed an arrest warrant for him in 2005.
According to an ICE press release:
Mr. Escobar is wanted in Honduras pursuant to a May 2005 arrest warrant for allegedly hacking two men to death with a machete at a liquor store in 1993. Mr. Escobar subsequently unlawfully entered the United States at an unknown time/place.
An Atlanta-based Fugitive Operations Team assigned to ICE conducted the operation to arrest Escobar.
ICE did not explain why Escobar was released in 2011. The Donald Trump administration has tasked the agency with taking a more aggressive approach to apprehending criminal aliens than did the Obama administration.
Escobar was booked into the Wake County detention center and remains in custody. He now has an ICE detainer against him and will be extradited back to Honduras, where he will face charges for the murders.
Isn’t that something?
It’s terrifying to think about how many people like this guy are roaming the streets. Thank God the Trump administration is finally going to crack down on illegal immigration and get people like this out of our country for good.