Posted on June 22, 2019

ICE is Essential for National Security

Hubert Collins, American Renaissance, June 22, 2019

ICE’s handling of criminal aliens this month alone shows how essential it is to law and order in America. Below are just some of its praise-worthy actions in June.


Date: June 11, 2019

Action: 140 Illegal Alien Criminals Arrested in the Midwest.

Countries of origin: Mexico (92), Guatemala (26), Honduras (7), Ecuador (3), El Salvador (3), Benin (1), Cuba (1), Jordan (1), Micronesia (1), Moldova (1), Nicaragua (1), Poland (1), Saudi Arabia (1) and South Korea (1). This puts the Latin American share of the arrestees at 95 percent.

Past crimes: assault, battery, domestic violence, cruelty, driving under the influence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud, identity theft, larceny, illegal re-entry after deportation, resisting officers, obstruction of justice, hit and run, and illegally possessing weapons.

Worst offenders:

•         A 38-year-old Honduran in Indianapolis. Felony convictions, including two driving under the influence criminal convictions and a hit-and-run conviction.

•         A 55-year-old Mexican in Elmwood, Illinois. Criminal convictions, including a domestic battery conviction and two DUI convictions.

•         A 48-year-old Guatemalan in Louisville, Kentucky detained after his criminal intimidation arrest in Wichita, Kansas.

•         A 42-year-old Mexican in Milwaukee with a domestic abuse conviction, and a final order of removal.

•         A 33-year-old Guatemalan in Kansas City, Missouri convicted of assault, who has a final order of removal.


Date: June 11, 2019

Action: Three “Texans” Convicted for Smuggling Meth

Alfredo Aguilar Jr., Cristen Nicole Cano, and Cristal Hernandez were sentenced to 240, 60, and 60 months in federal prison, respectively. The three of them:

“… attempted to enter the United States at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge Port of Entry in Laredo through the pedestrian lane. Cano and Hernandez carried bags of groceries, including four cans of jalapeños and hominy. During primary inspection, authorities shook the cans, noting they were unusually heavy, and heard what sounded like powder rather than liquid. They were referred to secondary inspection, at which time the cans were X-rayed, which revealed anomalies. Authorities also noticed the cans had been altered. Ultimately, the cans were found to contain a total of 10.52 kilograms (23.2 pounds) of methamphetamine.”

To put that total in perspective, an average dose of meth is around 20 milligrams. So over ten kilos is over half a million doses.

ICE Busts Mexican Rapist

Arturo Lopez-Mendez

Date: June 10, 2019

Action: Mexican Rapist Deported

Mexico has had an arrest warrant out for Arturo Lopez-Mendez since 2000 for having, “allegedly assaulted and raped a seven-year-old female at a private residence, leaving the victim with visible signs of the assault, including blood-soaked pants and legs.” [emphasis mine humanity’s] Eighteen years later, the Mexican government notified our government, and subsequently, “Lopez-Mendez came into ICE custody April 24, 2019, following his arrest by the United States Border Patrol and subsequent conviction for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. On April 25, he was issued a final administrative removal order.”


Date: June 10, 2019

Action: Mexican Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Illegals Across the Border

The Mexican in question, Samuel Vasquez-Morales, faces up to ten years in prison after getting busted “guiding six illegal aliens through the brush near Laredo. Five were from the People’s Republic of China; one was a Brazilian national… [He] was determined to be a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States as well.” He later admitted to be “working for Cartel Del Noreste and that he expected to be paid $400.” Noteworthy too is that, “One of the Chinese nationals told agents he planned to pay $30,000 to be smuggled into the United States from Mexico.”


Date: June 10, 2019

Action: Iraqi Deported After Serving Time for Aiding Islamist Terrorists

Yassin Muhiddin Aref’s story is straight out of a Tom Clancy potboiler. He reached the US legally in 1999, and then . . . “In the summer of 2003, the FBI began investigating Aref after they received information indicating he had possible ties to terrorist organizations. His name and telephone number were found in three different suspected Ansar-al-Islam camps in Iraq, and telephone records for his telephone in Albany, New York, reflected 14 calls to the Syrian office of the Islamic Movement in Kurdistan. In July of 2003, the FBI introduced a cooperating witness (CW) to Aref and his codefendant. The CW advised Aref, that he had imported a surface-to-air missile (SAM) into the United States from China to provide to terrorists in New York City in return for $50,000, and that he needed assistance concealing the source of the $50,000 proceeds from the SAM importation. The CW informed Aref that he was affiliated with Jaish-E-Mohammed (JEM), a group that has been designated by the Department of State as a foreign terrorist organization, and that he provided the SAM to JEM in preparation for a terrorist attack.”

He was convicted on a number of different charges related to the above, and as of this month, has been shipped back to Iraq.


Date: June 7, 2019

Action: Mexican Charged for Human Smuggling that Ended in Multiple Deaths

Ivan Dario Puga-Moreno faces the death penalty after Texan “authorities discovered a wrecked Chevrolet Suburban in a ditch in Robstown on June 5. Six people were found deceased at the scene with nine more requiring hospitalization due to their significant injuries . . . . the subsequent investigation revealed Puga-Moreno was the driver of the wrecked vehicle and was attempting to smuggle about 18 illegal aliens from South Texas to Houston. Puga-Moreno allegedly fled the scene following the crash . . . .”


Date: June 6, 2019

Action: 32 Illegal Aliens Arrested in New England

Countries of origin: Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Cape Verde, Poland, and Vietnam.

Worst offenders:

•         A 45-year old citizen of Vietnam in Boston, MA with a conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

•         A 31-year old Kenyan in Lowell, MA with convictions for assault and battery and Fraud.

•         A 32-year old citizen of the Dominican Republic in Bridgeport, CT with convictions for (3) counts of Identity Theft, (3) counts of Credit Card Fraud and (3) counts of Credit Card Larceny.

•         A 32-year old citizen of Cape Verde in Brockton, MA with convictions for armed assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. This alien also has pending charges for possession to distribute fentanyl and resisting arrest.

Fentanyl and its variants, readers will remember, kills tens of thousands of Americans every year.


Date: June 5, 2019

Action: Honduran Charged with Smuggling a Toddler Across the Border

This story should surprise nobody:

“Starlin Alfredo Martinez-Morales . . . claimed to be traveling with his son and presented a fraudulent birth certificate for the juvenile, according to the charges. The criminal complaint indicates he was not the father of the child and was only traveling with him to successfully gain entry into the United States.”

MS-13 Bust in Houston

Date: June 4, 2019

Action: 23 Arrested During Enforcement Surge Targeting MS-13

Three of which, Francisco Flores-Salazar, Mario Guevara-Flores, and Francisco Alberto Ancheta-Aquino (all Salvadorans), were charged with murder.

Of special note is that this press release states, “In fiscal year 2018, HSI [Homeland Security Investigations] arrested 959 MS-13 gang members and associates nationwide.”


Date: June 4, 2019

Action: Hispanic Cult Leaders Arrested for, Among Other Things, Raping Underage Followers

Naasón Joaquín García, Alondra Ocampo, and Susana Medina Oaxaca, leaders of the cult “La Luz Del Mundo” (The Light of the World) have been charged with 26 felonies, including “human trafficking, production of child pornography, [and] forcible rape of a minor.” Apparently, “García and his co-defendants coerced victims into performing sexual acts by telling them that if they went against any of his desires or wishes as ‘the Apostle,’ that they were going against God.”

One co-conspirator, Azalea Rangel Melendez, remains at large.


Date: June 4, 2019

Action: Two Hispanic Illegals Plead Guilty to Human Smuggling

Jorge Gonzalez-Ramirez, of Guatemala, “was stopped for a traffic violation in Corrigan, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2019. During the traffic stop, it was discovered that he and his six passengers were illegal aliens. Among the passengers, was a 7-year-old child traveling with a purported relative, without proper safety restraints. Federal immigration agents arrived at CPD and took custody of all individuals . . . . [It was later] determined that some of the passengers, including the minor, had traveled through Mexico from Guatemala, illegally crossed into the United States, and were then illegally transported to Houston. Gonzalez-Ramirez admitted that he picked up his passengers from an apartment in Houston and was promised money for transporting them. Gonzalez-Ramirez had been deported to Guatemala in March 2011.”

Joel Sanchez-Guzman, of Mexico, was caught “transporting eight individuals he knew to be illegal aliens. Further investigation revealed he had been paid to transport the illegal aliens through Texas to the northeastern United States. The investigation also determined that Sanchez-Guzman had previously transported other illegal aliens in this manner.”

Both face up to 10 years in federal prison.


ICE does not need to be abolished. It is doing a vital job and needs to be strengthened.