As long as Congress may be in the mood to finally start securing our borders it is well to remind everyone of incidents such as this. There is no reason the American public should be subject to the dangers of entry at will by the criminals of Mexico.
Dec. 4, 2005, CBP Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 19 illegal aliens east of the Douglas Port of Entry. At the Douglas processing station, all of the subjects’ fingerprints were submitted into the IAFIS, checking for criminal histories and searching over 49 million records in the Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint database.
One of the individuals, Jose Medina-Castañeda, a 43-year-old Mexican national who was illegally in the United States, was identified as having an outstanding felony warrant for murder/homicide in Los Angeles. Upon the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office verifying the warrant and confirming extradition to Los Angeles, Medina-Castañeda was booked in the Cochise County Jail where he awaits extradition to California.
Thanks to the New York Jewish Times.
Important Note: Utilized throughout all sectors of the U.S. Border Patrol, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) has identified 606 homicide suspects and 154,530 suspected criminals between the ports of entry since its inception Sept. 1, 2004.