Past Features

October 28, 2012

Lax Immigration Policies May Have
Shielded Killer of California Deputies
Case Shows How Local Sanctuary Policies Can Protect Criminal Aliens
Jessica Vaughan -- -- October 27, 2014   
    The Center for Immigration Studies finds that layers of lax immigration enforcement protected the man accused in Friday's horrific killing and carjacking spree near Sacramento, Calif., which resulted in the deaths of two sheriff's deputies and the wounding of another sheriff and one or two car-jacking victims.
    Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, the accused killer, is reportedly a citizen of Mexico who was deported twice and re-entered twice, eventually marrying Janelle Marquez Monroy, who is reported to be a U.S. citizen. ICE identified Monroy through the Secure Communities fingerprint-sharing program after he provided local authorities with an alias and fake identification. ICE states that Monroy's first deportation came after a conviction in Arizona for possession of narcotics for sale. Photographs from what is reported to be Monroy's Facebook page indicate that he may be a member of the Mexican Pride gang and associated with the Sinaloa drug cartel. News accounts say that Monroy had more than 10 convictions for traffic crimes and infractions and three small claims court filings against him for outstanding debt, some under an alias, all in Utah, where he has lived in recent years in the Salt Lake City area.
    Deported aliens regularly return over porous land borders. The Center's analysis of ICE deportation records from 2013 find that a significant share of the immigration enforcement workload is removing criminals who have been deported before.