Last year the Obama administration began the process of granting legal status to a 36-year-old illegal immigrant. Armando Garcia-Ramirez has a long criminal rap sheet. This is a guy whom agents twice tried to deport. Now Garcia stands accused of killing his 15-year-old girlfriend, mother of one child with him and pregnant with another.
First of all, a 36 year Old man with a 15 year old girlfriend is considered a pedophile anywhere in the United States. If this man had been jailed, and deported for the crime of having sex, and impregnating a minor he would never have murdered his victim. The Texas case, involving Armando Garcia-Ramirez, a Mexican, is raising new questions about immigration enforcement under President Obama, as supporters of President Trump point to the matter as proof of a broken immigration system.
Garcia may even have been the girl’s stepfather at the time he impregnated her something authorities missed last year after he was arrested for smuggling five other illegal immigrants into the U.S. Clearly this man is a criminal preying on his own people. This is who the Obama administration and liberals in legislative office are protecting; not the US citizens they took an oath to protect. Prosecutors decided not to pursue the smuggling case, and Garcia made bond on immigration charges and was let go. Of course he disappeared only to be found months later. Mr. Garcia was even approved for a work permit, letting him get a job and making him eligible for taxpayer benefits.
“This guy is the reason that Trump got elected,” said Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican. “No matter how many times people say it’s not true, and the media says things like this are on the fringe, this is why Trump got elected. And in California, this is not a fringe case.” Garcia’s criminal record is lengthy.
Garcia’s Criminal Record:
He was arrested in 2008 for assault, but the local prosecutor dropped the case. He was charged with theft in 2009, but the case was dismissed. In 2011 immigration agents arrested him and tried to deport him, but he was granted bond and released. It is not clear what happened to that case, but five years later, he was still in the U.S., that is when he was arrested for smuggling five other illegal immigrants, according to federal documents.
Garcia was turned over to Homeland Security agents, who pursued a trial, but the local U.S. attorney refused to prosecute, saying there wasn’t a good witness. This gets even more confusing. It seems every time this criminal got caught he was released. Immigration agents again tried to deport Garcia, but he was again released on bond. A month and a half after he was released, he applied for (get this) legal status in the U.S. This is why Americans are angry about the illegal immigration issue. Someone who is willing to break the law to get into our country is willing to break the law as evidenced by this and many cases.
Despite his criminal record Garcia almost got legalized by the Obama Administration. In November 2016 the Obama administration approved his work permit, giving him the right to work, get a driver’s license and apply for a Social Security number and taxpayer benefits. Garcia’s life in the US came in contact with all three immigration agencies within Homeland Security: Customs and Border Protection, where Border Patrol agents were involved in the smuggling case; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which handled the failed deportation efforts; and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is the agency he asked to approve his legal status.
CBP and USCIS declined to comment, while ICE officials said it was immigration judges who granted him bond in both deportation cases. In other words; each agency passes the buck. ICE failed to explain why the cases were never pursued further to actually deport Garcia from the country.
In the murder case, Garcia apparently had a lengthy relationship with the 15-year-old girl. Local reports identified her as Jennifer Delgado. According to local news reports, Garcia was Delgado’s stepfather, and federal documents say they had a one-year-old child together, and that Delgado was nine months pregnant with another child of his.
The one-year-old child they had together was born to a Jennifer; who would have been 14 at the time. If they had jailed and deported Garcia then possibly Jennifer Delgado would still be alive. This was the last time ICE agents and prosecutors had Garcia in their custody.
“She cannot consent to sex, so he was obviously sexually assaulting her or sexually abusing her for a number of years in that situation,” Randy McGibney, director of programs at ChildSafe, told News 4 of San Antonio.
Federal documents say Mr. Garcia subsequently tried to commit suicide with the .22 caliber weapon used to kill his girlfriend and stepdaughter.
ICE agents have again said they’ll try to deport him, if and when he’s released by Texas authorities after the conclusion of his case on the new murder charge.
For Duncan Hunter, however, it’s too late.
“This is common sense. After his first arrest, he should have been sent home, period. Not bonded out. Sent home, quickly,” the congressman said. “This guy would be at the front of the line under President Trump.”