Immigration and Customs Enforcement on mistakenly sending the detainer order on Mexican illegal alien Pablo Serrano-Vitorino to the wrong county jail: “We regret the error.” ICE dismissed its “error” as if it were a clerical oversight.
But because of the failure to detain Serrano-Vitorino, the 40-year-old illegal alien who had been deported in 2004, he murdered five in Kansas and Missouri. Serrano-Vitorino’s weapon of choice: an AK-47. ICE sent its detainer to the Johnson County, Kansas, sheriff’s office, but that agency never had Serrano-Vitorino in its custody.
The pattern of aliens committing violent crimes is too familiar. In the Serrano-Vitorino case, the alien had been previously deported, but had no trouble re-entering the United States. And a complete lack of interior enforcement allowed him to remain, and eventually kill five innocent people. He’s been charged with five counts of first degree murder, four in Kansas and one in Missouri. The latest statistics on interior enforcement show that criminal alien removals from the interior declined 27 percent, from 86,923 in 2014 to 63,127 in 2015.