Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Real ICE Crime

It was not releasing a soon to be triple-murder, but failing to follow up when deportations resumed.

Kesler Dufrene was a Haitian immigrant of some sort, legal or illegal, who soon after release by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), murdered three innocents. The real crime is that the Regime halted deportations to Hait after an earthquake devestated the capital, Porte-au-Prince. Interestingly enough, most of the rest of the country was little effected. Haiti's countryside is one of tiny shacks and small agricultural plots outside the capital little affected by earthquakes. But the Regime decided that it wanted to keep as many Haitians as possible in the United States. ICE had its hands tied in this case as the Regime suspended deportations to Haiti. Unlike another situation where ICE happily released a criminal, Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Sandoval, who went on with his criminal career.

Miami Herald January 24, 2012 by David Ovalle

When burglar Kesler Dufrene became a twice-convicted felon in 2006, a Bradenton judge shipped him to prison for five years. And because of his convictions, an immigration judge ordered Dufrene deported to his native Haiti.

That never happened.Instead, when Dufrene’s state prison term was up, Miami immigration authorities in October 2010 released him from custody. Two months later, North Miami police say, he slaughtered three people, including a 15-year-old girl in a murder case that remains as baffling today as it did the afternoon the bodies were discovered...

In August 2007, records show, a U.S. immigration judge ordered him deported. He was released from state prison in September 2010, and handed over to immigration custody at West Miami-Dade’s Krome Detention Center.

The federal government annually deported hundreds of Haitians convicted of felonies in the United States.But after the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Obama administration announced it was indefinitely halting deportations to the country.

“Under binding Supreme Court precedent, ICE’s authority to detain any individual is limited when the removal of that individual is not likely in the reasonably foreseeable future,” the immigration agency’s statement said.

But here is the real failure by ICE, it made no effort to find Dufrene after deportations to Haiti were resumed:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2001 and 2005 that foreign nationals who cannot be deported may not be held in detention longer than six months. Deportations resumed in mid-January 2011 — three months after Dufrene was released from custody under ICE supervision. The agency did not specify what that supervision entailed.

Clearly there was no active monitoring of Dufrene's conditions of release and no effort was made to find and arrest him after deportations were resumed.

Clearly violent criminals, one of ICE's "priorities," were not a real priorites. Especially not Haitians who vote overwhelmingly for Demoncrats.

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