INLAND EMPIRE, Calif. (KGTV)--A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agent from Murrieta was arrested yesterday on charges he helped a foreign national illegally enter the country.
Felix Cisneros, 42, made his first court appearance Thursday afternoon but was not asked to enter a plea. He'll be released from custody on $300,000 bond tonight.
Cisneros is a 10-year veteran with Homeland Security Investigations in the Inland Empire is accused of allowing a Mexican national who had left the U.S. re-enter the country through Los Angeles International Airport on September 7, 2013 after being asked to do so by the leader of a criminal organization based in Southern California.
[ICE Agent Arrested For Helping Inadmissible Mexican National Into U.S. At LAX, by Sandy Coronilla, KGTV News 10, March 23, 2017]
A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer was convicted on multiple counts of bribery, including accepting money and sex in exchange for work authorization papers.
The New Jersey man, Arnaldo Echevarria, worked as a deportation officer and committed the offenses between 2012 and 2014, NJ.com reported. He is charged with making false statements to a jury, harboring an undocumented immigrant, and seven counts of bribery. He was indicted last month.
Echevarria, 39, allegedly accepted up to $75,000 in exchange for getting work authorization for people in the country without proper documentation. He said the people had been granted temporary protected status, which is only available to people who are fleeing armed conflict and other emergency circumstances.
[New Jersey ICE Officer Accepted Sex In Exchange For Work Papers, by Teresa Welsh, McClatchy/Philly.com, March 11, 1017]
When a population from a corrupt and backward society are brought in wholesale to the nation, massive crime problems a consequence. And when that corrupt population are brought into government, honesty and integrity in government suffers. Compound that with affirmative action, and the result is an immigration law enforcement agency that is populated by the corrupt population that was brought in and their progeny.