For the third time in the space of two weeks, an illegal alien deported multiple times, returned to the U.S. to commit a class 1 felony. This time Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is pointing fingers at the state of New Jersey for its “‘limited cooperation,” which allowed a murder to take place.
According to the Asbury Park Press via USA Today, Jorge Alberto Rios-Doblado, who was “previously … removed from the U.S. for immigration violations in 2003 and 2004,” was charged in the death of Carolina Cano, 45, a nanny. According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Cano was found dead in a lake in Jersey City on March 24.
Federal authorities called out New Jersey for its half-hearted cooperation on immigration issues.
The dispute arose just before President Donald Trump’s visit Friday to the U.S.-Mexican border in Calexico, California, where he consulted with immigration agents.
“There is indeed an emergency on our southern border,” Trump said at a border security briefing, adding that there has been a sharp uptick in illegal crossings. “It’s a colossal surge, and it’s overwhelming our immigration system. We can’t take you anymore. Our country is full.”
Rios has been charged with felony murder, kidnapping, and aggravated sexual assault. The Newark office of ICE is quoted as saying in a statement:
ICE maintains that cooperation by local law enforcement is an indispensable component of promoting public safety. ICE will seek taking custody of Rios-Doblado at the conclusion of his criminal proceedings, despite limited cooperation in the state.
In November, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued a directive that barred state and local police from assisting federal immigration authorities with “civil immigration law.”
Meantime, the question of how to discourage repeat offenders from returning to the U.S. from other countries following deportation continues to go unanswered.