I just learned about a story from the DailyMail.co.uk that has me quite upset. According to the article, Kesler Dufrene is an illegal immigrant that has twice been convicted of felony — but was released instead of being deported to Haiti.
Deportations to Haiti were halted following the earthquake that devastated Haiti. They released him instead of keeping him in custody.
Mobile phone tracking technology and a rifle linked Dufrene to the murders but when detectives came after him 18-days later, he killed himself.
The mother of one of the victims is very upset.
"This guy shouldn’t have been in America," said Audrey Hansack, 37 … after the murder of her daughter Ashley Chow. "I’m so upset with the whole situation. Because of immigration, my daughter is not alive."
The murders occured in January 2011 so the story is a year old but only today did I find out about the story.
The lax immigration policies of the Obama administration has consequences. How many times do we have to hear the administration wants to halt deportations in Denver or that Obama’s administration is granting backdoor amnesty? We realize how capital intensive it would be to find every illegal immigrant and deport them. But is it too much to ask that anyone already in our custody be deported immediately? Especially if they are convicted of felonies like this guy.
In 2006, he stole a car!
Here is how it all happened.
First, Obama halts deportations of Haitians.
After the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Obama administration announced it was indefinitely halting deportations to the country.
Foreign nationals cannot stay detained
Th 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.
The Obama administration should have known better. If the law of the land is that foreign nationals cannot be detained longer than six months then he should not have indefinitely halted deportations for fear that dangerous people like him would be released.
Some may tell you that it is not compassionate to deport immigrants to Haiti. But I disagree. Compassion should not be given to criminals. And he should have been deported anyways. Three people could still have been alive. So let’s be more strict on how we handle illegal immigration.