Release Date:  October 28, 2014
Contact:  Michael Rushford
(916) 446-0345

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RECENT POLICE MURDERS TIED TO FAILED BORDER SECURITY

The California-based Criminal Justice Legal Foundation is blaming the tragic killing of two Sacramento police officers last Friday on the federal government’s failure to secure the border from criminals entering and re-entering the United States.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Detective Michael Davis, Jr. were murdered by an illegal immigrant and habitual felon who had re-entered the country after being deported twice. In a statement released today, Foundation President Michael Rushford said that these murders “are the price Americans are paying for the current administration’s unwillingness to implement real border security to protect law-abiding citizens.”

In last Friday’s crime spree, Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, armed with at least two pistols and an AR-15 rifle, shot the Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy in a Motel 6 parking lot, carjacked two other vehicles, shot one motorist who resisted, then fled to Auburn in a carjacked pickup. When Placer County deputies confronted the triggerman and his wife along a roadway, Monroy-Bracamonte shot them both, killing detective Davis.

According to Rushford, violent assaults like this are becoming routine. On September 10, illegal immigrant Baldomero Velasco-Lopez was arrested for the brutal stabbing attack of a Chambersburg, PA, woman. Velasco-Lopez stabbed the woman three times in the back with a large kitchen knife and left her on the sidewalk in front of her home while her children were asleep inside.

In August, two illegal immigrants were arrested for murdering a Border Patrol agent in front of his family in Texas. One suspect has been arrested no fewer than four times for entering the U. S. illegally, according to federal court records. The other has been deported twice after entering the U. S. illegally, sources said.

In July, a Guatemalan immigrant, released by immigration officials after entering the country illegally, was arrested and charged with the murder of his girlfriend in Louisiana. Pedro Monterroso, 43, was released by immigration authorities on June 26 after it was determined that he had no criminal history or gang affiliation and was issued a notice to report back once he got settled in the U. S. “The policies of our current President and his attorney general have left multiple federal agencies charged with protecting the public practically useless in the face an unknown number of foreign-born criminals crossing our border and preying on innocent people,” he added.

“Who can deny that the current policy allows anyone from any country to cross our border illegally, and even if deported, come back to steal our cars, burglarize our homes, traffic drugs in our neighborhoods, and even kill police officers while our government leaders appear clueless,” said Rushford.

CJLF President Michael Rushford is available for comment at (916) 446-0345.