Friday, August 10, 2007

Suspected Newark Killer Is An Illegal Immigrant

Is New Haven, the Connecticut town that gave illegal immigrants ID cards, having second thoughts after it was discovered that the man charged with the execution-style shootings of three college students is an illegal alien himself?

The murders of Newark, N.J., residents Terrance Aeriel, 18; Dashon Harvey, 20; and Iofemi Hightower, 20, and the attempted murder of 19-year-old Natasha Aeriel have shocked the nation.

What also came as a shock today was that one of the suspects, 28-year-old Jose Carranza, is an illegal immigrant from Peru, although CNN has decided to label him as “undocumented.” FOX News, on the other hand, called him “illegal.”

FOX News reported that Carranza had a fake Social Security number during his recent arrest and had previously been “arrested on charges of raping a 5-year-old girl and then threatening the child and parents.”

CNN reported the same as far as the charge of having a fake Social Security number but also reported that Carranza is accused in another case of raping and threatening to kill a 13-year-old, a girlfriend's child. At this time, it is not known if the two alleged victims are actually the same person but the age is wrong or if it’s two different people.

In addition to murder, both networks have reported that Carranza is charged with robbery, along with other criminal offenses connected to the Newark murders. CNN did report that police are also investigating if the murders are gang-related.

So, Carranza, whose fingerprints were found at the scene of the crime, is an illegal immigrant. And it isn’t the first time that an illegal immigrant has been charged with murder or rape. Are all illegal aliens killers and rapists? Of course not.

But as a nation, we have to take a united stance against people who illegally come into this country. Giving them ID cards or driver licenses or other services is not the answer. Some of them are vicious killers that need to go back to their own country before they can prey on any more Americans.

If local, state and federal branches of the government actually got serious about illegal immigrants, instead of treating them like lost, rain-drenched kittens, then those three young people would be alive today.