The Obama administration has been ignoring federal immigration laws in failing to deport thousands of illegal aliens as they have been identified and detained. And now that defiance of federal law has resulted in the murder of three people, one of which was a 15 year old girl.
In 2006, 23 year old Kesler Dufrene from Haiti, was convicted of his second felony for burglary. A judge in Bradenton, Florida sentenced Dufrene to five years in prison. Since he was also an illegal immigrant, his felony conviction caused an immigration judge to order that he be deported back to Haiti upon his release from prison.
Dufrene was released from prison in September, 2010 and handed over to immigration officials. In October 2010 and under the directions from Obama who ordered a temporary halt to deportations to Haiti due to the massive earthquake that devastated the island nation, Dufrene was released from custody by immigration officials. Even though he was a two time felon and an illegal alien, Dufrene was free to walk the streets of Florida.
On January 2, 2011, relatives of 15 year old Ashley Crow were worried when they could not get anyone at her home to answer their calls, so they notified police. When the police arrived, they found Ashley, 25 year old Harlen Peralta and 35 year old Israel Rincon shot to death. Peralta and Rincon rented an attached efficiency apartment from Ashley’s mother, Audrey Hansack.
Police were finally able to link Dufrene to the crime and two and a half weeks after the murders, they went to arrest him. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies had Dufrene corned and rather than go back to prison, he turned his gun on himself and took his own life.
Even though police had Dufrene’s DNA on the rifle used at the shooting and cell phone tracking technology linking him to the murders, police are baffled as to the motive for the crime. Dufrene had no connections with the victims or ever the North Miami area.
The real crime here is that Ashley and the two renters would still be alive today had President Obama obeyed the federal immigration laws and not placed a ban on deportations. Ironically, the ban on deportation to Haiti was lifted two weeks after the murders took place.
Federal immigration laws say that a foreign national cannot be held in immigration detention more than six month. At the time of the President’s deportation ban, no one had any idea when it might be lifted, thus making any deportation date as unforeseeable and according to ICE officials, “Under binding Supreme Court precedent, ICE’s authority to detain any individual is limited when the removal of that individual is not likely in the reasonably foreseeable future,” so Dufrene was freed. In reality, he should have been detained for a minimum of 6 months, which was allowable by law, in case the deportation ban would be lifted in time, which as it turns out, it was.
Had the laws been followed, Dufrene would never have been set free and Ashley would still have her dreams set on law school and becoming a lawyer. The blood of these three people and countless other rest squarely in the hands of President Obama and the guidelines he set for the immigration officials.