An illegal alien with a history of “criminal mischief” has been charged with murder, arson and mutilation of a corpse in San Antonio – even as city officials contest Texas’s anti-sanctuary law.
Ernesto Esquivel-Garcia, 20, is being held on a $195,000 bond and a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer.
The grisly case is garnering additional interest as family members of the victim, 20-year-old Jared Vargas, accuse San Antonio Police of slow-walking their missing-person report and asking them to stay quiet about the incident.
The family said the evidence pointed to Esquivel-Garcia , noting that Jared’s car was parked at the apartment complex where Esquivel-Garcia lived.
“[Police Chief William] McManus and his legal team have told the family not to go public about the case,” a family friend said.
McManus is under investigation by the Texas Attorney General’s Office for possible violation of the state’s anti-sanctuary law in the release of 12 illegal aliens last December. San Antonio is among the cities waging a prolonged court battle to overturn Senate Bill 4.
Police say they acted properly in the Vargas murder case, and deny asking the family to stay mum.
Court records show Esquivel-Garcia was charged in March 2017 with obstructing a highway, intoxication and criminal mischief.
But he was soon back on the streets. ICE did not say why no detainer was placed on Esquivel-Garcia at that time.
ICE spokeswoman Nina Pruneda could not confirm any details about Esquivel-Garcia. The agency did not explain how the illegal alien obtained employment at a trendy area restaurant, where the victim also worked.
Esquivel-Garcia was apprehended when he was stopped for a traffic violation – two days after Vargas’s charred body was found in an apartment previously occupied by Esquivel-Garcia.
Mike Helle, president of the San Antonio Police Officers Association, believes officers handled the case properly. But he told FAIR:
“San Antonio is a place illegals flock to because the chief and mayor will not enforce [laws]or assist Homeland Security. For them to say they will do so going forward is too little, too late. The damage is done.”
So how bad is illegal alien crime in the Lone Star State?
In short, a crime wave of historic proportions. See below.
Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data
According to DHS status indicators, over 240,000 criminal illegal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011, and December 31, 2017. During their criminal careers, these criminal aliens were charged with more than 638,000 criminal offenses.
Those arrests include
1. 1,300 homicide charges;
2. 76,044 assault charges;
3. 18,126 burglary charges;
4. 76,660 drug charges;
5. 774 kidnapping charges;
6. 43,591 theft charges;
7. 49,154 obstructing police charges;
8. 4,180 robbery charges;
9. 6,878 sexual assault charges; and
10. 9,561 weapon charges.
Of the total criminal aliens arrested in that timeframe, over 160,000 or 66% were identified by DHS status as being in the US illegally at the time of their last arrest.
According to DPS criminal history records, those criminal charges have thus far resulted in over 286,000 convictions including
1. 547 homicide convictions;
2. 28,592 assault convictions;
3. 8,915 burglary convictions;
4. 37,581 drug convictions;
5. 268 kidnapping convictions;
6. 19,803 theft convictions;
7. 24,084 obstructing police convictions;
8. 2,153 robbery convictions;
9. 3,164 sexual assault convictions; and
10. 3,973 weapon convictions.
Of the convictions associated with criminal alien arrests, over 190,000 or 66% are associated with aliens who were identified by DHS status as being in the US illegally at the time of their last arrest.
Note: These are Texas charges for these criminal alien arrestees as reported to DPS by local agencies – the arrestees charted here may have offenses in other states. Texas arrestees who have not had interaction with the DHS which resulted in the collection of fingerprints are not included as their identity cannot be biometrically verified by DHS.
Despite this massive crime wave and suffering put upon American citizens by illegal aliens, Democrats insist on doing everything they can to allow the United States to be invaded by barbarians from all across the globe.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
June 26th, 2018