Another Triumph of Border Security

Since our usual suspects were defending this as a job well done, they’ll no doubt be popping up here to say this is as well.

The rest of us are likely to be outraged.

Immigrant database failed to detect suspect before rape of young girl
By Tom Jackman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, January 27, 2011; 3:50 AM

Salvador Portillo-Saravia, a member of the MS-13 street gang, was charged with raping an 8-year-old girl at her Fairfax County home last month. But he never should have been in Fairfax in the first place.

Federal officials deported Portillo-Saravia, of Sterling, to El Salvador in 2003, and he sneaked back in illegally. Now, officials are wondering why a much-touted federal program didn’t catch him before the rape.

Four weeks before the crime, Portillo-Saravia was in the Loudoun County jail for public intoxication. That’s when the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program, called Secure Communities, should have identified him as an illegal immigrant and he should have been taken into custody.

Our Nation’s borders are self evidently in the very best of hands.

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