CHICAGO — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta have arrested a man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003, reported the NY Daily News.

So while the civil rights activists continue to continue to “cry foul,” federal agents are finding and booking criminals. These appear to individuals that evaded justice due to the previous administration’s policy to give criminal aliens a “hall pass.”

Illinois prison escapee

An ICE spokesman says Jorge Soberanis-Rumaldo (pictured) was taken into custody Friday as part of an enforcement operation targeting criminal illegal immigrants. Authorities say Soberanis-Rumaldo is a Mexican national who was in the U.S. illegally.

While ICE authorities have diplomatically said these arrests have been part of their routine; that seems questionable. These cases were not making headlines before Jan 20.

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Soberanis-Rumaldo was sentenced to eight years in Stateville Correctional Center on a felony charge of cocaine possession in March 2003. However, authorities said he escaped while on work release in June 2003.

Although the term “escape” was used, in all likelihood, this was more like a “walk-away.” To demonstrate the earlier point regarding the previous administration, the 58-year-old man was arrested at his home in Atlanta. This would seem to indicate the “rules of engagement” under the Obama administration were to leave criminal aliens alone.

Soberanis-Rumaldo was booked into the DeKalb County Jail near Atlanta while awaiting extradition to Illinois. Authorities said they’d seek to have him removed from the U.S. after any criminal charges he faces are resolved.

(Photo source Illinois Department of Corrections)

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