CALDWELL, ID – An illegal alien accused of killing his wife in front of their children in Idaho six years ago has been extradited from Mexico to face murder charges, according to the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office.
Erasmo Díaz was extradited from Mexico to the United States. He is accused of allegedly shooting and killing his wife Amparo Godinez-Sánchez in June 2015. He faces five felony charges and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted. pic.twitter.com/IiVNTaz4c7
— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) November 23, 2021
Erasmo Diaz, who allegedly killed Amparo Godinez-Sanchez in 2015 before fleeing to Mexico, was arrested on June 26, 2021, by Mexican Federales assisted by the U.S. Marshals Service.
After a five-month extradition process, he was placed in the custody of the sheriff’s department Thursday evening, according to a press release.
Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue said at a Friday morning press conference:
“This is a day we’ve been looking forward to, and I can assure you, this is a day that the family members of the victim in this case, Ms. Sanchez … have looked forward to for many years.”
Canyon County Sheriff, Kieran Donahue holding a press conference on the extradition of murder suspect Erasmo Diaz. Diaz is facing five felony charges for a domestic violence homicide charge that happened in June 2015. pic.twitter.com/nAVgvE1NYS
— Marcos Guadarrama (@marcosguadtv) November 19, 2021
Police say 51-year-old Diaz shot and killed Sanchez during a domestic violence incident. The couple’s two minor daughters witnessed the shooting. Police responded to a 911 from inside the home, but Diaz evaded arrest and fled the country.
His car was found abandoned in Adrian, Oregon, roughly 12 miles away from the scene.
Brent Bunn, U.S. Marshal for the District of Idaho, called the arrest of Diaz was the culmination of hard police work and cooperation between countries:
“Six years is a long time. We do not forget. If we have a warrant for you, we’re never going to quit looking for you.”
Erasmo Diaz is suspected of shooting and killing Amparo Godinez-Sanchez in front of her two children six years ago. https://t.co/XrzHLeZBbu
— CBS2 News (@CBS2Boise) June 28, 2021
Diaz was booked into the Canyon County Jail Thursday night on charges of murder in the second degree, desertion of a child, injury to children, destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence, and use of a firearm or deadly weapon during the commission of a crime.
Sheriff Donahue commented:
“This is clearly, unequivocally, a domestic violence case, and a person lost their life because of it. And not only did that woman lose her life, her children have been affected, not since just that night, but for the rest of their entire lives.
“I’m so proud of this agency, all of our partners, (the) United States Marshals Service, the prosecuting attorney’s office, and many others, that no one ever veered off course. We knew that this day would come, and we have been patient and we have been fighting to get here ever since.
“This is a day we’ve been looking forward to.”
Judy Diaz writes a message on a balloon to her mother Amparo Godinez Sanchez, shot to death a year ago in Wilder. pic.twitter.com/f1ElLGJsCb
— John Sowell (@JohnWSowell) June 18, 2016
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has a detainer on Diaz so that if he is released from local custody at any time, he will be turned over to them for arrest and deportation.
The illegal alien was arrested for domestic violence in 2008 for aggravated battery for an assault on Sanchez. Despite the arrest, he was not deported and remained inside the U.S.
Diaz is held on a $5 million detainer. During his arraignment on Friday, Judge Kerry Michaelson assigned a public defender to the case and issued a two-year, no-contact order for his three children.
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‘Open borders’ group wants Biden to block states from deploying police to secure to the border
July 11, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – The Open Borders lobby is calling on the Biden administration to stop Republican states from deploying law enforcement officers to the southern border to deal with the surge in illegals crossing into the country.
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) President Domingo Garcia sent a letter to President Biden on July 2 urging him to use executive action to stop the police deployments:
“LULAC’s interest in law and order and protection of the lives of our citizens requires me to ask you to use your Executive Authority to stop the Governors of Texas, Arizona, Nebraska, Idaho, Florida, and South Dakota from deploying their resources to the US-Mexico border.
“This is not a legitimate purpose for Emergency or Disaster Assistance that the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), P.L 104-321 (October 19, 1996) authorized.”
In June, the Governors of Texas and Arizona asked states to assist them with stemming the flood of illegal immigrants streaming across the border since President Biden weakened border controls when his term began in January.
Biden’s policy of ‘Catch and Release” has resulted in hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants being permitted entry into the interior United States without proper vetting and process.
BORDER STATES FORCED TO DO WHAT FEDERAL GOV'T. UNDER THE CONSTITUTION IS REFUSING TO DO UNDER BIDEN.
— J P. MACKIE 🇺🇸 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲 (@ussburns588) June 18, 2021
Several red states have answered the governors’ calls for help. South Dakota offered to send National Guard troops to help, something Garcia called “Pay for hire”:
“This is tantamount to relegating our Armed Forces to a ‘pay for hire’ status on any whim or desire that the donor citizen can afford to pursue, and a Governor sees as an opportunity to score political points.
“This is an insult to our veterans who served and women and men who are now serving in our Armed Forces. This is not how America protects our citizens and it certainly is corrosive to our relationships with our allies around the world, especially our friend Mexico.”
The LULAC called the deployment of police and National Guard at the border an “insurrection” by “rebellious states.” He called on the President to stop the deployment by the states, or to send federal troops to defend the Mexican border from American law enforcement:
“President Biden, as the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and the militia of the several states, you have authority to prevent this usurping of federal powers by a few recalcitrant and rebellious states.
“If you cannot stop this additional insurrection, we request that you deploy federal troops to defend the rights and lives of Hispanic-Americans on the border.”
The letter closed with a demand that the President answer their letter with what plans he has to comply with their orders:
“Please let me know what steps are being taken so our communities can be at ease. We need federal intervention now, to stop the militarization by words and start acting on the immigration issue.”
Republican National Committee spokesperson Emma Vaughn spoke out against the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis and his plan to end one of the last remaining border controls, Title 42:
“As Republicans at the local, state, and federal level are stepping up to lead our nation through this growing crisis, Americans are taking note — voters across the country have rejected Biden’s failed leadership at the border.”
Abbott announces Texas will deploy National Guard to combat the 'border crisis' escalating due to Biden administration https://t.co/0deMWAXG1H (Good move. Self-defense is always a good reason. Though truly sad that t/states R left on their own 2 fight t/Mexicans & their cartels.)
— No Dogs or Democrats. (@vncntrz54) March 9, 2021
In May, more than 172,000 border crossers were apprehended at the border. That equals a 700 percent increase in illegal immigration compared to the same time last year when the Trump administration controlled the White House.
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