Protecting criminals: Illegal immigrant accused of murdering little girl, 2, in sanctuary county


PORTLAND, OR – A man who should have not even been in this country has been accused by authorities of doing the unthinkable – murdering his own two-year-old daughter.

The Portland Police Bureau reports that the mother of Gustavo Enrique Villalobos Carranza’s child contacted police on October 31st to report that he had allegedly kidnapped their two-year-old daughter and was allegedly threatening to harm her.

Carranza was tracked to the city of Vancouver where their police department responded in the hopes of finding two-year-old Brianna Villalobos Rodriguez safe.

The Vancouver Police Department began working the case just after midnight and apparently could not locate Carranza or his child. They issued a “be on the lookout,” (BOLO), for Carranza, Rodriguez, and his vehicle, described as a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander.

At some point during their investigation and attempts to locate the pair, they were able to make contact with Carranza and take him into custody just after 4 am in the area of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard and 57th Avenue in their city.

Sadly, Rodriguez was also located – deceased.

Police initially believed that Rodriguez was murdered in the city of Gresham, however, they were able to determine somehow that Carranza allegedly murdered her in Portland.

Police have not released any details as to Rodriguez’s cause of death as of yet.

The Vancouver Police Department took Carranza into custody for various charges, including first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, and unlawful use of a weapon. Carranza was eventually turned over to the Multnomah County Jail and is currently being held on a $505,000 bond.

Federal authorities with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement have verified that Carranza is in the United States illegally. They will be requesting that a detainer be placed on him if he were somehow able to bond out before his trial.

However, since Multnomah County considers itself as a ‘Sanctuary County,” the likelihood of them cooperating with ICE is extremely unlikely.

In 2016, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution designating themselves as being a sanctuary area, which means that illegal aliens, regardless of previous crimes and deportation status, are free to live their lives in violation of federal laws for being in the country illegally.

This means if Carranza is released on bond that federal authorities will be not notified, thus, preventing them from taking him into custody and detaining him until the trial. While it is unlikely that Carranza will be able to acquire enough funds to be able to be released on bond, it is still a concern.

Lorena Ruiz created a GoFundMe to help Rodriguez’s mother during this difficult time. A posting on the web page said:

“Pamela has suffered the unthinkable loss of her 2yo daughter…During this extremely difficult time, we are wanting to support Pamela anyway that we can, as we know she will be off for quite some time, in order to grieve the loss of her precious daughter and plan to honor her memory with a proper burial.

Pamela also has another child, in which she needs to tend to and assure that they are taken care of during this time of tragedy.”

As of now, the webpage has been able to bring in just over $14,000 which is $11,000 short of its goal. Ruiz and the community are asking anyone that is willing to donate any funds to go towards Rodriguez’s family to please do so.

The Portland Police Bureau is asking anyone with any information to contact Detectives Jeff Shard or Mike Jones. Their emails are [email protected] or [email protected].

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Man accused of stabbing Jewish rabbi in Boston is illegal alien who overstayed student visa

BOSTON, MA- While a majority of Americans are focused on illegal aliens at the southern border, that isn’t the only place where our immigration system appears to need repair.

According to Fox News, an Egyptian man who stands accused of stabbing a Jewish rabbi outside a day school in Boston was in the U.S. illegally, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Authorities say that Khaled Awad had overstayed his student visa and lost his legal status on May 14. Last week, Awad approached the rabbi, Shlomo Noginski with a gun and demanded his car keys.

When the rabbi fled to a park across the street, Awad pursued him and stabbed him in the arm multiple times, police say.

ICE said that Awad had entered the country two years ago on a student visa, but it had recently lapsed.

“Khaled Awad, 24, a citizen of Egypt entered the United States on a student visa in August 2019,” an ICE spokesman told Fox News.

“However, he failed to stay enrolled as required by law, resulting in a loss of legal status in the U.S. on May 14, 2021.”

Noginski had moved to Boston from Israel in order to work with the city’s Russian speaking Jewish community. A father of 12, he was released from a local hospital late last week after being treated for his wounds.

“Rabbi Shlomo Noginski is in stable condition and looking forward [to] getting better and resuming his Torah classes,” Rabbi Dan Rodkin, executive director of Shaloh House wrote in a Facebook post.

When Awad was confronted by police after the attack, he pointed what appeared to be a firearm at responding officers. After police drew their firearms and commanded him to drop the gun, he did so. As he was being taken into custody, he assaulted one of the arresting officers, kicking him in the stomach. The officer was not seriously injured.

During a preliminary court appearance, Awad pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a police officer.


Fox said that far-left Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said her office has begun an investigation into the incident but has not as of yet declared it a hate crime, which it certainly would appear to be.

“It’s important that we recognize with respect to the Jewish community that not only globally, but locally, they are being terrorized and hate crime is on the rise,” Rollins declared at a vigil in the city, according to WBUR.

CBS Boston reported that according to one of Awad’s former friends at the University of South Florida, Awad was “violent” and “anti-Semitic.”

“He started becoming violent,” Eric Valiente told the outlet. “He was very much anti-Semitic. He would say like all types of Jewish jokes. I thought he was joking at first and then I started to see seriousness in his comments.”

A former roommate of Awad’s, Aidan Anderson, a Jew told CBS Boston that he was forced to move out and obtain a restraining order against Awad last year when Awad attacked him in a shared kitchen.

In order to charge Awad with a hate crime based on bias, prosecutors will need to show that Awad’s actions were “bias-motivated beyond the violent and seemingly targeted nature of the attack,” a spokesman for the DA’s office said.

“Our prosecutors are working closely with the Boston Police Department’s Civil Rights Division and other law enforcement partners regarding this troubling and on-going investigation,” the spokesman told Fox News.

“The DA is being updated in real time and will notify the community if additional charges are to be filed.”

In court, it was revealed that Awad had been arrested in Florida on charges of battery and theft and was remanded to a mental health facility for a period of time. He had no record in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Awad is being held without bail pending a hearing on July 8 to determine if he is a danger to the public.

Fox News also noted that ICE has filed an immigrations detainer with the Boston Police Department requesting custody of the illegal alien once his court proceedings are complete.

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