Illegal immigrant from Mexico who was previously deported pleads guilty to possession of child porn, firearm

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BIRMINGHAM, AL — A Mexican national has been convicted of possessing child pornography and a firearm while residing in the U.S. illegally.

The National Pulse reported that Antonio Zapata-Chairez, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and one count of possession of child pornography.

The report noted that in August of 2019, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents searched Chairez’s residence in Birmingham, Alabama, based on an ongoing investigation related to internet communications concerning child pornography:

“Images and videos of child pornography were subsequently discovered on Chairez’s devices and online accounts by agents.

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“While executing the search warrant, agents also discovered illegally possessed Walther Smith and Wesson P22 semi-auto .22 caliber handguns in his Birmingham residence.”

The U.S. Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) later informed FBI agents that Chairez was a foreign national residing in the U.S. despite being a legal citizen of Mexico.

According to the same report, Chairez’s guilty plea follows another recent case of a Mexican fugitive apprehended in the U.S. by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after being wanted for child fondling:

“Officials apprehended Jose Arnulfo Pena Monarrez, a male Mexican citizen from Fort Worth, Texas, at the Anzalduas International Bridge with an arrest warrant associated with child-related sex crimes.

“The defendant has been charged with alleged child fondling, a second-degree felony, and remains in custody awaiting criminal trial.”

Pedophiles are not the only criminals sneaking across the U.S. border. Gang members, drug smugglers, human traffickers and murderers are easily penetrating the porous southern border.

These criminals bring their crimes and tangible tools of death, such as drugs and weapons, which are wielded against U.S. citizens.

Despite the Biden administration’s efforts to use gun control measures against law-abiding American citizens, illegal migrants continuously enter the U.S. with unregistered and illegal weapons.

For example, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a Jan. 13 press release that there were multiple arrests of illegal immigrants and that weapons and other contraband were seized during an incident on Jan. 10:

“El Centro Border Patrol Sector Intelligence Unit (SIU) agents observed a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe exhibiting signs consistent with human smuggling, traveling through a subdivision in Yuma, AZ.

“Agents noticed the vehicle stopped momentarily in an industrial rail yard, an area known to be used by undocumented individuals to board commercial freight trains, preventing from any type of detection to further travel north into the interior of the U.S.

“Agents lost visual of the vehicle but [after] a brief search of the immediate area, 13 undocumented individuals were found near the train tracks.”

Agents were able to locate the vehicle and then attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled the scene, so agents ended the pursuit.

However, agents saw the vehicle again later:

“At approximately 7:20 p.m., agents confirmed that the vehicle returned to a house associated with human smuggling in the area where it was first suspected.

“While at that location, agents noticed four individuals exit the residence and walk towards a Honda Accord.”

To prevent the individuals from leaving the property, agents identified themselves and detained them for further questioning. Through interviews it was determined that all four individuals were U.S. citizens and that one of them was a tenant of the property: 

“With consent, Border Patrol’s Special Operations Detachment and SIU inspected the residence. During the inspection, agents discovered an additional three individuals inside the house: a U.S. citizen, a Mexican citizen with a Border Crossing Card and one undocumented individual.

“Agents also discovered and seized multiple semi-automatic weapons that included, an AK-47, two semi-automatic AR-15 rifles, a 12-gauge pump action shotgun, a Glock Pistol conversion kit, several magazines, and ammunition inside the house.

“All individuals were arrested and transported to the Calexico Border Patrol Station to be processed accordingly.

“The vehicle, weapons, and all contraband were seized as per El Centro Sector guidelines.”

Some illegal criminals appear to be ungrateful about living in the U.S.

For example, a 24-year-old-illegal immigrant, who is accused of murdering a father of four, had first been allegedly flown into Florida via a private flight facilitated by President Joe Biden’s administration.

On Nov. 8, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke with FOX News host Tucker Carlson about Yery Medina-Ulloa, an illegal immigrant originally from Honduras who entered the U.S. at the Texas border.

After posing as a minor at the southern border, Medina-Ulloa was transported to Florida, where the victim, Francisco Javier Cuellar, 46, picked him up.

In Texas, the suspect had provided identification that indicated he was 17 years old, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

According to DeSantis, Medina-Ulloa came to Florida on one of the Biden administration’s secret flights to resettle underage illegal immigrants.

Carlson reported that the Biden administration is secretly resettling illegal immigrants throughout the U.S. and that nearly 80 private flights have landed in Florida alone.

DeSantis told Carlson:

“So, these are flights that are coming in two or three in the morning. The feds, of course, control the airspace and they’re there on the ground.

“They take these folks, and then they send them in other parts of Florida by bus or other parts of the southeast.

“And that individual, who was murdered, was, in fact, murdered by an illegal alien who was on one of Biden’s flights, these midnight flights, unannounced, no notice, no support for the state, no ability for us to veto it ahead of time.

“And if Biden had not been doing that, if he’d been doing his job, that individual be alive today.”

Police said that Medina-Ulloa told them he got into an argument with Cuellar, who he referred to as his “uncle.” However, the men were not related, according to authorities.

Medina-Ulloa claimed Cuellar hit him.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that surveillance video from inside the home captured the deadly incident. The Sheriff’s Office also said they recovered a knife from the area where the suspect had been walking.

New York Post reported that the Jacksonville Sheriff Office’s warrant mentioned that home security cameras showed the suspect “stabbing the victim numerous times and repeatedly hitting him with a chair.”

Carlson asked the governor if the White House was allowed to send illegal immigrants to whatever states it chose.

DeSantis said that his administration was looking at ways to go after the private contractors responsible for operating the clandestine flights:

“So, we’re looking at what we can do. I think that they use these private contractors. So, what we’re looking at is how can we fight back against the contractors?

“We can obviously deny them state contracts, which we will do. Can we deny them access to Florida’s market generally? Can we tax them? Can we do things to provide disincentives so they can’t do it?

“So, we’re going to do whatever we can to do it. Unfortunately, they do have the ability to get into these airports because the FAA controls it, and the Feds really have jurisdiction over it.

“So, we’re trying to work with the local airport authority, see if there’s a way that we can get around that, but we are going to go after some of these contractors because they are bringing in people that are causing burdens on us and as we see tragically, caused someone to lose their life.”

The victim’s daughter, MaryCarmen, 18, said she knew little about the suspect, who is charged with her father’s caught-on-video slaying.

She told New York Post that she believes he arrived from one of the Biden administration’s immigration flights:

“My dad told me one day he was going to the airport, and then this guy came out of nowhere and was at work the next day. I didn’t really ask questions.”

MaryCarmen also said the suspect moved in with Cuellar, who put him to work at the family business — La Raza Mexican Store.

During a phone interview, MaryCarmen indicated that her father was compassionate about poor people:

“My dad seemed like he was doing a favor for somebody because where [Ulloa] came from they are super poor.

“We feel that someone asked my dad to do it. My dad was really compassionate like that, he would help someone who needed it.”

DeSantis’ office had released a statement to media, saying:

“This horrific crime is the latest example of how unfettered illegal migration costs Floridians’ lives.

“If not for the Biden Administration’s unlawful ‘catch and release’ policy, Mr. Cuellar would still be alive today. 

“Governor DeSantis is committed to doing everything in his power to keep Floridians safe. But as long as the Biden Administration persists in refusing to enforce our country’s immigration laws, Americans are at needless risk.

“How many more lives will be lost before the Biden Administration decides to uphold the law?”

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