Illegal immigrant wanted for allegedly raping a 5-year-old finally caught 20 years later

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HIGH POINT, NC – Police in Las Vegas, Nevada have been looking for an illegal alien since he failed to appear in court for sex charges in May of 2001.

The suspect was located and taken into custody after living for twenty years under an alias.

The suspect, in this case, 40-year-old Eric Santibanez-Cardenas, was taken into custody on December 28th in High Point, North Carolina.

His arrest came after police had somehow determined that Santibanez-Cardenas had been using an alias the day prior.

Officers with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit along with additional law enforcement resources set up some type of fake appointment with Santibanez-Cardenas to lure him to police.

Santibanez-Cardenas took the bait and went to the meeting location, not realizing that he was meeting with police who knew his true identity.

Police took him into custody without incident and transported him to the county jail. Santibanez-Cardenas is currently being held on a $500,000 bond while awaiting extradition.

In 2001, police in Las Vegas reported Santibanez-Cardenas allegedly raped a 5-year-old boy. When he was scheduled to appear in court for the four charges against him, four counts of sexual assault, he failed to show.

Santibanez-Cardenas has been in the wrong ever since. It was not until 2006 that authorities learned that Santibanez-Cardenas had started using an alias, Julian Solis-Cardenas. Police lost track of Santibanez-Cardenas until they learned that he was hiding in plain sight in High Point.  

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has placed a detainer on Santibanez-Cardenas which is a request that if he is released at any time they are notified so that they can take custody of him.

Santibanez-Cardenas is just one example of many in terms of illegal aliens and sex offenses, and it may get only worse with the crisis at the border. Every day, illegal aliens who have been convicted of sexual offenses have been crossing illegally into the country.

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande have reported recently arresting two gang members as well as another illegal alien who has a previous child sex crime conviction.

Additionally, agents arrested a Salvadoran national who is a registered sex offender who was arrested in 2018 for indecency with a child by sexual conduct in Texas.

In that case, instead of serving time in prison and then being deported, he was given five years of probation. After his release on probation, police in Houston arrested him for another case, this time for stalking and child abuse.

The suspect, in this case, was then deported only to return in 2022, this time with a 7-year-old girl and her mother.

Another illegal alien who was caught trying to enter the country was from Ecuador who had convictions for aggravated sodomy, child molestation, and rape from Atlanta, Georgia. He had previously served 12 years in prison before being deported.

According to Fox News, during the fiscal year of 2021, Border Patrol reported a total of 488 convicted sex offenders that have been caught reentering the country.

This notes an increase from 156 in the fiscal year 2020 and only 58 in the fiscal year 2019. So far, fiscal 2022 has shown 64 illegal aliens crossing into the country who are convicted sex offenders.

While these numbers alone should be scary to anyone reading this article, these numbers only account for the ones that were captured by Border Patrol.

They do not count the number of convicted sex offenders who have snuck into the United States without being caught.

Two men arrested and charged with the attempted murder of a Chicago cop after shooting him during a traffic stop

Is the real data on criminal illegal immigrants injuring and killing Americans being suppressed?

WASHINGTON, DC — As illegal immigration continues to skyrocket under the Biden administration, fallout includes Americans being injured or killed by foreign criminals crossing porous U.S. borders.

While most illegal migrants have likely not committed serious crimes, there are still many media reports of Americans being harmed by criminals who are entering the U.S.

While media reports are widely available about crimes committed by illegal immigrants, the criminal data is not readily available from either private groups or various government agencies.

What little data there is, tends to be very narrow in scope and does not paint a broad picture of the situation.

For example, the Migration Policy Institute provided very detailed sociodemographic profiles on an estimated 11 million illegal migrants living in the U.S. as of 2019.

It showed Texas as having a population of 1,739,000 illegal immigrants and California with 2,739,000. Other states are listed as well.

However, the report’s scope was selective and did not provide information on criminal histories of illegal immigrants.

While the Migration Policy Institute states its mission is to “improve immigration and integration policies through authoritative research and analysis, opportunities for learning and dialogue, and the development of new ideas to address complex policy questions,” crime data does not appear to serve its underlying purpose.

During Fiscal Year 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered 1.74 million illegal immigrants in a law enforcement manner at the southwest land border alone.

According to Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which evaluates policies and seeks ways to reduce the negative impact of uncontrolled immigration, that figure represented an increase of roughly 380 percent from the 458,088 encountered in Fiscal Year 2020.

In FAIR’s 2021 Year in Review report, it noted:

“During Donald Trump’s final three months as president, apprehensions stayed relatively stable at around 75,000 per month before skyrocketing immediately after Biden took office.

“However, during the first two months of the Biden presidency, apprehensions increased by more than 120 percent.

“They continued to rise through July when 213,593 individuals were apprehended. These totals only dropped slightly to 192,001 by the end of the fiscal year in September.”

There is no central government database to link state and federal information on illegal immigrants who are entering the U.S. and committing crimes.

Therefore, it is difficult to piece together an accurate number of Americans who are injured or killed by illegal immigrants each year due to an inconvenient lack of official data and reports.

FactCheck.org acknowledged:

“We should start by noting that we don’t know the total number of people who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border at any time, which would include individuals who avoid detection by border officers.

“The federal government only reports statistics for the people actually encountered while trying to enter the country.

Yahoo News reported:

“Illegal immigration to the U.S., the extent of which cannot be fully known because of how many evade federal police and get away, has risen at a faster rate in the first nine months of President Joe Biden’s tenure than any time in the Border Patrol’s 97-year history.”

Last November, Law Enforcement Today reported on a 24-year-old Honduran who entered the U.S. at the Texas border.

Yery Medina-Ulloa was allegedly flown into Florida by the Biden administration. He is accused of murdering a father of four who took him in and gave him a job.

In January of 2019, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) claimed that Democrats “aided and abetted” the deaths of about 2,000 Americans each year at the hands of illegal immigrants due to their support for open borders and mass illegal immigration.

For 2021, Breitbart reported that at least 25 Americans had been allegedly killed by illegal immigrants via vehicle crashes, beatings and shootings.

FAIR also provided numerous examples of alleged cases of serious crimes committed by illegal immigrants.

FAIR noted:

“The following cases may not represent the general illegal alien population, but they demonstrate the value of strong borders and underscore why illegal immigration remains a public safety concern.

“The information is gathered from various credible news sources and publicly-accessible official sources.

“The crimes do not include terrorist actions, but deal with crimes of a serious nature, such as homicide or manslaughter, rape or sexual crimes, assault on law enforcement, or sexual crimes related to minors.

“It is important to note the following involve charges or convictions for crimes committed by foreign nationals illegally in the country.”


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