Sex Offenders, Illegal Immigrants, Deputy Murder And E-Verify

Two recent stories bring another reminder about the potential of preventing crime and/or nabbing criminals by requiring the use of E-Verify.

The first, and higher profile story, involved a criminal illegal immigrant (with multiple felony convictions over the years) who enjoyed the use of the revolving door at the border.  Unfortunately, Roberto Miramontes Roman’s most recent foray into this country resulted in the murder of Millard County Sheriff’s Deputy Josie Fox:  Deputy’s murder highlights Utah’s illegal immigration problem (his rap sheet is available at the link).

Mr. Roman’s accomplice, Ruben Chavez Reyes, also appears to be here illegally (based on the immigration detainer placed on him).  However, his involvement in the murder remains unclear at this time and I haven’t seen any reports on his history as everything is focused on Roman.

The other, lesser known story, involves the capture of a fugitive sex offender, David Lynn Young (aka Richard Smith and David Michael Smith) who’s been on the run for 10 years (good job, US Marshals).

What does this have to do with E-Verify?  E-Verify is a free Federal online database for employers to verify the identity of their employees.   Using a stolen social security number (SSN) with an E-Verify employer would, at the very least, deny you a job and make life on the run much more difficult.

Both criminals highlighted above had jobs.  The Roman did not have a valid SSN and the only way for an illegal immigrant to get a job with a legitimate employer is to engage in identity theft for a SSN.  Besides the drug trade, Mr. Roman made his living working at a dairy.  Mr. Young, on the other hand, did have a valid SSN but couldn’t use it in order to evade law enforcement.  Ergo:

…authorities believe Young used multiple names and Social Security numbers as well as family support to conceal his whereabouts from law enforcement.

Thus far, it remains unclear if Mr. Young was caught because his false SSN raised a red flag.  If so, however, it would not be the first time a pedophile fugitive in Utah had been caught by an alert citizen verifying identity.

Certainly, no one definitively knows if E-Verify would have stopped or caught these specific criminals, but it certainly would raised the probability of preventing crime and capturing fugitives.  If anything, it would make it harder for criminals to hide in broad daylight.

Thus far, the State Legislature has refused to address the well documented identity theft for employment problem and, as the former US Attorney notes:

…Utah is a prime target for illegal immigrants because they feel there’s less of a focus on the issue in the state.

Apparently, that also applies to fugitives looking for work here.

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2 thoughts on “Sex Offenders, Illegal Immigrants, Deputy Murder And E-Verify

  1. Until the US government summons the courage to provide massive penalties for anybody found as accomplice to assisting illegal aliens staying in America. Until businesses are fined $50.000 to $100.000 dollars for knowingly hiring each illegal immigrant, with an immediate passport to jail for any employer with no clemency. Or going straight to prison for at least one year on the first offense, for aiding and abetting foreign nationals. This type of rigid law will never happen, because immigration is just lip service to the public to show that Washington is superficially doing something. For decades, any kind of serious enforcement has always been trampled into the mud, by pandering politicians. If immigration laws were serious–they would have made trespassing into our country a mandatory felony as other countries, instead of a pathetic slap on the wrist. 20 to 30 million Illegal immigrants have been allowed to occupy our nation, because our lawmakers have been corrupted by the special interest lobbyists. Even the original design of the Southern border fence, was superseded by one single length instead of two, with vehicle surveillance lanes in between. More fencing and additional Border Patrol agents will not be sufficient to protect America because every one of our international airports is part of our border. Tom Tancredo previous Congressman for Colorado warns us that over 140 million international travelers passed through our 20 busiest international airports in 2008. Foreign students from the Middle East are bringing their wives and girlfriends here to have their babies in American hospitals, children who become instant American citizens – and “anchors” for their parents’ future green-card applications.

    Large bankrolls have changed hands by wealthy corporate concerns, adding copious incentives to party campaigns to trample new laws. This has been illustrated by Sen. Harry Reid, Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi and even head of our Homeland Security Janet Napolitano trying to collapse E-Verify. As Part of the SAVE ACT, E-Verify is one of our strongest tools, to eject illegal workers out of American jobs. E-Verify was nearly comprised by the Liberal Democrats, but it surfaced and came to the attention of the public and anti-illegal labor bloggers. Any enforceable law such as E-Verify, 287(g) local police detainment, ICE arrest have been secretly undermined by the legislators. Not completely, but enough to make them almost worthless. Today, more than ever before–we cannot trust our government, who supposedly take this oath office to protect the United States citizenship.

    May be there is a light at the end of the tunnel, with the stunned expressions of Democrats when Scott Brown, beat Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts special election. State Sen. Brown has stated he is against any kind of AMNESTY or as its called by open border zealots Comprehensive immigration reform. The Senator also said that we are encouraging more illegal immigrants to come, by awarding AMNESTY. Just as millions more are expected, if the doors remain open before President Obama should sign into law this new act. You cannot stop a deluge with just a thin line of US Border Patrol agents. This is where we must–DEMAND–stringent fines and hefty prison sentences for business owners–with no exceptions. The new second generation well-funded E-Verify will make a giant difference, that will rid this country of illegal workers and those criminal businesses that believe they are above the law. The new E-Verify upgrade will whittle away at the estimated 8 million illegal workers in our country, with their only option to go–HOME?

    Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga) is the principal author of H.R.1868, which repeals “birthright citizenship” by limiting citizenship to children born of citizens and legal permanent residents, not Tourists, foreign students, temporary workers or illegal aliens. Rep. Phil Gringrey (R-Ga) H.R.878 would end chain migration by limiting the relatives who qualify for “family reunification” to only immediate family members. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) bill, H.R.2305, will end the “diversity lottery” through which 55,000 green cards are awarded annually to people who are exempt from sponsorship and job-skill requirements. (Over 1.5 million legal immigrants enter America every year.) Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s (R-Tn) H.R.2406 will strengthen local law enforcement’s role in immigration enforcement, for example in extending the reach of 287(g) agreements between local police and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

    TAXPAYERS HAVE BEEN SHINED-ON THROUGH MANY ADMINISTRATIONS OVER MANY YEARS. AMERICANS HAVE UNKNOWINGLY BEEN TAXED, TO SUPPORT INSTANT CITIZEN CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT MOTHERS, EDUCATION AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT AND FILLED OUR PLACES OF IMPRISONMENT. MASSIVE DOLLAR AMOUNTS CANNOT BE COUNTED, BUT CERTAINLY RIVAL THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR OUR WARS. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and asked for your Senator or Congressman. In addition bombard your State Representatives to enforce state laws. GET INVOLVED AND LEARN THE TRUTH AND NOT OPEN BORDER PROPAGANDA AT NUMBERSUSA AND JUDICIAL WATCH. STOP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERPOPULATION IN OUR FUTURE.

  2. Pingback: Utah Legislators Talks The Talk, Will They Walk The Walk On Identity Theft? (E-Verify). « Utah Rattler

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