The Victims Of Illegal Immigration

President Bush
accuses those of us who want to secure America`s borders
and fully enforce our immigration laws of lacking

"compassion."

Huh. Well, I have
yet to hear an ounce of compassion from President Bush
for America`s

countless casualties
of lax immigration enforcement.
Where`s the sympathy for innocent, law-abiding citizens
who have lost their lives at the hands of illegal aliens
and their

open-borders enablers?

Nope, we haven`t
heard a word about the victims as the White House pours
on its unadulterated pro-illegal alien rhetoric and
"undocumented workers do the jobs Americans won`t do"
propaganda—all in support of a massive, ill-timed,
bureaucratic nightmare-inducing amnesty plan that will
inevitably increase illegal immigration.

Last week, a
notorious illegal alien serial killer who traipsed
freely across the U.S.-Mexican border during a 25-year,
escalating crime spree

popped up in the news
again. The case of

Angel Resendiz,
a convicted

death row murderer
in President Bush`s home state of
Texas, is a timely reminder of the deadly costs of our
continued homeland security chaos.

Time and again,
illegal alien day laborer Resendiz broke the law getting
into our country; broke more laws while in the country;
and then broke the law repeatedly and brazenly after
being released, deported and allowed to return. His most
brutal acts included the slayings of 12 people, ranging
in age from 16 to 81, which ended in 1999 when Resendiz

surrendered
to a

Texas Ranger
in El Paso. For the last seven years,
Resendiz has been perched comfortably on Death
Row—eating chocolate cream pies, watching
Spanish-language television, whining about depression
and selling locks of his hair on Internet auction sites.

His execution,
scheduled for May 10, has been delayed pending yet
another of his endless appeals claiming to be

"insane."

As I

recounted
in my book "Invasion,"
Resendiz entered and exited our country at will. From
the time he was 14, he racked up

arrests and convictions
ranging from

trespassing
, destruction of property, burglary,
aggravated battery and

grand theft auto
to

carrying a loaded firearm
and false representation
of U.S. citizenship. He had at least 25 encounters with
U.S. law enforcement between August 1976 and August
1996, when he was arrested and released for trespassing
in a Kentucky railyard.

During that period,
he was convicted at least nine times on several serious
felony charges. He was

deported to Mexico
by the feds at least three times
and was

"voluntarily returned"
to Mexico at least four
times without formal proceedings. Throughout 1998, the
Border Patrol continued its blind

catch-and-release policy
—apprehending Resendiz seven
times and letting him go on his own recognizance despite
his massive criminal record and three prior
deportations. Shoddy fingerprint databases, immigration
paperwork negligence and unpoliced borders

led to
:

  • The bludgeoning
    death of Florida teenager Jesse Howell and the rape
    and strangulation murder of his fiancée,

    Wendy Von Huben.

  • The bludgeoning death of University of Kentucky
    student Christopher Maier and the rape and
    near-murder of his girlfriend, who

    survived the attack.

  • The murder of
    Leafie Mason,
    an elderly Texas woman whom
    Resendiz hammered to death with a fire iron.

  • The murders of George Morber, shot in the head, and
    Carolyn Frederick, clubbed to death.

The last four of

Resendiz`s victims
were murdered after Resendiz had
been released by federal immigration officials—even
though there were already warrants outstanding for his
arrest.

Resendiz made a bloody mockery of our homeland
security chaos. Congress and the White House are now
preparing to add grave insult to fatal injury by
refusing to fix the persistent problems that facilitated
Resendiz`s crimes.

Campaigning for

amnesty this week,
President Bush mouthed the
open-borders mantra against tough deportation policies
and

lectured immigration enforcement advocates about their
lack of sensitivity.

"I can understand it`s
emotional,"
he said, but "we`re talking about
human beings, decent human beings that need to be
treated with respect."

I don`t think the victims of

"undocumented worker"
Angel Resendiz would
agree. 

Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of

Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores
.
Click

here
for Peter Brimelow`s review. Click

here
for Michelle Malkin`s website.
Michelle Malkin`s latest book is "
Unhinged:
Exposing Liberals Gone Wild.
"

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