That San Jose Abductor Was A Guess What. (Hint: The Media Won`t Tell You.)

every mother`s worst nightmare: A 9-year-old girl,
dragged from her San Jose, Calif., home in broad
daylight, is kidnapped and raped over three days before
being released by her attacker.


made headline news all week. Now, here is the
story behind the story that the liberal media has failed
to tell:

man arrested and charged with nine felony counts related
to the terrifying abduction and sexual assault is an
illegal alien

of this writing, not a single newspaper covering the
story has bothered to report on the accused attacker`s
immigration history.


San Jose Police Department
confirmed his illegal
status to me in a phone call on Thursday morning.
He was arraigned under
the name “Enrique Sosa Alvarez,” but a fingerprint check
identified him as “David Montiel Cruz.” As “Cruz,” this
man was previously convicted of auto theft.

“Alvarez” and “Cruz” may be aliases, Police spokeswoman
Katherine Unger told me: “We just don`t know.”

Unger said the department is still not clear on his
country of birth. Some neighbors say he was Guatemalan;
others report that he often wore a cap bearing the
Mexican flag.

As a
result of my inquiry, the Department of Homeland
Security is now checking into the accused attacker`s
immigration history and whether he had ever been
previously ordered deported.

does it matter?

matters because the
accused kidnapper/rapist never should have been in this
country in the first place.

Time and again,
our protectors have failed to screen out criminal
menaces whose primary goal is not to seek a better life
in America, but to make life miserable for everybody

nine-year-old girl may have been brutally raped, scarred
forever, partly because of the federal government`s

failure to enforce its borders
. According to
neighbors` accounts, “Alvarez” was a violent thug who
beat his girlfriend, harassed his community, and held no

Without solid verification of “Alvarez`s” identity, it`s
impossible to know whether he had a history of child
abduction or child molestation in his native country.
We also don`t know whether immigration officials are
responsible for letting “Cruz/Alvarez” loose in
violation of federal law after his auto theft

Criminal aliens are

to be taken immediately into federal
immigration custody after serving their sentences. But
as the Justice Department`s Inspector General reported,
the Immigration and Naturalization Service`s failure to
track foreign-born inmates led to the release of 35,318
criminal aliens into the general population in 2000 —
roughly one-third of whom went on to commit serious

This case is a textbook example of the continued failures of
interior immigration enforcement. The San Jose Police
Department, whose top officials are patting themselves
on the back for the investigation, maintains an official
policy of looking the other way at immigration

According to the San Jose Police Department`s official
policy manual, under section L7911 of the line and
operations procedure, officers may not “initiate
police action when the primary objective is directed
towards discovering the alien status of a person.”

Translation: San Jose cops are effectively barred from
asking whether illegal aliens are here illegally, and
officers are prevented from proactively contacting
federal immigration authorities if they suspect
violations of immigration law.

is the same idiotic sanctuary rule maintained in San
Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City—where the
official hands-off policy by police recently resulted in

gang rape
of a woman by homeless illegal aliens with
long rap sheets. They were on the streets because they
had never been reported to federal immigration

“Our department is very lenient”

when it comes to illegal aliens, San Jose Police
Department spokeswoman Unger told me.

Indeed. San Jose is one of the police departments that
refused to cooperate with the Justice Department`s
effort to interview thousands of illegal aliens from
terror-friendly and terror-sponsoring nations in the
wake of the September 11 attacks [contact
San Jose City authorities

don`t do anything on immigration,”
Unger lamented. “It`s
not, you know, politically correct. It`s frustrating.
You would think that with all that`s going on in the

would think.

Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of

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

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