We are asking for an interconnected, ICE, law enforcement, corrections system, where all agencies are unified and can communicate effectively to stop felons and illegal aliens from using the border as a revolving door and murdering innocent people.
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Our Borders are wide open for Criminals... it's a revolving door. My Niece, Cheree Osmanhodzic, was murdered July 24, 2010, in Valley Village California, in her own home by Omar Armando Loera, a TWICE erroneously deported felon on parole, two months to the day before she was to be married. She was a beautiful amazing young woman with her whole life still ahead of her.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety.
Unfortunately, they dropped the ball and Cheree Osmanhodzic paid a terrible price. The department of corrections, specifically with regard to the handling of parolees is responsible for monitoring and actively supervising all felons on parole.
An exhaustive post-event review of Cheree’s case determined that Mr. Loera, a U.S. Citizen felon on parole, had been erroneously deported twice to Mexico, because he CLAIMED to be a Mexican National, obviously his fingerprints were NEVER checked. He then was allowed to come back to the U.S. He was in fact, a U.S. citizen who failed to report to his parole officer for over 30 days, and then brutally murdered Cheree. All of the investigation should have been done when Loera was first arrested, because it is well known that inmates often claim to be illegal aliens so they can get out of prison faster, bypassing the parole system. If ICE has information that a person arrested may be a U.S. citizen, that issue needs to be thoroughly investigated, because he had PRIOR arrest records. A simple fingerprint check would have shown who he was, he had a California Drivers License. Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, could not say why Loera, a U.S. Citizen, had mistakenly been deported twice to Mexico.
In addition, in accordance with state law, released inmates have 24 hours to report to a parole officer. If they don’t, the officer is required to flag the violator in a law enforcement database for arrest. Loera never showed up, and the data was not entered for over a month. So how did a twice erroneously deported ex-convict that never showed up for a meeting with his parole officer, yet wasn’t reported missing for over a month, slip through the system?
Cheere’s Law would require that an arrest warrant be automatically issued upon failure of the Parole Officer to affirm that the parolee had reported in as required by law and that Mandatory fingerprints be taken by Immigration Agencies. In Cheree’s case, this would have meant that an arrest warrant would have gone out 30 days before she was killed. This automatic procedure would err on the side of public safety whenever a Parole Officer failed to do his duty. If both agencies did their jobs, Cheree would be alive today.
Loera pled guilty and was Convicted - Life without parole or appeals.
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