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Illegal-Immigrant Sex Offenders Not Added to National Registries

Also in today’s Jolt, an unnerving revelation to add to the discussion of useless deportations, insufficient border security, and crimes committed by illegal immigrants…

Illegal-Immigrant Sex Offenders Not Added to National Registries

Here comes the next big outrage: According to CNN’s John Walsh, the National Sex Offender Public Registry only lists American offenders, not illegal immigrants.

From the Boston Globe’s reporting, last month:

Hundreds of immigrants convicted of sex crimes who should have been deported but instead were released in the United States because their homelands refused to take them back.

They are convicted rapists, child molesters, and kidnappers — among “the worst of the worst,” as one law enforcement agency put it. Yet the Globe found that immigration officials have released them without making sure they register with local authorities as sex offenders.

And once US Immigration and Customs Enforcement frees them, agency officials often lose track of the criminals, despite outstanding deportation orders against them. The Globe determined that Hernandez Carrera and several other offenders had failed to register as sex offenders, a crime. By law, police are supposed to investigate if such offenders fail to update their address within days of their release. But local officials said they did not learn that ICE had released the offenders until after the Globe inquired about their cases.

In that recent CNN appearance, Walsh mentioned Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, a serial killer who killed at least 15 people from 1986 to 1999. He was deported 17 times to Mexico and returned every time. The state of Texas executed him on June 27, 2006.

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