It’s now the position of many in the political world that immigration laws should not be enforced, even against those who engage in identity theft or worse crimes, because it will result in them being separated from their families. But what is not reported is how many of these criminals kill other illegal immigrants, including their own family members.
On Sunday, Silvestre Fuentes-Rosas was arrested in Union Gap, Washington, on a charge of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting his wife three times with a .45-caliber pistol. None of the local media reports mention that he is an illegal alien and that there currently is an ICE detainer on him. ICE spokeswoman Tanya Roman confirmed that his real name is Silvestre Fuentes-Rosas and that he is a Mexican national who was twice deported.
“On Aug. 11, 2019, Silvestre Fuentes-Rosas, a Mexican citizen and repeat immigration violator, was arrested in the city of Union Gap by local authorities on the charge of murder and booked into the Benton County (Washington) Jail,” said Roman in a statement to CR. “U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged a detainer with the jail the same day. Rosas has been previously removed from the United States in 1996 and 2010.”
Fuentes-Rosas is being held in Benton County jail on $500,000 bond. The ICE detainer is to ensure that if he does post bond with the local jail, ICE can apprehend him based on his immigration status, so that he doesn’t abscond.
Local media is reporting, based on court documents, that the couple’s son, Graciela Gomez, found his mother lying mortally wounded on the floor of their home Saturday night in Prosser, Washington. Neighbors heard three gunshots, and detectives later found three shell casings from Fuentes-Rosas’ gun. Police captured him Sunday night about 40 miles northwest in Union Gap.