HOUSTON, Texas–Aldo Contreras-Liberati, a 46-year-old illegal immigrant from Peru, was deported back to his home country on Friday. He was wanted for sexually assaulting a child in Peru.
The illegal immigrant was transported to Peru on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Air Operations flight, according to a government-issued press release. There, he faces charges relating to “indecent sexual acts against a minor.”
Contreras-Liberati was initially arrested in February 2012, when he attempted too enter the U.S. through a Champlain, New York check point using a fake passport. After being charged with aggravated identity theft, the 46-year-old was sentenced to a prison in Pennsylvania.
Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) subsequently ordered an expedited removal.
Thomas Decker of ERO Philadelphia reportedly said, “Contreras-Liberati thought he could escape justice in Peru, but he was mistaken. Criminals like Contreras-Liberati, who believe they can come to this country and abuse our immigration system, will be removed from the United States.”
In spite of Decker’s comments, doubt has been cast on the federal government’s diligence in deporting convicted criminals.
As Breitbart Texas previously reported, more than 36,000 convicted criminal illegal immigrants were released onto U.S. soil in 2013 alone. These convictions include 426 sexual assaults, 303 kidnappings, 193 homicides, 1,317 domestic violence assaults, and 1,724 weapon offenses.
Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy studies at the Center for Immigration studies, wrote of this revelation, “We keep hearing from the administration that they are focused like a laser on enforcement against the worst of the worst, convicted criminals, as their top priority. On the other hand, they are releasing, at a rate of about 100 a day, aliens from their custody with criminal convictions, and many of them are serious criminal convictions.”
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