Mexican Homicide Fugitive Deported for the Third Time in 3 Years


Federal agents deported a man wanted in Mexico for a brutal homicide–his third trip since 2013.

The deportation of Elmer Tinoco-Eutimio, 22, for the third time in three years illustrates the appeal of building a wall to secure our border with Mexico. Tinoco-Eutimio has been able to return at-will after being deported repeatedly. The Mexican national was wanted in his home country for a vicious homicide where he bludgeoned an elderly woman to death in her home with a hammer, according to information obtained from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by Breitbart Texas.

Tinoco-Eutimio was first deported to Mexico April 8, 2013, from Laredo, Texas, after U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol agents issued him an expedited removal order, ICE reported. The Mexican national illegally re-entered the United States six weeks later and was arrested by Border Patrol agents working outside of Eagle Pass, Texas. A U.S. Magistrate in Del Rio, Texas convicted him of illegal entry on May 30, 2013 and sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail. He was promptly deported after completing his sentence. Felony re-entry is punishable by imprisonment of up to 20 years if convicted.

During a speech in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump discussed the need to deport criminal aliens from the United States. He also addressed the more significant issue of securing the border to keep criminals from returning to the U.S. either to hide from justice in Mexico or to commit new crimes locally. Trump met Wednesday with President Enrique Peña Nieto where they explored the common benefit to securing the border in order to reduce cartel related crimes.

“Removing criminal foreign fugitives from the United States is an ICE priority,” said Daniel Bible, field office director of ERO San Antonio.  “The cooperation between the United States and the Mexican governments resulted in this foreign fugitive being safely returned to his home country where he can stand trial for his alleged crime.”

During his speech in Phoenix, Trump pledged to triple the number of ICE agents dedicated to rounding up and deporting criminal aliens. He also spoke of addressing the issue of countries who refuse to repatriate their citizens being deported from the United States. Breitbart Texas reported in July there are currently 179,040 criminal aliens in the U.S. that have been ordered deported but still reside in this country.

“There are at least 23 countries that refuse to take their people back after they’ve been ordered to leave the United States,” Trump explained in his speech. “Including large numbers of violent criminals, they won’t take them back. So we say, OK, we’ll keep them. Not going to happen with me, not going to happen with me … And by the way, the results are horrific, horrific, Trump continued. “There are often terrible consequences, such as Casey Chadwick’s tragic death in Connecticut just last year. Yet despite the existence of a law that commands the Secretary of State to stop issuing visas to these countries.”

“Secretary Hillary Clinton ignored this law and refused to use this powerful tool to bring nations into compliance. And, they would comply if we would act properly,” Trump added.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined with two of his colleagues to draft legislation to strengthen American resolve to force countries to repatriate their citizens who have committed crimes. Cornyn was joined by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to introduce the Remedies for Refusal of Repatriation Act (known as Casey’s Law in honor of Casey Chadwick’s murder).

Casey Chadwick was a 25-year-old woman from Connecticut who was killed by a criminal illegal alien in 2015. The accused murderer, Jean Jacques, had already been in prison for 17 years for attempted murder. Her body was found stuffed in a closet. Haiti previously refused to return him.

ICE agents have deported 1,789 foreign fugitives since 2009. Breitbart Texas has reported extensively on criminal aliens who have been captured re-entering the United States or who are found after committing other violent crimes.

Lana Shadwick is a contributing writer and legal analyst for Breitbart Texas. She has served as a prosecutor and associate judge in Texas. Follow her on Twitter @LanaShadwick2.