The latest case of an illegal alien whose run-ins with the law should have led to his confinement and deportation instead has evolved into a murder investigation.

Authorities charged Johnny Josue Sanchez of Honduras with murdering five homeless people in a Los Angeles arson last summer. And similar to too many other cases, Sanchez was know by authorities, arrested three times — and released, The Daily Signal reports.

So much for the Obama administration’s Priority Enforcement Program.

Mr. Sanchez’s troubles started when he was arrested by Border Patrol agents in 2012 for illegally entering the country. He was released.

Subsequently he was arrested two more times, on suspicion of domestic violence and drug possession, according to reports. His last arrest came less than a week before the alleged arson.

At one point, Immigration and Customs Enforcement had custody of Sanchez but released him after he promised to report in court on the status of his immigration. Needless to say, he didn’t show up.

So now Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants to know why Sanchez wasn’t deported. But the answer is painfully evident.

America’s immigration system is broken. Illegal alien thugs who should be deported aren’t. And civilians are paying dearly for their government’s inexcusable disregard.


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