Identity theft is a serious problem. According to CNBC, identity theft and fraud cost consumers more than $16 billion. Some 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud last year, according to a new report from Javelin Strategy & Research. That’s up 16 percent from 2015, and the highest figure recorded since the firm began tracking fraud instances in 2004.
I know someone who had their identity stolen by an illegal alien. It has been a NIGHTMARE that this person has endured for YEARS.
Yet apparently to liberals, not everyone is equal under the law.
Several things to know about this now-deported illegal alien, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos:
- Guadalupe was first arrested in 2008 during a raid on her workplace when officers took her and several other employees into custody under the suspicion of identity theft — using false documents to gain employment, the New York Times wrote.
- Guadalupe spent three months in a jail and then detention following her conviction of felony identity theft, the Los Angeles Times reported.
- Guadalupe has been living in the U.S. illegally for 22 years. Plenty of time to obtain her U.S. citizenship, if she really desired to do so.
- Guadalupe snuck across the border into Nogales, Arizona when she was 14.
- Guadalupe’s husband is also an illegal alien.
From Fox6Now: Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, a mother of two who was taken into custody during her yearly check-in with immigration officials in Phoenix, has been deported to her native Mexico, advocates working with her family said Thursday.
Carlos Garcia, director of immigration rights group Puente Arizona, told reporters that Garcia de Rayos had been deported to Nogales, Mexico — the same border area where she illegally entered the United States as a teenager with her parents. Now 35, Garcia de Rayos has two children — both born in the United States.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Garcia de Rayos was detained “based on a removal order issued by the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review which became final in May 2013.”
Garcia de Rayos said a prayer and attended Mass before her yearly immigration check-in Wednesday, according to advocates. They said she knew that she could be deported.
Immigration advocates said they believe the deportation reflects President Donald Trump’s administration’s immigration hardline. “ICE had done what President Trump wanted — which is deport and separate our families,” Garcia said.
ICE officials, however, said the case had been working its way through the system and that the time for Garcia de Rayos to be deported had come.
“Ms. Garcia’s immigration case underwent review at multiple levels of the immigration court system, including the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the judges held she did not have a legal basis to remain in the U.S.,” ICE said in a statement.
“ICE will continue to focus on identifying and removing individuals with felony convictions who have final orders of removal issued by the nation’s immigration courts.”
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DCG’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds