Illegal, previously-deported Saloman Rosendo Gomez-Serpas, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, and a second-degree weapons offense following the death of 30-year-old Mario Ortiz of Elizabeth.
As the left works overtime to keep the American public in the dark on the scope of illegal alien crime, we should remember the murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco a crime that has exposed only the tip of a massive iceberg, and the media establishment is desperate to avoid dealing with the iceberg underneath.
Breitbart reports A previously-deported illegal alien from El Salvador faces felony charges after he allegedly stabbed a man to death outside a New Jersey nightclub and kidnapped a woman.
According to police, Salomon Rosendo Gomez-Serpas, 23, stabbed 30-year-old Mario Ortiz outside the Imperial Latino Lounge after the two got into an argument Saturday night, and then he kidnapped an unidentified woman who was later found unhurt.
Despite being deported from Arizona to Guatemala in 2012, and charged with alien inadmissibility, Gomez-Serpas made his way back to the U.S. to illegally hold a job. In 2015, he was charged with assault and trespassing.
On Wednesday, Gomez-Serpas listened to proceedings via a taxpayer-funded interpreter during his first appearance in court on the murder charge. Bail was set at $1 million.
Establishment media, as it so often does, ignored the dramatic background story of illegal migration and deportation.
MyCentralJersey.com headlined the shocking event as “Elizabeth man arrested for kidnapping, fatal stabbing.” The only other outlet to cover the story, NJ.com, offered an even less useful passive-voice headline — “Man killed, woman kidnapped outside Elizabeth nightclub, authorities say.” NJ.com also appears to have deleted reader comments asking the paper if Gomez-Serpas was legally present in the U.S.
Anywhere from 11 to 30 million illegal aliens currently live in the U.S.
Breitbart reports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump deserves credit for forcing all 17 Republican candidates to talk about the social costs of illegal immigration, but it is not “Trump’s issue.” We will be making a fatal mistake if we let the media discuss it that way.
As Ann Coulter has pointed out, this is the most critical issue of the 2016 race because this is the issue that will define whether or not there will even be an American nation recognizable as the “home of the free and land of the brave.”
But illegal immigration is not “Ann Coulter’s issue” any more than it is “Tom Tancredo’s issue.” It is America’s issue — not only because it will define America in the 21st Century but because it also defines American elections and who will be voting in elections in 2020 and beyond. It also illuminates the power of the mainstream media to keep issues off the national stage.
Think of illegal immigration this way: If the liberal media can keep illegal alien crime out of the “kitchen table debate,” they can keep any issue out of the debate. And they will if they can get away with it. For those reasons, illegal immigration is much more than an issue of public policy; it is the poster child for media malpractice.
The media’s attempt to suppress public awareness over illegal alien crime and the effects of illegal immigration on American workers’ jobs and wages is nothing less than censorship on a massive scale. We need to start talking about it in those terms and hold the media accountable for the lack of ethical standards.
The mainstream media – including, sadly, major segments of the presumably conservative media, like the Wall Street Journal — are working overtime to keep the American public and the American voters in the dark on the scope of illegal alien crime. The murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco exposed only the tip of a massive iceberg, and the media establishment is desperate to avoid dealing with the iceberg underneath.
Let’s look at a few numbers. You haven’t seen them in the New York Times, Atlanta Constitution, or the Miami Herald, nor have they been featured on NBC Nightly news or CNN. So, the average American is blissfully unaware of them.
- Between 2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens. In New York it was 34% and Arizona 17.8%.
- During those years, criminal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6% of the total population in those states.
- That 38% represents 7,085 murders out of the total of 18,643.
That 5.6% figure for the average illegal alien population in those five states comes from US Census estimates. We know the real number is double that official estimate. Yet, even if it is 11%, it is still shameful that the percentage of murders by criminal aliens is more than triple the illegal population in those states.
Those astounding numbers were compiled by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) using official Department of Justice data on criminal aliens in the nation’s correctional system. The numbers were the basis for a presentation at a recent New Hampshire conference sponsored by the highly respected Center for Security Policy. You can view the full presentation here: