Just recently, prosecutors in Houston, Texas decided to formally charge Laura Janeth Garza, a 37-year-old Mexican national living in the United States illegally, with “voter impersonation and ineligible voting,” both second-degree felonies, for unlawfully voting in several past elections in Harris County.
Apparently, Garza was taken into custody and charged shortly after investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety found out that she acquired “documents to steal the identity of a U.S. citizen” and then used that stolen identity to fraudulently vote in the 2004, 2012, and 2016 elections. If convicted, she could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years behind bars and given a $10,000 fine, which some conservatives think should be greater.
According to reports, the probe initially started when the American citizen whose identity she stole attempted to get a passport but couldn’t, due to the fact that Garza had already obtained one under her name.
Determined to figure out who was responsible for stealing the identity, the State Department decided to refer the case to the public safety department in Texas. An investigation was then launched by the state officials and when they connected the stolen identity to Garza, they handed it over to the office of Texas Attorney General (AG) Ken Paxton for prosecution.
“This case demonstrates my office’s commitment to protecting the integrity of elections,” explained AG Paxton in a statement about the matter. “We will continue to do everything in our power to safeguard the electoral process in Texas,” he added.
Without a doubt, these charges against Garza help validate President Donald Trump’s repeated assertion that voter fraud was widespread during the 2016 election. While speaking at an event just last month about millions of people allegedly voting illegally, for instance, the president insisted that “it’s not a conspiracy theory, folks.”
Her arrest shows that there was definitely some voter fraud that occurred. Unfortunately though, as of now, the extent to which voter fraud impacted the 2016 election is currently unknown, largely due to liberal obstructionism.
Sadly, voter fraud is just one of the many problems associated with letting people live in the United States unlawfully. Another major problem with illegal immigration is the fact that people are frequently harmed by people who should not be in the country in the first place.
For example, last month, Carlos Melara, a 21-year-old undocumented alien from El Salvador and member of the exceptionally violent MS-13 gang, pleaded guilty to helping kill a 15-year-old boy in East Boston, Massachusetts back several years ago.
According to reports, Melara and his accomplices managed to lure the teen to his death by pretending to be the female friend of a girl he was interested in. After killing him, the gang then promoted Melara to a full-time member, otherwise known as a “homeboy.” Thankfully, though, he was eventually linked to the murder and arrested.
Several weeks before that, officers with the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office (BPSO) took Daniel Hernandez Del Angel, a 43-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, into custody and charged him with “first-degree rape and molestation of a juvenile” for reportedly sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl numerous times over six months.
What’s worse, after investigating the situation further, they found out that he also allegedly sexually assaulted the girl’s mother back when she was only 11-years-old.
And a few months before that, law enforcement officials also arrested Miguel “Timido” Angel Lopez-Abrego, a 19-year-old illegal immigrant who, like Melara, is affiliated with MS-13 as well, for committing a violent crime.
Specifically, Lopez-Abrego was taken into custody and charged with “first-degree murder” for his involvement in the brutal gang-related killing of a man whose body was found buried deep in the woods in Wheaton, Maryland.
Prior to Lopez-Abrego’s arrest, deputies at the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel De Jesus Rangel Sherrer, a 19-year-old “DREAMer” living in South Carolina, and charged him with “first-degree murder” after he confessed to fatally shooting Diana Martinez-Gonzalez, an 18-year-old high school student, because she was supposedly spreading false rumors about him.
And just before that, Salvador Diaz-Garcia, a 21-year-old DACA recipient living illegally in Washington, was taken into custody and charged with “second-degree assault, second-degree rape, and third-degree child molestation” for violently raping a 19-year-old teen in her apartment complex’s gym hours after molesting a 14-year-old girl nearby.
Without a doubt, there are numerous reasons why living in the United States unlawfully must not be tolerated, like the fact failing to do so could negatively impact the country’s voting integrity and endanger American citizens. Because of this, anyone who is caught living in the country illegally must be removed.
Thankfully, with President Trump in charge, this appears to be precisely what’s happening.