While President Barack Obama was in office, illegal immigrants who came into the country as children were allowed to remain. To justify keeping them in the country, he suggested that children shouldn’t be punished with deportation because their parents broke the law and brought them into the country illegally. Unfortunately, some of those who have been allowed to stay are breaking the law and harming legal residents.
For example, a “DREAMer” living in Washington was recently arrested and charged with brutally beating and raping a 19-year-old teen in her apartment complex’s gym. Authorities believe that he also molested a 14-year-old girl hours before the attack. He was also seen staring creepily at young girls swimming in a nearby pool that same day.
According to reports, Salvador Diaz-Garcia, a 23-year-old “DREAMer,” was arrested earlier this week for allegedly sexually assaulting several young girls near Seattle, Washington. He is currently facing several charges, including “second-degree assault, second-degree rape, and third-degree child molestation” and is being held on $25,000 bail.
Specifically, Diaz-Garcia is accused of attacking an unidentified 19-year-old girl while she was working out in her apartment’s gym. The victim told authorities that the incident took place right as she was finishing up. Although he doesn’t live in the building himself, Diaz-Garcia managed to get into the gym by lying to the victim about his apartment number and asking to be let inside.
After the attack, the victim, who had a bloody head and missing teeth, ran home to her mother, who immediately called the police. When officers arrived, they filed an incident report, which noted that there were “obvious extensive injuries” to the victim’s head. They also mentioned that her right ear was “torn and dangling, her front teeth were missing or damaged, her upper lip was torn, and her head was covered in cuts.
She was then taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she is currently recovering from a broken jaw and nose. She also has chipped teeth, a black eye, and a red mark on her neck consistent with a strangulation injury and received stitches in her lips, forehead, and ear.
Investigators searching the apartment complex’s gym, where the attack took place, found blood everywhere, including the carpet, the walls, the windows, the front of the treadmill she was using, and the neighboring elliptical machine. They also found two different kettlebells, which detectives believe were used to beat the victim during the assault, covered in blood.
Diaz-Garcia is also accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl in the neighboring apartment complex hours before. According to the girl’s mother, who reported the assault to the police, she was reportedly getting the mail when a man matching his description ran up to her and grabbed her butt. On top of that, surveillance footage shows a man matching Diaz-Garcia’s description watching young girls in the pool area of the same apartment.
Incidents like this underscore the importance of deporting illegal immigrants, even if they’re so-called “DREAMers.” The term “DREAMer” refers to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which was a failed congressional bill. If passed, it would have encouraged underage illegal immigration by letting those who unlawfully enter the country as a minor stay and become a citizen. Those who would have been eligible to participate in the program are considered “DREAMers.”
Despite the fact that the DREAM Act did not pass, vast numbers of illegal immigrants who crossed the border as minors have been allowed to stay. This is mainly due to Obama’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows “certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.”
Hopefully, Republicans can work together to repeal Obama’s DACA program. Doing so would ensure that dangerous people like Diaz-Garcia don’t remain in our country.