I just love being a “Myth Buster!”
My commentary today is predicated upon a news release that appeared
on the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) website on January 9.
2012 and was titled: ICE HSI agents arrest fugitive, member of Juarez kidnapping ring Cesar ‘El Chilin’ Vega-Muñoz was working at local restaurant.
The point is that, contrary to what many politicians and high ranking
members of the Obama administration may claim, it most certainly is a
serious matter when an alien violates our nation’s borders and the
inspections program that is supposed to prevent the entry of aliens into
our country who pose a threat to the wellbeing and safety of our nation
and our citizens.
Our military is increasingly relying on stealth technology to conceal
its weapons from the enemies from the United States. Think of how much
money has been spent on all sorts of technology to make our aircraft
invisible to radar. New naval vessels are now also being constructed to
reduce their radar cross section to make them harder to detect.
For quite some time soldiers have worn camouflage fatigues and even
have applied a sort of grease-paint makeup to achieve the goal of
concealment to make them less visible to their enemies while their
enemies utilize similar tactics for the same purpose.
Homeowners are advised to trim shrubs around doors and windows and
install motion sensors that turn on bright lights when someone
approaches their homes. The idea is to not allow someone who may pose a
threat to have access to entry points into their homes because it must
be presumed that anyone who would break into a house has malevolent
The Presidential Commission on the Terrorist Attacks of September 11,
2001 devoted considerable time and effort into exploring the ways that
the terrorists managed to enter our country and then hide in plain sight
as they prepared to launch the most violent terrorist attack ever
committed on American soil and, arguably, anywhere in the history of the
modern world. The 9/11 Commission used the term “Embed” to describe
the way that they managed to hide in plain sight including the adopting
and use of some 364 false names and variations of false names.
Commonsense and real life experiences tell us that someone who seeks
to move surreptitiously cannot be trusted. Even our “hard-wired”
survival instincts that we are born with warn us about anyone or
anything that hides from us. If you don’t believe me, consider how
young children react to someone suddenly jumping out from a hiding place
and screaming “Boo!” at the child! Even adults will almost always
exhibit an extreme “startle response” when confronted with that sort of
Now I want you to consider how the open borders anarchists repeatedly
talk about how good it would be to get the “undocumented workers” to
come out of the shadows in which they are hiding. Their solution to
those millions of illegal aliens who routinely hide in plain sight is to
offer them official identity documents in whatever names they would
provide in an application even though there is no easy way for anyone to
really know who they are. The use of false names by criminals, spies
and terrorists is the equivalent of the camouflage fatigues used by our
combat soldiers- it conceals their true identities from our authorities
who are charged with protecting us from the bad guys.
Yet this is the “solution” that is nearly always offered by those who
favor what they refer to as “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” In
part, this is why I have come to refer to such massive amnesty programs
by a far more accurate and descriptive term- I have come to refer to
Comprehensive Immigration Reform as truly being the “Terrorist
Assistance and Facilitation Act.” On June 22, 2007 the Washington Times
published an opinion piece I wrote that was entitled Immigration bill a ‘No Go’ in which I laid out my concerns.
The ICE news release that served as the basis for my commentary today
reported on how Cesar “El Chilin” Vega-Muñoz had been deported from the
United States in April 2009 after he had attempted entry into the
United States using the false identity documents of another individual.
He was clearly highly motivated to seek to enter the United States
because he is wanted in Mexico for being part of a pernicious kidnapping
ring, El Neto, that reportedly specializes in kidnapping wealthy
businessmen in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and had been sentenced to serve 42
years in prison and then was aided in escaping from Mexican law
enforcement custody while he was being transported in a van that came
under gunfire from apparent confederates.
What is important to know is that he was arrested by Special Agents
of ICE in El Paso, Texas as he stood outside the restaurant where he
worked as a cook.
I am fairly certain that the patrons of that restaurant had no idea
as to what other “skills” the cook who prepared their food possessed!
Although not noted in the news release, it is likely that Vega-Munoz was
using false identity documents to conceal his identity and his criminal
IN my many years with the INS, nearly every time we sought a fugitive
who was wanted in another country for committing a serious crime, that
alien was found working on a mundane job and almost always his coworkers
were shocked to find out that the guy with the pleasant smile was a
dangerous and perhaps violent criminal!
Looks can certainly be deceiving! Yet most folks are quite naive-
think how many times neighbors of a war criminal or particular dangerous
criminal are interviewed by reporters and tell the reporter how the
criminal next door or the terrorist next door was polite and often
smiled benevolently at them.
Certainly the ICE personnel who arrested this dangerous fugitive are
to be lauded for their job well done, but what must also be understood
is that there are many more such fugitives from all over the world who,
at this very moment, are managing to hide in plain sight and if there is
one thing that they undoubtedly pray for every day, is the passage of a
massive amnesty program that would enable them to create brand new
“clean” identities for themselves!
While there was no mention as to how ICE came to become aware of
Vega-Munoz’s presence at the restaurant where he was working and
subsequently arrested, I would venture a guess that the fact that had
been previously deported may have played a role in his being targeted
for arrest. The administration’s current policy of not seeking to
arrest illegal aliens who have no criminal convictions in the United
States makes it far less likely that a criminal or terrorist who has
embedded himself in a community under an assumed identity will be
discovered for being the bad guy that he truly is. All that such
criminals or terrorists need to do is to acquire a false identity-
something that is nearly as easy as buying a newspaper these days, and
make certain to not interact with local police.
In this game of “hide and seek” the bad guys are hiding but the good guys have been ordered to not seek!