Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
March 4, 2009
(NewsWithViews.com participated in a press teleconference held by the US Department of Justice on Tuesday morning. This report is a result of that press conference.)
The US Department of Justice issued an arrest warrant this morning for the illegal alien suspected of murdering Washington, DC intern Chandra Levy, whose remains were discovered almost a year after her disappearance.
US Attorney Jeffrey Taylor and DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced the formal arrest at a Washington press conference this afternoon which was covered by NewsWithViews.com.
A source told this reporter that a formal arrest warrant was issued for Ingmar Guandique, who is currently serving a prison sentence in California for his attacks on two women in the same park in which he allegedly killed Levy.
The case had gone cold for years after destroying the career of former Rep. Gary Condit of California.
Investigators had questioned Guandique in Levy’s slaying after he was convicted in the two other attacks, but refrained from making an arrest.
“Apparently, the investigators conducted a thorough and all-encompassing investigation before making a formal arrest because the Salvadorian illegal alien was incarcerated and posed no threat to other women,” said a former New York Police detective, Sidney Frances.
“They obviously wanted to get their ducks lined up in a row before making an arrest of this predator,” he said.
Chandra Levy received so much media attention that she became a household name. There were several people of interest during the initial investigation in 2001-2002, including California Congressman Gary Condit.
While Rep. Condit was never arrested or labeled a suspect by investigators, his affair with Ms. Levy led to his loss in the following election.
“While the media continue their fascination with this case, they have — for the most part — failed to identify the suspect as an illegal alien already locked up in prison for previous attacks on American women, preferring to call him an immigrant or a Salvadorian National, by government officials and members of the news media,” said political strategist Mike Baker.
“This past weekend, the mainstream news media were breathlessly reporting that an arrest of a Salvadorian immigrant for killing a young Washington, DC woman named Chandra Levy is imminent, but for the most part neglected — intentionally or uninintentially — to report that her killer is an illegal alien predator,” Baker added.
The case originally received so much media attention that she became a household name. While the media continue their fascination with this case, they have — for the most part — failed to identify the suspect as an illegal alien already locked up in prison for previous attacks on American women, preferring to call him an immigrant or a Salvadorian National.
When the National Association of Former Border Patrol Agents released their position paper on all aspects of the illegal immigration issue, most media outlets either yawned or suppressed the report. Over 250 former Border Patrol members of all ranks signed the document, which received scant mention by the mainstream news media.
The position paper addressed amnesty and guest worker programs, securing the US borders, sanctions against employers of illegal aliens, and condemnation of political leaders who subvert and undermine the efforts of the US Border Patrol.
“The nation has made demonstrable mistakes in the past in its efforts to control immigration. Let us, who were there to see them, remind the nation of the outcome and make suggestions for change,” said Kent Lundgren, coordinator for the NAFBA.
Their position on illegal immigration begins with a strong border security initiative including what they termed “meaningful processes for screening those who wish to enter [the United States] legally.”
“We believe that aliens residing in the United States must be here with the nation’s permission or they should leave or be removed,” they wrote.
When it comes to any type of amnesty program, the former Border Patrol agents were blunt and succinct: “We absolutely oppose any legislation that would allow aliens to remain in this country who have entered illegally or who have entered legally and remained here illegally.”
The agents have little sympathy for employers who violate US immigration and labor laws. They stated that the current laws “presently on the books are adequate tools for the purpose” of enforcing sanctions on businesses caught employing illegal aliens.
Their use, however, has been “subverted to meaninglessness through political and legal pressure initiated by those who benefit from the presence of illegal aliens.”
The former agents believe that a statement of purpose from Congress and “clear direction” from the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice is vital to enforcing these laws.
The ideas and opinions contained in the former Border Patrol Agents’ position paper coincides with those of Border agents currently deployed.
For example, the US Border Patrol union, Local 2544, recently endorsed Congressional candidate Randy Graf of Arizona based on his positions regarding border security and illegal aliens.
According to their endorsement statement, “Mr. Graf’s opposition to any form of ‘amnesty’ for illegal aliens who have successfully violated our laws is a powerful statement that rewarding lawbreakers is not the way to discourage further lawlessness.”
The failure of the 1986 amnesty is best demonstrated by the fact that we can now reflect on it twenty years later and we see that the illegal immigration problem is much worse they wrote.
“If we are to have any hope of curtailing illegal immigration into this country we must begin enforcing the laws, which includes providing Border Patrol agents with the manpower, tools, equipment, and infrastructure we so desperately need to perform our jobs properly. We believe that without question, Randy Graf understands the problem and is the right person to help see this job through in the United States Congress.”
Meanwhile, in an open letter to then-President, George W. Bush, Local 2544 wrote: “We’re not buying your amnesty sales pitch down here in the real world. Maybe you can explain to us why we’re risking our lives to stop the same people you keep encouraging to come in by the millions with your incessant pro-amnesty speeches (“guest-worker,””earned legalization,” etc.).”
“One can only wonder if the Chandra Levy case will encourage our political leaders — including President Barack Obama — to wake-up and protect American citizens from criminal invaders,” said Baker.