37-year-old José Paulino Pascual-Reyes, who was deported by Homeland Security to Mexico before and re-entered the US, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, three counts of capital murder, and two counts of abuse of a corpse after Tallapoosa County authorities discovered two decomposing bodies in the mobile home where he had been living.
The discovery came after a motorist helped a 12-year-old girl who was wandering in the Auburn area. She said she escaped the trailer by chewing through her restraints after enduring almost a week of torture.
"It shouldn't surprise anybody," responds Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). "It should shock and appall us, but it shouldn't surprise anybody. And yet the administration chooses to let it go on because it suits certain political interests."
Meanwhile, even the FBI director is acknowledging there is a problem.
"Christopher Wray testified before the Senate that what is happening at the border is a security crisis," the FAIR spokesman notes. "So you have it from people at top levels of the administration who are telling the president, telling the secretary of Homeland Security that this poses a danger. And here is a perfect example; nothing could be more horrible than what happened there in Alabama."
Fox News reports that the girl is doing "as well as can be expected in circumstances such as these" and has been placed in the custody of the state of Alabama through its Department of Human Resources.