Previously Deported Illegal Alien Charged in Infant’s Death

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A 26-year-old illegal alien has been arrested for allegedly causing the death of a 3-month-old infant during a domestic dispute in Texas.

Melvin Jesus Aquino Enriquez, a Mexican national who had illegally re-entered the United States after being deported in 2020, faces charges of “injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and assault-family violence involving strangulation,” according to a recent statement from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).

His arrest came after the MCSO Special Victims Unit launched an investigation into the severe injuries sustained by a baby who was admitted to a local hospital on April 14. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services had alerted the authorities due to the suspicious nature of the child’s condition, which grew in severity until their death on April 21.

Investigators arrested Aquino Enriquez on April 17 after allegedly uncovering that he had assaulted the mother and child he had been sharing a residence with, which was located on Needham Road in Porter. An autopsy has been ordered on the infant, which could lead to more charges being filed, per MCSO.

Currently held in the Montgomery County Jail on charges totaling a bond of $750,000, Aquino Enriquez faces further scrutiny due to his immigration status. An ICE hold has been placed on him, given his history as a previously removed illegal alien.

It is unknown when Aquino Enriquez illegally re-entered the United States.

According to a report from The Heritage Foundation published in 2023, since Biden’s inauguration, the nation’s borders have encountered over 6.2 million illegal aliens, with more than 2 million released into the country’s interior.

Furthermore, Border Patrol agents have encountered thousands of illegal aliens with prior criminal records, ranging from assault to murder. However, the full scope of crimes by illegal aliens remains uncertain due to over 1.5 million unaccounted-for “gotaways” since the start of Biden’s term.

Additionally, per a 2021 Department of Justice report, “non-U.S. citizens” accounted for 64% of federal arrests in 2018 despite constituting only 7% of the population at that time.

Although the Biden administration has not consistently updated illegal alien crime data, the Texas Department of Public Safety keeps an ongoing database of these incidents to promote data transparency for those interested in learning more objective data about crimes caused by illegal aliens within the state.

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