By
G. McConway
|
December 1, 2023

Convicted Criminal Given Tourist Visa by Biden’s State Department

One of the biggest challenges for the Biden administration has been immigration.

This is in terms of the problems at the border as well as people that Biden is legally allowing into this country.

To that point, it was revealed this week that the State Department issued a tourist visa to a man that had been convicted of raping a child.

How Does This Happen?

The man in question is a 62-year-old Brazilian national.

According to the report, he had been convicted of raping a child but had not yet been sentenced when he fled the country.

Somehow, he was able to have a tourist visa issued by the State Department, entering the United States via New York in April.

In May, Brazilian authorities issued a warrant for his arrest because he failed to appear in court to begin serving his 12-year sentence.

When ICE was notified of the warrant, agents were able to track the man down in Boston, taking him into custody while also serving him with a Notice to Appear before a federal immigration judge.

ICE official Todd Lyons stated, “There is no more repulsive and disturbing crime than the sexual assault of a child.

“We are proud to have apprehended this convicted rapist and will seek to remove him from the United States so that he cannot prey on the members of our community.

“Convicted foreign fugitives are not welcome here. ERO Boston will not relent in our efforts to locate, apprehend, and remove them from our country.”

I agree with everything that Lyons stated and appreciate the work of the ICE agents who tracked this man down and took him into custody.

However, I have to ask, where was the breakdown at the State Department that allowed them to issue a tourist visa to a convicted criminal from another country?

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