WHAT?! Illegal Alien Collects Welfare for 37 Years – While Living in Mexico

This story will really get your blood boiling. From RedState:

Abraham Riojos of Florida had no idea at least two other men were attempting to use his birth certificate and Social Security number to receive government benefits – or that one had successfully done so for 37 years. Luckily for the real Abraham Riojos, the multiple felonies Andres Avelino Anduaga committed were not done under the Riojos name.

Anduaga started using Riojos’ information in 1980 after procuring a fake birth certificate. With that he obtained a Social Security number, a California driver’s license, and a U.S. passport. He applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in 1989 and collected payments totaling $244,000 between that time and August 1, 2016. He also applied for and received Medi-Cal and food stamps.

Anduaga principally lived in Tijuana the entire time, living an international life of crime under various aliases. Sometime in 2014 a San Diego-area Social Security Administration office alerted its inspectors that they believed some private mailbox businesses near the Mexican border were being used to facilitate Social Security residency fraud.

In a routine eligibility interview in 2015, Anduaga gave the street address of one such private mailbox facility as his residence, and investigators flagged his case for follow-up. Anduaga then told them essentially, “My bad; this is my mailing address but I rent a room from a friend at this other address.” At first Anduaga’s friend verified the story, but later came clean to investigators and told them Anduaga really lived in Mexico.

The investigators went to the criminal records, finding the initial man claiming to be Riojos had a rap sheet that included 21 different names and six dates of birth, dating back to 1974. They included a firearms violation, forgery, cocaine possession and multiple DUIs, according to prosecutors.

In addition, investigators found Anduaga had been deported at least twice. There could be a larger rap sheet and more deportations because authorities aren’t sure they’ve got a final list of all of the names Anduaga’s used. During his last deportation, in 2000, he used the name Jose Reyes. He was arrested in November while crossing back into the United States under a warrant listing that name, Jose Gonzalez-Cardoza, Abraham Riojos, and Abraham Riojas. But, his attorney used the name “Omar Anduaga” on a motion he filed in the criminal case in January.

Anduaga is in custody awaiting sentencing, where he faces up to 12 years behind bars. Considering that he’s 66 years old and allegedly in very poor health, federal prison could be his last known address.

ICE Arrests Over 150 Illegal Aliens in NorCal Despite Oakland Mayor’s Lawless Actions

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s illegal and dangerous warning to illegal aliens of an impending ICE raid apparently didn’t get through to everyone she was attempting to “protect.”

On Tuesday Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced they’d arrested over 150 people in Northern California since Sunday for violating federal immigration law. Unfortunately Schaaf wasn’t one of them.

ICE Director Thomas Honan was not pleased with Schaaf’s “public safety” announcement, saying it was done at the expense of public safety – and at the expense of ICE officers, who were forced to apprehend their targets in a more dangerous situation.

“[Schaaf’s announcement] further increased that risk for my officers and alerted criminal aliens — making clear that this reckless decision was based on her political agenda with the very federal laws that ICE is sworn to uphold.”

“Thanks to the dedicated and professional work of ICE deportation officers, we were able to remove many public safety threats from the streets of the Bay Area during the past few days.”

“However, 864 criminal aliens and public safety threats remain at large in the community, and I have to believe that some of them were able to elude us thanks to the mayor’s irresponsible decision. Unlike the politicians who attempt to undermine ICE’s critical mission, our officers will continue to fulfill their sworn duty to protect public safety.”

One of the criminal illegal aliens ICE apprehended was Armando Nunez-Salgado, who seems to be a pillar of the community:

Salgado’s criminal career goes back 18 years, to when he was just 20 years old. He’s a documented gang member who has been sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison over that time span and has been removed by ICE four times. Of those criminal illegal aliens who remain at large, at least two of them have been removed by ICE eight times. Others listed in an NBC story have been removed by ICE multiple times.

Deportation is necessary, but without real border security (like a wall) they will shamelessly keep coming back.

Hot Air: Oakland’s Mayor Committed a Felony by Warning That ICE Was Coming

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf not only put law-abiding families at risk by warning illegal aliens of an impending ICE raid; she committed a felony as well.

Her “public safety warning” over the weekend was intended to help “protect the residents,” she claimed. But, like all officials who support sanctuary so-called laws, the residents she’s looking out for are the ones who aren’t supposed to be there at all.

My priority is to keep the community safe. It is not my wish to panic people, but to ensure that they’re prepared with information. I feel confident that my sharing this information, because I Did not receive it through official channels,

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air writes that Schaaf is in violation of federal law with her warning:

Here’s the thing. When you’re an elected official and you warn people about a flu epidemic, a wildfire approaching the city or a water main break, you’re responsibly protecting your residents. When you warn a criminal that law enforcement is coming for them you’re engaged in something known as “harboring.” (Specifically, to clandestinely shelter, succor, and protect improperly admitted Aliens.)

He cites Section 8 of the U.S. Code, which is “embedded in federal law and has been for as long as anyone reading this has been alive.”

8 U.S. Code § 1324 (a) (1) (A) (iii)

Any person who, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation shall be punished as provided in subparagraph (B).

8 U.S. Code § 1324 (a) (1) (B) (ii)

A person who violates subparagraph (A) shall, for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)(II), be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

Elected officials such as Schaaf need to be held accountable for their lawless actions!