Suspect in "Top Model" killing was Dreamer
Suspect in Top Model killing was Dreamer approved for Obama amnesty The illegal immigrant charged with killing an "Americas Next Top Model" contestant was only in the U.S. because the administration had granted him amnesty under President Obamas 2012 policy for so-called Dreamers, two senators revealed Friday afternoon.
Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez was first arrested on drug charges and was set to go before an immigration judge, but he had his deportation case closed after he was granted amnesty, or "deferred action," in late 2013, according to documents Sens. Charles E. Grassley and Tom Tillis released. The young man has now been charged with three counts of murder stemming from the February slaying of three persons, including Mirjana Puhar, who had appeared on the "Top Model" show last year. He has also been charged with murder in a separate case, too, "This raises serious concerns about USCISs review and approval of other DACA applicants and points to potential vulnerabilities in the system," the two senators said in a letter demanding more information on the amnesty.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is the agency charged with approving the applications for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," the program Mr. Obama announced in 2012 to grant tentative legal status to so-called Dreamers, or young adult illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. They are generally deemed the most sympathetic figures in the immigration debate, but recent reports suggest many of them have gotten into serious trouble with the law even after having been approved for the amnesty. In Mr. Rangel-Hernandezs case, it appears he had a run-in with the law before he was approved as well, but was granted deferred action status anyway.