Here’s one reason to have a secure border.

Carlos Zuniga Aviles is a 33-year-old Honduran national.

Earlier this month in Memphis, he found out his “son” wasn’t actually his. Subsequently, he beat the 4-month-old to death.

From the New York Post:

The infant, Alexander Lizondro-Chacon, was pronounced dead at a hospital from blunt force trauma to the head after his mother, Mercy Lizondro-Chacon, called police April 12 to report that the boy was having trouble breathing, according to an affidavit of complaint obtained by the Commercial Appeal.

The baby had pneumonia in addition to a fractured skull and rib.

Carlos confessed to striking the infant multiple times in the head as he raged over news of paternity.

The death was ruled a homicide.

But Carlos is just unlucky:

If only he’d caught the boy 4 months earlier, he could’ve murdered him legally in the state of New York (here and here).

In California last June, a couple who beat their unborn baby to death were looking at the possibility of no charges filed (here).

And in Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam and Del. Kathy Tran wouldn’t mind, had Carlos killed the living, breathing baby less than 150 days earlier (here).

But in Tennessee, the killer’s been charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child abuse.

He’ll return to court Wednesday, and returning is something he’s quite good at: Prior to brutally murdering an infant, Carlos — who’s in the country illegally — has been deported FIVE TIMES.

More from the Post:

ICE officials have since filed an immigration detainer against Zuniga-Aviles, who was initially deported to Honduras in February 2010. He was also returned to the Central American country in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016.

“ICE will seek to take him into custody to reinstate his removal order following the resolution of the criminal charges he currently faces,” the statement reads. “Mr. Zuniga-Aviles has been removed from the US five prior times: his most recent removal by ICE to Honduras took place in December 2016.”

Meanwhile, to Kirsten Gillibrand, a non-porous border is racist (here). And to late-term abortion supporter Nancy Pelosi, a wall is an immorality (here). Except, that is, when it surrounds her own house (here).

What about the “house” of our nation? We’ve got some cleaning to do. As our culture turns on the most innocent among us, how wrong can Carlos’s crime be? And if a porous border is fine, what’s the big deal? In the scope of where we’ve been and where we’re going, it may be said that Carlos is a victim of circumstance. Perhaps he was only slightly ahead of his time.

Regardless, our leaders have failed us, in a number of ways. And in this case, their lack of securing the country was a deadly mistake. And a 4-month-old infant paid the price.

-Alex

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: hereherehereherehere, and here.

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