Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
November 15, 2018
It has been an interesting second full week in the month of November when it comes to criminal aliens (illegal aliens) here in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
This week we take a look at for your radio listeners at two illegal aliens who are charged with drug crimes in the State of Idaho.
On Sunday, October 14, 2018 the Idaho State Police (ISP) stopped a vehicle U.S. Highway 20 near Idaho Falls, Idaho allegedly being driven by Javier Luna-Gutierrez, 25, of Visalia, California. Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez, 19, also of Visalia, California was a passenger in the vehicle. During the course of traffic stop ISP discovered 117 pounds of marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine.
Consequently Javier Luna-Gutierrez was arrested for arrested for trafficking marijuana and possession of methamphetamine. Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez was arrested for trafficking marijuana. (See attachment with photos).
Apparently, during the traffic stop Javier Luna-Gutierrez identified himself with a fictitious California Driver’s license. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Task Force ran name of “Javier Luna-Gutierrez” through the DHS Federal Data base of fingerprints and discovered his true identity was Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento.
The ISP followed-up on the DHS information on Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and discovered that he had a U.S. Marshals Federal Warrant out of the State of Utah.
The U.S. Marshals warrant on Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento included the charges of one count of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, one count Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, one count Possession of a Firearm and ammunition by an illegal Alien, one count Carrying a Firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking crime and one count Re-Entry of a previously removed Alien.
Additional criminal charges against Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento now include Providing False Information to an Officer, Driving without Privileges and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento (ID: 132369; DOB: 10/24/1991) and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez (ID: 132368; DOB: 12/17/1998) are currently incarcerated at the Bonneville County Jail located in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Wanting confirmation on immigration status of both Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez immigration status, I contacted via e-mail on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs.
Here are some of the written questions I sent to ICE Public Affairs:
Are Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez currently illegally present in the United States of America (USA)?
When Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez were arrested for various drug crimes were they illegally present in the USA?
Can ICE confirm if immigration detainers have been placed on Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez since they have been incarcerated at the Bonneville County Jail?
If ICE Officers placed immigration detainers on Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez are Bonneville County Jail Deputies going to honor those immigration detainers?
Have ICE officers obtained federal judicial warrants for the arrest of Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez since they have been in the custody of the Bonneville County Jail?
Have Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez ever served time in a federal prison for an immigration crime or violation?
Is ICE currently trying to remove Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez for a past crime they may have committed while illegally present in the country?
How many times has ICE removed Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez from the USA?
Do ICE Officers know the actual county origin of Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez?
On the afternoon of Wednesday, November 14, 2018 here is what ICE Western Regional Director (Spokesperson) Office of Public Affairs Paige D. Hughes had to say via e-mail in response to my inquiry for information on Martin Gallo-Gallardo Armando Sarmiento-Sarmiento and Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez:
“Regarding your request for information related to two individuals in Bonneville County Jail. U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged detainers with the Bonneville County Jail Oct. 15 on Aida Rodrigues-Hernandez, 19, and Armando Sermiento-Sarmiento, 27, two unlawfully present Mexican nationals currently in Bonneville County custody. Mr. Sarmiento was previously removed from the U.S. twice in November 2012 based on an order of expedited removal, and he subsequently illegally re-entered the country, which is a felony act under federal law.” – Paige D. Hughes, ICE Western Regional Director (Spokesperson) Office of Public Affairs.
ICE continues to focus its limited enforcement resources first and foremost on those who pose the greatest threat to public safety. Nationally, approximately 90 percent of all persons arrested by ICE during the first three quarters of the 2018 fiscal year either had a criminal conviction, a pending criminal charge, or were already subject to a removal order issued by a federal immigration judge.
Aliens placed into removal proceedings receive all appropriate legal process before the federal immigration courts, which are administered by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). EOIR is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, and is separate from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and ICE. Immigration judges in these courts make decisions based on the merits of each individual case. For more information on EOIR, visit: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/” – ICE Office of Public Affairs.
A troubling fact, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Criminal Alien Statistics 6,259 criminal aliens were taken into custody and arrested for attempting to illegally enter or reenter the USA in Fiscal Year 2018 Year to Date (FY2018YTD), October 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018 (Note: CBP’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1, 2017 – September 1, 2018).
Lars, the second full week in the month of November and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show KXL FM 101.1 Pacific Northwest radio listeners.