As I mentioned earlier in my column today, the persistent deportation and removal abyss allows hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens — many of them known, repeat criminal offenders — to pass through the immigration court system and then disappear into the ether because we have no determined will to track them down and kick them all out of the country.
Even when ICE is personally escorting them out the door, we can’t get it right.
A criminal who was being deported from the United States escaped from law enforcement at Denver International Airport Tuesday morning.
Two Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were escorting Phoday Dumbuya, 25, when he escaped, according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement news release. He was being deported to Gambia.
Dumbuya was still on the loose Tuesday afternoon after escaping about 8:30 a.m.
Dumbuya was not in handcuffs, sources tell the 9Wants to Know investigators.
He is a black male, 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 175 pounds.
He pleaded guilty in 2008 to misdemeanor third-degree assault and was sentenced to 120 days in jail and two years of probation, according to a Denver County District Attorney spokesperson.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman did not confirm the escape until about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, more than four-and-a-half hours after 9NEWS asked for confirmation.
He now joins nearly half a million deportation fugitive absconders across the country.
Newsflash: Amnesty is not the solution to this problem.