'Hopeful Migrants' in Chicago Arrested for Mass Looting

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We’ve been seeing plenty of headlines related to Chicago and illegal migrants recently, particularly now that a brutal winter season has set in. Many of these stories deal with Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson complaining about the Governor of Texas or demanding more resources for the migrants from Washington. The liberal defenders of the new arrivals fret over the cold conditions these people are facing and talk about how they came here “seeking a new life” and they “just want to work.” That may be true of some of them, but certainly not all. And they’re not simply staying in the city. An increasing number of them have been heading out to the suburbs and engaging in the new fashionable trend of mass looting and retail theft that’s been sweeping the nation. And local law enforcement officials have their hands full. (Fox News)

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Chicago suburb has been battered by a string of recent crimes committed by migrants who live in or near the Windy City.

From Oct. 23 to Jan. 17, a total of 47 migrants were arrested in Oak Brook, Illinois, mostly for alleged property crimes, according to Brian Strockis, the chief of police for the Oak Brook Police Department.

Most of the migrants who were arrested were charged with retail theft and burglary, Strockis told Fox News Digital.

As you can see, a lot of this activity has been taking place in Oak Brook, Illinois, where 47 migrants have been arrested in just a couple of months on various charges of theft and burglary. That may not sound like a big number, but Oak Brook barely qualifies as a suburb. It’s a village with a population of barely 8,000. That’s a lot of theft for a village of that size.

One criminal in particular keeps showing up in the local headlines. 32-year-old Jaime Ubaldo Obando-Andrade is an Ecuadorian migrant who seems to have a very different version of the American dream in mind. He walked into the local Macy’s and put on a coat costing nearly 400 dollars, walking out without paying for it. When the police tracked him down and searched his car they found roughly $3,000 in additional stolen merchandise and an ankle monitor that he reportedly cut off. They also found a fake Washington state ID with his picture on it but a different name.

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Then there was the story of two Venezuelan migrants – 28-year-old Luis Mendez-Gomez and 23-year-old Frank Montez-Davila – who seemed similarly ambitious. They were arrested for cleaning out the same Macy’s store of roughly $3,000 in high-end cosmetics. It seems unlikely that these young men use that much makeup, so the goods were clearly destined for the black market. That Macy’s store is a popular target because it was similarly hit by another pair of Venezuelan migrants during the same month. They were arrested and released with ankle monitors, for all that good that’s likely to do.

The point is that the liberal PR campaign in support of this army of migrants is highly deceptive in many ways. Certainly, some of them came here with good intentions. But many of them are in no way the huddled masses yearning to breathe free that the Democrats describe. They must pay attention to the headlines in America’s media. They’ve not only heard about all of the “free stuff” that Joe Biden is giving away but also the ease with which people can simply go into the looting and black market business and clean up. Some are even worse. A Maryland mother is suing the Biden administration because her 20-year-old autistic daughter was raped and murdered by an illegal migrant. The killer was on a list of known criminals and gang members in El Salvador. He even had MS-13 gang tattoos that could have been found if anyone had bothered to lift up his shirt. But he was allowed to roam free until he brutally destroyed this family.

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That young woman’s blood is on the hands of Biden and Mayorkas. They are allowing this to happen and I fear these will be far from the last such horror stories we learn of.

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David Strom 8:00 AM | July 25, 2024
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