‘This guy shouldn’t have been in America’ — Obama’s Willie Horton

By Dave Gibson
Published in The Social Contract
Volume 23, Number 4 (Summer 2013)
Issue theme: "Refugee racket"

Is Kesler Dufrene Barack Obama’s Willie Horton? He should be. Remember Horton? Furloughed for the weekend from a Massachusetts prison, Horton, a convicted killer, brutalized a couple, stabbed the man, and raped his fiancé twice.

Then-Presidential candidate Al Gore exposed the furlough fiasco in a 1988 debate with Michael Dukakis, who was governor of Massachusetts at the time of Horton’s release. Dukakis didn’t create the furlough program, but was nevertheless tainted by the incident which proved disastrous in the general election against George H.W. Bush.

Kesler Dufrene, on the other hand, is the direct responsibility of President Barack H. Obama...

According to North Miami detectives, a twice-convicted felon and Haitian illegal alien whose deportation was stayed by the Obama administration murdered three people, including a 15-year-old girl, in 2011.

Though an immigration judge ordered that Dufrene be deported when he got out of prison for burglary in October 2010, immigration authorities in Miami simply released the illegal alien back onto the streets.

On January 2, 2011, Dufrene shot three people to death.

However, the Haitian national would never be brought to justice…

Nearly three weeks later, he shot himself while surrounded by Manatee County sheriff’s deputies, who came looking for him after he committed another break-in and shooting.

DNA evidence later linked Dufrene to the murders.

So, why was this criminal alien allowed to stay in the U.S.?

Dufrene was one of more than 30,000 Haitians in the country illegally to whom President Obama granted Temporary Protected Status, due to the devastating earthquake that struck that country in January 2010.

In Jan. 2012, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman told The Miami Herald: “Because of the moratorium on removals to Haiti in effect when Dufrene came into ICE custody, his removal to Haiti was not likely in the reasonably foreseeable future.”

And those he killed?

• 15-year-old Ashley Chow, a student at North Miami High School who planned to attend law school.

• Harlem Peralta, 25, a family friend who rented an attached apartment

• Israel Rincon, 35, the boyfriend of Ashley’s mom

None of them had any connection to Dufrene and appear to have been simply random victims.

Soon after her daughter was murdered, 37-year-old Audrey Hansack moved out of the house and left the country.

Hansack summed up the situation recently, saying: “This guy shouldn’t have been in America. I’m so upset with the whole situation…Because of immigration, my daughter is not alive.”

This case is yet another tragic example of the human cost of illegal immigration and the supremely ignorant arrogance so often exhibited by those in power who, because of their privileged position, simply see no reason to enforce immigration laws.

And, there is plenty of blame to go around…

In January 2010, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) wrote to Obama, urging him to allow tens of thousands of Haitian nationals to stay here (despite their illegal status), saying: “There is no way to safely return Haitian citizens to their country.”

Obama quickly complied.

While the measure was of course, seen by many as an act of American hospitality, it has also made the possibility of ever deporting the illegal aliens, many of whom are criminals and in federal detention centers, rather unlikely.

The federal government has a history making the “Temporary” status permanent.

• Honduran and Nicaraguan nationals received the protected status in 1999, after Hurricane Mitch hit their countries.

• Salvadoran nationals were granted the same protection from deportation after an earthquake hit El Salvador in 2001. Despite the time which has passed since both disasters, their legal status in this country remains in place.

In fact, last year, the Obama administration quietly issued yet another extension of the Temporary Protected Status originally granted to 217,000 illegal aliens from El Salvador.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, due to the earthquakes in 2001, “El Salvador remains unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return of its nationals.”

Somali and Sudanese nationals also enjoy the special status. Of course, it has recently come to light that many Somalis who were allowed to immigrate to this country have become radicalized Muslim terrorists.

How many more teenage girls will be killed before we have someone in the White House who remembers his oath of office and extends “protected status” to the American people?

About the author

Dave Gibson, a former legislative aide to a Virginia state senator, has been working as a freelance writer for many years. His work has been published in many newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Times.

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