On Wednesday, the arrest of an illegal immigrant – 42-year-old Jose Juan Hernandez – was announced by Jeff Lanry, Louisiana Attorney General. He was taken into custody for several charges involving internet crimes against minors – children.
During the announcement, the attorney general said yet another illegal immigrant had been arrested based on the accusation of children exploitation. He said the 42-year-old man living in Houma is not fit to live in the United States for possessing and distributing sexual materials involving children below age 13.
Leveled against Jose Juan Hernandez is one count of distribution of pornography that features juveniles below age 13 and 17 counts regarding possession of such pornography.
Several agencies joined forces together to make the arrest. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Unit, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations were all involved in the investigation. The accused who has a detainer placed on him by ICE is now in Lafourche Parish Detention Center.
This happens at such a time when the US is battling aggressively with the issue of immigration as the country has been on a record-breaking partial government shut down and the president is bent on getting funding for the southern border wall. Attorney general Landry has now weighed in on the situation by stating that situations like this necessitate improved border security. He claimed many Louisiana families are victims of crimes that came in through the southern border; hence he wants the Congress to yield to Mr. Trump’s demand – build the wall and make the country safer for all.
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