Three of five members of the monstrously violent MS-13 gang charged with murdering a 16-year-old girl in Baltimore County, Maryland, are illegal aliens, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency confirmed Tuesday.
The Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office previously charged Jonathan Pesquera-Puerto, 19, Edys Valenzuella-Rodriguez, 20, Wualter Hernandez-Orellana, 19, Asael Ezequie Gonzalez-Merlos, 16, and Wilson Art Constanza-Galdomez, 21 with murdering Gabriela Alejandra Gonzalez Ardon, 16. Investigators say the five gang members lured Ardon into the Loch Raven Reservoir before murdering her.
ICE officials said Constanza- Galdomez, Hernandez-Orellana, and Pesquera-Puerto are illegal aliens from El Salvador and Honduras who crossed the United States-Mexico border as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs). Two of the illegal aliens benefitted from New York and Maryland sanctuary policies, ICE officials said.
“In this case, two of the suspects arrested had previously been encountered by ICE but due to state and local policies that put politics above public safety, they were released to the street,” an ICE official said. “This is the worst-case scenario when detainers are not honored.”