U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), along with members of the Tennessee delegation, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, seeking answers as to how Camilo Hurtado Campos, a criminal illegal immigrant, was able to stay in the United States for over two decades.
Campos was arrested on June 23, 2023, in Franklin, Tennessee, after restaurant workers discovered photos and videos on his phone of him raping and abusing unconscious children. Detectives have since found hundreds of videos and photos of Campos’ unconscionable abuse of at least 10 boys between the ages of 9 and 17 years old.
Tennessee delegation Representatives Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenn.), Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.), Mark Green (R-Tenn.), and John Rose (R-Tenn.) joined Senator Blackburn on the letter.
How Was Campos Able To Live In The USA Illegally For Two Decades While Being Charged With Numerous Crimes?
“In a complete breakdown of the rule of law, Campos was allowed to remain in the country even though he has a criminal record, having previously been charged with public intoxication and three instances of driving without a license… While this administration has spent years defending its failed border policies as compassionate and humane, there is nothing compassionate about policies that allow a child sexual predator and serial rapist to remain in an American community undetected for more than two decades. The simple fact remains: if Camilo Campos had been arrested at any point in the past twenty years for his violation of federal law, these precious children would not have been subjected to his horrific abuse.”
Every Town Is A Border Town Under President Biden’s Open Border Policies
“President Biden’s decision to allow over 1.5 million “gotaways” to enter the country without consequence is a blatant dereliction of duty, particularly because we know that this group of migrants who evade our border patrol agents often have criminal records and are potentially the most dangerous. Because of this administration’s policies, every state has become a border state, and every town has become a border town.”
Was DHS Aware Of Campos’ Immigration Status, And What Did They Do About It?
“This administration must do more to protect our children and secure our southern border. Please respond to the following questions by July 24, 2023: Was DHS aware that Camilo Campos was in the country illegally? If so, when did the Department become aware of Campos’s immigration status… If not, why was the Department unaware of Campos’s immigration status? Was Campos provided a Notice to Appear when he entered the country illegally?… Did the Department initiate any enforcement actions against Campos?”
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