Illegal Immigrant Accused Of Infant’s Death Previously Deported Under Trump Administration

An illegal immigrant charged in the death of a three-month-old baby in Texas had been previously deported to Mexico in 2020 during former President Donald Trump’s administration, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Melvin Jesus Aquino Enriquez, 26, was arrested on April 17 for causing severe injuries to the infant, who later died on April 21.

Enriquez is also accused of strangling the baby’s mother. An ICE official told Fox News Digital that agents first encountered Enriquez in March 2020 after he was arrested for criminal trespassing in Harris County, Texas. He was turned over to ICE on April 28, 2020, and a federal immigration judge ordered his deportation in September of that year.

After being returned to Mexico, Enriquez illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border again and settled in Montgomery County, Texas, where the alleged crimes occurred. He remains in Montgomery County Jail on a $750,000 bond with an ICE detainer placed on him.

This tragic incident was completely avoidable. Despite being deported, Biden’s border crisis allowed this individual to break into the country again with no fear of punishment and following the incentives put in place by the U.S. government for these “newcomers” to enter the nation’s borders to displace American workers in a race to the lowest wage.