ICE 'erroneously' released Colombian murderer into US because of 'national bed space shortage': Report

ICE ‘erroneously’ released Colombian murderer into US because of ‘national bed space shortage’: Report


A man with a previous murder conviction was “erroneously” released into the U.S. after he crossed the border illegally, ICE has reportedly stated.

The case relates to Efrain Vidales Vargas, a 49-year-old Colombian national who was convicted of aggravated homicide, aggravated theft, and possession of a weapon in connection with an incident that occurred in 2014. In September 2016, a Colombian court sentenced Vargas to 17 years in prison.

‘I cannot fathom for a million years why ICE would release somebody that had a warrant, or was a suspect, or anything in a heinous crime like a murder.’

It seems that Vargas may have managed to escape from his detention facility in Colombia because last November, he reportedly crossed the U.S. border near Yuma, Arizona. He was then

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