The story of Jose Evis Quintana highlights many of the issues with America’s broken immigration system.
(Big League Politics) – The father of a transgender student who is suspected of shooting up STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado is an illegal alien with a long criminal history, according to Daily Mail.
“Jose Evis Quintana, the father of alleged 16-year-old killer Alec McKinney was once jailed for 15 months for domestic violence against Alec’s mother and ‘menacing with a weapon,’” according to the report.
Alec, born a female named Mya, is a transgender male and has been charged alongside a classmate with murdering one student and attempting to kill several others.
Evis Quintana has been deported twice from the United States, and over a period of a decade committed several crimes – some violent – in America.
“Records at Douglas County District Court in Castle Rock, Colorado show Quintana had been jailed for 15 months in August 2009 for ‘menacing with a weapon’ and domestic violence against hairstylist Morgan [Lynn McKinney],” the report said.
During that incident, he was also charged with attempted kidnap, and failure to stop for law enforcement. Despite that, the couple married during the same year. Evis Quintana, who reportedly has drinking and drug issues, was subsequently deported in 2010 after serving out his prison sentence.
In 2016, after making his way back into the United States, an arrest warrant for alleged domestic violence was issued for Evis Quintana in New Mexico. His wife and the mother of his alleged school shooter son, had divorced him years prior.
Police eventually caught up with him in Colorado, where they arrested him on the domestic violence charge, but he was never extradited to New Mexico to face those charges. Instead, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained and deported him for a second time.
The Evis Quintana story highlights numerous flaws with the United States’ border security and immigration policy, on which leaders in Washington, D.C. have not made much progress.
Big League Politics reported:
President Donald J. Trump has declared a national state of emergency, for which several heavily-blue states immediately sued his administration. Democrats refuse to budge on the issue, unwilling to secure America’s borders. As illegal border crossings surge, they blocked a meaningful amount of wall funding in the 2019 federal budget.
Even Republicans on Capitol Hill have faltered.
In what many conservatives see as a colossal failure, the Republican Congress, led by former Speaker Paul Ryan, current Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, failed to deliver wall funding to the president’s desk during all of 2017 and 2018, when Republicans held the House, the Senate, and the White House.
Father of Colorado school shooter Alec McKinney is serial felon and illegal immigrant https://t.co/O04SQ3nPDS
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 10, 2019
Featured image credit: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office