November 19, 2013, - 4:22 pm
This is the kind of thing they do in the movies (the 1997 movie, “Face/Off” comes to mind, though that involved facial plastic surgery), and liberals say, “but it could never happen in real life.” But, as those of us with common sense know, if there’s a will, there’s a way. And with illegal aliens, there’s always a way. So, when they’ve been deported and want to come back into the country, they go to doctors who will surgically alter their fingerprints. This is scary because you know this doc isn’t the only one doing it, just the one who was caught. How many illegal aliens–some of them dangerous terrorists–have gotten back into the US with altered fingerprints, and we don’t know who they are, that they are here, or where they are (or what they are up to and have in store for us)? How many terrorists have done this to get into America undetected?
BOSTON — A doctor from the Dominican Republic and his assistant were arrested Nov. 16 for conspiring to harbor illegal aliens by altering their fingerprints through a surgical procedure. The arrests follow an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Boston.
HSI special agents arrested Danilo Montero-Ramirez, 61, and Teresa Araujo-Martinez, 40, Saturday morning in Peabody without incident.
Earlier this month, HSI special agents became aware that Montero Ramirez, a licensed medical doctor in the Dominican Republic, was coming in the United States to meet with previously-deported aliens and perform surgery on their hands to alter their fingerprints. Convicted criminals alter their fingerprints to help conceal their true identities from law enforcement and to dissociate themselves from their prior criminal history.
Montero-Ramirez arrived in the United States from the Dominican Republic the week of Nov. 12. He and Araujo-Martinez made arrangements to perform surgeries Nov. 16 on individuals for $4,500 each. HSI special agents arrested the pair before the surgeries began. Had the surgeries taken place, these individuals would have been given controlled substances by Araujo-Martinez. At the time of the arrests, special agents seized surgical cutting equipment, gauze, bandages, syringes and prescription medication from the defendants. Araujo-Martinez, also a Dominican citizen, was found to be in possession of a large quantity of pain medication, including Oxycodone and other substances.
Congrats to the ICE agents who investigated and arrested this guy. But like I said, there are plenty more like him. Good luck stopping them.
Exit question: Do Customs and Border Protection agents inspect foreign aliens arriving to the U.S. for signs of fingerprint alteration surgery?
I’ll bet they don’t. But they should.
Tools of the Trade: Fingerprint Alteration Surgery Cache . . .
Tags: alien fingerprints, Danilo Montero-Ramirez, doctor altered fingerprints of illegal aliens, Dominican Republic, Face/Off, HSI, ICE, illegal alien fingerprints, Illegal Aliens, Immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Oxycodone, Teresa Araujo-Martinez