This crime was 100% preventable. It calls attention to the need for reform on enforcement of visa overstays in the U.S.
DHS identified just over 700,000 overstayers in 2017.
The man who committed this heinous crime should have been out of the U.S. but overstayed his visa.
Greenwich, Connecticut police have arrested an illegal alien in the death of a woman found stuffed in a suitcase on the side of the road.
Fox News reports: Javier da Silva of Flushing, N.Y. was arrested for the murder of Reyes who had a previous relationship with da Silva.
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da Silva is from Venezuela. He’s “been in the country illegally since overstaying his visa.
The police department released a statement on the murder of Valerie Reyes:
BREAKING: @GreenwichCTPD have made an arrest in the Valerie Reyes murder. Details to come. @News12CT pic.twitter.com/oKXWInb1D1
— Marissa Alter (@MarissaAlter) February 12, 2019
Reyes was murdered at her residence in New Rochelle, NY and then found stuffed in a suitcase on the side of the road in Greenwich with her hands and feet bound. da Silva has confessed to the crime.
This crime was 100% preventable.
“She was the sweetest girl you could meet. And to see what happened to her is disgusting.” A neighbor of Valerie Reyes talked with us after learning her friend was the woman found stuffed in a suitcase, hands & feet bound, in Greenwich. See her interview today on @News12CT. pic.twitter.com/dPZ88UpnKE
— Marissa Alter (@MarissaAlter) February 7, 2019
Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies discusses visa overstays in the U.S.: