Americans are getting angrier about illegal immigration, but their ire is generally scattershot and misses the true targets in this issue.
Here’s one target. Not some ragged border-crosser, but the extremely successful Pedro Castorena-Ibarra of Guadalajara. He was one of Mexico’s phony document kingpins, manipulating a scheme that sent 3 million Mexicans across the border with legal-appearing paperwork. He made a fortune, of course, before he was indicted by U.S. authorities and extradited to Colorado, where a federal judge recently sentenced him to 57 months.
Think his organization didn’t touch Southern Nevada?
According to one news release: “The Castorena-Ibarra organization operated Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas and New York City. During the course of the investigation, ICE seized more than 3 million counterfeit identity documents with an estimated street value of more than $20 million. The documents were linked to over 400 investigations and seizures across the United States in more than 50 cities.”