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Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Tragic Murder of Maryland Mom of 5

We shouldn't be hearing stories like this, but they happen all too often. The death of this mother is ultimately Biden's fault.

Marylanders were justifiably outraged this weekend upon hearing that an illegal alien and suspected gang member, a product of President Biden’s recklessly open southern border, was charged with last year’s high-profile murder of a Maryland mother. Thanks to the woke, leftist politicians of Annapolis, the safety of ordinary citizens continues to be compromised.

During a press conference Saturday, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler announced the arrest of Victor Antonio Martinez Hernandez, a 23-year-old from El Salvador, in connection with the murder of Rachel Morin, a mother of five tragically killed while jogging on a popular local trail last August. Sheriff Gahler’s statement underscored a chilling reality: “We are 1,800 miles from the southern border here in Harford County, yet this is the second woman in our community killed by illegal suspects from El Salvador with ties to criminal gangs.” This stark declaration shatters any illusions about the geographic limits of border policy consequences.

The story of Victor Hernandez is a harrowing reminder of the real-world impacts of failed border policies. Hernandez reportedly crossed into the U.S. through Biden’s porous border in February 2023, shortly after allegedly committing murder in El Salvador. His presence in Maryland was not to seek a better life, as the left so often romanticizes, but to continue a life of crime, culminating in the murder of Rachel Morin.

Americans Are Fed Up with Criminals in Their Communities

This incident is not isolated. Recall the tragic fate of 22-year-old Laken Hope Riley, also murdered while jogging, this time on the University of Georgia campus, by another illegal alien earlier this year. These are not anomalies but symptoms of a broader, dangerous pattern enabled by Biden’s catastrophic immigration policies, which include a mass parole of illegal aliens and a notorious “catch and release” approach that permits illegal aliens to roam freely across the country.

Amidst this backdrop, Democratic leaders in sanctuary cities prioritize the protection of illegal immigrants over the safety of their citizens, emboldening criminals and fostering environments where lawlessness prevails. Public polling reflects a growing exasperation among Americans who are fed up with the crime and chaos ignited by these policies, as they watch their communities and the rule of law deteriorate.

It’s high time for a robust reinstatement of border security and immigration enforcement. The citizens of Maryland—and indeed all Americans—deserve better than to suffer the deadly consequences of political leaders who sacrifice public safety on the altar of progressive ideology. The tragic murder of Rachel Morin must not be in vain but a clarion call to restore order and safeguard American lives.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.