Looks like our immigration system failed this poor family—four dead.
From AP at Inforum:
A Somali man with a history of violent crime has been interviewed as “a person of interest” in the deaths of his daughter’s mother and three others and is being held by U.S. immigration officials, authorities said Thursday.
Omar Mohamed Kalmio, 26, is the father of an infant girl found alive last week in the Minot apartment of 19-year-old Sabrina Zephier, who was found dead Friday, Minot Police Chief Jeff Balentine told The Associated Press on Thursday. Sabrina Zephier’s mother, Jolene Zephier, 38; brother, Dillon Zephier, 13; and Jolene Zephier’s boyfriend, Jeremy Longie, 22, were found slain in nearby mobile home less than an hour later.
“We have interviewed (Kalmio), and he is a person of interest,” Balentine said.
Authorities had lost track of the “person of interest” in 2006 and found him again in 2010:
Shawn Neudauer, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Kalmio was arrested Tuesday in Minot for failing to abide by the terms of supervised release stemming from an assault charge. He declined to give details, citing privacy issues.
Minnesota court records show Kalmio was convicted in 2006 of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony, and sentenced to one year and one day in prison with credit for 143 days served. Kalmio and a group of other Somali men attacked a man in Minneapolis in January 2006, and Kalmio stabbed him three times in the back with a knife, according to a criminal complaint in the case. The victim also was stabbed in the face and shoulder and suffered a collapsed lung and concussion.
That same year, Kalmio was convicted of theft and ordered to pay a fine. Court records show he lived in the Twin Cities suburb of Eagan when the crimes happened.
Minneapolis police said they have had no contact with Kalmio since 2006.
Kalmio had been ordered to report to immigration officials in Grand Forks last August but failed to do so, Neudauer said.
Ahhhh! Detained in 2010, he was released from custody thanks to a US Supreme Court decision!
Kalmio, who was being held Thursday in the Grand Forks jail, has been in the custody of immigration agents before. ICE issued a statement saying Kalmio was released from custody in May 2010 as a result of rules stemming from a 2001 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
That decision required a court review before immigrants convicted of certain crimes could be deported, a process that had been automatic before. The decision also said criminals with no country to accept them couldn’t be jailed indefinitely.
Somalia has not had a functioning government since 1991.
ICE officials would not comment on whether they tried and failed to deport Kalmio, citing privacy rules.
Three of four murdered were Native Americans:
The Zephiers were members of South Dakota’s Yankton Sioux Tribe. Officials have said they and Longie died after being shot.
If allegations against Somali former refugee (asylee or illegal alien) Omar Mohamed Kalmio, are proven and since Native Americans are surely a protected class, wonder if this will be a federal hate crime?
For new readers: We have admitted well over 100,000 Somali refugees to the US. To check out the numbers visit this post, one of our most widely read posts over the last few years. In FY2010 which ended September 30th the US State Department resettled 4,884 Somalis (here) to towns near you.
Also, after being closed for nearly two years, the US State Department is on the verge of resuming the fraud-ridden family reunification program that admitted as many as 36,000 Somalis fraudulently to the US between 2003 and 2008. See the latest on new regulations, here. The State Department is on the verge of re-opening the program and may already have done so.
I wonder do the good people, the migration funders, like those at Unbound Philanthropy really know who they are helping bring to the US? And, also for new readers, Unbound Philanthropy is funding the distribution of the propaganda film on Shelbyville, TN-–a film that promotes the idea that if a redneck Bible-belt town has come to welcome its Somali population, shame on you if your town doesn’t. I guess they will be skipping Minot, North Dakota on their film tour.
One final thought: be sure to read about a Somali Tuulu, Jamestown, ND, here.