In a post on X, journalist Charlie LeDuff has reported that the illegal immigrant who is charged with the murder last week of a woman in Grand Rapids is a “got-away.”

Michigan State Police arrested Brandon Ortiz-Vite on Sunday for the murder of Ruby Garcia, whose body was left on U.S. 131 in downtown Grand Rapids. The 25-year-old Ortiz-Vite was arraigned Tuesday on six charges including open murder, carjacking, possession of a felony firearm, illegally carrying a concealed weapon, operating while intoxicated and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

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Ortiz-Vite was previously deported in September 2020 during Donald Trump’s administration, The Midwesterner previously reported, and at some point, re-entered the U.S. illegally again.

According to LeDuff, Ortiz-Vite “is one [of] the millions of ‘got-aways’ who have stolen into the country undetected.”

(Warning: strong language).

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In his post, LeDuff quotes an unnamed border-patrol official: “They’re sneaking in by the millions because they’ve got us busy babysitting and passing out hand wipes and bottles of water instead of doing our job. These people are dangerous. We don’t know who they are, where they come from, or where they are now. It’s just a total cluster f**k down here.”

In its Demographic Outlook: 2024 to 2054, released in late January, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office estimated that border officials reported 860,000 gotaways in 2023, defining the term “gotaway” as “people who were directly or indirectly observed making an unlawful entry, who were not turned back or apprehended, and who are no longer being pursued by the Border Patrol.”

According to the U.S. Republican House Committee on Homeland Security website, using U.S. Customs and Border Protection data, the CBP arrested 35,433 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions or outstanding warrants nationwide.

“In the final month of FY2023, CBP recorded 269,735 encounters at the Southwest border, marking another unprecedented milestone under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and President Joe Biden’s open-borders policies,” according to the RHCHS website. “This monthly number also represents an 86% increase from June 2023, when the Biden administration celebrated a short-lived drop in illegal crossings following the end of Title 42.”

The website also reports illegal immigrant encounters at the Southwest border increased by 40% between 2023 and 2021 and more than 100% since September 2022. Since January 2021, there have been 7.5 million illegal immigrant encounters nationwide, 6.2 million encounters at the Southwest border, and 1.7 million documented gotaways.

In last year alone, nearly 27,300 pounds of fentanyl was seized, which is enough to kill 6 billion people.

“In FY23, CBP recorded more than 2.4 million encounters at the Southwest border and more than 3.2 million encounters nationwide. Just this fiscal year, 169 individuals on the terrorist watchlist were apprehended attempting to enter the country illegally, and at least 1.7 million known gotaways have evaded apprehension since FY2021. Americans did not need more proof that Biden and Mayorkas’ post-Title 42 strategy had failed, but unfortunately, that’s exactly what we have gotten.”