Former ICE Special Agent Victor Avila shared the deadly story of how he and his partner, Jaime Zapata, were ambushed by the Los Zetas Crime Cartel in Mexico.
It is a harrowing story of courage and survival in the face of betrayal by the officials who sent him on an ill prepared dangerous mission. Zapata was murdered in the line of duty and Avila suffered life threatening bullet wounds.
Zapata explained how the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the murder convictions of Zapata’s killers because it happened outside of the U.S.
Avila is leading the charge to get Congress to change the law in hopes that the Cartel’s willl be re-sentenced to life in prison.
In Part 2 of our interview, the El Paso native discusses how the Mexican cartels are reaping millions of dollars for human smuggling. Avila says the reinstatement of a “catch and release” policy has triggered a crisis as thousands of migrants surge toward the U.S. border.
The brutal violence by the cartels is spreading into the United States.
Avila says the surge conceals among its ranks
“The violence that is occurring in Mexico has spilled over to our communities around our country
Avila says the surge of economic migrants concals a lot of criminal illegal aliens, convicted sex offenders, and possibly others that are linked to terrorism.
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