College Student Set on Fire, Murdered By Illegal in Sanctuary City

An illegal alien brutally murdered a 20-year-old college student in San Antonio, TX in June in a story that was largely unreported while the media focused on the disappearance of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts.

“Ernesto Esquivel-Garcia, 20, has been charged with murder, arson and abuse of a corpse in connection to Vargas’s death,” according to

Firefighters found the charred body of Jared Vargas, who had been missing for three days, when they were called to contain the fire. Vargas was a student at Northwest Vista College.

Esquivel-Garcia, an illegal immigrant who resided in San Antonio, a sanctuary city, is being held on an ICE detainer in the Bexar County Jail. He is a serial law-breaker who was only allowed to remain in the United States because of weak sanctuary laws in leftist-run cities.

He was charged with DWI and misdemeanor criminal mischief after purposefully ramming his truck into an ex-girlfriend’s car in a drunken stupor in 2017, according to KSAT.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) picked Esquivel-Garcia up on a detainer in 2017, but he was allowed to post bond and roam freely. The following is a statement from an ICE spokeswoman, released in mid-July after his arrest for the murder of Vargas:

ICE first placed an immigration detainer on Esquivel-Garcia on March 1, 2017, after his criminal arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and another misdemeanor. Esquivel was placed into removal proceedings. He posted bond granted by the immigration judge and was released from custody. On May 21, 2018, an immigration judge issued him a voluntary departure, contingent on posting a departure bond. On May 25, when Esquivel-Garcia tried to pay his bond, ICE turned him over to Bexar County after discovering that he had an active arrest warrant for obstructing highway. Four days later, Bexar County transferred Esquivel-Garcia back to ICE, and the same day he posted the departure bond that was set by an immigration judge May 21.

In short, an immigration judge allowed  a known criminal to waltz out the door of the jail as long as he paid a “departure bond” and promised not to leave the country. Then he killed an American citizen.

Esquivel-Garcia and Vargas were co-workers at a local restaurant. The motive for the murder is unknown, but witnesses said that they Esquivel-Vargas calmly returned to his apartment after slaughtering his victim, “feigning ignorance as he mingled with other neighbors watching the firefighters extinguish the blaze.”

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