The media and the federal government love to keep all news about illegal alien serial killers quiet. After all, it’s kind of damaging to the narrative when someone is allowed to stay in the US year after year while murdering people. That’s why you probably haven’t seen much news about the Machete Murderer’s death in a California prison this week.
Despite murdering five times as many people as the Manson family, most Americans don’t even know Juan Corona’s name. But you should know his name, because his life is a perfect illustration of the decades-long failures of our immigration system.
1950 was a much more innocent time in the US. Americans had only been asking for a wall on the southern border for 35 years at that point. That’s the first time when Juan Corona snuck across the border at the age of 16. He spent several years picking carrots and wandering around, before finally ending up in northern California. Following the historic 1955 flood of the Yuba River, Corona had a mental breakdown.
While having his brain zapped in a psychiatric hospital for schizophrenia, someone noticed that Corona was an illegal alien. After 23 shock treatments, Corona was declared “cured” and deported back to Mexico.
Not to worry, though. Under the extreme vetting that the federal government still uses to this day, Corona was able to apply for a green card – and the government let him back in!
You might think that a nation would only allow admittance to immigrants who are intelligent, healthy, hard-working, and will be a boon to our own citizens and way of life. But that would be – if you’ll pardon the expression – CRAZY. America is not made better by bringing in hard-working, enterprising and law-abiding immigrants. No, America only gets better by bringing in the most sick, elderly and mentally deranged immigrants who will never be able to contribute to the system.
Now that existing immigration laws had been waived and he was a “legal” immigrant, Corona spent the 1960s working on local fruit ranches. Oh, and also attacking people at random when he thought that they were ghosts, murdering people in California (and probably Nevada) and dumping them in shallow graves and being involuntarily committed to a mental hospital several times. But who else was going to pick America’s peaches, huh?
By 1971, Corona owned two houses in California and had several thousand dollars saved in the bank – so he applied for welfare.
In May of 1971, a farmer who employed Corona noticed an empty, freshly-dug, body-shaped hole in his peach orchard. The next day, this suspicious random hole was filled with dirt, so the farmer called the cops. They proceeded to find 25 farm workers buried in shallow graves on farms where Corona worked.
It wasn’t exactly a baffling case for the police to solve, because Corona had a habit of emptying out his pockets every time he buried a dead body. In fairness to Corona, “CSI Peach Orchard” did not become a popular TV show until the late 1970s.
So, in addition to finding 25 bodies hacked to death with machetes, police also found discarded bank deposit slips with Corona’s name and home address on them. When Mexico sends us their serial killers, they’re not sending their best! (Fun side note: This is the only recorded instance in California’s history of an illegal alien not dropping their pocket litter directly on the sidewalk or in a national park.)
Following a speedy trial, Corona spent the remaining 47 years of his life in a California prison, with his food, housing and health care provided by the American taxpayers. And boy, was there a lot of health care! Incidentally, Corona stayed in the same prison as Charles Manson, in the calming and stress-free “Sensitive Needs” wing.
Corona was convicted of hacking 25 people to death, but the actual number may have been much higher. When an illegal alien would disappear in those days, everyone just assumed that they wandered off to another farm or went back to Mexico.
Despite being very obviously muy loco and spending the 1960s in and out of mental hospitals, being arrested for assault (and carrying out a killing spree), Juan Corona’s green card was never revoked by the federal government. Because, to quote Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, “That’s not who we are.”