Due to a Moratorium on deportations to Haiti, burglar Kesler Dufrene was not deported the last time ICE took custody of him, although an immigration judge had ordered it. He has since been linked to Jan 2, 2011 slayings of a 15 year old girl and two other people by DNA and cellphone tracking. Dufrene committed suicide just before he was taken by Manatee county deputies after another break in and shooting. Authorities and relatives of the victims wonder if others were involved in the triple slaying, and most agree that that Ashley Chow, Harlen Peralta, and Israel Rincon would still be alive had Dufrene been deported as scheduled.
If deportations are halted, ICE cannot hold illegal immigrants in custody longer than six months, due to a pair of Supreme Court rulings on the issue. Obama had halted deportations to Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake. The result of that decision could be the topic of anti-Obama ads, after the style of the Willie Horton ads that plagued candidate Michael Dukakis so long ago.