Hearing set for deported criminal accused of returning
Gov. Eddie Calvo since July has commuted the sentences of 19 migrant convicts to allow for their removal from Guam. Sending criminals away before they have served their full sentences makes Guam safer and saves money at the prison, the administration has stated.
But there have been at least two cases in which migrant criminals, deported years ago, managed to return to Guam. [restrict]
Federal treaties called compacts of free association allow citizens from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands to live and work on Guam and elsewhere in the United States.
The latest deported criminal accused of returning to Guam is scheduled to appear in federal court to face the charges Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., according to a summons filed in the District Court of Guam.
Kisano Opisbo, also known as Enrickson Fredrick, is a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, according to court documents. The indictment states Opisbo was found on Guam on or about Nov. 11, after he was removed, deported and denied admission at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport in December 2002.
Opisbo didn’t have the consent of the attorney general or the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission into the United States, the indictment states, and he faces a single charge of illegal re-entry of a removed alien.
Opisbo in November 1999 was arrested on charges of criminal sexual conduct, burglary, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public intoxication, according to Pacific Daily News files, after he was accused of entering a Yigo woman’s bedroom at 4 a.m., exposing himself and stealing her jewelry.
The woman reported the incident to police, who located Opisbo at Erica’s Lounge in Yigo. He tried to escape, police said, but was subdued.
A federal judge in July sentenced FSM citizen Daily Buea Nikas to 10 months in jail, with credit for time served, after Nikas pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry of a removed alien. He was scheduled to be removed after the balance of his sentence, about three months, was served.
Nikas, also known as Daily Buekae and Daily Ona, was deported to his home island of Chuuk In 1996, after he was found guilty in a 1995 aggravated assault case in Guam. He had two other assault convictions before the deportation.
Nikas illegally re-entered Guam in 2003 so he could work, according to his lawyer, Leilani Lujan. He came back to Guam under the name Daily Ona, found work and lived in Guam for about 12 years, without incident, his lawyer said in court. PDNews [/restrict]