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Illegal aliens kill third Milford, MA resident in 2 years.


From Milford Daily News…

With the death of a Milford man allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant who was drunk behind the wheel, lawmakers and law enforcement officials are urging the state to join a federal program that shares fingerprints and other information.

Police Chief Thomas O’Loughlin and Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis have scheduled a press conference Friday to highlight their support for that program, called Secure Communities. It allows local police departments to automatically share fingerprints with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Supporters say the program will help get dangerous illegal immigrants off the streets. Critics argue it will terrorize an already suspicious immigrant community.

“Clearly that exchange of information is helpful,” O’Loughlin said. “Now we have to pick up the phone and call ICE. In some cases, by the time we get the information, the person is bailed and out the door.”

The push for Secure Communities follows the Saturday arrest of Nicolas D. Guaman, 34, of 10 Cherry St., Apt. 1, Milford, who authorities say was driving drunk when he struck Matthew J. Denice, who was riding a motorcycle. Denice, 23, was dragged a quarter-mile and died as a result of the crash.

Guaman, an Ecuadorian, is in the country illegally, police say.

Guaman has been charged with negligent vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury and death, possession of an open container of alcohol in a car, failure to stop for police, unlicensed driving, failing to yield at a stop sign, resisting arrest and wanton or reckless conduct creating risk to a child, according to court documents.

Evangelidis said in a statement that if Secure Communities were in place, Guaman could have been identified by ICE as illegal and possibly deported after one of his previous arrests.