Photo: Kare11 – Minneapolis
Carver County, Minnesota hosted the scene of a brutal incident involving a 90-year-old farmer and two undocumented immigrants. Earl Orlander was bound, beaten, robbed, and killed by two men who were in the country illegally. The two men arrested for the heinous crime had recently painted Orlander’s home, and sized him up as an easy target for their sinister plot. Earl Orlander lived alone in his Minnesota home, and according to one of the killers “had money” they were looking to steal from him (Breitbart).
The two men are certain to face decades in prison for the many crimes they committed on that day. The elderly community is continuing to be a prime target of criminals who take advantage of their inability to defend themselves. Earl Orlander was a farmer and spent his life working hard to take care of himself and those who depend on him (Breitbart).
The fact that these men were undocumented immigrants doesn’t allow for the background checks and security measures taken by employers in the United States. These policies are put in place by American companies and businesses to protect themselves, co-workers, and customers. By taking advantage of their undocumented status, the men who killed Earl Orlander were able to scope out the situation in Mr. Orlander’s home, and skillfully plan their attacks.
Crimes committed by undocumented immigrants can be difficult to prepare for or stop. For people like Earl Orlander, it was a trust that proved to be fatal. He hired these men to work for him and provided compensation for their services. For some, that just isn’t enough.