South Bay camp counselor arrest comes to light in Washington, DC immigration debate


WASHINGTON, DC (KRON) — The immigration debate is heating up in Washington, D.C., and Bay Area cases are on the agenda.

And not just the Kate Steinle case, but the case of a South Bay camp counselor in Saratoga at Walden West science camp.

Senators are now asking why nothing was done when ice authorities first learned of the complaints. They want to know if some of these alleged crimes including child molestation could have been prevented.

Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla is the former overnight camp counselor at Walden West. He has already been charged with child molestation and possession of child porn. But now, new questions are being asked.

Questions from some of the most powerful individuals in the United States. Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley mentioned Covarrubias-Padilla’s alleged crimes on Tuesday in Washington.

It’s his understanding that Covarrubias-Padilla may have deferred deportation to work here in the United States. Meaning he came here illegally as a child, applied and was granted approval to stay and work.

Sen. Grassley said¬†many of his questions about the case have not been answered. He wants to know if government officials were aware of some of Covarrubias-Padilla’s alleged actions before he was arrested.


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