Cory Voorhis Legal Defense Fund
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) tagged agent Cory Voorhis as a future superstar while still in his 20’s. By the time he was in his mid-30’s, he was running a five-year investigation which led to the arrest of Pedro Castorena whose crime family had for two decades been providing forged documents to Mexican gangs and illegal migrants to help them get into the United States. One of Castorena’s deputies has already been convicted, but the kingpin awaits trial.
In 2006, former Denver district Attorney Bill Ritter, a Democrat, was running against Republican congressman Bob Beauprez to replace Bill Owens as the next Governor of Colorado. Cory Voorhis saw an article in which Ritter, defending himself against charges by the Beauprez campaign of being weak on prosecuting illegal immigrants, said he was “distressed that federal immigration officials didn't pick up criminals who were illegal immigrants”, effectively blaming ICE for crimes committed by illegal aliens.