Jose Antonio Ibarra Got Married to Layling Franco for Asylum

Shreeyantra Rai

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Jose Antonio Ibarra Got Married to Layling Franco for Asylum – Jose Antonio Ibarra and Layling Franco moved to the US with their 5-year-old son last Sept. illegally for economic reasons. As per Franco, they got married for asylum cases. However, the couple split in November, and Jose moved on to Georgia to live with his brother. 

Jose Ibarra (full name: Jose Antonio Ibarra), 26, has been charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false detention, kidnapping, obstructing a 911 call, and concealing the murder of 22-year-old Laken Riley.

Riley, 22, died on Thursday after the Athens-Clark County Police Department reported that she was attacked and killed at the University of Georgia’s Intramural Fields on Thursday. According to Athens-Clarke Police Chief Jeffrey Clark, Riley died as a result of blunt-force trauma.

While the news has left the whole nation shocked and scared at the same time, new details about him have been revealed every day. Recently, his partner shared some details regarding his past, what he was like, and why they moved to the US. Well, let’s discuss it in detail.

Jose Antonio Ibarra & His Partner Got Married for Their Asylum Cases!

Jose Antonio Ibarra’s wife, Layling Franco, recently revealed some details about their background and their motive to move to the United States. She even said that they got married for their asylum cases.

According to Franco, the couple along with their 5-year-old son crossed the border into the United States in September of last year and spent some time in New York City, where Ibarra worked for several food delivery app companies. The couple split in November, and Ibarra moved to Georgia to live with his brother, Diego, who reportedly has a link to UGA.

Jose Antonio Ibarra and his wife, Layling Franco, share a 5-year-old son. blurred-reality.comJose Antonio Ibarra and Layling Franco share a 5-year-old son.
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Speaking to the New York Post about the allegations against Ibarra, Franco said the charges do not reflect the calm man she knew and that she would like to speak with him. Despite this, she added that if the claims are true, he should “pay for what he did.”

Yesterday when [Jose] was arrested, my brother-in-law called me early to say he’d been arrested. We got married so we could join our asylum cases. He was the person I thought I could see through. We’ve known each other our entire lives…He wasn’t aggressive, none of that. We had problems as a couple but our problems weren’t physical. We wouldn’t punch but we’d raise our voices…I want to talk to [Jose]. I have a lot of faith that this wasn’t him, that there was a misunderstanding somewhere. But if he did, he has to pay for what he did, truly.

Jose Ibarra Was Previously Arrested in 2022 After Entering the US Illegally

Even though Jose Ibarra along with his partner and son moved to the United States in September of last year, it wasn’t his first attempt to cross the border. According to reports, he was arrested in 2022 after unlawfully entering the United States.

Ibarra entered the United States near El Paso and was apprehended by US Customs and Border Protection on September 8, 2022, according to the agency’s announcement. As per ICE, “He was paroled and released for further processing.”

Jose Ibarra tried to enter the US in 2022 but was arrested at the time. blurred-reality.comJose Ibarra tried to enter the US in 2022 but was arrested at the time.
Image Source: Clarke County Sheriff’s Office

New York City police also arrested Ibarra in September 2023, and charged him with “acting in a manner to injure a child less than 17 and a motor vehicle license violation.”

The NYPD freed him “before a detainer could be issued,” the agency stated. When queried regarding ICE’s claims about Ibarra’s arrest and release, New York’s deputy commissioner of information stated that there was no arrest for Ibarra on record. Following Ibarra’s arrest on Friday, the Atlanta Field Office of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations has issued a detainer, according to the agency.

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