Murders are not the only crimes committed by previously deported Mexicans living here illegally. Serious crimes by automobiles are also common, such as hit-and-run crashes at opposite ends of our country within a week of the killings in San Francisco and Laredo. In Maricopa, Arizona, on July 4, a woman and her two small children were hit and nearly killed by a Mexican illegally driving in the wrong lane. Manuel Perez-Vasquez had been deported to Mexico six times in the past three years; this time, Sheriff Paul Babeu plans to hold him as long as possible in the Pinal County jail instead of turning him over to ICE for another “catch and release.”
In Raleigh, North Carolina, on July 3, DeShawn and Trazjae Moss were seriously injured when their car was hit head-on by a wrong-way drunk-driving Mexican, Efren Perez-Roblero. He had been deported two years earlier, had no driver’s license, and fled the scene of the crash. However, he was released from jail after ICE determined he did not meet the Obama Administration’s “current enforcement priorities.” Last November, two students at Wake County Community College were killed and two others injured by Mateo Guzman-Palacios, an unlicensed illegal immigrant from Mexico who had previously been deported three times. It’s time that Americans acknowledge these facts instead of ignoring them.
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