Two Kentucky women were allegedly struck and killed by an illegal immigrant driver who had been deported 8 times.
The illegal immigrant wanted for allegedly killing two people in a hit-and-run case in Kentucky had been deported eight times, the Department of Justice has confirmed. Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, 40, is wanted for the Oct. 22 drunken car crash that killed two women in Louisville. Villasenor-Saucedo was most recently deported in 2013.
“Villasenor-Saucedo fled the scene and [Louisville police] officers later obtained a criminal complaint from the Jefferson County District Court charging Villasenor-Saucedo with leaving the scene of a fatal hit and run accident,” the Justice Department said in a statement. “A warrant has been issued for Villasenor-Saucedo’s arrest.”
The statement said the DOJ learned soon after the accident that Villasenor-Saucedo was an illegal immigrant from Mexico. “Upon learning of Villasenor-Saucedo’s illegal immigration status in the United States, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office began investigating Villasenor-Saucedo and found that he had previously been deported from the United States on eight occasions and did not have lawful authority to be present in the United States,” the statement said.
How many lives will be lost before the government starts taking border control seriously?
President-elect Donald Trump promised to end illegal immigration. Let’s hope he hits the ground running with a comprehensive immigration reform plan on day one.