Trump was heavily mocked following his reference to “Bad-Hombres” during the third Presidential debate. But cases like this one aren’t funny, and “bad” doesn’t even begin to describe this piece of human garbage.

A Mexican man who was deported 19 times has been charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that was en route through Kansas. Of the deportations, 10 were voluntary, and the other nine times were physical removal. All of them occurred from 2003 onward, just to be allowed back in again and again.

The accused has received political attention from three U.S. Republican Senators, including Kansas’ Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts, who have made demands to the Department of Homeland Security for immigration records on the 38-year-old Tomas Martinez-Maldonado, the felon charged with the assault on the bus in Geary County. Currently, he is being held in the Geary County jail in Junction City, 120 miles away from Kansas City.

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, hailing from Iowa, and sits as the chairman of the judiciary committee, along with Moran and Roberts wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, calling this event it “an extremely disturbing case” and pressured the secretary on why he was able to re-enter and remain in the country.

ICE, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said they had placed a request to take Martinez-Maldonado into ICE custody before he is released. ICE refused to reveal more info with this exact case beyond its statement in October in context of the 10 deportations.

Court records reveal Martinez-Maldonado has been charged with two misdemeanor convictions, both for entering without legal permission. The cases were prosecuted in 2013 and 2015 in U.S. District Court of Arizona, where he received sentences of 60 and 165 days in prison, respectively.

The hearing of his case is scheduled for Jan. 10. his attorney Lisa Hamer has declined to add any info on the charge, but said, “criminal law and immigration definitely intersect and nowadays it should be the responsibility of every criminal defense attorney to know the possible ramifications in the immigration courts.”

Across the country, over half the federal prosecutions this fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30 were for entry or re-entry without legal permission or similar immigration crimes, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University revealed.

“It’s not completely out of the ordinary to see illegal immigrants with multiple entries without legal permission,” David Trevino, a Topeka immigration attorney said. Trevino is providing legal advice to Martinez-Maldonado’s family, most of whom live in Mexico. However, he also has family in the United States, and that family is “devastated,” according to Trevino.

“(President-elect Donald Trump) can build a wall 100 feet high and 50 feet deep, but it is not going to keep family members separated. So, if someone is deported and they have family members here … they will find a way back — whether it is through the air, under a wall, through the coast of the United States,” Trevino added.

Of course, he didn’t comment on Martinez-Maldonado’s criminal history or charge of sexual assault of a child. That’d be against his political narrative.

Information obtained by AP reveal Martinez-Maldonado had received eight voluntary removals preceding his very first deportation in 2010, which continues with another voluntary removal that same year. He had been deported five more times between 2011 and 2013.

Starting in 2013, Martinez-Maldonado received charges of entering without legal permission, a misdemeanor, and was once again deported in early 2014 after completing his sentence. Afterwards, more deportations began in 2015, two of them.

Cosme Lopez, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Arizona, refused to reveal information on why persecutors declined a felony for re-entry against Martinez-Maldonado along with deportation charges in 2013 and 2015 in exchange for guilty pleas on misdemeanor entry.

Arizona stacks up as the third highest in the country, only being beaten out by the Southern District of Texas and the Western District of Texas for the amount of immigration charges within the nation’s 94 federal judicial districts.

Moran told said in an email that the immigration system is “broken.”
“There must be serious legislative efforts to address U.S. immigration policy, and we must have the ability to identify, prosecute and deport illegal aliens who display violent tendencies before they have an opportunity to perpetrate these crimes in the United States,” he said.

Martinez-Maldonado’s case highlights the problems we run into with and how much stronger we need to reply to illegal immigration. Rather than there being serious criminal repercussions either monetarily or in terms of imprisonment, the border is more like a revolving door. It’s time that door was closed.

 

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