After being deported eight times from the United States back to Mexico, an illegal immigrant killed multiple victims in a hit-and-run accident.
According to a press release issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, the illegal alien was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident. Soon afterward, another charge of illegal entry after deportation was added against him.
Multiple repeat offender
Now facing his ninth deportation, Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo killed two women in the automobile accident. The 40-year-old Mexican national allegedly drove the truck that fatally injured both women.
Despite the severity of the crash, he fled the scene of the accident without checking on the victims or waiting for police.
In addition to the hit-and-run charge, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Villasenor-Saucedo, who resided in Louisville, Kentucky, at the time of the crash.
Unnoticed … until now
As a result of the crash, state officials were on the lookout for the illegal alien.
“After the warrant was issued, authorities were alerted that Villasenor-Saucedo was a Mexican national living in the United States,” TheBlaze reported.
It was not until after the accident that many government officials realized that Villasenor-Saucedo had already been deported numerous times.
“Immigrations and Customs Enforcement began investigating him and discovered that he had been deported a whopping eight times already, and he was again residing in the United States illegally,” TheBlaze’s Sara Gonzales informed.
To this day, it is still a mystery as to how Villasenor-Saucedo was able to evade border agents multiple times.
“It is unclear how he repeatedly made his way across the border,” the report added.
Despite repeatedly breaking the law by crossing the border undetected and without papers – let alone killing two women via vehicular manslaughter – Villasenor-Saucedo will get a punishment that many consider a mere slap on the wrist.
“If captured by federal agents, he will face a maximum of no more than two years in prison,” Gonzales informed.
Many are anticipating a surge of illegal immigrants from Mexico entering the United States illegally with President-elect Donald Trump taking office next month – spurred by his tough immigration policy. However, the number of illegal aliens living in America over the past several years has remained relatively constant.
In fact, according to research released by Pew Research Center in September, the number of illegal aliens has not gone up much since the first year of the Obama administration.
Pew’s study indicates that minor changes in the number of illegal immigrants have taken place since the beginning of America’s Great Recession. The researchers revealed that in 2009 – when President Barack Obama first took office during his first term – there were 11.3 million illegals in America. In 2012, the number went down to 11.2 million, and it went down again in 2014, when the registered total dropped to 11.1 million.
Under the incoming Trump administration, the numbers are expected to drastically decline even further.
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