An illegal alien charged with killing three people at a rural blueberry farm was deported six times since 2003, according to immigration officials.
A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, has no significant prior criminal convictions, but ICE asked Oregon authorities to turn him over to them if he’s released from custody in the current case, the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday.
Oseguera-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday in Marion County Superior Court.
His attorney, Deborah Burdzik, did not immediately return a call seeking comment about his immigration status.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted about the case Friday, saying the suspect “should have never been here.”
Two men who lived at the blueberry farm in the Willamette Valley town of Woodburn, in northwest Oregon, died at the scene of Monday’s shooting. The third victim, the girlfriend of another resident who was not home at the time, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
A third man was seriously wounded but survived and is able to speak with investigators.
The Oregon State Police arrested Oseguera-Gonzalez a few hours later on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge, about 100 miles northeast of Woodburn.
He acknowledged to authorities in an interview that he shot four people, according to a probable cause statement.
How much blame lies with this administration and how much with a federal judiciary that has made it impossible to hold illegal aliens for any length of time so that they can be physically removed from the U.S.? I’d actually blame the judges more for forcing the release of most illegals after just a few weeks. With the immigration courts backed up for years, a hearing to deport the aliens can’t be held in a timely manner.
Theoretically, we can hold illegals who are a danger to citizens. But we rely on prisons for that and after they’ve served their sentence, unless ICE is on its toes and intervenes, the illegal just walks away.
The Center for Immigration Studies has determined that almost a million illegals who have been issued deportation orders have simply ignored them — 170,000 of them convicted criminals. It’s a continuing exercise in futility that won’t change until the entire system is streamlined and reformed.