Illegal Alien Accused of Killing 3 Retired Officers Protected by Obama's DACA Program
Man had not been deported despite run-ins with law enforcement
An illegal alien who killed three retired officers was reportedly protected by former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
28-year-old Ivan Robles Navejas from Mexico was arrested charged with six counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle and three counts of intoxicated vehicular manslaughter.
Navejas was driving was drunk when he collided into members of the Thin Blue Line motorcycle club, which was made up of law enforcement officers, active duty service members, and retired officers.
The three retired officers killed in the crash were:
48-year-old retired officer Joseph “GT” Paglia of Chicago
74-year-old retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jerry “Wings” Harbour of Houston
20-something retired U.S. Army officer Michael “Psycho” White of Chicago
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency confirmed in a statement to Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz that Navejas had been shielded from being deported by Obama’s DACA program, which allowed almost 800,000 illegal aliens to stay in the US.
“Navejas also had Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from 2013 through 2015, which has since expired,” an ICE official told Horowitz.
“His conditional permanent resident status expired in January 2019, and he is now subject to removal.”
Navejas’s protection from DACA meant that he was arrested in 2013 for avoiding arrest and a drunk driving arrest in 2016, the crimes were not enough to deport him.
Navejas had not been deported despite run-ins with law enforcement.
Navejas had been out on bail for a 2018 case where he allegedly hit a man with his truck, pinning him up against his truck and another vehicle, before biting his ear off and biting his back.
Navejas was detained on a $65,000 bail for that incident.
He posted bail and was awaiting trial at the time of the crash that killed the retired police officer.
Navejas is in Kerr County Jail on $500,000 bail.
Last month, President Donald Trump vowed he would "shortly" restart the regulatory process to end Barack Obama’s “DACA” amnesty for illegal aliens.
“We will be submitting enhanced papers shortly in order to properly fulfil the Supreme Court’s ruling & request of yesterday,” Trump said in a Twitter post.