Three Republican senators – Chuck Grassley, Jerry Moran, and Pat Roberts – asked in late December for the Department of Homeland Security to hand over immigration records for Mexican national Tomas Martinez-Maldonado. Martinez-Maldonado, 38, was charged with a felony following the alleged rape of a teenage girl on September 27, 2016 aboard a Greyhound bus in Geary County, Kansas.
Grassley, chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, co-signed a December 9 letter with Moran and Roberts to the Homeland Security Secretary upon learning that Martinez-Maldonado was deported 10 times. He had also been voluntarily removed from the country another nine times since 2003. Martinez-Maldonado’s legal counsel, David Trevino, in defense of his client, said it is not unusual for immigrants to be able to renter the U.S. multiple times without legal permission. Trevino noted, Trump “can build a wall 100 feet high and 50 feet deep, but it is not going to keep family members separated.”
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