Man Arrested In Fatal Hit-And-Run In California Was Previously Deported Six Times

Ramon-Jaime-HortaA tragic hit-and-run crime in California has rekindled the controversy over our porous borders after it was learned that Ramon Jaime Horta was not only driving on a suspended license but had been deported six times for criminal offenses from the country. Despite his serving time, Horta showed that he was able to move freely back into the country where he ultimately killed Marcello Bisarello in Santa Ana.

Horta was convicted in 2001 for sale and possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license. He was given nine month in jail and was deported. He was deported again in 2002 and 2006. However, in 2008, he was back in the criminal system and pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. He was given two years in state prison.

That brings us to 2015 when he hit and killed Bisarello while driving without a valid license and while driving under the influence. He fled the scene but was captured a few blocks away. He had a prior DUI as well as a probation violation on a record with convictions for battery, drug possession, and other crimes.

Horta was deported in 2001, 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2012. He has now allegedly killed a man.

The case has already been introduced into the political campaigns over immigration policy. Putting aside the debate over walls and deportations, it is clear that we need to do a better job in handling recidivists like Horta, who seems to have found a revolving door in our border. I am unsure why he spent so little time in jail given his record of habitual offenses. Notably, this is a case where deportation occurred . . . repeatedly. Yet, it did not prove to be any real barrier to this man. At a minimum, the case may offer an insight into how these figures are evading the system and reentering the country with apparent ease. He does not seem like a particularly clever fellow, which raises the concern that even more dangerous figures from terrorists to organized crime might have equal ease in entering the country without detection. That should be a serious concern.

48 thoughts on “Man Arrested In Fatal Hit-And-Run In California Was Previously Deported Six Times”

  1. randyjet:

    “From him I learned that dying of thirst is the worst way to die. I will take his word for it too.” Yep. Your throat’s so dry it feels like it doesn’t work properly, which gives you a choking feeling when you swallow. Plus a raging headache.

  2. Actually, repeat offender illegal aliens are very relevant to any discussion on illegal immigration. One of the most oft cited reasons for securing our border is to prevent the entry of criminals, including drug traffickers, human traffickers, sex slavers, and those who have already been deported.

  3. Carol asks, “India has 277 million illiterates. What if 10% decided they want to come to America? Whose going to pick up the tab?” Why, Carol, that is almost exactly the topic of Frenchman Jean Raspail’s prophetic 1973 novel “Camp of the Saints,” except they land in France, which is utterly destroyed.

    Today, of course, the invaders are from North Africa mostly, coming now with phony stories and excuses that they are Syrians, but who’s counting eh?

    In America at least we have space to grow, Europe is absolutely in trouble. Oh and at least here we can say that we DONT WANT ILLEGAL ALIENS and they cant throw us in prison just because a bureaucrat decides we are RACIST. Not that the US government cares to enforce its borders right? Because a) they vote democrat eventually and b) the corporations and rich people make a ton of money off the illegals in the meantime.

    Basically the 1965 Immigration Reform act and the decades of non-enforcement of the Mexican border since then, is the intelligentsia and capitalist overclass over America “electing a new population” that would be more divided and more docile and easier to resist further fleecing and control. Welcome to world history’s most extensive and successful system of social control EVER.

  4. Please correct me if I am wrong. A first illegal border crossing is a misdemeanor. A second is a felony punishable with prison.

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