Suspect Arrested In Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl Was Deported or Voluntarily Removed 19 Times

1483195551005We have previously discussed how some criminal cases highlight the porous border that we share with Mexico. The most recent example is Tomas Martinez-Maldonado, 38, who is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl. Martinez-Maldonado has been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003.


Martinez-Maldonado is accused of raping the girl on Sept. 27 attack aboard a Greyhound bus to Kansas. He has two prior misdemeanor convictions for entering without legal permission in cases prosecuted in 2013 and 2015 in U.S. District Court of Arizona. He was sentenced to serve 60 days and 165 days respectively.

In a surprising public statement, David Trevino, the Topeka immigration attorney who has helped the Martinez-Maldonado family in the past is quoted as saying “(President-elect Donald Trump) can build a wall 100 feet high and 50 feet deep, but it is not going to keep family members separated. So if someone is deported and they have family members here … they will find a way back — whether it is through the air, under a wall, through the coast of the United States.” I am not sure that immigration advocates will welcome such public statements which will only magnify the anger on the Capitol Hill where the Martinez-Maldonado has already gotten the attention of powerful members.

As the Congress moves into the new session, this and a couple other cases appear to be the likely focus of possible hearings and legislation in a push for an immigration crackdown — a major campaign promise by President elect Donald Trump.

73 thoughts on “Suspect Arrested In Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl Was Deported or Voluntarily Removed 19 Times

  1. “Aiding and abetting” is not vague, and needs to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Step up your game, Jay bird. Put on some big boy pants.

    • I try to not call people names or use demeaning terms. I recommend that you try that approach as well. BTW, are you offering free pants? 40W 30 L, please.

  2. “(President-elect Donald Trump) can build a wall 100 feet high and 50 feet deep, but it is not going to keep family members separated. So if someone is deported and they have family members here … they will find a way back — whether it is through the air, under a wall, through the coast of the United States.”

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    There’s an easy solution to that. You just deport the whole kit and kaboodle of them for aiding and abetting a felon in the commission of his act.

    • What you are describing, is the concept of collective vs individual punishment. If someone in your school class throws a spitball, should the whole class be punished? If authorities think there might be spies among the Japanese descent people in California in WWII, should all of them be interned? If some Jews in Germany were unscrupulous, should all the Jews be murdered?

  3. And yet Obama expeditiously deported 35 Russian diplomats and their families, none of whom were individually accused of any wrongdoing, much less a violent crime. It would have been hilarious if they had holed up in a Democratic “sanctuary city” and refused to leave!

    • TIN – Obama decided to deport these Russian folks AT exactly the same time that Russia, Turkey and Syria had agreed for Peace. Absurd. Fortunately Putin is a chess player so he is not gonna throw out US diplomats.

  4. I’m generally liberal, but even I don’t understand this case. This is rather like in Wisconsin, where you can have many many DUI’s, and yet still have access to the roadways.

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