According to recent reports, a Mexican man facing charges related to the Sept. 27 rape of a teen girl on a Greyhound bus in Kansas was no stranger to immigration officials.
Records show Tomas Martinez-Maldonado, 38, had been either deported or voluntarily removed from the U.S. at least 19 times before he was arrested for the attack on a 13-year-old girl.
In light of the revelation, a group of legislators are trying to get some answers from the Department of Homeland Security.
Kansas Republican Rep. David Moran, one of those who signed a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, shared his take on America’s broken immigration system:
“There must be serious legislative efforts to address U.S. immigration policy, and we must have the ability to identify, prosecute and deport illegal aliens who display violent tendencies before they have an opportunity to perpetrate these crimes in the United States.”