An illegal alien accused of killing a father of two in a hit-and-run crash was ordered deported about six years ago, federal officials reveal, in the sanctuary state of Illinois.
Jose Rodriguez, a 27-year-old illegal alien from Honduras, is accused of running a red light on June 22 in Bloomington, Illinois, causing him to hit and kill 39-year-old Corey Cottrell, a father of two daughters, who was riding his motorcycle at the time and was on his way to see his mother, Kathy.
According to prosecutors, Rodriguez fled the scene of the crash after hitting Cottrell. The following day, Rodriguez turned himself into law enforcement officials and has since been charged with causing a deadly hit-and-run and driving without a license.
Just days after being charged, though, Rodriguez was allowed to post bail and be released.
In 2017, Illinois became a sanctuary state for the 400,000+ illegal aliens living in the state. The law shields criminal illegal aliens from being detained and deported from the U.S. In Rodriguez’s case, the state allowed him to be released on bail despite his deportation order dating back six years to ago. On March 6, 2014, Rodriguez was issued a final deportation order by an immigration judge in a trial after he did not show up.