Political commentator Ann Coulter is on fire over President Donald J. Trump’s negotiations with Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday, and she was active on Twitter letting him know it.
In comments he made during a bi-partisan meeting, Trump seemed to indicate that he was ready to move forward on an amnesty deal for some illegal immigrants. In an earlier series of tweets, Coulter leveled mounds of criticism against the president for his statements. Tuesday evening, she included another tweet with the story of a Tucson, Arizona Border Patrol sector arrest of a previously deported illegal immigrant on Saturday evening.
In an announcement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), agents say 33-year-old Rene Maldonado-Alvarado was arrested at the Nogales Station. Previously-deported, Maldonado returned to the U.S. to be captured again by agents patrolling east of Nogales.
During processing, agents found that Maldonado had been convicted in Adams County, Washington, for “Rape of a Child in the Third Degree” and sentenced to one year in prison.
According to the release, Maldonado will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations.
Coulter tweeted the announcement to her followers on Tuesday, writing: “Luckily for the rapist, TRUMP IS ABOUT TO SIGN A DACA BILL!”
The tweet is in reference to negotiations President Donald J. Trump is involved with regarding immigration reforms, which include a solution for recipients of former President Barrack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival’s program (DACA). DACA is a veiled amnesty program which was ended under the Trump administration, and set to expire in March.
Luckily for the rapist, TRUMP IS ABOUT TO SIGN A DACA BILL! https://t.co/nDXjJBO4gp
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 9, 2018
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) January 8, 2018
CBP’s full press release on the incident may be read below.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Station arrested a previously-deported Mexican man Saturday evening and later discovered he was convicted and incarcerated for raping a child in Washington state in 2016.
Agents patrolling east of Nogales arrested 33-year-old Rene Maldonado-Alvarado for being illegally present in the United States. During processing, agents conducted a records check on Maldonado which revealed he was convicted in Adams County, Washington, for “Rape of a Child in the Third Degree” and sentenced to one year in prison.
Maldonado will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations involving re-entry of an aggravated felon.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.