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Walmart mass shooting survivor deported to Juarez after traffic stop by El Paso police

EL PASO, Texas -- A legal aid clinic operated by the El Paso Catholic Diocese said a woman who survived the Aug. 3, 2019 Cielo Vista Walmart mass shooting was deported to Juarez by federal authorities on Friday after being pulled over in a car for traffic violations.

The shooting victim, identified by Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services solely by the first name Rosa, was arrested by El Paso police on Wednesday and once at the downtown jail was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement who deported her to Mexico 48 hours later.

"Rosa has no criminal history other than two misdemeanor traffic citations that are over five years old," said Sandra Ramirez, a diocese spokeswoman.

Ramirez indicated that Rosa, who is on the district attorney's list as a witness when the case against the accused shooter goes to trial, has an application in process for a U visa - which is available to immigrant crime victims.

Attorney Anna Hey, who serves as the deputy director of the legal clinic, issued the below statement to the media late Friday afternoon expressing her dismay at what happened.

“Rosa is a survivor of one of the most horrific events to ever take place in El Paso. She came forward and presented herself to both El Paso police and FBI officials to give a statement of what she saw on that fateful day. The information she has was sufficient for the District Attorney’s office to issue a certification that she has been helpful in the investigation. Despite having told this to the ICE officials who made the decision to deport her based on a years old deportation order, ICE officials in El Paso chose to remove her from the US, leaving her unsupported in Juarez. This decision amounts to a re-victimization of this young lady, who only came forward to help build the case against the shooter in the racist attack."

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Jim Parker

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  1. So the Rosa was here illegally when she got shot? Well I feel for her. But. Bye bye. Get in line with the Hondurans that senile puppet biden invited over here illegally. Good luck!

    1. *Check notes* Uh, no. Biden never said anything like that. He’s even recently said the opposite. Try again, this time without consul Alex Jones.

    1. Hey stupid Madmike idiot! Why don’t you talk about how much it’s costing to cage and defend your breed. Crusious. Maybe you should pay for that maggot since he has your same rhetoric and looks like you to top it off.

  2. Hey everybody. If you happen to see Mierdave and Crazy Mike the two illegitimate children of Hitler don’t approach them just call Texas Tech Psychiatric offices so they can both be picked up for a restful vacation in a padded room. Only a runaway psycho can be as hateful and vindictive as these two assholes.

    1. Uexcrement is back from jail. How was your vacation? Ready to go back I bet. You don’t get three free meals at home. Your buddy alberto will chair the shit he picks up at Denny’s trash cans with you.

  3. Also how much do we pay to have these republican sissies stay at home all day like women and gossip about every article. Madmike and his herd.

    1. I don’t think they’re Republicans. They sound more like Trumpites who are destroying the Republican party like the scum who participated in the January 6 attempt to overthrow the government.

      1. This should interest all of you Bidophiles; Politico reporter: Trump base is ‘getting stronger’ since he left office, impeachment would only empower him. ‘I think that there’s a huge disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country’. Former President Donald Trump has actually gained — not lost — political clout since leaving office, a political observer asserted Friday.

        Politico reporter Tara Palmeri’s observation runs contrary to the assumptions of many in the Washington D.C. establishment and the mainstream media.

        “People don’t want to hear anything against Trump,” Palmeri said during an appearance on MSNBC. “Actually, the more he stays out of the media, the more that he becomes this martyr, this looming figure over the GOP.”

  4. This article makes it sound she was deported because she came forward as a witness. It also makes it sound like she is a key witness. Neither of these are true.

    1. That may be true. However there was an agreement that no one present who could possibly be a witness was to be deported. No telling how long it will take to actually put the Trumpite on trial, but Homeland Security had already agreed that no one would be deported. A paperwork screw up no doubt.

  5. According to the interview with KVIA, Rosa has lived on the El Paso side of town since she was a little girl. She may not be a citizen statutorily, but it’s good enough for me. She is staying with relatives on the Juarez side of town now. Good luck Rosa.

    1. Well then it looks like she had ample time to become a citizen but didn’t find it necessary to obey the law all those years. Bye bye Rosa. Go help the Hondurans on their way to your relative’s house.

  6. Speaking of shootings, today is the 21st anniversary of my last shootout. Was a city cop on the SWAT Team then, already hired by DOJ, but my reporting date was May 8, 2000.

      1. No, you useless turd, I was a city cop then, and someone like you, held his wife and mother hostage. We made dynamic entry about o3oo and he opened fire with a shotgun, killing a K-9. Unfortunately, he survived after being his several times. He will spend the remainder of his life in the State Prison, where you also belong.

          1. You were never a man. That’s why you are now a black crackhead whore with WHITE clients.

  7. Two Starky and Hutch wannabes catch up with a woman going to pick up groceries in her car and is deported only 48 hours later? Police Chief must think Trump is still president. Hey CHIEF! You are officially in the Pussygrabber’s good boy list, and you are good to go for a future job in Washington.

  8. USCI Visa is available for undocumented immigrants who are a victim of crime. This Visa can be used as pathway to Permanent Residency and US Citizenship for the victim. Didn’t the law enforcement personnel advise her of this and filed Form I-918 Supplement B when she was informed that she was to be a part of the El Paso Shooter’s Trial? If they did their job correctly, she can be recalled to be a witness in the trial no matter where she is and the chief can be written up for not doing his job.

    1. Let us review some facts;
      1. You appeared the week that Mark Phillip Turner was released from a half-way house.
      2. You were using Mark Turner 1946, which is the same year the convicted child molester was born.
      3. When called out on it, you changed your handle to markturner 1961.
      4. You tried to say that your mom was born in 46 but you were born in 1961.
      5. That would make your mom 15 when she had you.
      6. Who would knock up a 14 year old? Why Mark Phillip Turner, the convicted child sex offender.
      7. That would mean that you are either markturner senior, or junior.
      8. You like to threaten people with a baseball bat.
      9. The only land owned by any Mark Turner in El Paso is a guy in Indiana, not you.
      10. The only other explanation, is that you are alberto’s 25th and 26th personality.

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