(ConservativeSense.com) – Mainstream media and the White House are hiding the illegal status of an alleged killer in Texas. Law enforcement officers arrested Francisco Oropesa in the Lone Star State on May 2nd on suspicion of murdering five of his neighbors, but media reports have not commented on the fact that Oropesa was previously deported from the US on four occasions.
The murder occurred on the evening of April 28th in the rural town of Cleveland, about an hour north of Houston, Texas. Oropesa, who is believed to have been drinking, was shooting a rifle in his yard when neighbors asked him to stop because their infant was sleeping. Oropesa then allegedly loaded his rifle, entered his neighbor’s house, and killed five of the ten people in residence there, including young children. All of those killed were Honduran migrants.
A four-day manhunt ended when Oropesa was apprehended near Cut and Shoot, Texas.
At a White House briefing on the killing, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did not mention the illegal status of the alleged killer. Instead, she urged Congress to take action on gun control. She added that the murders are particularly tragic because US lawmakers could have prevented them with “common sense measures to reduce gun violence.”
CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and NBC reported on the tragedy without mentioning that Oropesa was deported from the US but returned to the country via the leaking southern border. Washington Post columnist Philip Bump wrote that there is no need to mention the migration status of the alleged killer, adding that Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who said his state is taking the brunt of Biden’s open border policies, is exploiting the deaths for political gain.
Oropesa was first expelled in March 2009, again in September 2009, for a third time in January 2012, and once again in July 2016. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has refused to comment on the case.
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