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Monday, October 16, 2006

100% Preventable *Pennsylvania Edition*

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (H/T Immigration Watchdog)

Miguel Padilla, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, visited Altoona one night and murdered three people after being denied admission to a social club.

He had been in the United States for 17 years and had accumulated an arrest record before he shot his victims. Even so, the U.S. government neglected to deport him, a lapse that led hometown Congressman Bill Shuster to question the competence of the federal bureaucracy responsible for policing immigration.

This month, more than a year after the murders, Altoona implemented a law of its own aimed at driving illegal immigrants out of town. The ordinance, which took effect a week ago, would punish businesses that hire illegal immigrants and landlords who rent to them.
He was here illegally for 17 years and had accumulated an arrest record before committing the triple homicide, and the U.S. government neglected to deport him. Remember that the next time you look at the federal income tax portion of your pay stub.

Mr. Padilla, 27, convicted last month and sentenced to death for the triple murder, did not live in Altoona but in Gallitzin in neighboring Cambria County.

Still, his crimes created momentum for the Altoona law. Mr. Padilla had a driver's license, a diploma from Penn Cambria High School and a police record. Before the murders, he had been charged with illegal possession of a gun and stabbing his former father-in-law, records show.
Move along folks, there's nothing to see here. This guy is an illegal alien, and we all know that illegal aliens are just good-hearted people, because the president and the media and the lefties tell us so. In this case, a good-hearted, illegal-driver's license havin', tax-payer-funded high school diploma-wavin', police record-earnin', illegal gun possessin', former father-in-law-shootin', triple homicide-committin' guy.

You just move right along now, folks. Nothing to see here.

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