Illegal Immigrant in Trump Ad Released By Arpaio
The ad accuses Democrats of allowing Luis Bracamontes of Mexico, who was convicted of killing two U.S. police officers in 2014 and received the death penalty when he was sentenced in April, “into our country” and allowing him to “stay.”
"Who else would Democrats let in?" the ad says later.
But according to the Sacramento Bee, Bracamontes initially entered the U.S. in 1993 and was deported in 1997 after he was arrested on drug offenses during the Clinton administration. He came back to the U.S. and was arrested in Phoenix on drug charges in 1998, but Arpaio’s office released him for “reasons unknown.”
In 2001 during the George W. Bush administration, Bracamontes was arrested again on marijuana charges and was deported again in May. He re-entered the U.S. between then and February 2002, as records indicate he was married in Arizona on Feb. 28, 2002.
In 2014, authorities arrested and charged Bracamontes for killing two police officers.