A four-time deported illegal alien has been arrested yet again after killing a mother and son during a drunk driving crash in Colorado.
37-year-old Jose Guadalupe Menjivar-Alas, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was arrested by the Broomfield Police Department on December 15, 2023.
Menjivar-Alas was charged in connection with a fatal crash three days prior on Main Street and Miramonte Boulevard.
The illegal border crosser was driving a Toyota Tundra that crashed into a Mazda CX-5 driven by 47-year-old Melissa Powell.
Powell’s son, Riordan, was also in the Mazda.
The mother and her son were both killed in the crash.
An investigation into the crash led detectives to believe alcohol and speed contributed to the crash.
Menjivar-Alas was transported to a local hospital after the crash.
Once released, he was booked into the Broomfield County Jail and charged with vehicular homicide from reckless driving, vehicular homicide caused by DUI, and habitual traffic offending.
U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) revealed in a statement that Menjivar-Alas, a citizen of El Salvador, has been deported from the U.S. four times.
“ICE records show that the subject has been previously removed and has no regard for immigration law,” an ICE spokesman said.
Menjivar-Alas was first convicted of DWI on August 4, 2007.
He received subsequent convictions for the same offense on December 7, 2016, and May 7, 2019.
He was also convicted of driving with alcohol on September 16, 2007.
An immigration judge issued Menjivar-Alas’ first order of removal on April 14, 2009.
He was then deported from the U.S. in June 2009, June 2013, November 2014 and January 2015.
Despite being deported, Menjivar-Alas continued to make his way back into the country.
He continued getting arrested numerous other times.
Now, he has allegedly killed a mother and her son.
According to ICE, the Denver field office lodged an immigration detainer with Broomfield County on December 18, 2023.
“As part of its routine operations, ICE targets and arrests noncitizens who commit crimes and other individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws,” ICE said.
“All noncitizens in violation of U.S. immigration law may be subject to arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removed from the United States, regardless of nationality.”