Despite Being Deported 3 Times, Illegal Immigrant Returns and Has Shootout with Police


After being deported from the U.S. three times, illegal immigrant Hernandez Morales returned to America Sunday and was killed in a shootout with two Napa County sheriff’s officers.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement had issued four separate detainers with local jails for Morales but none were honored, helping him remain at large, according to Fox News.

The California deputies approached Morales’ car during a traffic stop and he opened fire on them with a handgun without warning.

One of the deputies ducked out of the way and returned fire, killing Morales.

The 43-year-old Morales was wanted for a DUI, battery on a police officer, selling liquor to a minor and unknown probation violations, Fox News reported.

Trump Celebrates as He Gets Major Win from Supreme Court

ICE released a statement Thursday about sanctuary state policies and how they continue to put immigration authorities in danger.

“ICE is grateful the deputy involved in this shooting was not harmed during this attack.”

The statement continued: “It’s unfortunate that our law enforcement partners and the community are subjected to dangerous consequences because of inflexible state laws that protect criminal aliens.”

The “California Values Act” prohibits local law enforcement from fully cooperating with federal authorities.

Do you think illegal immigration is a national emergency?

It also prevents police from asking prisoners about their immigration status.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact

A version of this article appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation website.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

, , , , , , ,
Founded by Tucker Carlson, a 25-year veteran of print and broadcast media, and Neil Patel, former chief policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, The Daily Caller News Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing original investigative reporting from a team of professional reporters that operates for the public benefit. Photo credit: @DailyCaller on Twitter