In November 2020, 19-year-old Adrienne Sophia was ejected from her car and killed when by a drunk driver in Houston. Heriberto Fuerte-Padilla, an illegal alien, was driving drunk when he killed Adrienne Sophia at 1:30 PM in the afternoon.
ABC13 reported on Sophia’s death:
Sgt. Aric Albers with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, who issued an update to reporters from the scene of the crash, said that’s when Exum was hit by a driver in a Dodge pickup truck. That driver was later identified as Heriberto Fuerte-Padilla.
“[She was] ejected out of the vehicle into the roadway,” he said. “Her head struck the roadway and she sustained a significant injury where she ended up dying on the scene.”
Albers said the man who was with Exum was not injured in the crash. The two men involved in the altercation were detained.
Meanwhile, Gonzalez said Padilla tried to get away after the crash before deputies arrived. Albers said he was found a few hundred yards away and was detained by an off-duty officer in the area.
Padilla was found to be intoxicated, according to Albers, and has since been charged with DWI and failure to render aid.
Here is video from the scene of the crash.
The Daily Mail reported:
An illegal immigrant accused of killing a woman in a hit-and-run car crash in Texas in November 2020 is no longer facing deportation after Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas changed rules to lower the number of removals.
Heriberto Fuerte-Padilla was driving drunk in November 2020 when he caused a car crash, killing 19-year-old Adrienne Sophia. The accused tried to flee the scene but was caught by police.
While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initially wanted authorities to deport Fuerte-Padilla after Texas issued its punishment, the federal agency changed its mind because the individual does not qualify for priority deportation under Mayorkas’ new rules issued in September 2021.
Under Mayorkas’ recently updated rules, according to The Washington Times, many deportation requests were canceled for illegal immigrants who are accused, charged, pleaded guilty to felony charges of evading arrest or even those who have already been convicted of drunk driving, drug possession or domestic assault.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told Texas that these detainers – or requests for deportation – are no longer considered ‘priority lifts’, indicating they aren’t seen as important targets under Mayorkas’ rules.
Mayorkas developed the new rules so the two major immigration enforcement agencies, ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), have to give a break to those illegal immigrants with less severe criminal records.