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An illegal alien accused of killing a father of two in a hit-and-run crash was ordered deported about six years ago, federal officials reveal, in the sanctuary state of Illinois.

Jose Rodriguez, a 27-year-old illegal alien from Honduras, is accused of running a red light on June 22 in Bloomington, Illinois, causing him to hit and kill 39-year-old Corey Cottrell, a father of two daughters, who was riding his motorcycle at the time and was on his way to see his mother, Kathy.

According to prosecutors, Rodriguez fled the scene of the crash after hitting Cottrell. The following day, the illegal alien turned himself into law enforcement officials and has since been charged with causing a deadly hit-and-run and driving without a license. Just days after being charged, though, Rodriguez was allowed to post bail and be released.

Corey Cottrell, a 39-year-old father of two girls, was killed on June 22 when an illegal alien allegedly hit and killed him after running a red light. (Facebook)

Prairie State Wire’s W.J. Kennedy confirmed with federal immigration officials that Rodriguez had been living in the U.S. as an illegal alien for years. Details of Rodriguez’s immigration history, obtained by Kennedy, reveal that in 2013 the illegal alien was issued an expedited deportation order.

The next year, on March 6, 2014, Rodriguez was issued a final deportation order by an immigration judge in a trial that he did not show up to, Kennedy reports.

“[Rodriguez] is considered an ICE fugitive,” a federal immigration official told Kennedy.

Cottrell leaves behind his mother, Kathy; his 11- and 14-year-old daughters, Karina and Alexandra; his sister Shanna; his grandmother Virginia; as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Today, there are 1.7 million illegal aliens from Mexico and Central America living across the U.S. who have either already been issued final deportation orders or who have pending final deportation orders.

In 2017, Illinois became a sanctuary state for the at least 400,000 illegal aliens living in the state. The law shields criminal illegal aliens from being detained and deported from the U.S. In Rodriguez’s case, the state allowed him to be released on bail despite his deportation order dating back six years ago.

Last week, an illegal alien — who was eventually able to become a naturalized U.S. citizen — was taken into custody after he was arrested for drunk driving and killing two Illinois women. After the crash, law enforcement officials discovered that the illegal alien was attempting to flee the country back to his native Guatemala. Police found and detained the illegal alien before he was able to leave.



  1. Greg Pendergrast

    July 13, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    To hear some people tell it, these illegal murders are ok, as long as the illegals kill at a rate less than citizens.

  2. William Shaker

    July 13, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Round up these lawbreakers and send them to their countries of origin. Returning after being deported should be a serious felony offense. Three strikes and you’re sentenced to hard labor for life. Gotta do something to put an end to all the lawlessness.

    • Shari Early

      July 13, 2019 at 10:00 pm

      Can we send the Democrats with them? As traitors to the USA can’t their citizenship be revoked and send them to Venezuela? Three strikes especially after causing a US citizen to die should just get a firing squad.

    • BWH

      July 13, 2019 at 10:26 pm

      But AOC says they should be allowed to stay here. This guy is just looking for a better life. Right? (Ouch! I just bit my tongue)

    • Earnie Bailey

      July 14, 2019 at 2:41 am

      Democrats would never allow punishing an illegal. That would destroy the voter base they enjoy. They rely on illegals to vote Democrat. They refuse to cooperate with our national security to catch and deport because they will lose votes.

  3. Fred Sheehan

    July 13, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Another death that members of Congress refusing fund border security and enforcement of the law are responsible for. There must be consequences. Imprisonment is appropriate.

  4. Joe

    July 13, 2019 at 10:40 pm


  5. carol

    July 13, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Why is this guy out on bail? ICE should have him. He is Illegal and a murderer. But Illinois is Democratic state and welcome illegals. My prayers go to the family.

    • Earnie Bailey

      July 14, 2019 at 2:48 am

      He can vote in Illinois. As a matter fact I’ll bet he has. Democrats do not care about citizens. Citizens will vote Democrats out. As they say in Illinois, VOTE and vote often.

  6. Helga Renfro

    July 13, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Nancy Pelosi even defends MS 13. We have a place here in CA for all criminal felons. They are protected and hidden. Zarate who killed Kate Steinly got off free. Only if an American should have shot Kate would be in prison now. We have different laws for Illegals and citizens. All you people who love the Democrats that is what your asking for. Both Brown and Newsome only give pardons to illegal felons.

  7. Cara Moreland

    July 13, 2019 at 11:23 pm


  8. SJ

    July 14, 2019 at 8:07 am

    They released him!!! Unbelievable!! What has this country come to?

  9. Lance A. Charles, Sr.

    July 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

    As an American, who is Black and age 74, I believe there is a coming Civil War II in America and it will be Citizens and Legal Immigrants against Illegal Aliens/migrants. Democrats are ignoring Americans because they want and need illegals to vote for them as Americans of all colors are leaving the DNC! Americans and Legal Immigrants patience have worn out!

  10. William

    July 14, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    I commend President Trump for trying to get rid of these illegal assholes, especially in the face of such vile opposition from the demonrats!!!

  11. Henry Fechner

    July 14, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Withhold all federal funds to these cities and States that refuse to follow federal law. I remember when the government proposed the 55mph speed limit. Some states did not want to comply, and federal highway funds were cut off. Amazing how quick their attitude will change. So cutoff federal funds and reluctantly their attitude will change.

  12. keith

    July 14, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Whenever a government official makes an official decision that leads to an policy change
    that leads to an death that could of been prevented, he/she should be held accountable.

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