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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson to provide information about a criminal immigrant who was charged in September with the rape of a child in Kansas. In a letter to Sec. Johnson, the senators request Tomas Martinez-Maldonado’s full criminal and immigration history. They inquire about why he was able to re-enter and remain in the country despite his unlawful status and previous felony conviction for illegal re-entry into the United States.

“This is an extremely disturbing case,” the senators wrote in the letter. “In order for Congress to better understand the circumstances that led to this alleged rape of a child, we request information about Martinez-Maldonado’s criminal and immigration history, and why he was able to enter and remain in the country despite his unlawful status.”

The Associated Press reported in October 2016 that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said that Martinez-Maldonado had been deported from the United States 10 times since 2010.

Click here to read the full letter.