At the end of the day, he is still an illegal alien.
Via SF Chronicle:
Immigration authorities say they have no record of granting admission into the United States to the man suspected of killing an Iowa college student.
A spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Wednesday that a search of the agency’s records found nothing indicating that Cristhian Bahena Rivera “has any immigration status.”
That potentially contradicts the statement of Rivera’s attorney that he “has the legal documents” to work in the United States.
Rivera is accused of killing 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts. His immigration status has drawn national attention, and the White House has said Tibbetts’ death has underscored the need for immigration restrictions proposed by President Donald Trump.
The manager of a dairy farm that employed the man charged with killing an Iowa college student says he has received dozens of threatening phone messages and other contacts in the last 24 hours, including death threats.
Dane Lang, manager of Yarrabee Farms in Brooklyn, Iowa, says one person threatened to kill his dog and another said he would burn down his farm buildings. Lang says, “this is a really scary situation.”
Lang says the farm employed Cristhian Bahena Rivera for four years but knew him by a different name, which he did not disclose.
Rivera was charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and death of Mollie Tibbetts.
Government officials say Rivera was in the country illegally but his defense lawyer says he had the proper papers to work in the U.S.
The manager of a dairy farm says the man charged with kidnapping and killing an Iowa college student was a good employee who worked there for four years under a fake name.
Dane Lang, manager of Yarrabee Farms in Brooklyn, Iowa, said that Cristhian Bahena Rivera presented an out-of-state government-issued photo identification and a matching social security card when he was hired in 2014. Lang says, “our employee is not who he said he was.”
Lang said the farm ran the information through the Social Security Administration’s employment verification system and it checked out. He said the farm didn’t use the E-Verify system as it asserted in a statement Tuesday night, saying an employee was mistaken.