Robert F Kennedy Jr slams ‘chaos’ at Biden’s border after illegal immigrant allegedly gunned down five people in Texas

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer who is challenging President Biden for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination, has vowed to enforce immigration laws and beef up border security after a illegal immigrant allegedly killed five people in Texas, including a young boy.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Kennedy noted that Francisco Oropeza Perez-Torres, 38, who was arrested on Tuesday, had been deported to Mexico at least four times before the April 28 shooting in Cleveland, Texas. A US Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) source previously told Fox News Digital that Perez-Torres has been deported five times.

He was arrested in Cut and Shoot, Texas on Tuesday following a multi-day manhunt involving local, state and federal law enforcement.


Francisco Oropesa

This undated photo released by the FBI (Houston) shows Francisco Oropesa, who is accused of shooting five of his neighbors late Friday, April 28, 2023, in the rural community of Cleveland, Texas. (FBI via AP)

“Francisco Oropeza Perez-Torres has been arrested for the murder of 5 people,” Kennedy wrote. “It is not anti-immigration bigotry to demand an immigration system that keeps criminals out. In fact, let them into sectarianism. As President, I will enforce a secure border and expand the kind of LEGAL immigration that has made our country great.

Perez-Torres allegedly killed five neighbors after one of them asked him to stop shooting a gun in his yard so his baby could sleep. According to the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office, after the conversation, Oropesa entered the house next door and killed five of the 10 people inside.

The victims have been identified like Sonia Argentina Guzman, 25, Daniel Enrique Laso Guzman, 8, Diana Velazquez Alvarado, 21, Julisa Molina Rivera, 31, and Jose Jonathan Casarez, 18.

In another tweet, Kennedy noted that it was possible to be pro-immigration and to be in favor of closing the border.

Cleveland, Texas, shooting survivor with her daughter

Mass shooting survivor Wilson Garcia, center, holds a young girl during a vigil for his son Daniel Enrique Laso, 9, Sunday, April 30, 2023, in Cleveland, Texas. Garcia’s son and wife were killed in the April 28 shooting. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

“Yes. America should be a haven of freedom and prosperity, open to law-abiding migrants who will contribute to our society,” he wrote. “However, immigration must be orderly and legal. .”

He noted that there was “chaos” on the southern border amid high levels of human trafficking and stress on border states.

“This is a humanitarian nightmare,” he wrote.

He also urged officials to tackle US policies that create the conditions that drive many migrants to flee their country in the first place, citing the war on drugs.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has blasted US immigration and border policies after the arrest of an illegal immigrant accused of killing five people in Texas. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)


“The War on Drugs is one of them,” Kennedy said. “Dictators, juntas, paramilitaries and death squads funded by the United States. Neoliberal resource extraction. Unpayable debts. It is inhumane and hypocritical to deny immigration while creating conditions that favor immigration. As president, I will change these policies. This is the only long-term solution to the border crisis.

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