A Houston police officer is dead and the man accused of his death is in this country illegally. It's another tragedy that has thrust the debate over the immigration system back in the spotlight.
We first told you on Tuesday that the suspect, Johoan Rodriguez, had been deported twice in the past. Since then, we've learned he's had encounters with Houston police, but in each case he was let go.
Two of the last six Houston police officers killed in the line of duty died at the hands of an accused drunk driver who was in this country illegally. This latest tragedy has reignited the debate over our state's immigration laws and what should be done about them.