Skip to comments.Deportation proceedings ahead for man arrested in 'A Christmas Storys' director
Posted on 04/06/2007 3:38:23 PM PDT by Trupolitik
A Mexican national accused of causing the crash that killed A Christmas Story director Bob Clark and his son will face deportation proceedings once the charges against him are resolved, officials said Thursday.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement put an immigration hold Wednesday on Hector Velazquez-Nava, a 24-year-old illegal immigrant living in Los Angeles, said agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice.
The action means Velazquez-Nava will be turned over to federal immigration officials and placed in deportation proceedings once his local case is completed. He was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol and gross vehicular manslaughter, and was being held on $100,000 bail in a county jail.
If he posts bail, Velazquez-Nava would be taken into federal custody on the immigration hold, Kice said.
Police say Velazquez-Nava steered his sport utility vehicle into the wrong lane of Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades early Wednesday, striking Clarks sedan head-on. The filmmaker and his son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, died at the scene.
Authorities said Velazquez-Nava was driving without a license. He and his passenger were treated for minor injuries.
It was unclear whether Velazquez-Nava had retained an attorney. There was no phone listing under his name.
Clark had a prolific movie and TV directing career, including the 1981 sex farce Porkys, a coming-of-age romp that he followed two years later with Porkys II: The Next Day.
In 1983, he directed, co-produced and co-wrote A Christmas Story, an adaptation of Jean Shepherds childhood memoir of a boy in the 1940s.
Maybe it was the source? If so, here is an article from the Boston Herald.
How many people have to die before Washington takes the illegal problem seriously? Democrats/the media can’t stop tallying up the bodies in Iraq, but totally ignore the carnage going on at home due to illegal aliens. I guarantee you more americans are killed by illegals every year than soldiers have died in the war so far.
Just killing the Americans that Americans won’t kill anymore.
How many have to die before “free” republic thinks this should belong in the news section instead of TV/Movies.
So, let’s see. He gets convicted of vehicular manslaughter and gets deportation just to turn around and sneak back in illegally and we continue to support him?
I say, lets pick up the life in prison tab for this loser.
Thanks for the ping
“lets pick up the life in prison tab for this loser.”
Send him back to his home country in chains and have them keep him.
That wwould be a real deterrent, from what I saw of prisons in Paraguay and Bolivia, you’d try hard to stay out. No TV was only the beginning...
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