Suspect in Murder of Five in SF Was Ordered Deported in 2006

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 at 8:01 am

This occurred in 2006, so obviously it’s Bush’s fault.

The man suspected of killing five people in a San Francisco home Friday was ordered to be deported six years ago, but remained in the United States when his native country of Vietnam refused to cooperate, authorities said Monday.

Binh Thai Luc, 35, of San Francisco was arrested Sunday, two days after the bodies of three women and two men were discovered in an Ingleside district home.

On Monday, officials revealed that Luc had been taken into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in August 2006 after he completed an eight-year prison sentence for assault and attempted robbery. Authorities say he was ordered removed from the country by an immigration judge a month later. Vietnamese authorities declined to provide appropriate travel documents, however, and Luc could not be repatriated. Luc was then released in December 2006.

The agency cited Supreme Court rulings and precedent in justifying its release of Luc. In a statement, ICE said that continued detention of an immigrant becomes unlawful after six months, when “no significant likelihood of removal exists in the reasonably foreseeable future.”

“There are a number of countries where we encounter problems obtaining travel documents, and Vietnam is one of them,” agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice said. “This is not unusual.”

Well, back then the whole world hated us, unlike now when everyone fears and respects us.


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