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Trump Calls The Death Of NFL Player 'Disgraceful'

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President Donald Trump has been unmatched when it comes to his immigration reform, and now, he has been seen bashing an illegal immigrant who reportedly killed NFL player Edwin Jackson along with an Uber driver in a car crash which took place on Sunday.

"So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson,” tweeted Trump as a part of his condolences.

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"This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!"

Trump continued in another tweet, "My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken. @Colts."

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The probable suspect of this case, Manuel Orrego-Savala of Guatemala, was previously charged with illegal entry by the U.S. District Court for Southern Indiana, and had been deported two times -- in 2007 and again in 2009, reports TMZ.

According to the Indiana State Police, the crash took place when 26-year-old Jackson, who was passenger in the car, became sick and the Uber driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, pulled over, reports ABC News. As the two men were standing outside, a truck drove onto the emergency shoulder and crashed into both of them.

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Orregano-Savala, who is 37 years old, fled on foot, and was later suspected to be the responsible party to the killings.

Joe Donnelly, Indiana’s Democratic senator, said in a statement, “This man should not have been allowed back into this country after he was deported in 2007. We need to fix our broken immigration system to help prevent this from happening again. That’s why I have voted for and helped the Senate pass bipartisan legislation to increase border security and reform the immigration system."

Linking the crash to the severity of immigration mishaps, Republican Congressman and Indiana Senate hopeful Todd Rokita added, "We must do more to get these dangerous illegal immigrant criminals off of our streets, and guarantee this never happens again by building a wall, ending sanctuary cities, and stopping illegal immigration once and for all."

“I echo the President’s concern that it’s long past time to deal with illegal immigration in this country. Clearly, the suspect in this case should not have been in the country, and this tragedy is yet another result of our broken immigration system. I have consistently advocated for stronger border security and am committed to working with President Trump to solve this issue."

Amid all of this, the Colts, in a statement, added how the whole team was "heartbroken" by the loss of their player. 

"Edwin was loved by all in the Colts organization," the Colts said. "We admired his outgoing personality, competitive spirit and hard-working mentality. He was well-respected among all with whom he crossed paths, and he will be greatly missed in our locker room and throughout our entire organization."

"We also understand that another person lost his life in the accident, only adding to our sorrow on this day," the statement continued. "We are shocked and saddened by this tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of both men during this difficult time."

Sources: TMZ, ABC News / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Michael Vadon/Flickr, Mark Taylor/FlickrErin Costa/Flickr

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