U.S. Official: No Record Cristhian Bahena Rivera Has Legal Status

Immigration authorities say they have no record of granting admission into the United States to the man suspected of killing an Iowa college student.

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MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Immigration authorities say they have no record of granting admission into the United States to the man suspected of killing an Iowa college student. A spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Wednesday that a search of the agency’s records found nothing indicating that Cristhian Bahena Rivera “has any immigration status.” That potentially contradicts the statement of Rivera’s attorney that he “has the legal documents” to work in the United…

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