Special Report: How did driver accused of injuring 6-year-old boy make it into the US?

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 9:30 p.m. — The family of 6-year-old Lennox, who was severely injured after a hit-and-run driver slammed into the family’s vehicle on their way home from Disneyland, is awake and continues to recover. 

According to the GoFundMe page, Lennox sustained an open skull fracture with the location being slightly above his left eye. He had initial surgery to repair the outside wound over the left eyebrow area, which took about 6 stitches. He later had another surgery which involved opening the scalp at the hairline, peeling it off the skull to expose the damage, irrigating the area. Then they positioned the depressed bone and stitched him back up.

"Our family has truly been touched by the heartfelt prayers and donations that have been made to help Lennox in his road to recovery," the family posted on their GoFundMe page.

5:00 p.m. — On the U.S./Mexico border Thursday, there is a fresh reminder of what can happen when criminal immigrants run free on the streets of San Diego.

At this moment, a little boy named Lennox Lake is fighting for his life after the family car was crushed by a repeat offender. 

In court yesterday, that criminal immigrant plead not guilty to drunk driving, hit and run and having no license, again.

Over the past 15-years he’s been deported 15 times, committing similar crimes each time.

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In this case, he manipulated the system by using a series of fake ID’s, or traveling to spots he knew he could sneak through.

Not once did he fall into the so-called “sanctuary movement,” where certain cities set criminal immigrants free on this side of the border.

Every time this guy was busted, the local law enforcement worked with federal immigration to make sure he was sent back home to Mexico.

From there however, it’s done.

There’s no way to track them in Mexico, and zero cooperation from that side of the border.

Although the overall number of people busted at the border is way down, those who are captured tend to be bad dudes with bad intentions.

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