Suspect Identified in Arizona Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Katie Hobbs’ Burglary Is an Illegal Immigrant

The suspect involved in a break-in at Arizona Gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobb’s office was identified as an illegal immigrant wanted by ICE.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The suspect in Arizona Gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobb’s campaign office burglary has been identified as an illegal immigrant wanted by immigration authorities.
  • United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement told 12News in Phoenix that the suspect, Daniel Mota Dos Reis, is a citizen from Portugal who came to the country as a student in 2018 and is now violating “the terms of his admission.” 
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) public affairs officer Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe said that Mota is “currently at-large for administrative immigration violations for failing to maintain his status as a registered student at an academic institution.”
  • Authorities arrested the illegal immigrant last week, charging him in connection to the Hobbs headquarters burglary.
  • Hobbs initially blamed opponent Kari Lake for the incident, attributing the break-in to “dangerous misinformation.”
  • “Let’s be clear: For nearly two years, Kari Lake and her allies have been spreading dangerous misinformation and inciting threats against anyone they see fit,” Hobbs’ campaign manager posted on social media following the incident.
KATIE HOBBS’ CAMPAIGN MANAGER WRONGLY ACCUSING REPUBLICAN OPPONENT KARI LAKE FOR THE BURGLARY:

“The threats against Arizonans attempting to exercise their constitutional rights and their attacks on elected officials are the direct result of a concerted campaign of lies and intimidation,” Hobbs’ campaign manager said AT THE TIME.

BACKGROUND:
  • Hobbs is supported by a far-left advocacy group that aims to take funding from police and abolish border patrol.
  • Hobbs attended a campaign rally last month with the group, Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), which is allied with organizations that back the “Defund Hate” coalition that calls for defunding ICE.
  • “In the midst of the Black Lives Matter protest… there is a growing awareness in the immigrant and Latino communities that calls to defund police also can apply to law enforcement resources used for separating children from parents, detaining and deporting,” the group tweeted in 2020.