38-year-old Constantino Banda-Acosta is the driver suspected of driving drunk, blowing through a stop sign and crashing his truck into the family's vehicle, seriously injuring their 6-year-old. On Wednesday, Banda pleaded not guilty to several charges including hit-and-run and DUI.
"Department of Homeland Security databases indicate Mr. Banda-Acosta has been repatriated to Mexico at least 15 times since 2002, most recently in January 2017", ICE said in the statement.
He told NBC 7, he works with some clients who have been deported half a dozen times and some manage to come back to the US illegally, in less than a week.
His parents sustained minor injuries when a truck ran a stop sign and slammed into the car's driver's side, where Lennox's vehicle seat was positioned.
Lennox is now hospitalized with severe injuries, including brain trauma.
Lennox, who was in the back of his auto seat, took the brunt of the impact when the truck collided with the unsuspecting family.
American Renaissance, a white supremacist group, posted an article about Banda-Acosta, with commenters assuming he had ignored deportation orders or was a "DREAMer".
Doctors say Lennox has a long way to go, but they are "cautiously optimistic" he will make a full recovery.
His family tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that the boy will be in the hospital for another nine days.
His father told CBS8 broadcaster of his son: "Right now he's got a lot of swelling".
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for the child's hospital expenses. "I'm really just focused on Lennox coming home and making him happy", Benjamin said.
Cheryl Lake was stunned by the number of times Banda-Acosta has been able to enter the country illegally.
He is also in trouble with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), once again. Illegal aliens without a license are a dime a dozen.
The suspect in the crash, Constantino Banda-Acosta, had been deported 15 times over the span of 15 years, according to border agents. TAP HERE for Banda-Acosta's known arrest history. While President Trump has yet to build the border wall or hire more agents, the administration's commitment to enforcing the law has changed the reality along the border.