Families of the victims killed by illegal immigrants are in Washington, DC this week to honor their fallen family members for National Remembrance Day (which officially falls on the first Sunday in November), and to urge government to enforce existing immigration laws and protect its own citizens. The speeches are difficult to hear, but necessary to fully comprehend the tragic costs of ignoring the rule of law in the name of political correctness.
Mary Ann Mendoza lost her son Sgt. Brandon Mendoza on May 12, 2014, when illegal alien Raul Silva Corona, high on meth and blackout drunk, struck him while driving on the wrong side of the highway, killing them both. Corona had lived in the U.S. illegally for decades with a serious criminal record.
… Legal German immigrant Sabina Durden placed the ashes of her only child, Dominic Daniel Durden, on the podium while she spoke…An illegal alien from Guatemala struck Durden while he was on his way to work as a 9-11 dispatcher on July 12, 2012, killing him instantly. He had convicted of a felony armed robbery and two DUIs, and had no license, insurance, or registration when he ended Durden’s life and shattered his mother’s.
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… Her son’s killer had been in the nation illegally for eight years and returned after being previously deported to Guatemala. Durden and her fiancé had to fight to get him deported once again after he violated probation several times, killing her son only two weeks after his latest “second chance.” Durden added he never showed any remorse, and was able to bail himself out of jail with ten thousand dollars in cash despite complaining he was only a “day laborer.”
In a tragic twist, Durden believes the killer is back in the country in Riverside, CA, a sanctuary city. She told the press:
It is the worst kind of pain to lose your child. More pain is added when someone kills your child and you find out that person wasn’t even supposed to be here in the first place. And then you find out the same person who took your child was granted more rights, and given more breaks, than any of us would ever receive — and in addition, was provided shelter from the law in a sanctuary city.
These killers should be brought to justice. They should serve their time, and be deported from the United States. It is disgraceful that individuals can kill American citizens on American soil and literally get away with murder. What is the incentive to follow any American law, when breaking the law has no consequences?
Durden put it best when she asked the crowd:
“When is our government coming out of the shadows to protect its own citizens?”