The White House hosted a roundtable on Wednesday for parents whose children have been killed by illegal immigrants. The group pleaded for laws that would hold sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants accountable for crimes committed.
The meeting came at a time when the House of Representatives is preparing to vote on two pieces of anti-illegal immigration legislation: Kate’s Law, which would target previously deported illegal immigrants who return to the U.S., and the No Sanctuary for Criminal Aliens Act, which is aimed at cities which ignore federal immigration laws.
“I’m telling you these congressmen and senators that don’t vote for these laws, the blood is on their hands for the next victim,” said Michelle Root, whose daughter Sarah was allegedly killed by a drunk illegal immigrant driver.
“I think what Mr. President is trying to do here is the best thing ever,” Juan Pina added, “We got to put our people safe.” Pina’s 14-year-old daughter was “murdered, strangled, stabbed, sodomized” by a twice-deported illegal immigrant, he told President Trump.
The Daily Caller reports:
Another “angel mom,” Sabine Durden, whose son Dominick was killed by a previously deported illegal immigrant in a drunk driving accident, agreed that the lives of victims are on the hands of people who don’t support these bills. Durden also stated that she had considered suicide as she had no family left until June 2015 when Trump mentioned illegal immigration in his announcement speech.
“I dropped to my knees,” Durden said. “It was my little sign from God.”
“You lost the people that you love because our government refused to enforce our nation’s immigration laws,” President Trump said at opening of the meeting with the victims’ families. “For years, the pundits, journalists, politicians in Washington refused to hear your voices, but on Election Day, 2016, your voices were heard all across the entire world. Right? You better believe it. Nobody died in vain, I can tell you.”