On Sunday night in Winston-Salem, N.C., an illegal alien from El Salvador who was driving while intoxicated and without a driver’s license crashed into an ambulance and killed an American toddler. The driver and passenger of the car initially tried to flee the scene but were apprehended by local police.
Is there anyone in Washington who will speak up for the dreams of this three-year-old American, which were shattered by failed open-border policies now being championed by both parties?
Is there anyone who will even read this story on the House and Senate floors while Dick Durbin reads his sob stories about illegal aliens?
Where are North Carolina’s two “Republican” senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis?
They are too busy promoting the “dreams” of people like Jose Duran Romero who would be eligible for their amnesty proposals. The Goodlatte bill is the only one that categorically bars those with DUI convictions from amnesty. Even the Trump framework does not necessarily bar these people from applying for “Dream” amnesty. According to a published outline of the bill, the amnesty follows “the same standards” laid out by Obama’s illegal amnesty.
Not only does everyone in Washington support amnesty, they are now using Obama’s loose and illegal standards as a legitimate baseline from which to craft a law!
The American people simply don’t matter.
The tragedy in North Carolina comes a week after Indiana Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his driver, Jeffrey Monroe, were killed by an illegal alien drunk driver. Alex Cabrera Gonsales had been twice deported back to Guatemala and accrued several misdemeanors and two DUIs in San Mateo, California. It was likely the sanctuary policies of California that cost an Indiana resident his life. This is why the federal government is supposed to control immigration – to protect the entire union from lawless states.
The criminal history of the North Carolina killer is still unclear, but there is a pattern of illegal aliens with prior criminal records released by sanctuary cities who go on to kill in other states. The mother, identified as Lyndsay Ann Oaks of Wise, Virginia, who was injured in the crash, was travelling with her toddler in the ambulance on the way to a trauma center at one in the morning. The toddler’s name has not been released yet.
The illegal alien and his passenger were both arrested and will both be released on bond. It will likely take months to deport even someone like this. The hearing will be in April, even though he should be removed immediately. He has the right to due process for indefinite incarceration, but not to prevent a deportation.
Why won’t Republicans force the issue of sanctuary cities? Just look at how scared Democrats were to vote on Toomey’s amendment cutting off funding to sanctuary cities. They filibustered the motion to proceed with debate because they were scared to go on the record. Why won’t Republicans even entertain the idea of placing the sanctuary amendment in the omnibus bill?
Furthermore, Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., introduced a bill that would punish any politician who actively thwarts federal immigration law. Why won’t his bill see the light of day in a Republican Congress?
The immigration issue will never be solved until Republicans care about American babies as much as Democrats care about illegal aliens.
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.