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President Trump shared Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza’s story of how an illegal alien killed her son. Trump shared the story on his Facebook page. Mendoza is one of our advisory board members who works tirelessly to get the wall built. She has traveled to the border on several occasions with Brian Kolfage & other We Build the Wall, Inc. board members. She also spoke at our first border wall townhall in Tucson, Arizona last month.

The only thing "immoral" about Border Security is the politicians that do NOTHING as innocent Americans are victimized by failed policies!

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Thursday, March 7, 2019

Via the Scottsdale independent:

Mendoza: Open borders resulted in my son’s death, please stop the carnage

“Some say building a border wall would be immoral. As a parent whose child was killed by an illegal immigrant, I say it would be immoral not to secure our border once and for all.

Each year, thousands of parents receive the heart-breaking news that their son or daughter has died at the hands of an illegal immigrant or the illegal drugs that are smuggled across our southern border.

Several of those parents were on hand for President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency last month, and my heart went out to them when CNN’s Jim Acosta heartlessly tried to downplay their suffering in order to make a political point.

I’m just one of the many parents who have experienced the tragedy of our country’s broken immigration system. With each day that we avoid addressing this crisis, more families are needlessly torn apart.

This year, illegal drugs — most of which are smuggled in through our unsecured southern border — will take more American lives than the entire Vietnam War. Meanwhile, thousands of American citizens will be killed by illegal immigrants, many of whom are allowed to roam the streets freely despite having a criminal record.

That’s exactly what happened to my son, Brandon, who was taken from us nearly five years ago when an illegal immigrant with a criminal record was driving drunk and plowed his vehicle into Brandon’s car as he was on his way home from work.

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The monster who killed Brandon was previously charged with burglary and assaulting a police officer in the 1990s, but he never showed up to court. He was even apprehended by Border Patrol while re-entering the country in 2002, only for a judge to let him back onto the streets.

Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza speaking at We Build The Wall’s townhall in Tucson, Arizona. Other board members shown: Brian Kolfage, Kris Kobach, Brandon Darby, Tom Tancredo, Angel Dad Steve Ronnebeck – Photo by Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

With disturbing regularity, we see reports from communities across the country of yet another American life ended at the hands of an illegal immigrant who should not have been allowed to enter or stay in this country.

In my home state of Arizona alone, the Government Accountability Office estimates that homicides accounted for 4 percent of the roughly 6,000 illegal immigrants convicted of crimes in 2008. That comes out to 240 homicide convictions in just one state, in just one year. That same year, an estimated 3,000 illegal aliens were convicted of homicide in California.

The carnage is of massive proportions, and yet politicians in Washington still refuse to protect us by securing America’s borders.

The question is, why? Why should families like mine suffer while politicians fret over the morality of enforcing our nation’s immigration laws? Why does Congress continue to pay lip service to border security while doing nothing to achieve it?

The answer has become achingly clear. It’s because politicians in Washington value their own careers over what’s good for the country. As a result, I’ll never be able to hug my son again, or experience the pride of watching him raise his own family.

Mary Ann Mendoza (R) with We Build the Wall board members on the border in Texas (L-R): Tom Tancredo, Brian Kolfage, Kris Kobach, Sheriff David Clarke

President Trump is the only person in Washington who seems to understand the gravity of the illegal immigration crisis, and I’m immensely grateful to him for taking action to secure the border after Congress refused to protect American families like mine.”

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Ninth Circuit Dismisses Steinle Family Lawsuit Against San Francisco For Sanctuary

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We need the wall so there are no more Kate Steinles.

Via San Francisco Examiner:

“A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a negligence claim against the city of San Francisco and a former sheriff by the parents of a woman killed by a bullet from a gun held by an undocumented immigrant.

Kate Steinle, 32, was killed while walking on Pier 14 in SanFrancisco on July 1, 2015 by a ricocheting bullet from a gun held by Jose Ines Garcia Zarate.

Garcia Zarate, a Mexican citizen with a history of drug convictions and illegal reentries after deportation, was released from San Francisco county jail two and a half months earlier.

Steinle’s parents claimed the city and former Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi were negligent in failing to honor a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement request for notification of the release.

But a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said that while federal laws require the sharing of some information with ICE, the laws “plainly and unambiguously” do not require notification of release dates.

The court said Mirkarimi was acting within his discretion when he issued a 2015 memo limiting the amount of information jail staff could give federal authorities about the release of undocumented immigrants.

The panel upheld a similar ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero in 2017 dismissing the claim against the city and the sheriff in the lawsuit filed by parents James Steinle and Elizabeth Sullivan.

But the lawsuit still retains a claim against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management that the parents can seek to take to trial.

The gun held by Garcia Zarate was stolen four days earlier from a sports utility vehicle that an off-duty ranger had parked along the Embarcadero several blocks from Pier 14. The parents claim the ranger violated a duty to secure the loaded handgun properly.

Garcia Zarate was acquitted in a San Francisco Superior Court trial of Steinle’s murder, but was convicted of being an ex-felon in possession of a gun. He is appealing that conviction. He has contended he found the gun wrapped in rags under a bench and that it fired accidentally when he picked it up.

Andrea Guzman, a spokesperson for City Attorney Dennis Herrera, said in a statement, “Kathryn Steinle’s death was a senseless tragedy. As a city, we are heartbroken for her family and continue to grieve for their loss.

“The issue before the court was whether the city and its taxpayers can be held liable under these circumstances for the actions of a former inmate. The appellate court affirmed that the city is not liable and that federal law did not compel the sheriff to act differently than he did,” the statement continued.

“The court’s ruling allows the city to decide what policies are best to protect all of its residents and make communities safer,” the statement said.

A representative of the parents’ lawyers was not immediately available for comment.

Mirkarimi’s memo was based on a city law, known as the San Francisco sanctuary ordinance, that limits cooperation with federal immigration authorities except when required by federal or state law.

The memo generally prohibited employees from providing non-public information, including release dates or times, to ICE representatives except when required by a warrant, court order or federal or state law.

Circuit Judge Mark Bennett, a recent appointee of President Donald Trump, wrote that the local rule barring most notifications of release was a policy decision outside the province of the court.

“The tragic and unnecessary death of Steinle may well underscore the policy argument against Sheriff Mirkarimi’s decision to bar his employees from providing the release date of a many-times convicted felon to ICE,” Bennett said in the decision.

“But that policy argument can be acted upon only by California’s state and municipal political branches of government, or perhaps by Congress — but not by federal judges,” Bennett wrote for the court.

In the decision’s conclusion, Bennett reiterated, “Our holding today makes no judgment as to whether or not the policy established by the memo was wise or prudent. That is not our job.”

Garcia Zarate was transferred to the sheriff’s custody on March 26, 2015 to face a previous marijuana-selling charge after he completed a nearly four-year federal sentence for illegal re-entry following deportation. When the marijuana charge was dropped, he was released from the city jail on April 15.”

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ICE Seeks Removal Of Illegal Alien Involved In Boston Shooting

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Via Boston Herald:

“A man police say was involved in a shooting that left a broken window at the Prudential Center Sunday has been in the country illegally and is now facing deportation, according to federal agents.

U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman John Mohan said in a statement Monday the agency placed an immigration detainer on Mario Escobar, a citizen of Honduras, who is in the country illegally.

“ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston has lodged an immigration detainer on Mario Escobar-Flores a citizen of Honduras unlawfully present in the United States, following his arrest by the Boston Police Department on local charges,” the statement said. ICE “will seek his removal following resolution of the local charges.”

Escobar, 28, who lives in Roxbury, and Carlos Perez-Mejia, 25, of Jamaica Plain, were arrested sometime after 2 a.m. Sunday after police responded to a radio call for shots fired outside the window of a car near the Back Bay Social Club on Boylston Street.

Police later found ballistic damage to a window on the 11th floor of 888 Boylston St., part of the Prudential Center complex.

According to an incident report, Escobar was the driver of the vehicle while Perez-Mejia was in the passenger seat. Police said they located a 9 mm Ruger handgun inside a bag underneath the passenger seat during a search.

According to the report, Perez-Mejia was yelling to “let my homeboy go, he’s good,” during the encounter with police.

The report also said Perez-Mejia later told police: “Yo, I’ve been through this before and beat it. That’s why I don’t care if I get the 18 months.”

The two were arraigned at Boston Municipal Court on Monday, where prosecutor Mariah O’Rourke asked that the men be held on $20,000 bail each.

Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons set Perez-Mejia’s cash bail at $10,000 and Escobar’s at $4,500 and ordered both to have GPS bracelets along with set curfews. Escobar’s court-appointed attorney Lauren Thomas argued that by Perez-Mejia’s own admission, her client had little involvement in the incident. Not guilty pleas were entered on their behalf.

Thomas said Escobar has been in the U.S. since he was 10 years old and had a “very strong support structure in the community.””

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