Thousands of Americans are crippled or killed each year by individuals who have no business being inside the United States. These appallingly high numbers are only possible because government officials largely treat immigration and employment laws as "optional." Take the thousands of politicians who can't be bothered to see federal statutes enforced, and add office-holding outright illegal alien cheerleaders such as Gil Cedillo, Antonio Villaraigosa, Linda Sanchez, John McCain, Rick Perry, Luis Gutierrez, George W. Bush (a former office holder), Thomas Menino and Deval Patrick, and you have millions of people unlawfully in the U.S. who would never have been given residency through legal channels.
The costs of illegal immigration are well known, however, the identities of some who pay a steeper price than others are often not.
As this is National Remembrance Day, we at DerailAmnesty.com will recall two of them.
A little over three years ago, Jamiel Shaw had just spoken to his father by phone and advised him he was coming home. Shaw was returning from an orientation/presentation for promising athletes bound for college football programs. Although Shaw was less than a block away from his family's house, he didn't make it. An illegal alien with an extensive criminal record, Pedro Espinoza, had just been released from an L.A. area jail. Espinoza used his recently acquired freedom to grab a gun and shoot Jamiel Shaw.
Since Jamiel's death, Pedro Espinoza has 1) assaulted a deputy sheriff, 2) slashed the face of a handcuffed jail inmate with a razor, and 3) instigated a riot in lock-up.
If this passage hasn't been sad, enraging or depressing enough for you, we invite anyone reading the DerailAmnesty.com blog to google: killed by illegal alien.