In the world of stats, there are readily available numbers for every kind of enumerable action however in a nation that can created a national buzz on social media in mere minutes, the ever-growing number of injuries and/or death of Americans by illegal aliens is another one of those issues that too many appear okay with.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that as of 2014, illegal immigrants were convicted and sentenced for over 13 percent of all crimes committed in the U.S. The General Accounting Office documents that criminal immigrants committed 25,064 murders. To extrapolate out these statistics, this means that a population of just over 3.5 percent residing in the U.S. unlawfully committed 22 percent to 37 percent of all murders in the nation.
— The Hill, 4/19/17
Sadly, on morning of Super Bowl LII, two more Americans were added to the list.
The suspected drunk driver accused of killing two people, including Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson, is in the United States illegally. Detectives have determined the driver of the Ford F-150 was using the alias Alex Cabrera Gonsales. They say his given name is Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, and he is a citizen of Guatemala by birth.
The two victims killed were identified as Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, 26, of Atlanta, and Jeffrey Monroe, 54.
— Fox 59, 2/5/18
After a dozen years of living in Los Angeles, hit-and-runs by illegals was reported almost daily on local news so when the initial report came in Sunday morning, it sounded eerily familiar before the details came in.
He was first deported in 2007 and again in 2009 following arrests in San Francisco, according to a spokesperson for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE officials say Orrego-Savala has a prior conviction in California for driving under the influence.
— IndyStar, 2/5/18
Also familiar was the pro-illegal-DACA activists who ironically blamed a public whose representatives have cavalierly allowed lawbreakers into our country for decades.
We are sending our heartfelt condolences to the family of Edwin Jackson. While his death is tragic and certainly untimely, our focus must be on ending drunk-driving, not making this a political issue. The tragedy here is that this young man lost his life due to the negligence of someone who decided to drive under the influence. It was a horrible decision and this decision could have been made by anyone, regardless of legal status. What we should not do is minimize the loss of life by politicizing the driver’s immigration status. Legal status is not the culprit here; drunk driving is. At this time, the only thing we should be focusing on is supporting and loving Mr. Jackson’s family and all families impacted by such a tragic loss of life.
— Francine Dash, Faith in Indiana (formerly IndyCAN)
We’re not minimizing the loss of life but the immigration status of Manuel Orrego-Savala, alias Alex Cabrera Gonsales, who was twice removed from our country, came back and repeatedly drove drunk IS a political issue. If our politicians had greater concern for the very American citizens they’re supposed to be representing and not the maintenance of their political careers (and the votes they can exploit), many thousands of Americans would not had to have suffered the loss of family members to people who aren’t supposed to be in the country in the first place; not to mention have sympathetic excuses made why they should be allowed to stay.