After a Mesa, Ariz., police sergeant was killed in a collision with an intoxicated motorist driving the wrong way down a busy street, his mother’s grief was compounded with anger upon learning who the driver responsible really is.
Mary Ann Mendoza said her son, Brandon, was killed by Raul Sivla-Corona – an illegal alien allowed to stay in the U.S. despite being arrested for burglary, assault, and leaving the scene of an accident more than a decade ago.
In an effort to change the broken system that allowed such a criminal to stay in this country, Mendoza penned a letter to Barack Obama. In it, she cited the absurdity of allowing an illegal with a lengthy criminal record and without any documentation to register and drive the vehicle that killed her son.
“I had my son’s life STOLEN from me by a man who didn’t value his life, was 3X the legal limit drunk, was high on Meth, drove for over 35 miles THE WRONG WAY on 4 different freeways and had NO BUSINESS BEING IN THIS COUNTRY!!!”
She noted that Silva-Corona had been in America since at least 1994, the year of his first U.S. criminal conviction. A policy that protected this repeat offender and illegal invader caused the death of a productive, inspirational member of the community, she added.
“I have attached numerous articles for you to read about my son. This was not a life that should have been taken so early. The good he was doing in our community is remarkable, the difference he made in people’s lives is amazing and the comfort he brought people in friendship was unmeasurable.”
Mendoza wrote that she refuses to be silent in the face of this injustice. Her son was half-Hispanic, she noted, explaining that her outrage has nothing to do with race or ethnicity. She is furious, however, that Obama is acting unilaterally to allow violent criminals to remain free to tear apart families like hers.
“I want laws to change that would not allow illegal immigrants to purchase vehicles in our country and register them to drive them in our states WITHOUT having driver’s licenses to drive them legally. How is this happening??? I want laws changed that will force the removal of illegal immigrants who break our laws. This man, this repeated law breaker, was allowed to be released and he continued breaking the laws in our country until what???? UNTIL HE WAS STOPPED BY MY SON IN A HEAD ON COLLISION THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED!!!! HE KILLED AN OFFICER OF THE LAW AS HIS LAST ACT!!! When are you going to see the flip side to this issue? When will you realize the hurt and pain and destruction these illegal immigrants who break the law will continue to cause???? Until you live in a state that deals with this on a daily basis, you will not understand it.”
Mendoza called for personal accountability from Obama; however, it remains to be seen if he will respond to – or even read – her impassioned letter.
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