San Antonio Boy Killed by Drunk Illegal Alien

In San Antonio, a six-year-old boy was hit by a drunk-driving illegal alien on Thursday evening and died en route to the hospital. First-grader Brandon Abrams (pictured) was struck as he rode his bike on the sidewalk while waiting for an ice-cream truck.

The driver, 17-year-old Luis Enrique Landin, reportedly lost control of his pick-up when he reached for the cell phone he had dropped.

Landin faces the charge of intoxication manslaughter and was driving without a license. Authorities placed an immigration hold on him, yet bail was set at $100,000. Go figure. Plenty of illegal alien criminals have used bail to depart for the dear homeland.

Grief grips neighborhood, San Antonio Express-News, January 26, 2013

A day after watching a 6-year-old neighborhood boy fly through the air when he was fatally struck by a teenage driver suspected of being intoxicated, Jane Withers refused to leave the spot where the boy’s mother tried in vain to save him.

Overcome by the magnitude of the tragedy that left Brandon Abrams’ family grieving and a 17-year-old jailed on intoxication manslaughter charges, Withers helped set up a makeshift memorial soon after the incident at 6 p.m. Thursday in her Northwest Side neighborhood.

Brandon was waiting on the sidewalk for an ice cream truck when he was struck. According to a police report, the driver involved, Luis Enrique Landin, told officers he’d dropped a cellphone and was reaching to pick it up when he lost control of his Ford Ranger in the 9300 block of Autumn Sunrise.

Withers saw it all from her garage.

“I saw (Brandon) fly in the air and hit the ground,” she said, pausing to hold back tears. “I’ve never seen anyone fly through the air so much. … He was doing the right thing, riding on the sidewalk.”

She said Landin told her he had just looked down to get his phone when he hit the boy.

As she spoke, Brandon’s bright red bike lay crumpled on the grass. The impact had knocked him out of his little black shoes, marked as evidence on the roadside.

She maintained a constant vigil at the site throughout the day Friday, as friends, family and neighbors dropped off stuffed animals, candles and flowers for Brandon.

By Friday evening, about 100 mourners gathered at the site to remember the Nichols Elementary school student who had just won first place at his Cub Scout pack’s Pinewood Derby.

Landin was arrested on a charge of intoxication manslaughter Thursday and bail was set at $100,000. Police said he was driving without a license.

On Friday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had placed a hold on his release, meaning the agency intends to take custody of him because it believes he’s is in the country illegally. Continue reading this article

Court: No Deportation for Illegal Alien Kidnapper

America as a nation of laws is rapidly slipping away before our eyes. Even dangerous criminals are not deported, turning the idea of public safety into a sad relic.

Those familiar with the problem of illegal alien criminals know of the cases where drunk driving illegals were not deported after their initial arrests, and went on to kill innocent Americans like Denny McCann, three-year-old Marten Kudlis, Sister Denise Mosier and many others.

Now the goalpost has been moved back considerably, with a foreign kidnapper being allowed to remain in America despite the obvious danger to the public. Not that long ago, kidnapping was considered a very serious crime. In 1960, California kidnapper Caryl Chessman was executed for kidnapping.

But now, liberal judges treat kidnapping nearly as severely as shoplifting.

Court Says Kidnapping Not Serious Enough to Warrant Deportation, Judicial Watch, January 10, 2013

In what may seem like a bad joke, a U.S. federal appellate court has spared an illegal immigrant convicted of kidnapping from deportation ruling that it’s not necessarily a crime of moral turpitude.

The decision, issued this week by the famously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, rambles on for 27 pages and is almost comical. “This undoubtedly appears to be a difficult question at first glance,” it reads. “Kidnapping is a serious crime, and our instincts may be that it would meet the moral turpitude definition. Even for serious offenses, we must look to the specific elements of the statute of conviction and compare them to the definition of crimes involving moral turpitude.”

The case involves a Mexican man named Javier Castrijon-Garcia who entered the United States illegally in 1989 and incidentally has three American-born anchor babies. He has twice been convicted for driving with a suspended license (yes, California gives illegal aliens driver’s licenses) and in 1992 pleaded guilty to attempted kidnapping. He received a suspended sentence of 300 days in jail and 36 months of probation.

Years after the kidnapping case, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finally earmarked Castrijon-Garcia for removal. He appealed but an immigration judge found that he was deportable because the kidnapping conviction is a categorical crime of moral turpitude. The Board of Immigration Appeals, the government’s final authority on immigration matters, agreed noting that it had previously listed kidnapping as an example of a crime of moral turpitude and that California’s penal code also defined it as involving moral turpitude. Continue reading this article

Prince William County: Illegal Aliens Return

Government-subsidized National Propaganda Radio (NPR) has a fawning update on the travails of foreign lawbreakers in Prince William County, Virginia. There was a crackdown a few years back, it reports, but the pests, er undocumented, have been straggling back, and NPR generously explains their struggles, while ignoring the citizens who demanded the law be enforced.

Prince William County was the site of a much publicized crime, the death of nun Denise Mosier at the hands of a previously arrested undeported drunk driving illegal alien, Carlos Martinelly Montano (pictured below).

The case was a source of embarrassment to the DHS because Montano had been arrested twice earlier but had been freed to roam America when he drove drunk into a car with three nuns, killing one.

Another notorious crime was the 2011 murder in Manassas of three and wounding of three others by Salvadoran illegal alien Jose Oswaldo Reyes-Alfaro, who was recently ruled incompetent to stand trial.

Aside from the entirely preventable death of Sister Denise Mosier and the mass murders, the general quality of life of Prince William County had declined enormously since the influx of the lawless foreigners.

A 2008 Washington Post report had surprisingly honest descriptions of what citizens endured:

A Hispanic Population in Decline, Washington Post, July 10, 2008; A01

The family that planted corn in the front yard of their $500,000 home is gone from Carrie Oliver’s street. So are the neighbors who drilled holes into the trees to string up a hammock.

Oliver’s list goes on: The loud music. The beer bottles. The littered diapers. All gone. When she and her husband, Ron, went for walks in their Manassas area neighborhood, she would take a trash bag and he would carry a handgun. No more. “So much has changed,” she said in a gush of relief, standing with her husband on a warm summer evening recently outside a Costco store.

But today’s report from NPR is cheerful about the county becoming majority minority and it looks forward to more hispanic participation in politics.

Debating The Impact Of An Immigration Crackdown, National Public Radio, December 26, 2012

In 2007, when Virginia’s Prince William County ordered police to check the immigration status of anyone they had “probable cause” to suspect was in the U.S. unlawfully, the impact was swift at family restaurant Ricos Tacos Moya.

“Suddenly nobody showed up,” says Stacey Moya, an employee, and daughter of the owner. “Nobody was around. Not one soul. We would go hours without any customers, any clients. Nothing.”

After community protests, the policy was soon watered down. In fact, police only check the status of those they arrest for a crime. Still, the stigma around the resolution stuck. Moya says one of her family’s restaurants went under. And while business at this one has picked up, it’s not the same.

“Not even on weekends after church,” she says. “Nowhere near what it was before. I guess nobody likes to be around in the public that much.”

Next year Congress is expected to again take up immigration reform, something it tried, but failed, to pass in 2006 and 2007. The collapse of those efforts prompted a number of cities and states to adopt their own regulations aimed at driving out illegal immigrants. But years later, it can be hard to tell just how much impact they had.

For one thing, Prince William County’s immigration crackdown coincided with the tanking economy. It’s hard to say which hurt more — police checks, or disappearing construction jobs. But one thing the policy aimed to address has not completely disappeared.

Demographic Shift Continues
Outside a 7-Eleven, just near the Moya restaurant, undocumented day laborers still gather. Twenty-eight-year-old Apolinar — who would speak only on condition we not use his last name — says he came here three years ago from central Mexico.

“I have to support my family,” he explains in Spanish. “There’s just no work where I’m from in Mexico.” Continue reading this article

Report: Unlicensed Drivers Make Los Angeles Roads More Dangerous

In Los Angeles, unlicensed drivers (who are almost always illegal aliens) have been a source of criticism from public safety advocates because Mayor Villaraigosa and PD Chief Beck have been cutting them extra slack. The purpose of the permissiveness is to make life easier for foreign lawbreakers, and particularly to facilitate their driving to the jobs they have stolen from Americans.

Over the last several months, Chief Beck has weakened the policy of impounding the vehicles of unlicensed drivers from 30 days to one day, in violation of state law. He has also ended compliance with the federal Secure Communities program, by which already arrested illegal aliens in jail are handed over to ICE for deportation.

Clearly public safety is not a high priority for Los Angeles political leaders, particularly the mayor, when measured against the convenience of foreign lawbreakers.

Don Rosenberg, the father of a young man killed by an unlicensed driver has been an outspoken advocate using traditional ideas of policing and licensing to stop preventable deaths on the roads.

Below, Don Rosenberg holds a photo of his late son Drew, who was killed by an unlicensed driver.

To advance his cause of public safety on the roadways, Rosenberg has appeared on talk radio, given testimony before the California legislature, spoken at public forums and created a website UnlicensedToKill.org.

More recently he has written a well researched paper, Los Angeles Traffic Addressing Safety Issues.

Report: Illegal Drivers Behind High Hit-And-Run Rate In LA, CBS LA, October 11, 2012

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The number of hit-and-run accidents in Los Angeles is four times higher than the national average, with one in five fatal crashes involving an unlicensed driver, according to a new report.

Don Rosenberg, the founder of UnlicensedToKill.org, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that an estimated 750,000 illegal immigrants live in the L.A. area and those who drive could pose “an immense threat to society”.

“The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports unlicensed drivers are five times more likely to kill, they will flee the scene over 50 percent of the time, five times more likely to drive drunk,” said Rosenberg.

In a whitepaper compiling statistics of hit-and-run accidents, Rosenberg found that unlicensed drivers were involved in more than 7,600 fatal crashes — about 20 percent of fatal crashes nationwide.

There were an estimated 21,000 hit-and-run collisions that were reported as “accidents” in Los Angeles in 2010 alone, according to the study.

“In Los Angeles in terms of hit-and-runs, it’s way outside the norm,” said Rosenberg. “On a national level, there’s about 11 percent of traffic collisions end up being hit-and-runs…in Los Angeles, it’s 50 percent.” Continue reading this article

Long Island: Drunk-Driving Illegal Alien Killer of Two Is Sentenced in Plea Deal

Preventable deaths caused by a drunk-driving illegal alien — how familiar is that?

Sadly, two construction workers — Larry Scuteri, 49, of West Islip, and carrying passenger Daniel Gambardella — were killed last spring in Suffolk County New York on their way to jobs in Manhattan by an intoxicated illegal unlicensed Guatemalan.

On Monday, Oscar Ramirez was given a disappointingly short sentence as the result of a plea deal made in June.

Below is a video report shortly after the deadly crash in which family members of victim Daniel Cambardella (pictured above) spoke of the loss:

Illegal Immigrant Sentenced in Deadly DWI Crash, West Islip Patch, July 30, 2012

West Islip’s Larry Scuteri died in crash last year; Oscar Ramirez is sentenced to five to 15 years in prison.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Monday that a Brentwood man has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to driving drunk and killing two men, including West Islip’s Larry Scuteri, in an April 2011 crash on the Wantagh State Parkway.

Oscar Ramirez, 30, pleaded guilty in June to aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of manslaughter in the second degree and driving while intoxicated. He was sentenced by Judge William Donnino.

Rice said that at approximately 4:50 a.m. on April 30, 2011, Ramirez was driving a Ford Windstar minivan northbound on the Wantagh State Parkway when he side-swiped a Kia sedan just south of Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow.

The Kia, containing driver Scuteri, 49, and passenger Daniel Gambardella, 46, of North Babylon, was pushed onto the east shoulder of the parkway and across the grass. The Kia then became airborne and struck a tree, killing Scuteri and Gambardella instantly, Rice said.

Ramirez, who is in the country illegally and has no driver’s license, admitted that he drank nine beers that night and had a blood-alcohol content of .10 percent more than two hours after the crash, according to Rice. Ramirez will be deported to Guatemala upon his release from prison, Rice said.

Scuteri and Gambardella were on their way to Manhattan where both men worked as members of the Carpenter’s Union.

Mexico Disrespects US-born Mexicans

Talk about putting out the unwelcome mat — Mexico is being downright snotty to its returning citizens and their US-born jackpot kiddies by not providing basic paperwork to get them plugged into school and healthcare.

Wait, weren’t the remittance checks from Mexo-expats an important part of the country’s economy, amounting to tens of billions of dollars annually? Now that returnees need some simple services to get reintegrated, the authorities don’t want to bother with them.

We have certainly heard extreme nationalism from Mexican propagandists, like chatterbox Juan Hernandez’ proclamation on Nightline in 2001, “I want the third generation, the seventh generation, I want them all to think ‘Mexico first.’ ”

So that would include Mexican anchor brats born in the USA, presumably. Where’s the reciprocal loyalty?

Interestingly Juan is a dual citizen and was director of Sen John McCain’s hispanic outreach in the 2008 Presidential campaign.

Another example would be then-Presidente Zedillo’s 1999 Chicago La Raza speech where he “proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders and that Mexican migrants are an important – a very important – part of this.”

We’re all one big happy tribe, and Mexican identity survives abroad for generations — that’s the message from official Mexico — as long as the saps, er Mexican workers keep sending billions in remittance money home to the beloved homeland. But when they ask to be treated like citizens with rights in their own country, they get the cold shoulder.

Certainly, American patriots want Mexicans to be happy, well fed and employed at home, so they won’t think about invading the US.

So c’mon, Mexico — be nice to the second-generation Mexican kiddies. Don’t you love them?

US-born kids of migrants lose rights in Mexico, Associated Press, July 18, 2012

MALINALCO, Mexico (AP) — As a cold drizzle washed over this town of narrow cobblestone streets in the forested highlands of central Mexico, mothers waiting outside the colonial-era cultural center wrapped wool blankets around the infants snuggled in their arms. Other parents tightened plastic bags around folders filled with U.S. passports and birth certificates from California, Ohio and Texas.

One by one, the parents filed inside, sat down before a Mexican government worker and told stories of lives that had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border twice. First, they crossed illegally into the United States for work, found jobs, and had children. Then, they were caught and deported, or left on their own as the work dried up with the U.S. economic slump. Now they are back in Mexico with children who are American citizens by virtue of being born on U.S. soil.

Because of the byzantine rules of Mexican and U.S. bureaucracies, tens of thousands of those children without Mexican citizenship now find themselves without access to basic services in Mexico — unable to officially register in school or sign up for health care at public hospitals and clinics that give free check-ups and medicines.

At issue is a Mexican government requirement that any official document from another country be certified inside that country with a seal known as an “apostille,” then be translated by a certified, and often expensive, translator in Mexico.

It’s a growing problem in Mexico as hundreds of thousands return home because of the sluggish U.S. job market and a record number of deportations. Illegal migration of Mexicans to the U.S. is at its lowest level in decades, with more Mexicans now leaving the United States than entering it each year.

More than 300,000 U.S.-born children have been brought to Mexico since 2005, out of a total of 1.4 million people who moved back from the U.S. during that period, according to the Washington-based Pew Hispanic Center. Continue reading this article

Houston: Drunk-Driving Illegal Alien Cop Killer Is Sentenced to 55 Years in Prison

Twice-deported Mexican Johoan Rodriguez was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter on Friday in a Houston courtroom for killing Officer Kevin Will, 38, last May.

The officer’s widow tried to make a victim’s statement about her loss, including how her new baby Kevin Jr. never got to meet his father, but she couldn’t make it through, and her mother had to finish reading how the preventable death had ripped the family apart.

Below, Officer Kevin Will (left) was run down and killed by a drunk-driving illegal alien gangster, Johoan Rodriguez, shown at the time of his arrest.

Rodriguez is a poster boy for the sort of criminal alien that Houston should want to punish harshly and convince not to return, but instead, the city’s permissive sanctuary policy has made it a relatively safe place for foreign criminals to reside. Rodriguez admitted to being a member of the MS-13 gang. At the time of the incident that killed the officer, Rodriguez was seriously drunk (blood alcohol level at .238, three times the legal limit), and had a packet of cocaine in his pocket. His car was moving at 90 mph when it blew through a police barricade and struck and killed Officer Will, who was standing on the roadside investigating an accident.

Drunk-driving illegal immigrant sentenced to 55 years for killing Houston cop, KHOU-TV Houston, June 8, 2012

HOUSTON—Johoan Rodriguez was sentenced to 55 years in prison Friday for the intoxication manslaughter death of Houston police officer Kevin Will.

The jury began deliberating the sentence Thursday afternoon.

Rodriguez had pleaded guilty in the case before the trial began. Prosecutors were hoping for a life sentence, but they believe, along with the officer’s family, that they did get justice.

Rodriguez had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he raced through a police roadblock on the North Loop near Yale at an estimated 90 miles an hour on May 29, 2011.

Officer Will and other HPD officers were investigating a motorcycle crash and had closed the highway. Police dashcam video played for the jury during the one-week trial, and again during closing arguments, shows Rodriguez’s Volkswagen hitting Kevin Will—severing both legs and killing him instantly.

Officer Will left behind a wife and three children, including a baby born a short time after his death. Continue reading this article

Massachusetts: Secure Communities Is Implemented

Secure Communities is a common-sense federal program where the fingerprints of persons already in jail are sent to a national database to determine immigration status. Yet the open-borders Raza-tarians condemn the policy as an affront of the self-designated right of illegal aliens to break any American laws they want.

Interestingly, the Obama administration recently removed traffic violations from Secure Communities, even though illegal alien drivers, drunk and otherwise, are a major cause of foreigner-caused death among Americans. The new directive supposedly does not cover drunk driving illegal aliens — yet. When memories fade about shocking cases like the death of the nun Denise Mosier at the hands of a drunk-driving Bolivian, inebriated drivers will likely be quietly included among Obama’s protected class.

But today, the news is good. Despite Governor Deval Patrick’s stubborn defense of foreign criminals, the feds finally implemented Secure Communities in the Bay State.

Even the Boston Herald‘s editorial board concurred that government protecting public safety is a good idea:

State now more secure, Boston Herald, May 11, 2012

To the bitter end the Patrick administration wanted it made clear that deploying the federal Secure Communities program in Massachusetts was absolutely not its idea. It simply defies logic that a team largely responsible for the safety of 6 million citizens would so vigorously resist a program that targets a small number of illegal aliens who have committed a crime.

Finally, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has gotten around to including Massachusetts on the list of states where sharing information on local arrests with federal immigration authorities will now be automatic and mandatory.

Local law enforcement agencies have of course always run fingerprints on suspects through FBI criminal databases. But that information now will be shared automatically with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which will determine how to proceed if a suspect is not a legal resident.

It’s not as if there has been a lack of evidence that action is needed. Just ask the family of Matthew Denice. Nicolas Guaman, an illegal immigrant from Ecuador with a record of prior arrests, stands accused of being behind the wheel of a pickup truck that struck and killed Denice last year. Had Secure Communities been in place when Guaman was arrested back in 2008 for assaulting a cop, it is no exaggeration to say Denice might still be alive. Continue reading this article

Obama’s Illegal Alien Uncle Onyango Gets a New “Hardship” License Instead of Deportation

It’s no surprise that the President’s uncle — the drunk-driving illegal alien from Kenya — won’t be punished for nearly crashing into a police car while in an inebriated state.

In late March, a judge made him hand over his driver’s license, as shown below. Now he’s gotten it back, or at least a reasonable facsimile “hardship” license.

The Obama gang has extended his administrative amnesty by granting “unlawful presence waivers” to anyone who has a relative residing in the United States, so Uncle Onyango doesn’t have anything to worry about.

The article below helpfully hints at how Massachusetts remains unnecessarily dangerous because Gov. Deval Patrick has refused to implement the sensible Secure Communities partnership with the feds to protect citizens from criminal aliens.

Uncle Obama on the roads again, Boston Herald, April 3, 2012s

Just a week after he copped a plea in a drunken-driving rap, President Obama’s illegal-alien uncle has landed a hardship driver’s license from the Registry of Motor Vehicles, making it perfectly legal for him to drive in Massachusetts — even though the feds say he doesn’t belong here.

Onyango Obama, 67, who lost his regular license for 45 days last week, scored his limited license yesterday from the Registry’s Wilmington branch, after convincing a hearing officer that life without wheels would have posed an undue hardship on his livelihood as a liquor-store manager. Obama bolstered his case with a letter from his employer, Conti Liquors, as well as proof that he’d enrolled in an alcohol-treatment program.

“He met all of the criteria,” RMV spokeswoman Sara Lavoie said.

Of the state’s decision to award Obama a license even though the federal government considers him an illegal alien, Lavoie would only say, “Registry business is based on Registry records.”

The license allows Obama to drive from noon to midnight.

The license award drew fire from one advocate of tough enforcement on illegals, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson.

“Our democracy is predicated on law,” Hodgson said. “When we start to interpret these laws differently and manipulate them the way we want them to work for certain people, we start to send a mixed message to people that the law doesn’t really matter. Its subject to interpretation. You don’t have to follow the law. They find ways to justify it. We need the laws to be very clear. We need ‘no’ to mean ‘no’ again.”

Hodgson, along with sheriffs in Plymouth and Worcester counties, stood up for Secure Communities, a program that feeds local police fingerprint checks into federal databases to check the citizenship status of accused criminals. Gov. Deval Patrick has refused to enroll the state in the program.

Obama, a Kenyan national, lost his license last week after admitting in court that Framingham cops had sufficient evidence to convict him in an August OUI bust. His lawyer, P. Scott Bratton, said Obama has an immigration hearing next month.

A judge continued Obama’s OUI case without a finding for one year, meaning he’ll face no further punishment if he stays out of trouble. Obama is the half-brother of President Obama’s late father, and the older brother of Zeituni Onyango, who was granted asylum in 2010.

Obama’s Illegal Alien Uncle Goes to Court, Gets Non-Punishment for Drunk Driving

Obama’s illegal alien Uncle Onyango appeared in court on Tuesday and got the expected non-penalty non-deportation that lawbreaking relatives of the President have come to regard as their due. (Illegal alien Aunt Zeituni lives comfortably as a welfare case in Boston, where she has complained about the quality of her free accommodations and demanded citizenship.)

The main action taken by the judge was to order Onyango Obama to hand over his drivers license to authorities for a mere 45 days, pictured below. And Uncle O. complained about that little inconvenience.

One tiny bit of justice was Onyango’s admitting to the prosecution’s case that he was driving drunk. He had tried to blame to arresting officer as somehow being unfit. What is it about the Obama family that they all seem incapable of taking responsibility?

Drunk drivers kill. Illegal alien drunk drivers should be deported as a matter of course after conviction, as mandated by the Scott Gardner bill.

Obama uncle admits facts in drunken driving case, Associated Press, March 27, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts drunken driving charge against President Barack Obama’s uncle will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for a year, officials said Tuesday.

Onyango Obama, 67, admitted to sufficient facts at a hastily scheduled hearing Tuesday. That means he didn’t plead guilty but acknowledged Massachusetts prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him. A judge continued the case for one year without a finding, meaning that if he does not get arrested during that time, the charge will be dismissed. A judge also ordered him to attend a driver alcohol education program.

Onyango Obama is the half brother of the president’s late father. He was arrested in Framingham in August after a police officer said he made a rolling stop at a stop sign and nearly caused the officer’s cruiser to crash into Obama’s sport utility vehicle. Police said Obama registered 0.14 on a blood-alcohol test, above the state’s legal limit of 0.08.

On Tuesday, the judge ordered him to give up his driver’s license for 45 days. But his lawyer said he will apply for a hardship license to allow him to drive to and from his job as the manager of a liquor store in Framingham. Two other traffic violations were dismissed.

“He felt it was in his best interest to put this behind him,” said his attorney, P. Scott Bratton. “He wants to return to his normal, quiet existence in society.”

Obama, who is from Kenya, is also appealing a deportation order that dates to 1992, when he failed to renew his application to remain in the U.S. Bratton called it a technical error. He said Obama moved here as a teenager in the early 1960s to live with a host family and attend school. Continue reading this article

Scott Gardner Act Is Re-Introduced in Congress

ScottGardnerI was sorry to hear of Rep Sue Myrick’s announced retirement. She has been an outstanding leader on the issues of hostile Islam and defending the public from dangerous illegal aliens.

One of Rep Myrick’s signature bills has been the Scott Gardner Act, named after a North Carolina teacher (pictured) who was killed by a serial drunk-driving illegal alien in 2005. Scott’s wife Tina remains in a vegetative state since the hit-and-run crash. Their two children have effectively been made orphans. The drunk driver, Ramiro Gallegos, had five prior arrests but had not been deported.

Under the legislation, convicted illegal alien drunk drivers would be repatriated. As Rep Myrick has said, “You’re drunk, you’re driving, you’re illegal, you’re deported, period.”

Republican Myrick was joined by Democrat Congressman Mike McIntyre in submitting the Scott Gardner Act:

Scott Gardner Act reintroduced in Congress, News 14 Carolina, March 7, 2012

GASTON COUNTY–The tragic story of a Gaston County teacher killed by a drunk driver nearly seven years ago once again is front and center of a national controversy on illegal immigration.

Representatives Sue Myrick and Mike McIntyre re-introduced the Scott Gardner Act. The Act is named after a Mount Holly resident who was killed by a three-time convicted drunk driver who was in the country illegally in Brunswick County in 2005.

The Gardner Act would require an immediate arrest and deportation for any illegal immigrant convicted of drinking and driving. Critics of the bill say it would only encourage racial profiling. That’s part of the reason the three previous versions never made it into law.

“To think that he would be allowed to go back on the highway again, and again, and again, and again, and again is outrageous and it cost cost Gardner his life, wife in vegetative state, kids don’t have parents,” said Rep. Mike McIntyre.

Family members are not impressed that it has taken such a long time for action to be taken. In response to the Gardner act being re-introduced, Gardner’s mother, Emily Moose said in a statement: The family as a whole is disgusted the Federal government has not done anything after several years of watching people suffer and die. They are disheartened the Federal government now wants to do something to stop this crime.

The bill needs to be voted on by the Subcommittee on Immigration policy and enforcement before moving on for further consideration.

Illegal Alien Gets Short Sentence for Killing Missouri Mother and Daughter

It’s sad to see lax plea deals arranged in serious cases where deaths are involved, but that was the reason behind the sentence of only 15 years in the drunk-driving crash that took the lives of Diane Bronson and her daughter Anna. The two were killed in a head-on smash-up with illegal alien Mexican Felix Solano-Gallardo who was driving in the wrong lane for an estimated 14 miles and had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal amount. An earlier news report noted that Solano-Gallardo could have gotten a sentence of up to 35 years.

Below, Diane and Anna Bronson were killed as they drove to meet family members for a Fourth of July celebration.

The video below mentions that the prosecution asked for 68 years imprisonment. Buddy Bronson, Diane’s husband and Anna’s dad, did not believe justice was served with such a lenient sentence.

Drunken driver sentenced to 15 years for killing Belton mom, daughter, Kansas City Star, March 09, 2012

A Jackson County judge sentenced a 19-year-old Mexican man Friday to 15 years in prison for driving drunk and killing a Belton woman and her 11-year-old daughter.

Felix Solano-Gallardo admitted in January that he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 435 near 63rd Street when he crashed into a car carrying Diane Bronson, 44, and her daughter, Anna Bronson.

He also admitted that his blood-alcohol level that day was more than twice the legal limit.

Solano-Gallardo could have received up to 30 years in prison under his plea agreement. He received two 15-year sentences, which will run concurrently.

Police said they believed Solano-Gallardo had been driving the wrong way for at least 14 miles because they think he ran a driver off of Interstate 70 into a concrete median near Harrison Street earlier. The victim told police the driver drove at him from one side of the highway to the other and appeared to be trying to hit him, police said.

At least nine motorists called 911 to complain about a wrong-way driver on I-70 or I-435 that morning. Continue reading this article

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