Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) speaks at the National Press Club on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the launch of a group called Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC), which represents Americans who have lost loved ones because of the actions of illegal aliens. (Screen grab from video posted on Rep. King's website)
(CNSNews.com) – “My son is dead because politicians and local jurisdictions have put illegal aliens ahead of American citizens,” a grieving mother told a gathering at the National Press Club on Tuesday.
Maureen Maloney, whose son was killed in August 2011 by a drunken, unlicensed undocumented immigrant, was addressing parents and relatives of Americans who have been victimized by people who came to this country illegally.
“Sadly, more often than not, our legal system holds the criminal aliens less accountable than Americans, leaving families being victimized,” Maloney said. “Matthew paid the ultimate price. I am permanently separated from my son.”
She called it “outrageous” that some politicians and judges “are willing to protect the illegal aliens at the expense of American citizens.”
Maloney was speaking at the launch of a group called Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC), which represents people like herself who have lost loved ones because of the actions of illegal aliens. The group will focus on legislation, education and public policy.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the guest of honor at the AVIAC launch, is a longtime advocate of the rule of law:
“These families are the equivalent of Gold Star Families,” King said. “They’ve lost their loved ones because we didn’t do our job in enforcing the law.”
King said the U.S., under President Trump, is now “on the cusp” of restoring the rule of law:
“Eisenhower enforced immigration law well. Each succeeding president enforced it less and less, until we got to Barack Obama, who simply said, I have prosecutorial discretion; I’m going to decide not to enforce whole vast areas of the law, and I’m going to reward lawbreakers because what, it helps him politically? That seems to have been the equation.
“And so now this contempt for the rule of law – this demand where people come to the streets and they say, ‘I demand a path to citizenship because I want to be an American.’ Well that’s not good enough. You have to also abide by our laws. If you’re a confessed law-breaker, don’t be pressing this society for us to grant you amnesty.”
King noted that the law requires people in the country illegally to be placed in removal proceedings. But that doesn’t happen in so-called sanctuary cities, where local authorities are directed not to cooperate with federal immigration officials.
Five days after taking office, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on immigration, saying that sanctuary jurisdictions “have caused immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our Republic.”
Among other things, Trump said sanctuary jurisdictions that willfully flout immigration law would not be eligible to receive federal funds. A federal judge in California later blocked that provision, saying: “The Constitution vests the spending powers in Congress, not the President, so the (Executive) Order cannot constitutionally place new conditions on federal funds.”
But this week, the House is going to fix that problem by taking up two pieces of legislation: Kate's Law, named after Kate Steinle, the young San Francisco woman gunned down by an illegal immigrant who had been deported multiple times; and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act.
Kate's Law raises the maximum sentence for criminal aliens who illegally re-enter the United States.
The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act prohibits state and local government from implementing policies that help illegal immigrants avoid deportation by stopping the police from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. It also makes jurisdictions that break this law ineligible for certain Justice Department grants and Homeland Security grants, Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) told a news conference on Tuesday.
“Cities, counties and states that refuse to cooperate with the federal agencies to enforce laws of this country should not be rewarded with taxpayer dollars intended to facilitate law and order,” Roby said. “Sanctuary cities are magnets for illegal immigrants, including some dangerous people with criminal records.”
President Trump on Wednesday morning retweeted a Fox News report about the House taking up the immigration legislation. Today (June 28) at 3 p.m., Trump is scheduled to meet with Americans who have been victimized by illegal aliens, as he urges the House to pass Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary law.
GRAPHIC: 74 Killed in Weeks-Long Cartel War near Texas Border
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas — The raging cartel war for control of this city resulted in at least 74 officially-counted murders. Many more victims have been incinerated just south of the Texas border.
In early May, Breitbart Texas began reporting on rival factions of the Gulf Cartelfightingfor control of this border city. The continuing conflicts resulted in convoys of cartel gunmen roaming the streets looking for their rivals.
Overnight, cartel gunmen dumped a bloodied corpse with a posterboard where one cartel factions threatened their rivals. Bodies withwarningshad not been seen previously in Reynosa. However, they are commonplace in Ciudad Victoria and in the border state of Nuevo Leon where Breitbart Texas has been reporting Los Zetas and other cartels are also carrying out massacres.
The violence spiked in early May, shortly after Mexican authorities killed former Gulf Cartel boss Juan Manuel “Toro” Loiza Salinas in late April. His death led to a power vacuum where his former allies are trying to fight off the another faction that appears to be favored by other cartel leaders.The ongoing fighting has led to a spike in highway robberies, armed robberies, kidnappings, and extortions as cartel commanders continue to look for ways to fund their ongoing war.
The raging violence by the Gulf Cartel immediately south of the Texas border led to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) issuing an alert to agents that they represent regarding the cartel war just south of the border, Breitbart Texasreported. The NBPC warned federal agents about the constant gun battles and the possibility of spillover violence or stray rounds fired in Mexico landing in Texas.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by “A.C. Del Angel” from Reynosa, Tamaulipas.
MANHUNT: Previously Deported MS-13 Gang Member Allegedly Murdered Girlfriend
HOUSTON, Texas — Law enforcement officials in the Houston area are searching for a previously deported MS-13 gang member wanted in connection with the murder of his female companion. The murder victim is also the mother of the suspect’s child.
The suspect, 26-year-old Carlos Gonzalez, bragged about killing people and being a member of the hyper-violentMS-13 gang. Just two weeks earlier, the girlfriend’s sister saw the man “playing” with or “handling” an assault rifle that she said she thought was an AR-15, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Breitbart Texas. The preliminary autopsy report indicates she died from a wound to the head consistent with a rifle round.
Law enforcement officials stated that Gonzalez had been deported in the past. The victim’s mother said he was from El Salvador. El Salvador is the home of the MS-13 transnational criminal gang.
Maritza Blanca Lopez sustained a shot to her left front forehead near the hairline.
“The amount of extensive damage it caused to the skull, and the trail of fragments and jacketing in the skull was consistent with a rifle round,” reported the doctor who performed the autopsy at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston.
Law enforcement officials discovered Lopez’ partially nude body after dispatchers received a 911 call from an unknown male “who stated that his girlfriend was either playing with a gun or checking the gun and accidentally shot herself.” The man immediately hung up the phone.
Harris County Dispatch called the phone number back, and the unknown caller said he did not know the exact address but gave them an intersection in northwest Harris County. He also said he left to take his baby to the hospital but then decided to take the child to his aunt’s house. He hung up the phone and did not subsequently answer the phone or call authorities back.
Patrol deputies went to the scene and found a residence with the door unlocked. A deputy found an adult Hispanic female in the closet of the bedroom. She was wearing only panties and a bra. Blood and brain matter was splattered on hanging clothes, and the walls and the fuse box in the closet. No weapon, spent-casing, or projectile was found in the closet according to court documents.
After an investigation, officials determined that Lopez and Gonzalez were the listed residents on the apartment. A neighbor told officers that she heard yelling and screaming from two voices in the apartment and then a “loud boom.”
The murdered woman’s mother, Blanca Garcia said Maritza Lopez was involved in a domestic disturbance with her daughter the previous night and has been violent towards Lopez in the past. She said Gonzalez is the father of her granddaughter and an MS-13 gang member.
Investigators found bloody footprints on the floors and a balled-up men’s collared shirt on the floor with a lot of blood stains on it.
Lopez first started dating Gonzalez when she was 14-years-old said her sister, Jessica Lopez. She also told officials that the family had encouraged her sister to leave Gonzalez.
The dead woman’s sister said her sister told her that the couple had a fight and she had kicked out Gonzalez and was planning to leave the apartment. She decided to stay.
Anyone with information about the 5’10” 170 lb. Gonzalez should callCrime Stoppers Houstonat 713-222-TIPS. Officials issued a warrant, but Gonzalez has not been arrested. There is a $200,000 bond.
Court records obtained from the Harris County District Clerk’s Officer revealed Gonzalez has a 2010 felony conviction in Harris County for burglary of a habitation. He also has two pending felony charges for endangering a child from June 3.
Sheriff’s Office offials and officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Gonzalez has not been in custody since his release from prison on the burglary charge.
In March, two MS-13 gang members appeared in a Harris County courtroom laughing and waving at news cameras after being charged with the kidnapping and rape of one 14-year-old girl, and the kidnapping, rape, and murder of another young girl in Jersey Village – a city within the Houston metropolitan area. The murdered girl was allegedly killed as part of a satanic ritual.
Last Tuesday, William F. Sweeney, Jr., the assistant director in charge of the FBI in New York told the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, “MS-13 is not the largest street gang in the United States; it is increasingly the most violent and well-organized,” reported Breitbart Texas.
The FBI assistant director added that MS-13 members are “typically much younger than those connected to other street gangs.” They take “cues from the gang instead of relying on a productive family structure. Also, those emigrating from El Salvador to the United States are known to be exposed and desensitized to extreme violence at an early age.” MS-13 members frequently recruit children who are illegal immigrants.
Breitbart Texas reported that the State of Texas considers the MS-13 gang to be a Tier 1 level or the “most significant” threat level. The rise of horrific violence from the gang based in El Salvador and Honduras has also decidedly affected crime levels in the fourth-largest city in the United States. Houston is one of the five cities that the FBI has identified to have a large MS-13 presence. Despite the threat of MS-13 in Houston and Dallas, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings have joined other Democrat mayors in Texas in trying to get the law blocked.
Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump told the crowd gathered in Iowa that MS-13 was like al-Qaida and stressed again his commitment to building a border wall, reportedThe Daily Caller.
In late AprilBreitbart Newsreported that President Trump tweeted, “The Democrats don’t want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members.”
Bob Priceserves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter@BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.
HOW THE BANKSTER-FUNDED DEMOCRAT PARTY NEARLY DESTROYED THE GOP, THE AMERICAN WORKER and then AMERICA!
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SOARING POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT UNDER OBAMA’S OPEN
An illegal alien has been arrested after being accused of
killing four of her five children and her husband in a brutal stabbing.
Isabel Martinez, an illegal alien with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer, is accused of stabbing
to death four of her children, including 2-year-old Axel, 4-year-old
Dillan, 7-year-old Dacota and 10-year-old Isabela Martinez, and her
husband, 33-year-old Martin Romero, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Martinez also allegedly stabbed her fifth child, 9-year-old Diana
Romero, but after being airlifted to the hospital following the stabbing
incident, she is expected to survive, according to authorities. According to police, Martinez went on the stabbing spree against her
own family in the middle of the night, around 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. “What prompts a person to take the life of such innocent children and
her spouse is something we may never understand,” Gwinnett County
police said in a statement. “This is a horrendous crime not only for the
victims but for the extended family, neighborhood and community. We are
hoping and praying that the remaining victim survives his/her injuries
and makes a full recovery.” In a write-up for the New York Times
on the brutal crime incident, mainstream media reporters called the
accused killer a “Georgia woman,” glossing over the fact that she had
been placed on an immigration hold. In accordance with ICE policy, only illegal aliens can be hit with a detainer. But, the Times
tried to bury the hold, slipping it into one statement reading “She was
also being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials
said.” Martinez is being charged with five counts of malice murder, five
counts of murder, and six counts of aggravated assault. Martinez remains
in local custody, but should she ever be let out, she will be turned
over to ICE officials for prosecution and deportation. John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
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