Skip to comments.Citizens ask for tougher enforcement of immigration laws
Posted on 09/16/2013 5:59:45 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
OMAHA, Neb. - An Omaha rally Friday honored a 93-year-old woman who was raped and killed in July and called for tougher enforcement of immigration laws.
U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont, a candidate for governor, spoke at the rally to support victims of crimes committed by people who are in the United States illegally.
Louise Sollowin, 93, was raped and brutally beaten in her South Omaha home July 21. She died in the hospital four days later.
Sergio Martinez-Perez, a Sonora, Mexico, native who is in the country illegally, has been charged in Sollowin's death. Martinez-Perez told authorities he had been drinking before the attack and that he picked his victim randomly.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Omaha has said Martinez-Perez, 19, was caught trying to enter the United States illegally in 2008.
Immigration officials allowed Martinez-Perez to return to Mexico on his own. Authorities do not know when he returned to the country or how long he had been living in Omaha.
King told a crowd outside the City-County Building that, based on a study by his staff, thousands of people would be alive today if America enforced its immigration laws.
"The violent rape and murder of 93-year-old Louise Sollowin was a 100 percent preventable death," King said. "What we needed to do was enforce our existing laws. We didn't even need to pass a new one."
The Immigration Policy Center has disputed King's numbers on crime and illegal immigrants, saying the native born are more likely to be in jail or prison than those who are undocumented.
(Excerpt) Read more at lexch.com ...
We’re not ASKING.
In the past 10 years the State of Washington’s penitentiary system had 48% of the inmates identified as Hispanic, of which the majority were illegal aliens.
To say an illegal alien is and undocumented immigrant, is like saying a rapist is an undocumented gynecologist.
Or it’s like saying a bank robber is making an “unauthorized withdrawal.”
Or an unrequited lover.
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