On Friday evening, a number of angel parents, those who lost a son or daughter as a result of the actions by a person who is in the country illegally, were hosted at the White House and were able to share their powerful and tragic stories.
One father lamented that his daughter was killed in a drunk driving incident by a man who was in the Virginia Beach area illegally. The father said immigration enforcement had every opportunity to seize him but didn’t.
Another parent said his 21-year-old son was killed by an illegal immigrant over a pack of cigarettes, Fox News reports.
And, another mother described her son’s brutal and torturous death in 2010.
The stories being told by Angel Families at the White House right now are absolutely horrifying. A shame they don’t receive the same outrage and empathy response as the illegal alien lawbreakers repeatedly do.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 22, 2018
The daughter of Angel Dad Ray Tranchant and her friend were both killed when a man, who was drunk-driving at more than 70 miles per hour, struck their vehicle at a stoplight in the Virginia Beach area.
“Tranchant’s daughter, Tessa, and her friend Ally Kunhardt, were killed when 22-year-old Alfredo Ramos rammed into the back of their car at a stoplight on US-58, according to the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot,” Fox News Insider reports.
The father said he daughter and her friend were on a short trip to a Wawa convenience store to purchase gum when the illegal immigrant hit their vehicle. According to the reports, he had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.
Here’s more on the story, from Fox News Insider:
Ramos was found with a fake ID out of Florida that was purchased by the drug cartels, and couldn’t speak English, Tranchant said.
Tranchant said the girls were the real “dreamers” and that politicians should focus their energies on people like them instead of those illegal immigrants dubbed “DREAMers.”
He said the government must stop the “invaders and people who come over our borders and decide to take laws into their own hands.”
“The guy shouldn’t have been there and we had many opportunities to get him out.”
At a @WhiteHouse event yesterday with @POTUS, Angel Dad Ray Tranchant gave remarks in remembrance of his daughter, who was killed by a drunken-driving illegal immigrant. https://t.co/1ROKLVYoJ2 pic.twitter.com/jgpmkquIm9
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 23, 2018
Angel Mother Laura Wilkerson described how her 18-year-old son, Josh, “went to school one day and never came home.” Instead, he was savagely murdered.
Fox News Insider reports, “Wilkerson said Joshua was beaten with a closet rod, kicked until his spleen ruptured, and later bound and set on fire in a field by his classmate.”
“They don’t understand the meaning of suffering,” Wilkerson said of people like Nancy Pelosi who argue from open borders and a lax immigration enforcement system. “We will suffer for the rest our life on this earth.”
“Josh was brutally tortured, strangled over and over, [and] set on fire after death. His last hours were brutal. None of our kids had a minute to say goodbye,” Wilkerson said, per Fox News. “We weren’t lucky enough to be separated for five days or 10 days. We are separated permanently.”
“This is permanent separation,” Wilkerson said. “It’s the media that won’t share it with other people. Thankfully I will see him again in heaven.”
Angel families are slamming the media for biased coverage of immigration. CNN & MSNBC cut away.
“It’s the media that won’t share it with other ppl.”
“I wish some of our media had the same integrity as our prez”
“The MSM does not let you now what’s really happening”
— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) June 22, 2018
Angel mom Agnes Gibboney, was hosted by Fox News concerning the event and the ongoing immigration debate. During the segment, she said she too was unjustly separated from her son by “a coffin and six feet of dirt.” From Fox News Insider:
Gibboney’s son, Ronald Da Silva, was murdered in 2002 in California’s Inland Empire by illegal immigrant gang member Luis Gonzalez, according to the Whittier Daily News.
“The media doesn’t report truthfully what separation of families really is,” she said.
Holding up a photograph of her son’s tombstone, Gibboney added, “I would like to show what real separation of families is. This is what separates my son and myself … a coffin and six feet of dirt.”
Angel mom Agnes Gibboney: “President @realDonaldTrump is a man of tremendous integrity and he kept his word about protecting us and giving us a voice and the tragedies that fell on our families.” #TheStory https://t.co/3HEwwYcN7X pic.twitter.com/agCQCZAwSu
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 22, 2018
President Trump opened the segment at the Friday event, where he expressed his sympathy for the insufferable tragedies.
“These are the American citizens permanently separated from their loved ones. The word you have to think about is ‘permanently,’” Trump said Friday. “Because they were killed by illegal immigrants. These are the families that the media ignores. This is a very unfair situation.”
“They don’t want to discuss, they don’t want to hear, they don’t want to see,” Trump added. “No major news networks go to their homes or put images of their loved ones on the nightly news.”
And, “Where is the media outrage over the catch and release policy? Where is the condemnation of Democrats in sanctuary cities that release violent criminals into our communities?”
“Your loss will not have been in vain,” Trump said to the grieving Angel parents. “We will secure our borders and we will make sure they are properly taken care of. The word will get out. We’re going to have a safe country.”
Watch more on his speech below:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 22, 2018