Parents of children killed by illegal immigrants attended a roundtable at the White House Wednesday and pleaded for the passage of laws that will hold sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants accountable.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on two anti-illegal immigration bills by the end of the week. The two pieces of legislation, Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminal Aliens Act, would target deported illegal immigrants who return to the U.S. and cities that ignore federal immigration detainers, respectively.
“You lost the people that you love because our government refused to enforce our nation’s immigration laws,” President Trump said at opening of the meeting with the victims’ families. “For years, the pundits, journalists, politicians in Washington refused to hear your voices, but on Election Day, 2016, your voices were heard all across the entire world. Right? You better believe it. Nobody died in vain, I can tell you.”
The family members at the roundtable went on to recount the stories of their loved ones’ deaths. One man, Juan Pina, told President Trump about how his 14-year old daughter was “murdered, strangled, stabbed, sodomized” and had her nude body thrown in an artichoke field in 1990 by a twice-deported illegal immigrant.
Originally published by the Daily Caller.