Don Rosenberg wants President Obama to think twice about executive action for illegal immigrants.
Don’s son Drew, then 25, was killed in November 2010, when an unlicensed, illegal immigrant from Honduras crashed into Drew’s motorcycle and ran over him three times after he tried to flee the scene.
The illegal immigrant wound up only serving 43 days in jail, and to make matters worse, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security initially wasn’t going to deport the man because he only committed one crime.
Don Rosenberg, who describes himself as a lifelong very liberal Democrat, chronicled the heart-wrenching incompetence of the San Francisco prosecutors office in handling or mishandling the criminal case at unlicensedtokill.org
The Obama administration has been saber-rattling about bypassing Congress and issuing an executive order that would in effect grant amnesty to about five million illegal aliens. In 2012, without obtaining permission from Congress, President Obama suspended deportation of about one million undocumented individuals and has also reportedly released hundreds if not thousands of criminal aliens into the country. The buzz now is that the Obama my postpone any further unilateral action about immigration until after the November election, however.
The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has ominously said that open borders and immigration provides an opportunity for ISIS terrorists to enter the country. In the meantime, the administration has been unwilling to send reinforcements to help the overwhelmed Border Patrol amidst the unprecedented surge of Central American migrants and others who are swarming the porous U.S.-Mexican border, although Texas Gov. Rick Perry has deployed some National Guard units there.
In a six-page letter to the president, Don Rosenberg wrote in part that most of the people entering the country have the best of intentions but that the federal government has betrayed America when it comes to protecting its citizens:
… You said that you are ‘deeply concerned about the pain that families suffer when they are separated due to a broke immigration system.’ What about the pain my family or the hundreds of thousands of families that have been destroyed by these people? Their plight is self-inflicted and they can reverse their separation by all returning to their native country. My family will be destroyed forever. What is your plan to reunite our families? In my case my wife and I have bought two cemetery plots next to Drew’s… my son and all of the others are considered collateral damage in the quest for votes and campaign contributions. Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime…
You said numerous times that now is the time for immigration reform. You have said this is the right thing to do. Before you illegally say, ‘Welcome to America’ to those who have caused so much pain and suffering, on your next trip to California let me take you to Drew’s grave, and you tell him this is the right thing to do.”
According to Rosenberg, who became an advocate for getting dangerous drivers off the road regardless of immigration status, unlicensed illegal alien drivers cause 3,000 fatal car crashes each year.
In a story previously reported by The Inquisitr, an Oregon teenager who ran over and killed two young stepsisters playing in a large pile of leaves previously had qualified for temporary residence in the U.S. under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. She was convicted of felony hit and run with no jail time. An immigration judge subsequently dropped the deportation case, and ICE representatives declined to give a reason, citing privacy issues
Added: According to an Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP poll, 73 percent of the American public wants Obama work with Congress on immigration reform rather then sidestepping Congress by issuing an amnesty-related executive order. A new Pew survey finds that “the public’s priorities for U.S. immigration policy have shifted, with more people favoring a focus on better border security and tougher enforcement of immigration laws.