OP-ED: Angel Mom Publishes In USA Today: "Trump's Right, We Must Complete Border Wall"

OP-ED: Angel Mom Publishes In USA Today: “Trump’s Right, We Must Complete Border Wall”

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How can we ignore so many of these Angel Moms and Dads?

President Trump has given them a voice, but people like Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Jim Acosta brush them aside.

Well, we here at WeLoveTrump are giving them a voice too.

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They’ve had to deal with horrible trajedy in their lives.  

Things they never thought they would have to deal with.

Things they never SHOULD HAVE had to deal with.

So we should let them speak and listen to what they have to say.

Here is an Op-Ed piece from one of those Angel Dads, published by Dan Ferguson from El Paso, TX, as published in the USA Today:

In his declaration of a national emergency on our southern border, President Trump recognized the Americans who experienced the consequences of that emergency firsthand: angel moms and dads.

I never expected I would be one of them.

My beautiful daughter, Mandy, was a 28-year-old sixth-grade teacherat Eastwood Heights Elementary School, and the center of our family. She was my world, she was my wife’s best friend and, most importantly, she was my baby girl.

On the morning of November 22, 2018 — Thanksgiving Day — a man who should never have been in our country drank several beers before getting behind the wheel of a car. He blew through two red lights at an intersection, killed my daughter, and changed our lives forever.

Surveillance footage shows that Mandy was using a crosswalk as she crossed the street. A witness described the sound of the impact as being so loud that he thought two vehicles had collided, not that a human being was struck. My daughter died on the spot.

The man, Joel Velazquez, didn’t even stop to render aid. He kept driving, then abandoned the vehicle and lied to the police, telling them his vehicle had been stolento try to avoid being arrested.

Eventually, Velazquez admittedthe truth.

Mandy was so badly injured that the police initially wouldn't let me see her body. We were eventually told that her legs were broken in multiple places and she had multiple skull fractures and broken ribs. My beautiful daughter, torn to pieces. That’s something my family and I have to live with every single day.

To makes things worse, shortly after Mandy’s funeral, we learned that the man who killed my daughter not only has an apparently criminal past, but was also in the country illegally.

He was arrested in 2017 on suspicion of assault, but a judge released him on bond. When Mandy was killed, Velazquez was still out on bond and his assault case was pending in district court. Now, he’s been charged with manslaughter in the accident involving my daughter’s death and tampering with evidence.

Unfortunately, cities like El Paso don’t enthusiastically support voluntarily assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in identifying criminal illegal immigrants. In the past, El Paso’s City Council has unanimously votedto challenge Texas’ legal ban on sanctuary cities. There are in fact hundreds of sanctuary jurisdictions around the country. How many cases are there similar to my daughter’s death?

I have never been an especially political person, but Mandy is the reason I attended President Trump's rally in El Paso Monday night, and she is why I’m with the president 100 percent on the need for effective border security, including building a wall along the vulnerable areas on our southern border. The president was right to declareour border crisis a national emergency. While the vast majority of illegal immigrants are not violent criminals, they have all violated the laws which are in place to keep the American people safe.

In the same city and at the same time that Trump was standing up for immigration enforcement, former Representative Robert O’Rourke, who was my congressman the day Mandy was killed, led an anti-wall rally. Days later, when O'Rourke was askedif he'd tear down the border wall separating El Paso, Texas, from Juárez, Mexico, he said, "Yes, absolutely. I'd take the wall down." Juárez is the birthplaceof the man who killed Mandy. 

O'Rourke calledhis anti-wall the “March for Truth”. This is the truth: When our laws are broken, there are consequences, not just for the victims of crimes but also for the victims’ families. Mandy would not have been killed Thanksgiving morning by an illegal immigrant with a history of arrest if our immigration laws were enforced as they are written.

After Mandy was killed, O’Rourke never bothered to reach out to my family; yet by welcomingmy family and me as special guests to his rally, President Trump has given me the platform to ensure that Mandy didn’t die in vain. It won’t bring Mandy back, but it might prevent this from happening in the future.

I hope the president’s efforts will convince Congress to finally do what is necessary to secure America’s borders, before another parent has to bury his or her child because partisan bickering kept politicians from doing what’s right to secure the safety of the American people.

And from the El Paso Times:

The father of an El Paso elementary school teacher who was struck and killed while crossing Mesa Street in November will be a guest of President Donald Trump at a campaign rally Monday in El Paso.

Dan Ferguson will attend the rally Monday at the El Paso County Coliseum. His daughter, Amanda "Mandy" Weyant-Ferguson, 28,a sixth-grade teacher at Eastwood Heights Elementary School, was struck and killed while on a Mesa Street crosswalk at 1:45 a.m. Nov. 22 — allegedly by an immigrant born in Juárez who was in the United States illegally.

Joel Josue Velazquez, 24, fled the scene in the Cincinnati Entertainment District and faces charges of manslaughter and tampering with evidence. 

Ferguson told the Fox News channelthat Velazquez previously had been deported.

Ferguson also said he's been living in El Paso for about 45 to 50 years and that the wall "has been a great deterrent."

Ferguson also says that former Congressman Silvestre Reyes' "Hold the Line" policy helped make El Paso safer. 

"Before 'Hold the Line,' El Paso was a dangerous place, because I was raised here," Ferguson said. "We had about 50 cars stolen every week, about 500 a month."

In last week's State of the Union address, Trump incorrectly classified El Paso as once being one of the most dangerous cities in the country and that the construction of a border fence led to drops in crime rates.

Ferguson also said there were "gangs in schools" and that once, while he was a P.E. teacher, he saw Border Patrol agents chase and tackle three undocumented immigrants. Ferguson does not say which school this happened at or when. 

Ferguson said if Velazquez had been arrested when he allegedly re-entered the country after being deported, and reported to ICE, then his daughter would not have been killed.

The hosts of the Fox News program then tell Ferguson that the president is going to "pull him aside and have a conversation." 

Ferguson said he's in 100 percent support of Trump's desire to build a wall and said the president should cut off funding for so-called "sanctuary cities."

The father of an El Paso elementary school teacher who was struck and killed while crossing Mesa Street in November will be a guest of President Donald Trump at a campaign rally Monday in El Paso.

Dan Ferguson will attend the rally Monday at the El Paso County Coliseum. His daughter, Amanda "Mandy" Weyant-Ferguson, 28,a sixth-grade teacher at Eastwood Heights Elementary School, was struck and killed while on a Mesa Street crosswalk at 1:45 a.m. Nov. 22 — allegedly by an immigrant born in Juárez who was in the United States illegally.

Joel Josue Velazquez, 24, fled the scene in the Cincinnati Entertainment District and faces charges of manslaughter and tampering with evidence. 

Ferguson told the Fox News channelthat Velazquez previously had been deported.

Ferguson also said he's been living in El Paso for about 45 to 50 years and that the wall "has been a great deterrent."

Ferguson also says that former Congressman Silvestre Reyes' "Hold the Line" policy helped make El Paso safer. 

"Before 'Hold the Line,' El Paso was a dangerous place, because I was raised here," Ferguson said. "We had about 50 cars stolen every week, about 500 a month."

In last week's State of the Union address, Trump incorrectly classified El Paso as once being one of the most dangerous cities in the country and that the construction of a border fence led to drops in crime rates.

Ferguson also said there were "gangs in schools" and that once, while he was a P.E. teacher, he saw Border Patrol agents chase and tackle three undocumented immigrants. Ferguson does not say which school this happened at or when. 

Ferguson said if Velazquez had been arrested when he allegedly re-entered the country after being deported, and reported to ICE, then his daughter would not have been killed.

The hosts of the Fox News program then tell Ferguson that the president is going to "pull him aside and have a conversation." 

Ferguson said he's in 100 percent support of Trump's desire to build a wall and said the president should cut off funding for so-called "sanctuary cities."

And from Fox News:

Amanda Weyant-Ferguson, a 28-year-old sixth-grade teacher at Eastwood Heights Elementary School El Paso, was killed in a hit-and-run in November by undocumented immigrant Joel Velasquez, who faces charges for manslaughter, accident involving death and tampering with evidence.

Weyant-Ferguson's father, Dan Ferguson, joined the "Fox & Friends" co-hosts Monday morning to recount the tragic circumstances of his daughter's death and explain why he's attending President Trump's rally in El Paso Monday evening.

Ferguson noted that Velasquez was previously deported and was back in the U.S. illegally, and he was jailed in 2018 for aggravated assault.

"They released him on bond without notifying ICE. Thus, he went and had a drinking spree, he ran two red lights and killed my daughter as she was crossing the street in a crosswalk," Ferguson said.

He said he's attending Trump's El Paso rally because he's behind the president's calls for border security funding "100 percent," including for the long-promised wall.

"He also needs to look at cutting off all the money for sanctuary cities, because all that does is let these illegal aliens back into society to commit more crimes," Ferguson said.

He said Trump understands the pain of Angel Dads and Moms who have lost their children to illegal immigrant crime.

"He knows the hurt that we've gone through. He knows the suffering that is being caused to the Americans citizens," Ferguson said.

On the other hand, he said, many Democratic lawmakers -- such as former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) and Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) -- seem more concerned with undocumented immigrants.

"They don't mention anything about the protection of the American citizens here, but they advocate the rights of all these illegal aliens."

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