Mary Ann Mendoza ‘s son, Brandon, was killed by Raul Sivla-Corona – an illegal alien allowed to stay in the U.S. despite being arrested for burglary, assault, and leaving the scene of an accident more than a decade ago.
In an effort to change the faulty system that allowed an illegal criminal to stay in this country, Mendoza wrote a heartfelt letter to Obama. In it, she cited the absurdity of allowing an illegal with a lengthy criminal record and without any documentation to register and drive the vehicle that killed her son.
“I had my son’s life STOLEN from me by a man who didn’t value his life, was 3X the legal limit drunk, was high on Meth, drove for over 35 miles THE WRONG WAY on 4 different freeways and had NO BUSINESS BEING IN THIS COUNTRY!!!”
She noted that Silva-Corona had been in America since at least 1994, the year of his first U.S. criminal conviction. A policy that protected this repeat offender and illegal invader caused the death of a productive, inspirational member of the community, she added.
I have attached numerous articles for you to read about my son. This was not a life that should have been taken so early. The good he was doing in our community is remarkable, the difference he made in people’s lives is amazing and the comfort he brought people in friendship was unmeasurable.
Mendoza wrote that she refuses to be silent and will continue to fight. Her son was half-Hispanic, she said, explaining that her outrage has nothing to do with race or ethnicity, but with the injustice of illegals being granted rights they should not have. She is furious that Obama is acting unilaterally to allow violent criminals to remain free to tear apart families like hers.
Mendoza wants personal accountability from Obama; however, it remains to be seen if he will respond to – or even read – her impassioned letter.