It’s a scene all too many Americans have had to endure.
The family of a man who was struck and killed by an illegal alien in September watched as the alien was sentenced Friday to up to 33 months in prison for a hit-and-run causing death.
And for the dead man’s mother, it wasn’t nearly punishment enough.
According to WTVD, Neri Damian Cruz-Carmano, a man who entered the country illegally, was driving in the early hours of Sept. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina, when he made a left turn onto another road.
An oncoming motorcyclist, identified as 26-year-old Jamar Rashauan Beach of Raleigh, struck the van Cruz-Carmano was driving. The impact was so hard that Beach was decapitated.
Cruz-Carmano drove off with Beach’s body still on the van, WTVD reported.
“He had no business here in the first place and he should not have been operating a vehicle,” Cameo Robinson, the mother of the man who died, told WTVD.
“He didn’t have a license. So, therefore, he’s being treated better than the citizen who’s been killed.”
Check out the WTVD report here.
This is the side of illegal immigration liberals don’t want the American public to see, much less talk about.
The crimes committed by illegals range in severity, from murders and sexual assaults that make the front pages and go viral on the internet to the kind of “routine” driving infractions like operating a vehicle without a license that mostly get ignored.
But they have one thing in common:
The people who commit them would not have been in the United States to do it if they had not flouted American laws – even if the Democratic Party and its mainstream media allies don’t want to admit it.
But the loved ones of the crime victims know what price the country is paying for allowing its sovereignty to be ignored.
Mary Ann Mendoza, the founder of the group Angel Families, has seen first-hand the kind of damage that can be wrought by an illegal alien.
Her son, a Mesa, Arizona, police officer, was killed by an illegal alien who was driving drunk in 2014.
That’s why she was on hand when President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to a resolution passed by both houses of Congress opposing Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the southern border to prevent yet more illegal immigration.
Liberals like to pretend illegal immigrants are not a criminal problem.
They love to argue, as Cruz-Carmano’s attorney did, according to WTVD, that illegal immigrants are only seeking opportunity in the United States that they could never find in the benighted homelands they left behind.
But the reality is that there are a substantial number of illegal aliens who commit crimes in this country – which means there is an even more substantial number of American citizens, crime victims and their families, who are left to shoulder a burden they have every right in the world to expect their government to protect them from.
The bottom line here is that this is a matter of justice, for the victims of crime and their families, for women like Cameo Robinson and Mary Ann Mendoza, who’ve felt the unnatural pain of burying their children and dealing with the wreckage left behind.
As Robinson told WTVD, Cruz-Carmano “gets to go home with his two children. He goes home to his wife. My grandson, he doesn’t have a father.”
After Cruz-Carmano’s release, Robinson said, she’s going to work for what justice she can — to make sure he’s deported from the country never to return.
“I’m going to encourage deportation, because he has no business here,” Robinson told WTVD.
“Now that he’s committed this horrendous crime, he definitely doesn’t deserve to be in America. Because if he wanted to be in America he would have come legally.”
That’s something Trump understands, and it’s something his supporters understand.
And it’s one of the many reasons he’s president today.
Liberals can prate about their feeling for their fellow man all they want, but they should have to look into the eyes of women like Robinson and Mendoza.
They should have to explain to grieving mothers how it’s better for the country that their sons have died because of the actions of exactly the kind of illegal aliens Trump’s proposed wall is aimed at stopping.
Then maybe liberals will understand what building the wall is really all about.
Maybe they’ll understand that a scene like the one in the courtroom on Friday doesn’t have to be repeated.
Because this country really is better than that.