"They come from countries that mistrust
police. They’re not scared here....I will not give up another one of my children so that a foreign
person can have a nicer life."
7/21/15, "Mother of Son Murdered by Illegal Alien Slams Sanctuary Cities, Politicians: ‘Your Silence Speaks Volumes’," Breitbart News, Julia Hahn, Katie McHugh
"At a Tuesday Senate hearing dedicated to the families who lost loved
ones thanks to illegal aliens, Laura Wilkerson gave testimony on her
youngest son Joshua’s horrific death while some in the silent audience
Wilkerson called on Congress to place American lives and interests
over foreigners, especially those illegally living in the country.
During the hearing, titled “Oversight of the Administration’s
Misdirected Immigration Enforcement Policies: Examining the Impact on
Public Safety and Honoring the Victims,” Wilkerson broke from her
written testimony to deliver a dire warning.
“This was our family’s 9/11 terrorist attack by a foreign invader,”
she said at the most pivotal point in her testimony. “It is going to
take another life lost by a Senator, a Congressman, the President, even
another of today’s heroes, someone from Hollywood before someone in a
position moves on this.”
“My son’s name was Joshua Wilkerson,” she began. “On November 16,
2010, he was beaten, strangled, tortured until he died. He was tied up,
thrown in a field, and set on fire. His killer, Hermilo Moralez, was
brought here illegally by his illegal parents when he was ten years old,
so he fit the ‘DREAM’ kid description. He was sentenced to life in
prison, which means it will be 30 years before he’s up for parole. He’ll
be a 49-year-old man, who I don’t expect to be deported. And I just
hope he doesn’t come to live in your city.”
Ms. Wilkerson’s son was murder by an illegal immigrant who, because
he came to the country as a minor, would have qualified for Obama’s 2012
executive amnesty granted to illegal immigrant minors — or so-called
DREAMers, whom Obama insists “belong here.”
Border patrol and immigration officials have explained that executive amnesty for illegal minors was, in large part, responsible for the surge of children coming across the border last summer.
Unlike most Western countries in which all foreign nationals
illegally residing in the country are subject to immigration laws, in
the United States, the left has effectively carved out a sector of the
illegal immigrant population — illegal minors — who are exempt from
immigration law. In so doing, the left has created a perpetual cycle of
chain of amnesty– as evidenced by Obama’s 2014 amnesty in which he
decided to suspend immigration laws for the parents of DREAMers."...
[Ed. note: "The left" in this context defines the entire political class today unfortunately.]
(continuing): "“We had to hear this kid on the stand muttering about, ‘In my
country…’ ‘In my country…’ never to finish that sentence. We listened to
him tell us repeatedly that his ‘killing skills took over,’ that Josh
had kicked his dog, and his ‘killing skills took over.’ His parents
somehow managed to provide lessons so he acquired a black belt in mixed
martial arts. Joshua had never been in a fight in his life.”
Joshua was a “very quiet, old soul,” his mother said. “He didn’t
speak a lot, but when he did, you listened to him. Like I said, he’d
never been in a fight in his life.”
The silence in the hearing deepened as Wilkerson continued: “Instead
of getting Joshua home that day from school, we got an autopsy report.”
Wilkerson read aloud portions of the gut-wrenching autopsy: “‘This
body is received in a grey body bag. There’s a tag on his toe that bears
the name, Joshua Wilkerson. This is a white male weighing a hundred
pounds. He is tied up with braided rope — 13 loops around his neck in a
slipknot. It goes behind his back through his back belt loop. It goes to
his hands and his feet, behind his body. He has multiple fractures in
his face and nasal cavity. His throat and his voicebox are crushed.'”
Wilkerson took a deep breath and continued, looking at the senators
before her with a steady gaze.
“He was kicked so hard in the stomach
that it sent his spleen into his spine, and sliced it in two…The
medical examiner said it was torture.”
She returned to the text of the autopsy: “‘This body has significant
skin loss on his buttocks, his abdomen, his penis, his hands, and his
face. He has one stick of gum and a tardy slip in his pocket.”
“This was our family’s 9/11 terrorist attack by a foreign invader,
whether you want to recognize it or whether you do not,” Wilkerson
said. “This government continues to fail or even recognize that we have
an issue. Americans are dying daily at the hands of criminals that we
don’t even know are here.”
“You’re officially notified today there’s a problem when this
happens. You can’t deny it any longer.
You cannot you cannot stand by
and ignore our families — our American families. You’re elected by
Americans, not any other country. You should be for Americans,”
she emphasized. “If you want to sit quietly on the sidelines, you’ve
thrown your hat into the ring already. Your silence speaks volumes.
You’re either for Americans, or you’re not.
“I will not give up another one of my children so that a foreign
person can have a nicer life. I’m not going to do it. You don’t
understand the pain. It’s so deep in the soul — in the place you don’t
even recognize you have. There aren’t words to describe the pain to
someone who has not gone through it. I’m not giving up another kid,” she
Wilkerson then issued a blistering attack on sanctuary city policies
that provide safe harbor and anonymity for dangerous, criminal aliens
who are living illegally in the United States. She said:
"Sanctuary city policies scream to the criminal element of
illegals in this country: ‘Come to our town USA, we’ll protect you from
our terrible policemen. We’ll protect you from these tough American
laws, that you — because you had a hard life — are not able to go
through the same motion that an American is.’ It is going to take
another life lost by a Senator, a Congressman, the President, even
another of today’s heroes, someone from Hollywood before someone in a
position moves on this. I urge you: you are in a position to do
something about this for Americans."
“I thank you, Mr. Trump for getting a message out about the nation in
two minutes… that countless families like my own have been trying to
say for five to six years. It feels good to be heard whether you love
him, or whether you don’t, I felt heard.”
“Our family is shattered. It’s shattered– it’ll never be the same.
We’ll manage, we’ll go on. We function. We put on that happy face. But
my kids have changed — surviving kids have changed. Everything about us
has changed. It’s by the grace of God that in our broken hearts we have a
stream of memories of the loving relationship that we had with Joshua.”
Reminding mass immigration advocates at the hearing that American
communities suffer unspeakable loss when an immigrant murders one of
their own, Wilkerson said Joshua’s older brother returned from the
battlefield fighting to defend our country, only to find no one was
defending his younger brother.
“America lost that day. You lost a good citizen that was on the brink
of becoming who knows what,” she said. “He mentioned going into the Air
Force like his older brother, who was out defending this country —
Americans — and we had to bring him home to bury his little brother,
when he wasn’t being defended right here at home. It’s absurd to me.”
Illegal aliens aren’t living in the shadows, she added; they boldly break our laws and demand taxpayer freebies. She went on:
"They’re not scared to come here. We’re inviting them.
Sanctuary cities says, ‘Come on down.’ Sympathy has never trumped the
law in this country. Ever. Everyone of them here threaten national
security because we don’t know who they are. They make a decision to
come here. They’re not scared, and they’re invited by sanctuary city
policies. They aren’t scared to wait in line for a hand-out that every
American citizen has paid into the system for our children if need be.
They mistrust police because they come from countries that mistrust
police. They’re not scared here.
I want you to know that our family is broken, forever. We are forever
broken. I don’t want the sympathy. I want you to do something about
it. Every one of you sitting here is in a position to do something. Just
throw your hat into the ring for Americans. Quit sitting silent because
it’s going to help you get a vote. Throw your hat in the ring and take
care of American families."
Wilkerson concluded her speech to a standing ovation from the
audience. Sen. Chuck Grassley restored order with no small difficulty.
Despite her unimaginable pain, Wilkerson has bravely fought for years, telling
her story over and over again to help stop amnesty and prevent other
American families from seeing an autopsy report instead of greeting
their children after school."
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Mother thanks Donald Trump in US Senate, tells of her son beaten, strangled, tortured, and set on fire by an illegal alien, tells US polticians 'you're elected by Americans, not any other country. Either you're for Americans or you're not. Your silence speaks volumes'
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