Man Whose Son Was Killed by Illegal Immigrant: CA Gov's Concern for Criminals Is 'Outrageous'

December 27, 2017

A man whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant in California lambasted Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for his decision to pardon two men who were on the verge of being deported for committing crimes while in the U.S.

The pardons were given to two Northern California Cambodian men facing deportation under the Trump administration's crackdown on criminal aliens.

One of the men was convicted in 2003 for felony joyriding and sentenced to a year in jail, while the second was convicted in 1995 on a felony weapons charge with a gang enhancement.

California has also butted heads with the Trump administration for its "sanctuary state" policies, signed into law by Brown in October.

Don Rosenberg, whose son Drew was killed in 2010 by an unlicensed illegal immigrant driver, said on "Fox & Friends" that Brown's stance toward illegal immigrants is "terrible."

“Well, for those in California who know about his folly with our bullet train, I wish he would get on that bullet train - first stop to hell - and he should get off and stay there. His concern for criminals, be they legal or not, is outrageous and has cost the lives of many Californians," said Rosenberg.

He explained that the Honduran man who ran over his son, Roberto Galo, was eventually convicted on reduced charges of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

Rosenberg said federal authorities refused to deport Galo and after "about eight months, along with fighting a lot of hell, then we finally got him deported."

"But he managed to stay in the country for another two years. Spent all of 43 days in jail for killing somebody," said Rosenberg, whose son was attending law school in San Francisco when he was hit by Galo.

Rosenberg explained that in an attempt to flee the scene, Galo ran over Drew multiple times. Galo had entered the U.S. illegally in 1999 but received Temporary Protective Status, according to the Mercury News.