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    Mother of Daughter Killed by Illegal: His Bail Was ‘Less Than it Cost to Bury My Baby

    Mother of Daughter Killed by Illegal: His Bail Was ‘Less Than it Cost to Bury My Baby’

    19 Apr 2016

    The mother of a recent college graduate who was killed by an illegal immigrant who later absconded after posting bail and remains at large, offered emotional testimony Tuesday before a House panel.

    Michelle Root, the mother of 21-year old Sarah Root, spoke about the devastation of losing her daughter at the hands of Eswin Mejia, an illegal immigrant who killed Root while street-racing drunk. Mejia was able to flee when Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to detain him and he was able to post bail.

    “Eswin spent four days in jail and is believed to have fled the country,” Michelle Root said. “He posted $5,000 bond, which was less than the cost it was to bury my daughter Sarah. Because of the lack of controls, the police, immigration, U.S. Marshals and law enforcement have little or no information on his whereabouts.”

    Root testified before the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, alongside Laura Wilkerson, the mother of Josh Wilkerson — who was tortured and murdered by an illegal immigrant — at a hearing examining the victims of illegal immigrant crime.

    “Eswin was not a stranger to law enforcement and failed to honor his legal obligations for minor traffic infractions, prior to killing my daughter,” she said. “Now a failed local judicial system that set his bail too low coupled with flawed Obama administration policies have rewarded the illegal and punished my family and hampered law enforcement in their investigations.”

    Mejia is now on ICE’s Most Wanted List.

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    Nets Mute on Teens Killed by Illegal Aliens; Hype Sympathy for Immigrant Families Instead

    By Kristine Marsh | April 20, 2016 | 9:12 PM EDT

    In a week where the networks have reported sympathetically towards illegal immigrants benefiting from President Obama’s immigration policies, they ignored a significant House hearing that revealed the terrible effects of these policies. Two mothers of teenagers murdered by illegal immigrants pleaded with the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, asking Congress to step up enforcement of immigration policies and protect innocent Americans from criminal gangs entering the U.S. illegally.

    The two mothers, Laura Wilkerson from Texas, and Michelle Root from Nebraska, testified before Congress, calling on them to beef up immigration enforcement, after both their children were murdered by illegal aliens.

    Despite each of the killer’s criminal pasts, immigration officials let these men go time and time again, until their crimes ended in murder.

    Wilkerson’s son Josh was methodically tortured, beaten and strangled in 2010 by an illegal alien, Hermilo Moralez, whom he offered to give a ride home from school. Moralez burned Wilkerson’s body and dumped his body before going to see a movie.

    Root’s daughter Sarah was killed by a drunk driver, Edwin Mejia, who, before killing Root, could never be detained by immigration officials because the Obama Administration guidelines deemed Mejia “not a threat to public safety.” Meijia was arrested but released after posting just 5,000 bond and is currently at the top of ICE’s most wanted fugitive list, according to The Hill.

    Rep. Trey Gowdy also testified, calling out the media and the administration’s hypocritical response to this issue.

    "This administration loves to talk about families being separated,” Gowdy stated. But, he noted, “they are not talking about the families sitting at the table this morning. They are not talking about the separation that comes from burying your child."

    It’s true that the networks and the administration have virtually ignored these heartbreaking stories. Instead ABC, NBC and CBS decided to evoke sympathy for illegal immigrant families at the Supreme Court this week, who worry about being deported after Obama leaves office.

    Just like they did with Kate Steinle, the big three networks shift the focus off of Democrats and try to bash the GOP for wanting to enforce immigration laws.

    One mother, Laura Wilkerson agreed that the sympathy has been placed on the wrong party.

    “And you talked about fear, you know that illegals are afraid to come out of the shadows. When somebody reaches in your house and grabs your littlest kid and tortures them, you’re afraid of everything for a long time. I could care less about the fear that they put themselves in here. I didn’t bring my kid across a border.”

    She emphasized the need for Congress to stand up for the citizens who elected them.

    “Every one of you is elected by an American. It is time for you to stand in the gap for Americans,” she stated.

    Nets Mute on Teens Killed by Illegal Aliens; Hype Sympathy for Immigrant Families Instead

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