The Democrats weak-kneed approach toward border security is endangering American lives. President Trump attacked the left on Twitter Tuesday after a rising young NFL player was killed by a twice-deported illegal immigrant.
“So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!,” Trump wrote.
”My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken. @Colts .”
Jackson, 26, died Sunday after he was slammed into by a speeding truck driven by Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, a Guatemalan national residing in the U.S. illegally.
Orrego-Savala repeatedly disrespected our laws, yet he was never properly punished. He was deported twice, once in 2007 and again in 2009, but because of the lax border security encouraged by the Obama administration, he was able to keep sneaking into the U.S.
Jackson deserved a better ending. He was signed by the Indiana Colts in 2016 and played in every game that season. An injury forced him to the sidelines in 2017.
ESPN writes: “Orrego-Savala, who had a blood alcohol level of 0.239, which is nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08, was arrested early Sunday morning when he attempted to flee the scene on foot after he drove along the shoulder of Interstate 70 in Indianapolis and hit Jackson and ride-sharing operator Jeffrey Monroe, who had pulled over to help the sick Jackson.”
Two innocent people died a violent death because the Democrats are soft on illegal immigration.
President Trump can’t compromise anymore. He already promised to protect the Dreamers, a move that hasn’t gone down very well with some of his supporters. The extra funds that he’s demanding for the construction of the border wall are absolutely necessary.