A number of the crime victim families were in Washington for the occasion of the vote, as well as meeting with President Trump. On Tuesday, several inaugurated a new activist group, the Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC)
One of those present was Mary Ann Mendoza, who lost her son, Mesa Arizona Police Sergeant Brandon Mendoza (pictured below) when he was killed in a head-on collision by an illegal alien driving the wrong way on a freeway. The killer, Raul Silva-Corona, had a blood-alcohol level of .24 percent and had not been deported after earlier crimes of burglary and assault. Mary Ann Mendoza’s anger at the preventable death prompted her to write a letter to President Obama in 2014.
Tucker Carlson, a long-time friend of immigration enforcement particularly against violent criminals, invited Mendoza for a discussion on Thursday about the government’s history of passivity toward illegal alien criminals who have been killing and otherwise harming American citizens for years.
TUCKER CARLSON: The House of Representatives today voted to pass Kate’s Law, a bill that if enacted would stiffen penalties for deported illegal aliens who reenter the United States as so many do. The house also passed a bill that would cut off federal grants to sanctuary cities. Mary Ann Mendoza is the mother of Sergeant Brandon Mendoza who was a police officer killed by a previously deported illegal alien: she joins us tonight. Mary Ann, thanks for coming on. Does this bill do what you want it to do?
MARY ANN MENDOZA: It’s a beginning, and absolutely more more light needs to be shed on this problem in our country, and I think more Americans need to be educated of what’s really happening behind the scenes: politicians lie, mainstream media does not give the correct statistics of what’s happening to American citizens in our country.
CARLSON: What do politicians lie about?
MENDOZA: They lie about the fact that people like myself are anti immigrants which is the furthest thing from the truth: I am anti illegal alien criminals in our country. I’m tired of our politicians. I don’t know when the turn happened in this country of when politicians are now protecting illegal criminals in our country more than they’re protecting you and I.
CARLSON: So the man who killed your son had been deported before.
MENDOZA: He’d been deported, he had been convicted of crimes in the state of Colorado. He didn’t show up for his court date, he was on the run, he was caught at the border in 2012, taken back up to Colorado, the court showed him leniency and let him go and 12 years later he killed my son.
CARLSON: He was not deported the second time.
MENDOZA: No, he was not.
CARLSON: Even though he was never in the country legally.
MENDOZA: Correct, so this is what’s so maddening to me, the leniency that our court systems are showing illegal criminals — most of the time their felonies are reduced to misdemeanors, they spend half the time in jail that you or I would for the same crimes that they commit. They’re released back out on the streets, they run to sanctuary cities because they know that they’re protected. It’s time that our politicians and that the American public is aware of the fact what’s happening in our court systems, what our politicians are hiding, and we are here to be truth tellers, we’ve started AVIAC.us, Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime. We want to bring to light not only the murders of Americans but people who are affected by rape, assault, identity theft. We want Americans to come out of the shadows and let their fellow Americans know what’s happening to them.
CARLSON: Well, you’ve begun that, so thank you very much very much for joining us today.