‘Angel Mom’ Rips O’Rourke for His Immigration Policies: A ‘Slap In The Face’

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke responds to a question during a forum held by gun safety organizations the Giffords group and March For Our Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

The mother of a Texas police officer killed in a car accident involving a drunk driver in the country illegally says Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s proposals for more lenient immigration policies make her “blood boil.”

In a weekend op-ed in USA Today, Mary Ann Mendoza says the policies preferred by O’Rourke and the other Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump are “a slap in the face not just to legal immigrants, but to everyone who has suffered from the sort of weak immigration enforcement that O’Rourke desires.”

Mendoza’s son, Sgt. Brandon Mendoza of the Mesa, Arizona police department, was killed in a head-on collision in 2014 while on his way home from a shift. The other driver, who was also killed in the accident, was drunk and had been driving on the wrong side of the road for nearly 30 miles.

In the article, Mendoza lambasts O’Rourke for his dismissal of a woman’s question about illegal immigration at a recent rally in Phoenix. The woman questioned whether O’Rourke’s proposals to roll back enforcement of immigration laws and champion more open policies toward asylum-seekers was a “slap in the face” to those who came to the United States legally.

O’Rourke later tweeted about the exchange and said immigrants pose no threat to her and that “we need to call people out for saying they do.”

Mendoza writes that the cavalier attitudes toward illegal immigration promoted by O’Rourke are one of the reasons she lost her 32-year-old son.

“My son’s killer had multiple criminal convictions during his 20 years living illegally in America. Employing the same open borders rationale as O’Rourke, judges, policymakers and activists ensured that he was never deported,” she writes.

“Since my son’s death, I’ve fought to change the policies that enabled it — to get our elected officials to secure the border and remove people who have no right to be here, especially convicted criminals,” Mendoza says.

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Azog
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Azog

He ought to be milkshaked where ever he goes.

ron
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beto you said they want to follow our laws. but they are breaking the law by coming here illegally. as far as kids in cages it’s been going on over ten years. funny Trump has been in office for less than three years. where were all the demwites yelling then. it was ok then i guess? obama, chuckie, and bill all complain about illegals and how we needed to stop them. what you should be saying is American citizens come first

Screwtape
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I can completely sympathize with Mrs. Mendoza as I lost two children to a drunk illegal, except he was a Ukrainian who overstayed his visa. It is no satisfaction to me that he now lives at taxpayer expense in prison. I want twenty loooong minutes alone with him and a few hand tools.

People forget that 40%+of illegals are those who came in via visas, then broke the law by staying. I’d like to hear some solutions for that, short of biochipping with explosive charges.

Lynn
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I wonder how fast his opinion of illegal immigrants who come here and break our laws over and over and over again, and NOTHING is done to them, if HIS child was murdered by a drunk driver? Or murdered by an Illegal Immigrant who has a gun and wants money, their vehicle, etc? What I find appalling is when and IF an article is done on an illegal committing murder(s) it’s pretty much a blurb in the newspaper buried on the last page or close to it. And you never hear about it again. Unless the murder victim is a… Read more »

Lee Jenkins
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Somebody should literally slap this clown.

Karin Callaway
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Mrs. Mendoza, I totally stand with you against these fully left wing, radical, socialistic, un-democratic Democrats. There is nothing, NOT ONE BLASTED THING, that they stand for which helps America or Americans. They just want the votes, and to heck with the destruction of American Lives, Legal emigrants, who have come legally and BECOME more American than any of the Democrat Party. They have no platform except to disenfranchise the 2016 American Voters. They will lie if the truth would serve a better purpose, and to take out OUR President. Our people in uniform, whatever kind, should be taken as… Read more »

connie lanzaro
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connie lanzaro

O’Rourke cannot rationalize this ridiculous stance, He’ trying to boost his standing.

connie lanzaro
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connie lanzaro

O’Rourke is playing this for votes, an.d he’s winding up looking like a fool

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