As you may know, Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera nearly came to blows over the illegal immigration issue which was predicated by the vehicular murder of two young ladies last week in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Here's the story:
Alison Kunhardt, 17, and Tessa Tranchant, 16, were sitting at a traffic light, police say, when a car driven by Ramos smashed into them. According to a story in The Pilot, Ramos' brother said Ramos had been drinking and didn't even remember the wreck.
According to WVEC.com (Channel 13) Video available.
The man charged with killing two best friends in a Friday night crash admitted in a Va. Beach court Monday he's in the country illegally.
David Kunhardt, Allison's father, declares the families will fight for changes to DUI laws. He wants to prevent those convicted of DUI - like Alfredo Ramos, the man driving the car that slammed into the girls - from having the opportunity to commit the same crime again.
The Virginia Pilot states:
City leaders tried to shift the debate about the recent deaths of Alison Kunhardt, 17, and Tessa Tranchant, 16, away from illegal immigration and onto drunk driving. Alfredo Ramos, 22, the man charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter in their deaths, had a record of three alcohol-related convictions and was in the country illegally.
An update on WTKR Channel 3 in Hampton Beach includes this information:
According to court records, Alfredo has a criminal history, all misdemeanors. In October 2006, Ramos was charged with drunk in public. In November 2007, he was charged with driving without a license, identity theft, no seat belt, and no insurance. In January 2007, he was charged with pubic swearing and intoxication.
If this upsets you, there is recourse at Numbers USA Action Buffet where you can send free faxes regarding immigration/illegal immigration and amnesty to the leaders of Our Country. Americans for Legal Immigration has a forum for debating illegal immigration.
Last year, Rep. Sue Myrick (NC-9) introduced the Scott Gardner Act to Congress.
"The Scott Gardner Act will make it mandatory to detain and deport any illegal alien convicted of DWI. DWI’s threaten the lives of everyone on the road, and it should be a deportable offense- not just a slap on the wrist. It’s just common sense. The Scott Gardner Act will also require State and local law enforcement officers to collect immigration information during the course of their normal duties and enter this information into Federal immigration databases. This is important because if law enforcement officials had a database they checked for each DWI pullover, the man who killed Scott Gardner would have never been on the road."
Congress failed to act on this bill. If they had, two young ladies would still be alive and one illegal immigrant would be back where he belongs, in Mexico.
The President is busy right now trying to get support for his amnesty bill. Can the USofA really afford to pander to people from other countries who act as if they are above the law? Do you think for one minute that this illegal immigrant would not have behaved exactly the same way if he was given President Bush's amnesty? Illegal immigrants have already broken the law by entering the USofA unlawfully. It obviously doesn't matter to him what other laws he breaks. And the Judge who gave him the suspended sentence for the DUI/DWI should also be held accountable. There are laws on the books in every State which are constantly being flagrantly ignored by Judges all across the USofA.
Numbers USA Action Buffet is a good place to voice your opinions on this issue.