The latest in a long, preventable string of senseless, illegal alien-caused violence unfolded this week when a road rage suspect named Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro shot and killed a Washington state deputy. According to federal immigration authorities, Flores Del Toro is a Mexican national who entered the U.S. on a temporary work visa in 2014. Instead of heading back home when the visa expired, the alien remained in the United States and took up residence in Ellensburg, Washington.
On Tuesday night, Flores Del Toro was pursued by Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson and Officer Benito Chavez. Upon finally stopping his vehicle, the illegal alien emerged from the car and opened fire, wounding Chavez and killing the 42-year-old Thompson. Officers ultimately killed Flores Del Toro, but that fact provides cold comfort for Thompson’s family and anyone else in the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, who should have never had to encounter this man in the first place. He should not have been in the country. Period.
Unfortunately, as Fox News points out, this is only the latest in a string of killings attributed to illegal immigrants:
Several communities have been shocked in recent weeks by slayings that authorities have attributed to suspects described as illegal immigrants, drawing attention to President Trump’s call for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and the nationwide debate over sanctuary policies adopted by some states and cities that critics say have allowed some violent criminals living in the U.S. illegally to evade deportation.
Indeed, over the past couple of months, Bambi Larson of California, Connie Koontz, Sophia Renken, Gerald David, and Sharon David of Nevada, and Deputy Thompson of Washington have all fallen victim to illegal alien violence. These murders have occurred because of a D.C. establishment that refuses to do what needs to be done. These murders have occurred because we have states and cities determined to resist any federal immigration action. These murders have occurred because Democrats have succeeded in blocking President Donald Trump’s border wall.
These murders have occurred because we, as a country, decided to let them occur.
If we want to save future victims, it’s high time we make another decision.