A terrible accident on Interstate 70 in Indianapolis has taken the lives of Edwin Jackson, linebacker for the Colts, and Jeffrey Monroe, an Uber driver. The two were killed after another truck struck Monroe’s on the emergency shoulder this weekend. The other driver attempted to flee on foot but was arrested soon after on a nearby off-ramp.
The suspect’s blood alcohol level was .239% – almost three times the legal limit. He is also an illegal alien from Guatemala who has been deported multiple times – and arrested once before for driving under the influence.
Manuel Orrego-Savala, in the country illegally for the third time, goes by several aliases. In fact, he pled guilty last year in Boone County, Indiana to driving without a license under the name Alex Cabrera-Gonsales – the same name he gave the officers who picked him up after the I-70 incident.
Boone County officials did not notify Immigration Customs Enforcement because it was not legally required for that offense. Really? An illegal alien operating a vehicle illegally. Perhaps Boone County should revisit that policy.
A String of Offences
And Orrego-Savala has spread his brand of love and respect for the United States in other locales of the lower forty-eight. In 2005, he was convicted of driving under the influence in Redwood City, California. He appeared once more in the system in October 2006, when ICE agents arrested him in San Francisco for being in the country illegally. He was deported to Guatemala in 2007. But Manuel found his way back to America, and on March 26, 2009, ICE agents arrested him again, sending him once more across the border and trusting him to stay put.
It’s time to institute President Trump’s merit-based national immigration vetting, a logical plan to allow in people who will enrich our country while eliminating easy opportunities for criminals, such as Orrego-Savala, to destroy American lives.
Numbers are Clear
Here is an eye opener from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for those who feel the gates should be left wide-open:
“In August, the federal Bureau of Prisons reported that more than 42,000 federal prisoners — or more than one in five federal prisoners — are foreign-born. Out of those in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, which is responsible for housing pretrial detainees, more than 12,000 were foreign-born. That’s nearly one quarter. That means that tens of thousands of crimes have been committed in this country that would never have happened if our immigration laws were enforced and respected like they ought to be.”
Our current system is designed to be merit-blind; it doesn’t require skills or education. Oh, no, just a relative already in the country. You get the gist here; criminals and do nothings have easily weaseled their way into our country and have wreaked havoc.
The left must stop this mob mentality of using illegals as political capital.
Adding the Costs
Edwin Jackson was known as a man who loved his children. He is remembered as a great friend and a reliable teammate. He participated in making his life, and the lives of others, joyful and full of purpose. Monroe, by all accounts, was also a wonderful friend, trustworthy, and dependable. Two tragic deaths at the hands of a criminal who so-called liberals have allowed into our country by defending open immigration and standing in the way of border security.
The Jackson and Monroe story is not an isolated incident; it is one among many. It is a warning. Criminal aliens like Orrega-Savala have been legitimized by the left and now pose an even greater danger. It’s time to stand with the president on immigration. It’s time to implement and enforce extreme vetting.