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By Rachel Stoltzfoos
The mother of a child brutally murdered by an illegal immigrant broke down Tuesday as she asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi which of her children she would be willing to sacrifice so an immigrant can have a better life in this country.
“In 2010, one of the illegals slaughtered my son,” Laura Wilkerson told Pelosi, a defender of cities that give sanctuary to illegal immigrants convicted of crimes. “He tortured him. He beat him. He tied him up like an animal, and he set him on fire.”
“And I am not a one story mother. This happens everyday,” she continued in tears. “Because there are no laws enforced at the border. We have to start giving American families first. This is not bad to not put Americans first, you know, we have family that fought and died for this country. … How do you reconcile in your head about allowing people to disavow the law?”
“And the second part of my question is this. If you need to go home tonight and line up your babies, as you say, and your grandbabies, which one of them could you look in their eyes today, and tell them that they’re expendable –” she asked, choking up as she tries to get the words out, “for another foreign person to have a nicer life?”
“Which one would you like to say, ‘You my child are expendable for someone else to come over here and not follow the law and have a nicer life.”
Pelosi murmured “I’m so sorry,” as she described her son’s death. She answered the question by commending Wilkerson for sharing her story so that “none of us” has to go through what she did, and restating her position that it’s a good thing for sanctuary cities to provide refuge from the federal government for illegal immigrants.
“I can’t even imagine, there’s nothing I’m sure that can compare to the grief that you have,” she told Wilkerson. “And so I pray for you. I pray for you, and again we all pray that none of us has to experience what you’ve experienced.”
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