WASHINGTON TIMES — The illegal immigrant children streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border have become a breeding pool for criminal gangs, the Frederick County sheriff told Congress on Tuesday, pointing to a long list of crimes including attempted murder, kidnapping, home invasion and carjacking.
Hundreds of thousands of the children have entered the U.S. and been allowed to stay under Obama administration policies, and Republicans used a hearing Tuesday to try to highlight the American victims — parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants who gained a foothold in the U.S. because of those generous policies.
Michelle Root, mother of Sarah Root, recounted her daughter’s death in Omaha, Nebraska, this year at the hands of an illegal immigrant who police said was drag racing while drunk, smashed into the young woman’s car and left her brain-dead.
A local judge set his bail at “less than the amount it cost to bury my baby,” and federal immigration authorities refused to come pick him up, allowing him to escape into the shadows, where he may have fled back to his home country, Honduras.
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