Some will argue that illegal immigration is in and of itself not directly harming anyone.
But, in violating that law, those entering this country outside of official procedure will inevitably violate other laws as a matter of consequence.
And, at least in the case outlined below, that did indeed cause harm. Tragic harm.
One of the things illegals will often avoid doing is obtain a license to drive, naturally. Doing so would expose them to the authorities.
But not having a license more often than not doesn’t prevent them from taking to the roads, as did one Margarito Quintero Rosales.
While driving on a highway in Texas, Rosales fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the median and slammed into the family vehicle of Peter and Courtney Hacking.
Peter and the couple’s two children, 4-year-old Ellie and 22-month old Grayson, were all killed instantly.
Courtney survived, and, now bereft of those she held dearest in this world, she’s on a mission to increase punishments for illegal immigration and crimes committed by illegals in this country.
“Today for me is offensive to our family. There’s no justice in what you’re getting today,” Hacking said to Rosales in court. “You weren’t supposed to be here. All of this heartbreak is because of you. You were in this country illegally for the second time. You were driving a car without a license, coming from a job you were illegally paid to do. Because of your selfishness, three beautiful people lost their lives.”
Hacking is moving forward after the minimal sentence for the horrible crime, and she is focusing on what she wants to see changed with immigration law. While the state wouldn’t have been able to prove that Rosales intended to kill Hacking’s husband and children because it was a vehicle accident, she believes that a harsher punishment should be implemented regarding the immigration being the “aggravating factor,” in deadly crimes. She is currently working with federal lawmakers and if she gets her way, there will be an increased punishment for guilty offenders.