Passage of the immigration bill S. 744 would cause thousands more Americans to be victimized by criminals, Maria Espinoza, director of the Remembrance Project, a group dedicated to memorializing the victims killed by illegal aliens, warned today.
"I oppose S. 744 in the strongest possible terms," said Espinoza, a first-generation American of Hispanic descent whose father legally immigrated from Mexico.
Espinoza said that the bill, by providing amnesty to criminal aliens, would be "a slap in the face" to their victims:
"Its authors worked hand-in-hand with rich businessmen and amnesty advocates while never once considering the rights of the victims of illegal alien violence. Their decisions to provide amnesty to criminals, including gang bangers, is a slap in the face of every single victim of illegal alien violence."
Espinoza said the bill would enable criminal gangs to continue to prey upon American citizens:
"S. 744 will place innocent civilians in more danger and allow criminal gangs to continue preying upon the innocent. Ladies and gentlemen, one American life stolen by an illegal alien is one life too many."
Espinoza also called out celebrities in the entertainment industry for continuing to back such a dangerous bill:
"Where are the stars, like Eva Longoria, who continue to support legislation that threatens the safety of Americans? Have they taken the time to speak with the families of victims killed by illegal aliens? I think not."
"This bill is a disaster. In every possible respect, it is quite evident that the American family did not have a seat at this negotiating table. Therefore, this bill must be shredded. I am asking everyone to rise in opposition of this un-American bill, S. 744."
"Otherwise, there will be thousands more victims," Espinoza warned.