(CNSNews.com) – Among the guests of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump for the State of the Union address Tuesday night will be Jody Jones, a California man whose brother was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant.
Rocky Jones was murdered by 36-year-old Gustavo Garcia, an illegal alien, on Dec. 17, 2018 in Tulare County, Calif.
“The criminal alien who committed this brutal murder had previously been arrested for violent crimes and had been deported twice. The criminal alien was arrested in December 2018 for the sixth time, but because of California’s sanctuary state policy, he was released from jail,” the White House announced on Tuesday.
“A few days later, the criminal alien went on a 24-hour ‘reign of terror,’ injuring several people, robbing a gas station, leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase, and killing 51-year old Rocky, who was known as a kind and gentle soul. Rocky leaves behind a precious daughter and 4 brothers who are still grieving the loss of their loved one,” Grisham added.
Also invited was U.S. Border Patrol Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz, “the second in command for more than 20,000 agents and professional staff.”
Ortiz “helped protect America’s homeland for nearly three decades.”
“Prior to joining U.S. Border Patrol in 1991, Ortiz served in the United States Army. In 2019, he became Chief Patrol Agent of the Del Rio Sector, which made him responsible for all Border Patrol operations in 41 Texas counties—including 210 miles of border between the United States and Mexico,” the White House announced.
Ortiz’s awards “include the Superior Civilian Service Medal, among the Department of Defense’s highest civilian honors.”