Any grandstanding mayor who actually harbors illegal immigrants should be prosecuted by the feds, said the grieving mother of a Milford man killed by a motorist who faces deportation after his jail sentence is up.
Maureen Maloney, whose son Matthew Denice was dragged to his death by an illegal immigrant in 2011, said on Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show yesterday she was outraged to hear Mayor Martin J. Walsh offer up City Hall as a sanctuary for people facing deportation.
“You know, it is a felony to harbor illegal aliens and I hope that President Trump or whoever goes after all these mayors and lawmakers that are harboring illegal aliens in sanctuary cities,” Maloney said. “The fact that our lawmakers keep putting illegal aliens ahead of American citizens and immigrants that are here legally is just an atrocity. They should all be voted out of their positions.”
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Maloney, an outspoken Trump supporter who appeared with him on the campaign trail to back his strong stance on immigration, added, “I have to say I’m infuriated and insulted by Mayor Marty Walsh’s stance that if it comes down to it he will harbor these illegal aliens in City Hall.
“I wasn’t exactly shocked when I heard it yesterday because he’s been saying it all along, as has many other mayors from sanctuary cities around the country. They’re pretty eager to protect the illegal aliens, rather than protect the Americans they were elected to represent and protect,” she said.Maloney’s son, a Fitchburg State graduate, was 23 in August 2011 when he was hit and dragged by a pickup truck driven by Nicolas Dutan Guaman, an illegal immigrant from Ecuador who is now serving 12 to 14 years in state prison.
“The ripple effect of losing Matthew is not just the pain and suffering of me and his immediate family,” she stressed. “He had a longtime girlfriend. They were planning on getting married. He had a huge circle of friends and extended relatives. The ripple effect just goes on and on and on.
“I hear them saying that we’re separating these (illegal immigrant) families. Well, my family has been permanently separated. And I can’t call heaven and I can’t visit heaven. I have to go visit a grave,” she said. “The illegals do have other options. My son has no options. He had a very promising life, and it’s gone. There’s no other way to put it.”
Both Walsh and Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone told Herald Radio yesterday they would not shelter illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes — the group Trump has identified as his priority for deportation.
But Maloney said, “Being in the country illegally is a crime. It’s a civil offense, but it’s still breaking our law. And then to survive in this country you have to continue to break the laws, whether it’s either working using fraudulent I.D. or a Social Security number, or you’re working off the books and evading taxes.”
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