Rep. Gosar on Trump’s Border Security and Immigration Executive Orders: “This Will Save American Lives”

Jan 25, 2017 Issues: Immigration and Border Security

For Immediate Release

Date: January 25, 2017

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.Smith@mail.house.gov


  (Photo courtesy of the House Judiciary Committee)

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after President Trump issued executive orders to secure the southern border and enforce immigration laws:

“Finally, we have a president who actually delivers on the promises made to the American people. I'm incredibly pleased to see President Trump taking action to end Sanctuary Cities in only his first week in office. Under the Trump Administration, the Rule of Law is starting to make a comeback in America.

“I especially want to commend the president for remembering in his speech delivered today at the Department of Homeland Security, the life of Grant Ronnebeck, the 21 year-old from Mesa who was killed by an illegal immigrant while working at a convenience store . Securing the border and fully enforcing our immigration laws will save American lives. These executive orders send a clear message, not just across the country but also around the world, that the United States will not stand for lawlessness.”

 

Background

The full text of President Trump’s executive orders can be found HERE.

Grant Ronnebeck, a hard working 21-year-old from Mesa, Arizona was working at a convenience store on January 22, 2015, when an illegal immigrant murdered him in cold blood over a pack of cigarettes. The illegal immigrant was a self-proclaimed member of a Mexican drug cartel who had been previously accused of “a violent home invasion and week-long rape attack.” The only reason Grant’s killer was still in the United States was because Obama’s executive action on immigration caused a lag in his deportation back to Mexico. Read the full story from the Arizona Republic HERE

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