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Family Members of Victims Want Boehner to Come to Border

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By Melissa Clyne   |   Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 08:47 AM

More than a dozen family members of crime victims of illegal aliens penned a letter to House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday asking him to visit the U.S.-Mexican border at McAllen, Texas, Breitbart News reported.

The letter requested Boehner "to see firsthand the invasion and lawlessness that is destroying our beloved country," and accuses Boehner and others of allowing access and giving "de facto" permission to the illegal immigrants, the "perpetrators who have killed our loved ones," according to Breitbart.

The letter was the idea of Maria Espinosa, the head of illegal alien crime victims' group the Remembrance Project, and the Tea Party Immigration Coalition's Rick Oltman, both of whom signed it.

The letter expresses outrage over the government's failure to enforce existing immigration laws, which families blame for the deaths of their loved ones.

Others who signed the letter include relatives of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, killed in 2010 by a Mexican drug cartel with weapons procured through the Obama administration's Fast and Furious operation, which had the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allow straw buyers to purchase guns knowing they would end up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

Other signers include Juan Benavides, whose brother was murdered in 2011 by an illegal immigrant who had been arrested on rape charges weeks earlier but released by authorities.

A 22-year-old man in the country illegally murdered Kisha Lambert's daughter in 2010 despite the man having been twice deported previously. An 18-year-old legal immigrant from Honduras also participated in the killing, according to Breitbart.

One couple who signed the Boehner letter had a son murdered by a DREAM Act illegal immigrant, while another's child lost his life to illegal immigrant gang members. Carrie and Lou Ruiz's daughter was stabbed some 39 times by an illegal alien from Venezuela who remains free, Breitbart said. And a Honduran man in the United States on temporary protective status but driving without a license killed Don Rosenberg's son in a car accident.

"We remind you, sir, that public servants' responsibilities are to 'serve,' and we insist you serve Americans, legal immigrants, and not illegal aliens," the letter reads. "You and other public servants have failed our families. Do not fail another American family! Take immediate action and do all that is necessary to enforce current laws in order to protect our families and country."

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