Ed told us a heart wrenching story about his niece who was raped and slaughtered by here ex-boyfriend who was here illegally. Though it doesn't excuse this evil, heinous, and cowardly act, Ed did not tell the audience that this "illegal" immigrant was his niece's ex-boyfriend. This evil man was previously convicted of drunk driving in addition to other offenses, but was allowed to remain free and in this United States.
Thank you Miguel. Right now I’d like to invite Ed Kowalski, from 9/11 Families For a Secure America for a touching story and certainly a very moving one.
Thank you all. As Miguel just passionately said, twenty-five Americans a day fall victim to crimes committed by illegal aliens. In 2005 my family was on of these. My seventeen year old niece Elizabeth Butler, one week away from her high school graduation, was raped and stabbed thirteen times to death and found by her parents in Croton Falls, New York. If Westchester country, at that time, had a 287(g) program the individual who slaughtered my niece would have been picked up and deported as he should have been, but this didn’t occur because we didn’t have politicians like Mayor Cresitello who’s fighting for a 287(g) program. At the time Elizabeth was killed we had a district attorney, Jeanine Piro who was more interested in hiring Bernie Kerik to eaves drop on her husband who she suspected was cheating. That’s what we had in Westchester county. That’s why my niece is dead. If you don’t believe, to my friends across the street, if you don’t believe that this is a problem I invite you to go on to www.immigrationshumancost.org and you can see the stories of people whose lives have been ended by illegal aliens.
Government at all levels must make the prosecution and deportation of law breaking illegal aliens a top priority. This includes drunk driving, as well as theft, rape, and murder. All foreign prisoners eligible for deportation must be shipped home at the end of their sentences, not released onto American streets to commit further crimes on innocent citizens. I want everybody in this crowd to remember what it was like to be seventeen, to think of a life full of future, full of promise, and then I want you to think of my niece who’s lying in a grave who will never have what we have. And I want you to think that was done at the hands of an illegal alien. The common excuse that these dangerous criminal fell through the cracks is not acceptable when our fellow citizens are being killed, raped, and otherwise harmed by these invaders. 287(g) is the way to go. We need to get behind it, we need to get behind Mayor Cresitello. We need to enforce this now.
Thank you very much.