President Trump on Friday declared Nov. 1 a day of remembrance for Americans killed by illegal immigrants – seeking to highlight his policies curbing illegal immigration in the last days of his reelection campaign.
“We solemnly stand with their families – our Angel Families – who have endured what no American family should ever have to suffer,” he said. “Today, we recommit to ensuring that those responsible for these tragedies face justice, while taking every action to prevent these horrific acts from occurring in our Nation.”
In the proclamation, the president noted Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the work they do at the border to protect Americans “from the senseless crimes that our Angel Families have had to endure.”
Follow-up: some of the “Angel Families” react:
Don Rosenberg, whose son was killed when his motorcycle was struck by an illegal immigrant without a driver’s license, told Fox News that too many Americans are unaware of the problem because it is swept under the rug by the mainstream media.
“Unfortunately, there are too many people – because how most of the media covers illegal alien crime – that think none of it goes on,” Rosenberg said. “And when you talk about, you know, people who have been killed by illegal aliens they’ll say, ‘well, it’s terrible, but it’s only a few.’”
Rosenberg criticized outlets like The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC, among others, for largely refusing to report on American citizens or legal immigrants being killed by illegal ones.