Murder victims fuel U.S. illegal immigration debate

Grant Ronnebeck wasn’t fast enough counting change.

Before leaving the crime scene, the gunman calmly grabbed a few more packs of smokes and stepped over the “big-hearted” young man’s lifeless corpse.

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Trump’s new agency will be the office of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, or VOICE, and will be part of the Department of Homeland Security.

“To lose a child, especially when it was preventable, you know there’s no coming back from that. You don’t ever recover, but to have a president that is putting Americans first and putting the victims’ families first, it’s amazing,” Steve Ronnebeck told the Associated Press.

Cops say the triggerman was a member of a Mexican drug cartel who had embarked on a week-long rampage of rape and robbery.

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Ronnebeck’s father, Steve, and other families who have lost loved ones to crimes committed by immigrants now have an ally in the White House.

The 21-year-old was working the graveyard shift at a Mesa, Ariz. convenience store when a customer arrived, tossing a handful of coins onto the counter.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced he would create a new office to serve victims of immigrant crime and their relatives.

Under former president Barack Obama, people like Ronnebeck felt the scales were tilted in favour of foreign-born criminals and not them.

Mary Ann Mendoza is the mother of a police sergeant killed in a 2014 head-on crash with a drunk driver who was in the country illegally.

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An illegal immigrant, he faces the death penalty when he goes on trial in September, but in the months before the murder, the feds had sprung him loose.

“The clerk says, ‘I can’t give you the cigarettes until I count the money,’” Det. Steve Berry told the Arizona Republic. “At that point, the (man) shoots him anyway.”

“I wish we had leadership in our state that stood up for Americans and would reach out to our families.” “So many times families are left grieving the loss of their loved ones, and they’re left wondering what happened in the system,” she said.

Ronnebeck was the accused killer’s last stroke of bloodlust.
Apolinar Altamirano, charged with the murder of Grant Ronnebeck, 21, in Mesa, Ariz.
Now, the murder of Ronnebeck and others are adding gasoline to an already raging fire, triggering demands for the deportation of illegal immigrants.
Apolinar Altamirano, 30, was nabbed two hours later.

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“Finally we’re being heard. My family feels like we actually matter again.”

Opponents criticized the administration for using government money to advocate for immigrants in the country illegally.

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