A mother whose son was murdered by an illegal alien in 2002 has decided to run for Congress after working to get his murderer deported.
Agnes Gibboney, whose son Ronald Da Silva was shot and killed in 2002 by an illegal immigrant in California, decided to get into politics after the killer, Luis Gonzales, a Mexican national and confirmed gang member, was released from prison after serving a stint for voluntary manslaughter. Gibboney was able to get him deported and felt empowered because of the experience.
“After my son’s murderer was released early in November of last year and I finally got him deported, I felt very strong and very empowered to fight for Americans — to fight for my country that I love and respect,” Gibboney said Wednesday in an interview with Fox & Friends.
“Angel moms” are mothers whose children have been killed by illegal immigrants in the United States.
ICE records show Gonzalez was a previously deported felon who reentered the U.S. before shooting and killing Gibboney’s son.
An all too familiar story.
Imagine if this is YOUR child! Murdered by a previously deported illegal alien. I DON'T WANT this happening to your family. That's why I'm running for CA Congressional District 31. Please help me fight for you & our Country. Donate & Share https://t.co/E9LvybQ2Gr pic.twitter.com/lk5j37Al7t
— Agnes Gibboney for Congress (@agnes_gibboney) January 29, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently looked into a camera and assured illegal aliens that they were safe from arrest and deportation.
Regardless of your immigration status, I want every Angeleno to know your city is on your side. Here in Los Angeles, our police department does not coordinate with ICE or participate in immigration enforcement.
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) February 15, 2020
Gibboney is running in a district that neighbors Los Angeles and took issue with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s support for his city’s police department refusing to coordinate with ICE and participating in immigration enforcement.
“He is saying he’s protecting the immigrant community,” she told Fox & Friends. “Well, the immigrant community has no fears or concerns about Trump’s policy.”
“What Garcetti is refusing to say is he’s protecting illegal aliens — those that commit crimes. And I’m not saying that every illegal alien commit[s] crimes, but they commit a significant number of crimes,” she added.
You can argue statistics on illegal alien crime from now until doomsday and it won’t heal the wounds of mothers like Mrs. Gibboney, of which there are thousands across the United States. In 2018 alone, ICE says that they placed detainers on illegal aliens responsible for 2,500 murders. That’s 2,500 families — mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters — who lost a loved one because too many in and out of government refuse to do what is necessary to protect the people by securing our borders.
Murder by an illegal alien is a wholly preventable crime. Congress needs more advocates like Agnes Gibboney to put a stop to it.