"These Deaths Are Preventable:" Grieving Families Join Together To Take Action on Illegal Immigrant Crime
The group was founded by Mary Ann Mendoza and Don Rosenberg, who both lost their children to illegal immigrant felons. The founders are joined by more Americans whose children and loved ones have been killed by illegal immigrants. AVIAC aims to be a resource for victims of illegal alien crimes, such as assault and battery, identity theft and rape; the organization also seeks to serve families of these victims.
Representative Steve King (R-IA) is one of the organization’s strongest advocates, promising to push legislation such as Sarah's Law and Kate’s Law. Rep. King is a proponent of strong immigration policy and was the keynote speaker at AVIAC’s launch event. He cited a heavy amnesty time period under President Ronald Reagan:
“In 1986, Ronald Reagan was honest. He called his legislation amnesty. Now, they just call it comprehensive immigration reform. We know it means amnesty...I thought he would veto it [amnesty] because I thought he understood that we have to uphold the rule of law.”
“We’re on the cusp of restoring the rule of law,” he said on the new administration.
Rep. King rightfully pointed out the sad truth that is often untold about illegal immigrant crimes: that each and every one is avoidable.