Mother of victim murdered by illegal says lawmakers FELL ASLEEP at hearing

If true, this is absolutely unacceptable and outrageous. According to Sabine Durden, some lawmakers actually fell asleep during a Tuesday Senate Judiciary hearing centered on family members of victims who were slain by illegal aliens:

“The hardest part for me was to watch some of the Congress members falling asleep and some of them were doing whatever they did on their phones,” she said. “There were a few that paid attention, because people were pouring their hearts out, and our lives have been shattered. They sit there and participate in it and don’t even have enough decency to just sit there and look at us.”

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley told TheDC he could not speak to Durden’s claim, because he was primarily focused on the families and not the other members. However, Grassley did say that members do react to e-mails and texts from staff indicating when action on an amendment, for example, of theirs is happening on the floor.

The hearing was called after the murder of 32-year-old Kate Steinle in San Francisco by Mexican illegal Francisco Sanchez. Durden is herself a legal immigrant from Germany who became a U.S. citizen in 1993. Her son, Dominic, was killed in 2012 when an illegal from Guatemala, Juan Zacarias Tzun, crashed his truck into Dominic as he rode his motorcycle to work.

Tzun spent 35 days in jail and was deported in March 2014. Unfortunately, many other victims’ families don’t receive the same justice:

Mary Ann Mendoza also lost her son, Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza a year ago when Raul Silva-Corona, an illegal alien from Mexico, killed her son in a head-on collision. According to reports, Corona, who was drunk and high on methamphetamine, drove the wrong way on to the freeway in Mesa, Ariz.

Corona was not deported over two decades ago in 1994 after he was convicted for committing crimes, like burglary and assaulting an officer, in Colorado. Corona failed to show up to his court hearing after the judge initially released him.

“This is my motto. The leniencies that our government is showing illegal aliens is costing innocent American lives,” Mendoza told TheDC.

“I’m a little frustrated with the length of time that it’s taken for this country to realize what a big problem this is, but it’s really hard to hear the opposition talking about they’re so worried families being separated and fathers, brothers, sisters being deported back to Mexico,” she said. “ What our country is forgetting is we are separated from our loved ones permanently. These people are still alive. They are living their lives and if they are separated and have to go back to the country they came from, then their whole family needs to go back with them if they want to be together.”

When will the government start to treat these illegals like the criminals they are?