It’s difficult to say how many American citizens lose their lived each year at the hands of those who are in the country illegally, but the number is likely far higher than what is being reported.
Adding to that tally is a Vietnam veteran in Pennsylvania, who was the victim of a hit and run accident one day before Veteran’s Day.
Nemias Perez Severiano, 31, a Mexican national in the country illegally, was charged with being involved with an accident causing death while not licensed, failing to stop and render aid, driving without a license, and related offenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
According to the criminal complaint, Severiano told police he had consumed seven or eight beers in a restaurant beforehand and was “a little drunk.”
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say Severiano, who is being held on a $200,000 bond, is an “illegally present Mexican national,” and lodged an immigration detainer against him.
The veteran, Samuel W. Jackson, 67, was hit as he exited his parked car in front of his Norristown home on Nov. 10. He was dragged more than 50 feet.
Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971 and was honorably discharged as a corporal, died at a nearby hospital.
His granddaughter, Ashley Guidici, was in the home when the accident occurred and was alerted by a neighbor, who banged on the door, according to CBS Philly.
“Not fair I had to see him on the ground dying,” Guidici said.
“Not fair he had to die by himself,” she added. “He was just minding his business.”
On the very day that Jackson was killed, a grandmother and a 15-year-old boy were killed in North Carolina and an allegedly impaired illegal immigrant has been charged in that accident too, ABC 11 News reported.
Two other teens suffered severe neck and spinal injuries in the crash.
Felix Antonio Juarez-Antunez, 35, did not have a driver’s license and investigators say he was going an estimated 90 mph in a 45 mph zone — police say alcohol was a factor.
The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday that Juarez-Antunez, who has been deported twice, has now been charged with illegal reentry of a deported alien.
Democrats and their liberal media allies are eager to call attention to migrant children detained on the southern border, exaggerating the conditions they are held in, but shy away from stories such as these.
There was also little attention on Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, recently stating that the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. was nearly double what the media has been reporting for years.
While speaking at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in October, Cuccinelli cited a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which puts the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. at 22.1 million.
“That’s the one I know. I just use it as a reference point. Because from an operational standpoint, it doesn’t matter too much,” he told the Washington Examiner. “We deal with what’s in front of us. So that’s the perspective that I bring to it. It’s useful to know. It’s an important thing at a 100,000-foot level.”
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