The Press Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Monday the 25th of October 2015 was a success. We were joined by the following hardworking and ever so diligent people from different states who had been writing about the issue of Illegal Immigration and the effects on our country and its citizens.
Steve Salvi, Founder of Ohio jobs & Justice Pac (www.Ojjpac.org),
Jack Oliver for Floridians for a Sustainable Population ( www.flsuspop.org),
David Caulkett for Floridians for Immigration Enforcement ( www.flimen.org),
Joe Guzzardi and Jo Wideman for CAPS Californians for Population Stabilization ( www.CAPSweb.org)
Jon Feere from the Center For Immigration Studies (www.cis.org)
Congressman Brian Babin joined us as well, gave a speech and made sure to talk to each one of us who lost a loved one because of an illegal alien.
I introduced Dominic and shared who he was, what he meant to so many of us and how he was taken from us. Other victims parents that shared their horrific and sad stories were Ann Mendoza, Laura Wilkerson, Dan Golvach and Juan Benavidos. We all walked to the White House and wanted to place all the banners with the pictures of our loved ones in front of the fence. But by the time we got there, the Secret Service cleared the whole area and we had to leave the premises.
Not discouraged, we went to Capitol Hill to meet with the great Congressman Steve King. After a great hour of sharing, discussing and many tears and laughter, most of the group had to leave for the airport to return home.
Mary Ann Mendoza and I stayed an extra day and got to visit with the wonderful Congressman Louie Gohmert the next day. We also stopped by Congressman Trey Gowdy’s office and left messages about how proud and thankful we were for him. As we left he building, we experienced the Presidential Motorcade driving by us as we were ready to head to the White House again. On our way there we got to spend some time and talk to an American Homeless Veteran in a wheelchair. It was heart wrenching to see a once proud military member hunched over, hurting and alone. We promised to never forget him and continue our fight for all Americans to be treated with respect and dignity and to be taken care of.
This trip to Washington, D.C. was another success in my book. I got to meet new fellow Patriots who want this country to become great again and I strengthened existing and create new friendships. The message was heard loud and clear that we have to have our existing Immigration Laws enforced, our Border Patrol agents present at the border and able to do their jobs, Sanctuary Cities no longer funded with our Tax dollars and we have to make sure our American citizens are safe and sound. No other person should ever have to feel this kind of pain of losing a loved one because of a person that wasn’t suppose to be in this country in the first place. Glad to be back home and ready for my journey to continue