The Victims of Illegal Immigration is a booklet (which I edited) that contains 17 mini-essays by an eclectic coalition of concerned writers about individuals whose lives have been negatively impacted or who have paid the ultimate price with their lives, due to our country’s unsecure borders and unfettered immigration policies.
The stories are very sad; in some cases, tragic. They constitute the flip-side of the ‘but they only come here to work’ mantra. Among the contributors: Tom Tancredo, the former Colorado congressman, writes about Marten Kudlis, a three-year-old, who was killed (in an automotive accident) by an illegal alien who was a repeat offender; Jim Olson, of the Arizona Cattle Grower’s Association, remembers Rob Krentz, the Arizona rancher who was murdered on his property by a suspected illegal; Peter Gadiel, president of 9/11 Families for a Secure America, honors his son, James, who worked as an assistant trader for Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center in New York City; Tamyra Murray, a Michigan construction industry worker, describes what it’s like to be undercut by ‘cheap’ illegal labor; and Ana Santana reports about a woman who was repeatedly raped and burned by a pair of dairy farm workers in Wisconsin.
A booklet hardly does the topic justice, in that there are countless numbers of Americans who are also victims and whose stories were not included due to space constraints (although they deserve to be). But, hopefully, it's still a tool to help broadcast the message that Americans have been hurt, are hurt, and will be hurt if we don’t seriously begin to enforce our immigration laws and uphold the rule of law.
Please email me (see "contact" page) if you are interested in a copy.