“People came into the country illegally and killed their children. And it’s a very, very, sad thing what’s happening with our country … And nobody wants to talk about it,” Trump said. Trump also referenced the high-profile killing of a woman in San Francisco allegedly by an undocumented immigrant who had been deported five times in the past.
Family of several crime victims joined Trump at the news conference and said they supported the Republican presidential candidate’s blunt talk on illegal immigration — statements that have caused some companies, including NBC Universal and Univision, to cut ties with the businessman.
“No one really listened to us, our story really wasn’t heard,” said Sabine Durden, whose 30-year-old son was killed by a driver who was an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala three years ago. “When I heard Mr. Trump, I started screaming,” she said. “Finally, someone who had the guts to say what millions are thinking.”