My son’s killer had multiple criminal convictions during his 20 years living illegally in America. Employing the same open borders rationale as O’Rourke, judges, policymakers and activists ensured that he was never deported.

Since my son’s death, I’ve fought to change the policies that enabled it — to get our elected officials to secure the border and remove people who have no right to be here, especially convicted criminals.

Beto O’Rourke has made it clear he wants the opposite. He wants us to believe that enforcing immigration law is tantamount to killing kids.

That’s a slap in the face not just to legal immigrants, but to everyone who has suffered from the sort of weak immigration enforcement that O’Rourke desires.