Donald Trump has said it more times than anyone, but he's right. The reason that illegal immigration is such a hot-button topic during this year's presidential debates and race is because Trump was the only one brave enough to talk about the elephant in the room--illegal immigrants who are coming over to our country and making things worse for some of us.

Now, I'm the first to admit that some things Trump has said regarding illegal immigrants go too far for me. I'm not certain that deporting everyone is the answer.

But Trump has risen a lot in my book recently, and it's not because of something that he said in a televised press conference. It's because of something he did behind closed doors to comfort a grieving family in need.

This story starts in 2011 with a young man named Matthew Denice. Denice had recently graduated from college, was actually debt-free, and was due to start his first full-time job when something tragic happened.

Denice was riding his motorcycle in Milford, Massachusetts when the driver of a truck struck him and dragged him to his death after Denice was trapped up under the truck's wheel well.

The driver of that truck turned out later to have been a drunk illegal immigrant with multiple strikes on his criminal record.

Denice's mother has since become a strident voice against any Republican presidential candidates who are even considering amnesty. That list has shrunk to Kasich and Cruz.

But Trump is different.

"Donald Trump has gone around the country and has met with groups of family members that have lost somebody to an illegal alien and he never publicized it. He met with us…in a private meeting, and he kept it private," Denice's mom said.

And that is different, and the reason Trump has her support.

With Trump at the helm perhaps illegal immigration will come to be a problem of the past. He certainly appears to have the guts to do something about it. Which is what we need, to avoid more tragedies like this one.

h/t: IJ Review

 

 

 

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