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WATCH: Granddaughter Of Immigrant Allegedly Killed By An Illegal Alien Gives Powerful Speech With Trump

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U.S. President Donald Trump escorts Daria Ortiz, granddaughter of murder victim Maria Fuertes, while speaking to members of the National Border Patrol Council in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Attorney General William Barr has ordered a review of the prosecution against Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, adding to a series of interventions this week in politically sensitive cases tied to the president.
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The granddaughter of a 92-year-old woman who was allegedly murdered in New York City by an illegal alien gave a powerful speech with President Donald Trump on Friday about how the Democrat-controlled city shielded the illegal alien with its sanctuary policies.

“ICE revealed it had filed a detainer for [Reeaz] Khan in November 2019, when he had been arrested on assault and weapons charges,” Fox News reported. “But crucially, that detainer was ignored and Khan was released onto the streets.”

Daria Ortiz, granddaughter of Maria Fuentes, spoke alongside the president at the National Border Patrol Council where she pointed out how her grandmother would still be alive if it wasn’t for the Democrat policy.

“Hello everyone. My name is Daria Ortiz. I’m the granddaughter of Maria Eusebia Fuertes, the 92-year-old woman who was raped and murdered in Queens,” Ortiz said. “I’d like to take this moment to say my grandmother was very generous and educated. She was a woman who dedicated her time to taking care of others. Before coming to America, she worked as a secretary for the president of her native country, the Dominican Republic.”

“She’s a shining example of when people come legally to this country, work hard, and do the right thing, and are law-abiding citizens,” Ortiz continued. “My grandmother raised her children and her grandchildren while working hard to give us a future. Unfortunately, my grandmother had to be the example of why something like this horrific crime should never happen.”

“Our family’s hope is that her death was not in vain, and that preventative measures are put into place to ensure that nothing like this ever happens to anyone again,” Ortiz continued. “The tragedy in all of this is the fact that this could have been avoided had there been no sanctuary law. The tragedy is my grandma is not ever going to be here again.”

“The man that is responsible for this should have never had the opportunity to do this had his multiple offenses not been ignored,” Ortiz concluded. “The system not only failed our family, but it failed our city. Our family would like to thank the administration for acknowledging my family’s tragedy and extending their concerns in this tragic time. Thank you very much.”

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TRUMP: Only five weeks before the murder, the criminal alien had been arrested for assault. ICE asked for the criminal to be turned over but, instead, he was ordered released under New York City’s sanctuary laws.

If New York had simply honored ICE’s detainer request — very simple thing to do — Maria Fuertes could be with her family right now. And we’re deeply moved to be joined this afternoon by Maria’s grieving granddaughter, Daria. Where is Daria? Daria Ortiz. Daria. Please come up, Daria. Please. Daria is joined by her beautiful 5-year-old son.

Thank you, Daria. It’s a great honor. Thank you very much.

ORTIZ: Hello everyone. My name is Daria Ortiz. I’m the granddaughter of Maria Eusebia Fuertes, the 92-year-old woman who was raped and murdered in Queens. I’d like to take this moment to say my grandmother was very generous and educated. She was a woman who dedicated her time to taking care of others. Before coming to America, she worked as a secretary for the president of her native country, the Dominican Republic.

She’s a shining example of when people come legally to this country, work hard, and do the right thing and are law-abiding citizens. My grandmother raised her children and her grandchildren while working hard to give us a future. Unfortunately, my grandmother had to be the example of why something like this horrific crime should never happen.

Our family’s hope is that her death was not in vain and that preventative measures are put into place to ensure that nothing like this ever happens to anyone again. The tragedy in all of this is the fact that this could have been avoided had there been no sanctuary law. The tragedy is my grandma is not ever going to be here again.

The man that is responsible for this should have never had the opportunity to do this had his multiple offenses not been ignored. The system not only failed our family but it failed our city. Our family would like to thank the administration for acknowledging my family’s tragedy and extending their concerns in this tragic time. Thank you, very much.

TRUMP: Thank you very much, Daria. So beautiful. Not one more American life should be stolen by sanctuary cities. They’re all over the place and a lot of people don’t want them. Many, many communities — they don’t want them in California. You hear “California,” but they don’t want them. The politicians want them for whatever reason.

That’s why we’re calling on Congress to pass legislation giving American victims the right to sue sanctuary cities and hold them accountable for the suffering and the damages that they’ve caused. American citizens are entitled to safe neighborhoods and safe streets that, really, the people in this room have provided where they’re given the opportunity.

With sanctuary cities, they’re really not given that opportunity. You’re the noble guardians who protect our loved ones, and you keep America safe and you do an incredible job of doing it. Nobody could do it like you do. Under my administration, we know that border security is national security — very much the same thing.

And that’s why I’m so honored to work hand in hand with the National Border Patrol Council and all of my friends. Some of you I know very well — very, very well. We love our Border Patrol agents. We love our law enforcement. And we want to thank you for doing an incredible job. God bless you all. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Brandon.

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