A woman whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant said lawmakers nodded off during this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on illegal immigration.

Family members of victims who have been killed by illegal immigrants gave emotional testimony at the hearing.

“I saw distraught families talking about how their loved ones got killed, tortured, taken out of their lives, and some of the members of the panel were busy reading something. Some were nodding off. And I was furious,” Sabine Durden said.

Durden said that some lawmakers weren’t even pretending to pay attention and “could clearly care less.”

Durden, a legal immigrant from Germany, said that her only son Dominic was killed in  2012 when a truck slammed into his motorcycle. The truck’s driver, Juan Zacarias Tzun, was an illegal immigrant with a long rap sheet, including a felony and two DUIs, Durden said.

She called Donald Trump a hero for speaking out on illegal immigration.

“Donald Trump did in one minute what a lot of us have been trying to do for years. […] Donald Trump didn’t just come in as a little snowflake rolling and gaining momentum, he came in as an avalanche. He became our voice and I’m forever grateful to that man for speaking out,” Durden said.


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