A mother whose son was killed by a drunk-driving illegal immigrant said lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are focusing on President Trump's controversial "s***hole countries" controversy when they should be concerned with illegal immigrant crime, sanctuary cities and border security.
"Every one of you politicians in Washington need to be protecting your fellow Americans," Mary Anne Mendoza said on "The Story" on Friday night. "That is it. That's the issue that needs to be handled."
She suggested that Trump's comments are getting so much attention because lawmakers are trying to deflect away from their lack of progress on comprehensive immigration reform.
She said she still has faith that Trump will deliver on immigration and follow through on the promises he made during the 2016 campaign, but she wants to see him get more support from Congress.
"I think our politicians in Washington have lost focus on what they're really there for: the constitutional rights that every one of us as American citizens have that are being completely ignored," Mendoza said. "They are giving more precedent to these illegal criminals."
She concluded with a stern message for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other members of Congress: "Do what you were elected to do."
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