Many people — especially those isolated from the real world — like to sit back and laugh at the people who attended Donald Trump rallies.  They laugh at the chants to “lock her up” and “build the wall.”  What these out of touch elites don’t know is that there are real-world ramifications to the issues behind the chants. 

Here’s the latest, very sad, example:

The suspected drunk driver who killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson in a crash on the morning of the Super Bowl is a Guatemalan citizen who is in the U.S. illegally and has been deported twice, police revealed Monday.

Indiana State Police identified the driver of an F-150 truck in the incident as Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, who had been deported in 2007 and 2009.

“State police investigators are working with U.S. Federal Immigration Officials and they have placed a hold on Orrego-Savala,” police said in a statement.

Jackson, 26, and Jeffrey Monroe, 54, also in his vehicle, were hit and killed around 4 a.m. on Sunday on Interstate 70 in Indiana.

How many of these stories do we have to see before we build a wall and get serious about illegal immigration?  Perhaps because Jackson was a professional football player, it will bring more attention to the issue.

Liberals try to cast this issue as one of compassion, and I agree.  I have compassion for Jackson and Monroe, for their families, and for everyone who’s been touched by unnecessary tragedy because the United States of America refuses to actually enforce their own laws.

Orrego-Savala’s blood alcohol level was 0.239 — three times the legal limit — when he killed these two innocent men.  Rep. Todd Rokita was furious at this news.

“This news should make all Americans angry. A twice-deported illegal immigrant is suspected of killing 2 Hoosiers, including Colts LB Edwin Jackson,” he tweeted. “We must do more to get these dangerous illegal immigrant criminals off our streets, build a wall & put an end to illegal immigration.”

I agree, and so do most Americans.

Build.  The.  Wall.

Hat Tip: Fox News

Image Credit: By Jeffrey Beall (Own work) [CC BY 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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