While most of us were at home with family and friends enjoying the long Thanksgiving weekend, some of our neighbors were forced to deal with the immigration crisis in extremely personal and heart-wrenching ways.
Joel Velazquez, who was arrested for assault back in 2017, was out on bond when he willfully ran a red light on Thanksgiving Day hitting and instantly killing Amanda Ferguson Weyant — while she walked a crosswalk in El Paso, Texas.
Weyant, a sixth-grade teacher at Eastwood Heights Elementary School, was on her way to spend Thanksgiving Day with her family when she was mowed down by Velazquez.
Dan Ferguson, Mandy’s father, said, “He’s destroyed, my family. My daughter, Mandy, was the glue that held my family in place, she was my everything.”
Velazquez turned himself in two days later after fleeing the scene.
“I saw where my daughter was hit and where her body was 50 feet from the point of contact. He didn’t even attempt to stop to render aid,” said Ferguson.
A second incident took place Sunday afternoon when several hundred migrants attempted to overwhelm Border Patrol Agents between Tijuana, Mexico, and the San Diego area.
The brazen attempt by the marauding gang of migrants was repelled by U.S. Border Agents firing several rounds of tear gas into the crowd after the migrants began throwing rocks and attempted to penetrate various points along the border.
The hostilities began after several hundred migrants from the first caravan forced their way past Mexican riot police who were suddenly overwhelmed by the rushing mob attempting to reach the border at the port of entry in San Ysidro, California.
The chaos at the border was captured by TV Correspondent Emma Murphy through a series of several video clips on Twitter, highlighting hostile migrants attempting to storm through the border shouting “yes, we can.”
Before the incident Sunday afternoon, President Trump called on Mexico through a series of tweets to stop the additional caravans currently snaking their way through Mexico.
“Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in the U.S. no longer).”
Adding, “Dems created this problem. No crossings!”