Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tougher stance urged on illegals

Two women who lost loved ones to illegal aliens driving without licenses begged state senators to pass tougher immigration laws Thursday.

Stephen Rand Rouvet, 21, was killed in a wreck on Ashley Phosphate Road on June 1, 2008. Police said Jesus Magana was driving a borrowed truck with no driver's license. He pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Rouvet's mother made a passionate plea for tougher laws Thursday at a public hearing in North Charleston City Hall.

"You're witnessing a preventable death by illegal aliens who don't deserve to be in this country," Linda Rouvet told the Senate Judiciary Special Subcommittee on Immigration. "The government's primary job is to protect the people from foreign invasion. ... Please, for God's sake, do something."...

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