An Arleta man whose fiancee was killed in a automotive crash final month allegedly by an undocumented immigrant who had been deported 5 occasions stated he has acquired phrases of encouragement from President Donald Trump.
Rodrigo Macias appeared on the tv information program “Fox & Associates” on Wednesday morning to debate the demise of his fiancee, Sandra Duran, forty two.
After showing on this system, Macias stated he acquired a phone name from Trump, who provided him and the household his condolences and urged them to “keep robust.” Trump additionally stated he’s preventing onerous to safe the nation’s borders and to fight sanctuary cities.
“It tells you numerous about this president,” Macias, an actual property dealer, stated throughout a phone interview with the Southern California Information Group on Wednesday night. “You possibly can’t have the native mayor do this, however the president of the U.S. went out of his method to try this. I’m very glad my fiancée and I voted for him. The truth is, I’m extraordinarily comfortable.”
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A White Home official confirmed Thursday that Trump referred to as Macias the day earlier than to “supply his condolences.”
Macias, 39, additionally complained about Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck and metropolis insurance policies that provide protections to these dwelling within the nation illegally.
“I stated (on the present) that the potential for the president of the U.S. calling me first are in all probability higher than the mayor or chief (of police) reaching out to me at this level, and that’s precisely what occurred,” Macias added.
Garcetti didn’t instantly reply to Macias’ criticism, however provided the household his condolences.
“Nothing compares to the ache of dropping a liked one. My ideas and prayers are with Sandra Duran’s household at this agonizing time,” Garcetti stated in a press release Wednesday night.
Los Angeles has by no means formally declared itself a sanctuary metropolis.
However because the White Home cracks down on undocumented immigrants, Garcetti and Beck have stated the town doesn’t plan to become involved in any deportation efforts by the federal authorities. Additionally they stated the town will proceed an extended-standing coverage that forestalls cops from asking about an individual’s immigration standing.
Macias railed towards such insurance policies Wednesday, saying he’d wish to see mayors of so-referred to as sanctuary cities “get their act” collectively.
“In any other case, I hope (Trump) cuts their funding,” he stated. “I feel that’s the one approach he’s going to repair it.”
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Macias stated he had been in a relationship with Sandra Duran for thirteen years. Collectively, that they had a 12-yr-previous son. Duran additionally had an 18-yr-previous son from a earlier marriage, he stated.
Duran was killed on Feb. 19 in North Hills.
Estuardo Alvarado, forty five, the person who allegedly prompted the collision, was…