Currently, there is a lot of controversy surrounding the United States policy of separating families at the U.S. border.
Because there are laws against entering the United States illegally, parents who do so are detained. If they smuggle their children into the United States with them, the children are automatically transferred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. They are then placed in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interests of the child. The child is given medical care and placed in the least restrictive setting that is in their best interests while their parents are in jail.
This policy is in line with what currently happens to children of American citizens who are incarcerated. These children are also placed in the least restrictive setting with a family member or foster care while their parent is incarcerated.
In the midst of the controversy, hardly anyone is talking about other parents who are separated from their children because of illegal immigration — parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants.
In March, Alexander Mazin, 27, was shot and killed by illegal immigrant Ernesto Castellanos outside of a 24-hour gym. According to Mazin’s parents, Castellanos was the ex-boyfriend of Mazin’s girlfriend. Castellanos had previously attacked the woman while she was working out at the gym with Mazin just two weeks prior to the incident. On the day of the shooting, Castellanos called his ex-girlfriend and said to her “you can head to the parking lot and watch me kill him in front of you.” Castellanos then chased Mazin through the rear parking lot of the 24-hour fitness and shot him in the upper torso and back five times. Mazin died at the scene.
In 2004, Castellanos was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Agency. No charges were filed against him at the time. However, because he was an undocumented immigrant, he was deported. Castellanos was granted a voluntary departure, which allows undocumented immigrants to leave the country on their own volition.
It is not clear whether or not Castellanos even left the United States in 2004. However, now Castellanos is still on the loose. He has not been captured in spite of a reward of $9,000 or more being offered for his arrest. Authorities say that he has likely fled the country and returned to Mexico. Authorities also believe that Castellanos murdered another man in Mexico.
Alexander Mazin’s father, Dr. Jeffrey Mazin, recently spoke to Laura Ingraham on The Ingraham Angle about his son’s murder. Mazin said that his son was very fitness-oriented. Alexander Mazin loved his country and was quite the patriot. He was also a small business owner. A tearful Dr. Mazin explained to Laura Ingraham how his son was killed. Alexander Mazin was working out at the gym on an early Sunday morning. When Alexander came out of the gym, Castellanos was waiting for him outside. Castellanos shot Alexander in the back and then straddled him and shot him four more times. Alexander died in the parking lot.
Dr. Mazin said that he did not hear from any of the major politicians in the state, including Nancy Pelosi after his son died. One of the local representatives did take Alexander’s story to the president. Dr. Mazin said that Trump was very moved by his son’s story. Trump just shook his head and had tears running down his face when he heard how Alexander Mazin was murdered by Castellanos and left in the street to die like a rat.
Nancy Pelosi recently went to the border facility and gave a speech lambasting President Trump for separating criminal parents from their children at the border. Laura Ingraham pointed out that Dr. Mazin was also separated from his son because of a lax immigration policy. And, Dr. Mazin’s separation was not due to the fact that he knowingly committed a crime like the illegal immigrant parents at the border. However, Pelosi and other liberal politicians conveniently ignore this fact.
~ Liberty Planet