President Donald Trump invited members of “Angel families” to share their stories at the White House on Friday. One of the most powerful stories came from Angel mom Sabine Durden.
Durden and her son previously immigrated to the United States legally. They did it the right way.
“I didn’t drag [my son] over borders, through deserts, I didn’t place him in harm’s way. I protected my child from harm, but I couldn’t do that on July 12, 2012,” she said.
Durden’s son was killed by an illegal immigrant who struck his motorcycle in an unlicensed truck driving on the wrong side of the road.
"He was 30 years old. I could't protect him because an illegal alien from Guatemala with two felonies, one deportation, two DUIs, he was protected," the mother said. "This is my only child. I have no family. That’s it. The public needs to know and they deserve to know that this could happen to each one of you at any second."
That’s when Durden revealed that President Trump saved her from committing suicide.
“Thank God our president and vice president … they rallied behind us. They were the only ones and gave us a little light,” she explained. “I was gonna end my life — I had no purpose. But President Trump coming down that escalator that day and talking about illegal immigration stopped me in my tracks and I had no clue at that point that I would ever be at the White House.”
The grieving mother ended with a plea to the media.
“Make sure you get our stories out,” she pleaded. “I wear his ashes in a locket. That is how I get to hug my son.”
Other members of the Angel families shared equally tragic stories of how their loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants. President Trump claimed their stories don't get told by the media and argued it shows the need for strong immigration laws.