Mary Ann Mendoza and Steve Ronnebeck were standing about 10 feet away from President Donald Trump as he signed executive orders Wednesday to build a border wall and to greatly ramp up deportations of immigrants living in the U.S.But their thoughts were elsewhere.Mendoza was thinking about her son, Brandon Mendoza. The Mesa police sergeant was killed in a head-on collision in May 2014 caused by an undocumented immigrant with a prior criminal record. The immigrant was under the influence and headed the wrong way on the highway.”When he was signing those papers I got very emotional,” Mary Ann Mendoza said in a telephone interview from Washington, D.C. ”I felt Brandon next to me and I couldn’t stop crying for a quite a while afterwards. I couldn’t believe I was there and witnessing this incredible thing happening in our country.”Ronnebeck was thinking about his son, Grant Ronnebeck. The 21-year-old assistant manager at a Mesa QuikTrip was gunned down over the purchase of cigarettes in January 2015. An undocumented immigrant who had been released by federal immigration authorities two years earlier, even though he had been convicted earlier of a felony burglary charge, is awaiting trial in the case.”It felt like a victory for my son,” Steve Ronnebeck said. “It was an honor to my… Read full this story
- President Donald Trump’s Upcoming Wildwood Rally Brings Flurry Of Activity For Businesses During Normally Quiet Time
- Chrissy Teigen continues to troll President Donald Trump in Twitter war after he referred to her as 'filthy-mouthed' and called husband John Legend 'boring'
- How to watch the vote on whether senators acquit President Donald Trump
- Local Senators Cast Votes During Senate Impeachment Trial Of President Donald Trump
- US President Donald Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial
- President Donald Trump Attacks Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf In State Of The Union Address
- US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24, 25: White House
- Full Text: President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Speech
- Nancy Pelosi Says President Donald Trump 'Is Impeached for Life' as She Warns of Senate 'Cover-Up'
- President Donald Trump Acquitted in Senate Impeachment Trial — Though 1 Republican Voted to Convict
President Donald Trump's plan to ramp up deportations brings both worry, relief to Arizonans have 366 words, post on www.usatoday.com at January 25, 2017. This is cached page on Business Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.