A Dream Denied: The Democrat Party’s “Progressive” Policies Exact Heavy Toll on African-American Community

NFL Star Edwin Jackson and his Uber Driver Killed by Illegal Alien

In 1951, poet and author Langston Hughes pondered the question of “A Dream Deferred.” Nearly seven decades later, we watch in horror as The Democrat Party’s “Progressive” policies such as open borders, chain migration, & “sanctuary” for illegal aliens has resulted in “A Dream Denied” for many Americans.

by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

The problem with bleeding heart Liberalism is that others do all of the bleeding.  The Left’s “Progressive,” open borders, agenda has resulted in large numbers of illegal aliens taking up residence in or near predominately African-American communities.  With this influx of illegals have come violent gang members, the flow of hard narcotics, human trafficking, prostitution, and other crimes. 

Democrat politicians have routinely placed the interests of illegal aliens ahead of the safety and security of the American citizens in their own Congressional districts.  Ironically, members of the Congressional Black Caucus have taken point in this effort to shield illegal aliens, including those convicted of multiple violent offenses, from deportation.  The unwillingness to enforce existing immigration laws has been costly for the United States as a whole.  Sadly, African-Americans, many of whom live in the inner cities, have paid a disproportionately horrible price for the Democrat Party’s unjust alien-friend “social justice” position. 

The Democrat’s open borders agenda has allowed cartels and violent gangs to move massive amounts of drugs into the African-American community.  With the flow of drugs, comes the predictable increase in violence.  Residents of predominately Black inner-city communities have found themselves, literally, caught in the crossfire as gangs fight over drug territory. Illegal aliens are drawn to the inner cities where they take jobs and opportunities from citizens who need them the most.  Illegal aliens place additional strain on the public health care system, sapping it of resources needed by lawful citizens.

No Sanctuary for Kate

On July 1, 2015, Kathryn “Kate” Steinle was walking in San Francisco with her father when she was shot and killed.  Kate Steinle was struck in the back and died two hours later.   Her killer, Jose Inez Garcia Zarate

“…traced a path through the U.S. immigration system and criminal courts for nearly a quarter of a century..” 

During that time he used multiple identities including

“..Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez and Juan Jose Dominguez de la Parra.” 

Zarate was deported from the United States five times.  During his nearly quarter-century of illegal presence in the U.S. Zarate, racked up an extensive criminal record including

“possessing heroin and manufacturing narcotics and a misdemeanor conviction for inhaling toxic vapors,..”

The murder of Kathryn Steinle thrust the problem of illegal immigration and so-called “sanctuary cities” onto the world stage.  The senseless death of Kathryn Steinle put a floodlight on the danger of the Democrat Progressive Left’s

“sanctuary cities”

policy.  Kathryn Steinle’s killer found sanctuary in California’s 12th Congressional District.  This area is represented by Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and encompasses the “sanctuary” city of San Francisco.   Kathryn Steinle’s killer would not have been in the U.S. save for the open borders, illegal alien-friendly, policies of Pelosi, and the Democrat Party.  

The Washington Times reports that The Obama Administration 

“…in 2015 decided not to deport but release 19,723 criminal illegal immigrants, including 208 convicted of murder, over 900 convicted of sex crimes and 12,307 of drunk driving,..”


“Under President Obama’s immigration policy changes, many criminal immigrants are being ignored even though local police and sheriff have urged ICE to take control of criminals in their jails and deport them.”

The focus in the death of Kathryn Steinle illuminated a larger issue: the disproportionate impact of the Democrat, Progressive, open borders policies on the African-American community.   

A Dream Denied

On March 2, 2008, a full seven years before the murder of Kathryn Steinle, Jamiel “Jas” Shaw II was walking home from football practice when he was brutally murdered by gang members.  The gang members approached seventeen-year-old Jamiel Shaw II and demanded to know which gang he was affiliated with.  Jamiel Shaw II was not a gang member.  In fact, Jamiel Shaw II was a talented athlete and 

“…was being prospected by Rutgers University and Stanford University.” 

Jamiel Shaw II’s dream of playing major college football will never be. The Democrats are fond of the term


Ironically, one of The Democrat Party’s “Dreamers,” nineteen-year-old Petro Espinoza, a gang member, and illegal alien, shot Jamiel Shaw II multiple times killing him.  Espinoza had been released from the Los Angeles County jail earlier that same day.  Espinoza had been convicted of his THIRD weapons charge in addition to a charge of assault on a police officer. 

At the time of his death, Jamiel Shaw II was only blocks from home.  His father, Jamiel Shaw, Sr. actually heard the fatal shots and went to see what was going on.  Jamiel Shaw, Sr. discovered his son Jamiel II lying on the ground.  Jamiel II succumbed to the wounds to his stomach and head about two hours later.  

Democrat politicians continue their lawless and insane policies that place the interests of illegal aliens over that of their own constituents.  Save for the Los Angeles area “sanctuary” city policy and irrational measures like the Los Angeles Police Department’s Special Order 40, Jamiel “Jas” Shaw II would be alive today.  State and city leaders violate Federal law when the wilfully disobey lawful Federal immigration detainers and release violent illegal aliens back into American society.  State and municipal officials who wilfully violate Federal immigration law should be stripped of their immunity from civil lawsuits.  Jamiel Shaw Sr. has been unrelenting in his effort to hold municipal and state officials accountable for their role in his son’s senseless and preventable death.

Best Friends

Few tragedies exemplify the toll exacted on the African-American community, by the Democrat’s illegal alien first policies,  more than the gutwrenching September 13, 2016 double-homicide, of two Long Island, New York teenagers at the hands of MS-13 gang members.

Kayla Cuevas & Nisa Mickens were best friends. 

“Mickens hoped to become a veterinarian or nurse, and Cuevas wanted to go into law enforcement.” 

They were walking together in their Brentwood, New York, neighborhood when a car containing a group of MS-13 gang members pulled up next to them. 

“They called the leaders of the Sailors clique, their faction of MS-13, who told them to kill the girls.” 

On the instruction of their leaders, the gang members got out of the vehicle and savagely attacked the two teen-aged girls.   

Heavy quotes police sources who stated that

“Nisa Mickens’ body was found on Stahley Street in Brentwood, New York…the day before her 16th birthday.”

The horror was only beginning.

“…Kayla Cuevas was found dead the next day in a nearby backyard.” 

Investigators would later report that MS-13 gang members targeted Kayla Cuevas due to a dispute that started on Facebook.  The parents of state that Kayla Cuevas was bullied and harassed at school by gang members. 

“We are a family that used to go out on the weekends, take the kids to the park, go to church, be with other families, with friends, with their kids. You don’t see that anymore,”

Kayla’s mother, Evelyn Rodriguez, said.

“You see people staying home now, holding their kids tight. Kids are going to school afraid because they’re being targeted and bullied as my daughter was.” 

Police investigators believe that Nisa Mickens, a totally innocent victim,  was merely

“…in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

During an interview with CBC, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini stated,

“These murders show a level of brutality that is close to unmatched…”

The young ladies were beaten with bats and hacked to death with machetes.

The horribly violent attack garnered a powerful response from federal authorities. President Trump visited the community. During his address, President Trump put MS-13 gangs on notice stating,

“We will find you, we will arrest you, we will jail you and we will deport you.”

The reaction by Democrat politicians and the Liberal media to the intensified effort to deal with these violent gangs has been utterly irrational and predictably pathetic.  Their responses have been to dishonestly characterize the effort to reign in the gangs as a threat to the immigrant community as a whole.  

“Number 53″ and the “undocumented immigrant”

NFL Pro Bowler, Edwin Jackson wore the number “53” as a was a talented and feared linebacker.  He was only 26-years of age when, in the early morning hours of February 4, 2018, an illegal alien struck and kill him along with his Uber driver.

The #TakeTheKnee insta-movement was the source of great controversy for the National Football League.  Professional players refused to stand for the national anthem in “protest.”  The resulting backlash resulted in lower attendance, canceled cable subscriptions, the burning of NFL jerseys, and memorabilia. Players were booed by even diehard fans who viewed their “protests” as disrespectful, out of place, and un-American.  The goal of Progressive politicians and activists was to weaponize the NFL, one of America’s most revered past times, against President Trump.  Their intention, among others, was to characterize President Trump’s lawful immigration policies as “racist.”  The tragic irony is that the failure of successive administrations to enforce common-sense immigration policies already on the books allowed the illegal alien, who would kill Edwin Jackson, a fellow NFL player, to illegally enter and stay in the country.  

Also killed in the horrific crash was Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe.  He as giving Edwin Jackson a ride.  The men briefly pulled over to the shoulder.  Their vehicle was stationary at the moment the men were struck by an illegal alien who was driving while intoxicated.  The IndyStar reports that Orrego-Savala’s

“blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit.” 

Jeffrey Monroe was working to save up money to take his wife to the Olympic games.  Both Jackson and Monroe died at the scene. 

Jeffrey Monroe of Avon, Indiana. He was killed while assisting Edwin Jackson. Per @EmilyWTHR, he was an Uber driver to make money to take his wife to the Olympics.
May he also be remembered. pic.twitter.com/3X17p7f7Cs — Jake Query (@jakequery) February 6, 2018

The driver fled the scene on foot.  He was captured a short distance from the crime scene.  He was identified as Manuel Orrego-Savala, a Guatemalan illegal alien who had been deported twice.  Manuel Orrego-Savala was intoxicated and driving without a license.  He gave a fake name when police arrested him. During a previous traffic stop by Whitestown, Indiana Police,  Manuel Orrego-Savala aka  “Alex Cabrera Gonsales” was arrested and booked for

“… operating a vehicle while never receiving a license…”


“…was sentenced to two days in the Boone County Jail and was released after one day served,..” 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was never allowed to take Orrego-Savala into Federal custody pending a deportation hearing.  Orrego-Savala had been deported twice yet was able to reenter the United States illegally.  CNN and other media outlets described him merely as an

“undocumented immigrant.”


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