MS-13 Victim's Parents Call Out 'Disrespectful' Democrats At SOTU

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The parents of a girl who was murdered by MS-13 members spoke out against those who refused to honor their daughter.

​Washington, DC – The parents of a teenage girl who was brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members spoke out against “disrespectful” Democrats who refused to honor their daughter’s memory at President Trump’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday night.

In his 2018 address, the president specifically recognized Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens, the parents of 15-year-old Nisa Mickens, as well as Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas, the parents of 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas.

In September of 2016, the two childhood friends were chased down by MS-13 gang members, who beat them to death with baseball bats and machetes, FOX News reported.

"These two precious girls were brutally murdered while walking together in their hometown," President Trump said during his address. "Six members of the savage MS-13 gang have been charged with Kayla and Nisa's murders."

“Many of these gang members took advantage of glaring loopholes in our laws to enter the country as illegally unaccompanied alien minors, and wound up in Kayla and Nisa's high school," the president continued. “I am calling on the Congress to finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13, and other criminals, to break into our country.”

The president looked up at the girls’ parents as they sat in First Lady Melania Trump’s box.

"We cannot imagine the depth of your sorrow, but we can make sure that other families never have to endure this pain," he said, while the girls’ parents struggled to hold back tears.

“Everyone in America is grieving for you,” the President said. "I want you to know that 320 million hearts are, right now, breaking for you."

But not everyone in chambers rose in honor and applause.

On Wednesday, Nisa’s parents, Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens, sat down with FOX News to discuss their reactions to the lack of respect they experienced from some of the members in attendance.

“I felt it was very disrespectful,” Mickens said. “For the simple fact that the Democrats who … did not stand up were African Americans. So that hurts me a lot to show that they did not have the respect to honor my daughter.”

“Regardless of how they feel about the President, they should show the respect,” he continued. “I would show them the respect if that was their loved one.”

The couple also addressed comments made by MSNBC host Joy Reid, who sharply criticized the president for his statements about the MS-13 gang.

“He gives a speech tonight, in which he makes it sound like the biggest issue in the United States, the biggest threat is MS-13, a gang nobody that doesn’t watch Fox News has ever heard of,” Reid mocked. “So he makes it sound like they’re the biggest threat.”

MS-13 is operating in at least 40 states and over 7,300 MS-13 gang members and associates have been arrested by ICE alone since 2005, according to Washington Post.

“I have no words,” Alvarado said after she watched a clip of Reid’s dismissive conclusions. “I mean, these are gang members that decided to be a judge and a jury to take my daughter out like that. It’s unacceptable. I don’t want it to happen to anybody else’s family. But, something needs to be done. And I won’t stop doing what I’m doing until everything turns out right.”

She said that the president took the time to personally meet with them at the White House prior to his speech, and that she gave him a specially-made pin in memory of Nisa.

“He said he’s definitely going to lock up these criminals,” Alvarado recounted to Newsday. “I said, ‘Thank you, keep up the good work.’”

“To have the president acknowledge my daughter and us means a lot to me, my family, the community and America,” Mickens told Newsday after President Trump’s address.

Comments (24)
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bronx163
bronx163

Those scum bag democrats should be publicly named and shamed. Disgrace you boo fellow American families whos children were murdered by shitbag ms13 pieces of shit illegal daca garbage refugges.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 they didn't boo, dummy.

RunCop
RunCop

Lowest common denominator defending black liberal puke democrats....what a scumbag you are!

Caprice56
Caprice56

I hope one day you feel the depth of grief these parents feel. You are a freaking moron.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop did they boo though?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Caprice56 well, I dont. Besides, my comment had nothing to do with the grieving family.

But no one booed.

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

Hi-estComnDumibantor Likes to say stuff to make people mad. Think of it this way, We have those people on the run. So everytime he/she gets on, engage him with facts and data they refuse to acknowledge and a laugh, I'm happy to know we are getting to them and pisses them off with the truth

bronx163
bronx163

American families first.
Americans are the primary cause to take care of. Not illegals who tunnel, climb walls/fences/run across the border. You wait in line to come here not infiltrate and then demand rights and benefits.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Szrudy3 weird, coming from you. You never have anything substantial to back up your statements.

And my experience is, there are only a couple of people on here that have actually provided facts that made me think twice. You're definitely not one of them.

Combokid
Combokid

They are a bunch of ignorant swine. Disrespecting someone's murdered daughter is beyond belief.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Those two American victims noted by President Trump are barely the tip of the iceberg. Almost two thousand were murdered in the state of Texas alone between 2008 and 2014 according to the Texas Public Safety Commission.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg
Grog
Grog

Democrats love those thugs. They are so anti-American and they prove that every day.

RunCop
RunCop

Lowest common demoninator probably has an indignant looking face like the black cockcuss members.

Oldbarnowl
Oldbarnowl

The Democrats have not only dissed everything in America that should be revered...they have given up their self respect because the election was not in their favor. If this behavior continues...for sure, the next election won't be to their liking. People are bored with their disagreeable behavior.

JBo
JBo

"a gang nobody that doesn’t watch Fox News has ever heard of..." Is Joy Reid stupid? Everyone in America has heard of MS13. Ask anyone if they would want to move to an MS13 controlled neighborhood and see their reaction.

Buzz17
Buzz17

Especially families of police officers! MS-13 is joining with other ethnic gangs in some cities & creating paralyzing fear in some neighborhoods! Joy Reid & other wealthy people like her can afford to live in gated communities with their own armed security squads. They don't give a damn about the rest of us.

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

Than we both should try to give more details my understanding of your posts have been very little info and more opinion So I will do better with facts next time Will you do the same

b1rd
b1rd

Absolutely right. They didn't boo. They chose to remain seated and emotionless. Really big difference. Apparently the victims parents felt as though Democrats were very disrespectful.

cclaxton
cclaxton

I have lost all respect for the leadership of the Democratic Party. And, the leaders of the Republican Party are not doing a whole lot better.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop.... Talking about dicks again.

Smokscrunch
Smokscrunch

Wow so judgmental about this,unhuman&yes disrespectful to the girls &parents.it was a Janis crime,can you just imagine what they indored,but hey,it's all about being selfish I see from everyone,what if it was your family or family member,cold ppl

Brandywine
Brandywine

This is sad all the way around!


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