Illegal Immigrant Allowed to Remain in US Despite Arrests Accused of Drunk Driving Death
Allen and Debra VanHoozer are
mourning the loss of their child, 24-year-old Heather, after an
illegal immigrant who was not deported by U.S. authorities
after a series of run-ins with law enforcement. The Mexican national
was allowed to stay in the U.S. after numerous drug arrests, resulting in him allegedly killing the young woman by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
U.S. authorities claim they do not routinely deport illegal aliens for marijuana offenses; apparently they do not routinely
deport people for being in the U.S. illegally, either.
The VanHoozer family is now set to face the accused killer of their child in court. The
young Mexican “Dreamer” was Osvaldo Cerda, 18, and he is expected to
plead guilty to intoxication manslaughter, according to Houston’s KHOU
He faces a maximum sentence of twenty years if convicted of taking the young
woman’s life, then allegedly taking a swig of his beer, crushing the can
underfoot, and ultimately running away without assisting his victim.
KHOU News’ Teresa Woodard described Cerda as "an illegal immigrant with a criminal record. He had had three
prior arrests for marijuana possession. This still-grieving mother and
father can not understand why he had not been deported.”
Heather VanHoozer was a nursing student
at Texas Woman’s University. "Alan broke down as he called Heather ‘the best daughter I could
have,’" reports Woodard. "Through tears, he said: 'Just couldn't have asked for a better