Alex Tsuji, Age 2: Murdered by an Illegal Alien

As the illegal alien amnesty bill comes up for consideration once again in the senate, remember what it cost the citizens and legal residents of this country. My sorrow for the loss this family has suffered knows no bounds.
My Prayer: Please Father God, give these good people comfort.

Alex Tsuji - Age 2 - Murdered by an Illegal Alien

The Tragic, Preventable Death of Alex Tsuji, Age 2: Murdered by an Illegal Alien

By Lyn Tsuji

On November 18, 2006, our life as we knew it came suddenly and tragically to an end.

I am writing for my son Alex Tsuji, who was born on May 20, 2004 and who died on December 6, 2006. Our car was hit by a drunk driver, Maricio Salazar, if this is his true name. He had a .26 blood alcohol content, three times the legal limit. Mr. Salazar was an illegal immigrant with no insurance or driver’s license. He was drinking and driving when he ran a red light, slammed into our minivan, and put Alex, our 2 ½ year old son, on life support for 19 days. We were shopping for Thanksgiving, and we wanted to buy video games to have an all night video game marathon with the kids. Everyone was very happy that day. Alex picked out his first video game with glee. And he spoke his first complete sentence, “Open for me, mama.”

On the first day at the hospital, the doctors said Alex could not be saved. We prayed for a miracle for 19 days; and we fought to undo what Mr. Salazar had done to him. But doctors, in the US and in Japan, my husband’s native country, confirmed our son was not viable. Alex’s spinal cord was completely transected, and he had a severe brain injury. Alex was in a coma and his body could no longer regulate his breathing or any other bodily function; it was a matter of time and how much suffering, we could not know. No doctor or medical technology could be found to save him. In the end, we, his parents, had to name the date and time of Alex’s death.

Alex is a memory now.
We will never see or hold our son again.
Everyday we miss the sound of his laughter and the mischievous smile on his face, the pitter and patter of his feet, a bit too large for his age.
We miss his joy over a little ladybug or a fluttering butterfly.
We miss his absolute love, his trust that we would keep his little world safe.
A child’s love is given wholeheartedly.
We will never see him grow and become his own person.
We are lonely and the days are long without Alex.
Mr. Salazar has taken away a son and a brother.

On that night, the crash should have never happened.
There is no justification.
The laws set in place failed us.
Mr. Salazar broke American laws in how he came to this country.
Mr. Salazar broke American laws in operating a vehicle without a license and without insurance.
He also broke American laws in driving drunk and in killing my child.
His choices devastated and destroyed our family life.
It took away our security.
It destroyed us financially and emotionally.
We will suffer the loss of our son for the rest of our lives.
Our hearts are broken and there is no mending them.

This tragedy did not just happen. It resulted from a series of choices by Mr. Salazar and by the American government’s failure to enforce its own laws set in place to protect law-abiding citizens. This travesty caused this great tragedy and utter devastation to our family.

My family and I have become victims, first of the American government’s failures, second of Salazar, and now of the legal system which, disgracefully, has made him eligible for parole in less than 3 years after killing a defenseless and innocent two-year-old, our son. Alex never made it to his 3rd birthday.

Justice will hold true only if those who break the law have something to lose.

But after all is said and done, we – Alex’s family – lose, and with all these failures, the American people are losing as well.

And on our weakest days, we have only God to turn to.

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