On March 7, 2012, Rep. Myrick re-introduced the measure before the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. What follows is portion of her statement to the committee:

Chairman Gallegly, Ranking Member Lofgren, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me and my colleague Representative Mike McIntyre here today. And thank you for holding a hearing on what we feel is a vital piece of legislation – the Scott Gardner Act.

On July 16, 2005, Scott Gardner, his wife Tina, and their two children were on their way to Sunset Beach. Scott was a high school Social Studies teacher from Gaston County, and as iscustomary during the summer break from school, many Carolinians make a trip to the coast.

However, while the Gardner Family was in Brunswick County, their car was struck by RamiroGallegos, an illegal immigrant who was driving drunk. Scott Gardner was killed. Seven years ater, Tina Gardner remains in a vegetative state.

After the accident, it was discovered that Gallegos had been previously arrested five times – FIVE TIMES – for drunk driving. The accident on July 16th, 2005, was not his first alcohol related accident. In 2002, he was involved in

Read more at the Illegal Alien Crime Report
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