San Bernardino, Riverside rallies push opposite sides on immigration.
SAN BERNARDINO >> Two dozen protesters organized by a Claremont-based group had a concise message Monday for the Supreme Court as it considers President Barack Obama’s immigration programs: No amnesty.
It’s not that they’re not compassionate, several of them volunteered — in fact, it’s the opposite.
“I’m an immigrant myself, but I did it the right way,” said Sabine Durden, 58, a German immigrant living in Moreno Valley. She wore a shirt declaring her son was “hit and killed by an unlicensed illegal alien on 7-12-2012.”
“My son was a 911 dispatcher who helped everyone, and after he was killed, I couldn’t get anything — because the person who killed him was gone,” Durden said.
Juan Zacarias Tzun pleaded guilty in 2013 to vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 180 more in a work-release program for the crash that killed Dominic Durden, who was a 30-year-old Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatcher. Tzun was deported to his native Guatemala in 2014.