Mom whose son, 23, was killed by illegal immigrant urges Trump to keep fighting for border wall

A Massachusetts mom whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant wants President Trump to keep pushing for billions to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Maureen Maloney’s son Matthew Denice, 23, was killed in 2011 by an Ecuadorean national. Maloney will be in Washington on Wednesday to urge Democrats to support the $5 billion plan for the wall and doesn’t think the roughly $1.4 billion compromise would be enough to stop illegal immigrants from coming into the U.S., according to the Boston Herald.

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“I don’t want the president to give in,” Maloney said Tuesday. “I don’t care how long it takes. We can’t lose more loved ones to illegal aliens.”

“I don’t want the president to give in. I don’t care how long it takes. We can’t lose more loved ones to illegal aliens.”

— Maureen Maloney, mother whose son was slain by an illegal immigrant

Maloney hopes she can urge Democratic leaders with her and others’ stories about their loved ones being killed by illegal immigrants.

“The Democrats need to listen to families who have lost loved ones. They need to hear us,” Maloney said, according to the Boston Herald. “They need to hear from rape victims. They need to hear from parents who lost loved ones to drugs.”

“The Democrats need to listen to families who have lost loved ones. They need to hear us.”

— Maureen Maloney, mother whose son was slain by an illegal immigrant

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday tentatively agreed to provide about $1.4 billion for border barriers, including 55 miles of new fencing along the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Supporters of the wall argue it will deter criminals from entering the U.S. illegally while opponents say the wall would have a minimal impact on the flow of people and drugs into the country.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.