President Trump on Friday declared Nov. 1 a day of remembrance for Americans killed by illegal immigrants — seeking to highlight his policies curbing illegal immigration in the last days of his reelection campaign.
“On this National Day of Remembrance, we pause to honor the memory of every American life so egregiously taken from us by criminal illegal aliens,” Trump said in a proclamation. “As sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, and as American citizens, these precious lives are an irreplaceable piece of our national community.”
“We solemnly stand with their families — our Angel Families — who have endured what no American family should ever have to suffer,” he said. “Today, we recommit to ensuring that those responsible for these tragedies face justice, while taking every action to prevent these horrific acts from occurring in our Nation.”