Immigrants vs. Illegal Immigrants

A Milford man was killed by an illegal immigrant. Had the suspect been deported the first time he was arrested, the victim would still be alive today.

Immigrants don't matter to me. And I know that sounds negative. They have no effect on me, positive, negative, whatever.

Illegal immigrants, however, do. They affect every hardworking, tax-paying American citizen. And they especially affect Milford residents at this point in time.

, only 23 years old, was , dragged a quarter-mile while screaming for help, and then abandoned by the unlicensed, illegal immigrant who hit him.

Let me be graphic on this. The tire marks are still on the street. The ruts are still in the grass. As commenter "Michael" said:

My high school classmate's blood is still fresh on the streets of downtown Milford. It might as well be on the hands of Governor Patrick, Registrar Kaprielian, and Attorney General Coakley. Matthew Denice's death was entirely preventable had we only enforced our nation's laws.

This country, and especially this Commonwealth, needs to wake up and hold our elected officials responsible for their unpatriotic, unlawful, and despicable policies.

He was called a racist for this.

They are not "undocumented workers," they are illegal immigrants. Personally, I don't care if the illegal immigrant is Irish, Canadian, Martian or anything else. Get in line, get your visa, become a citizen, and live happily ever after.

Our politicians need to wake up and enforce our country's laws. They are illegal because there is a law against them.

After all, that's what "illegal" means.

And if was deported when he was first stopped for unlicensed operation, Matt Denice would still be alive today.

Facts, not opinions. If you're going to comment on this post and call me a racist, save it. If Nicolas Guaman was legal, I would not be talking about this. 

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Dan Bruce August 24, 2011 at 12:20 PM
Robert, "mom who cares" is not my mother. I thought we had already established who my mother was on this comment board. And yes, the victim's stepfather has said that he wants the vigil to focus on Matthew's life, and not the manner of his death. Furthermore, he has stated on live radio that he is very upset with the government's stance on illegal immigration. By the way, sometimes in life, some particular things are not meant to be taken quite seriously. When posed as a question, such as "By the way, what advocacy group do you work for?," they are known as rhetorical questions. They do not require, nor want, an answer.
Bill Bee August 24, 2011 at 12:33 PM
Concerned Citezen- Yes Deport them all! There are legal was to enter the Country as my Grandparents did 90 years ago.. Plain and simple a law us a law !
mom who cares August 24, 2011 at 12:38 PM
I agree that part of the problem is that he was drunk driving, BUT he wouldn't have been here if he was deported for his first crime. AND the poor boy was still alive when he hit him. It was because he was fleeing the scene that Matthew was killed. I understand the seriousness of drunk driving, for the legal citizens who are caught there are consequences. For illegals there are none. Had there been consequences for Guaman the 1st few times of committing a crime he would have been deported. Have you looked at the police log from the Milford Daily News or the Patch? A great majority of the people being pulled over are unlicensed and why is that? If they were licensed there would be consequences. Now google those same names and see how many other prior incidents they had. And the beat goes on. I googled Guaman in Milford and at least 4 Guamans have been pulled over more than 1 time for the same thing. Do we have to wait until the other 3 kill someone drunk driving before they get deported? That is the argument a great majority of us are trying to make. BTW one of the Guamans (Luis) went on to kill a mother and her baby in Brockton last year. He wasn't pulled over (that I could tell) for drunk driving....but unlicensed driving....aka Illegal. Had he been deported those 2 precious souls would still be alive as well. Illegal means Illegal.
Heather August 24, 2011 at 12:57 PM
I am not a big blogger but I feel like I should point out a few other issues involving Illegal immigrants in the area. This tragic incident was the straw that broke the camels back. It would be wonderful to not have to bring citizenship into this. To not turn this into a political issue, but unfortunately this horrific crime has struck a nerve with the already fed up area residents. These residents who make Milford, Framingham, and other sanctuary cities there home are dealing with their weekly garbage being scoured for social security numbers, prescriptions and god know what else. They are dealing with over crowded apartment buildings and flop houses. Bed Bug infestations. The conversion of their downtown from a variety of small businesses to mostly Brazilian store fronts. Let's talk about welfare. I have a friend who is in legitimate need of assistance (like many are). She has worked since she was able to an paid taxes into the system. She applied for SNAP (food stamps) this past winter. In the waiting room she witnessed 2 ecuadorian women ignore the name "christina" being called multiple times. at the elbow of the other one of the women jumped up and had her interview. She left with food stamps in hand. My friend, well she (and her 4 month old baby) were initially denied for making just over the amount allowed.
Heather August 24, 2011 at 01:09 PM
She returned later and was thankfully approved when she provided more info. Another person I spoke to was at the DTA 2 days ago and saw 2 Ecuadorians state they did not have a ss number and they too left with food stamps. I have spent a day every year renewing a restraining order in the milford court house. Every year I spend a good hour of that time watching droves of unlicensed, unregistered, uninsured, non english speaking people get arraigned and then postponed to second call while they await a translator. Lets talk about jobs. If you would like employment at McDonald's or Market basket you will have to compete with a large Ecuadorian population. Yes these people who are not inoculated the way you and I are practically required to be are handling your food. How about a local thrift store I LOVE to donate to and shop at! They will give you what ever you need if you are in need and receiving assistance. I have over the years watched them give away cribs, furniture and other items to Illegal Immigrants because they come in with letters from welfare. The Problem is they leave in BRAND NEW 20-30K vehicles. They leave with their infants sitting on their laps, and their toddlers crawling around the back seat. This isn't about drunk driving you are right. This incident too the tape off the mouths of the citizens who have kept their mouth shut for too long.
ADH August 24, 2011 at 01:36 PM
Heather – I agree with you 1,000%! Concerned Citizen, Michael, Robert - we understand that this was first and foremost a DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT. Trust me, we get it. A horrific, tragic accident at the hands of a drunk driver who didn't even have the decency to STOP and then tried to flee because (and I am just guessing here) he knew he was in a lot of trouble. However, how can you expect anyone to ignore the elephant in the room - this man IS an ILLEGAL alien. Plain and simple. How many times are our citizens going to DIE at the hands of the thousands of ILLEGALS in the town of Milford? I can tell you that one time is already way too many, but unfortunately we are already up to THREE!
ADH August 24, 2011 at 01:36 PM
Our town is falling apart. Everyday in the police log there is AT LEAST one entry about people being pulled over for various driving offenses – driving without a license being the most prevalent offense. Please look at the entry from yesterday… “11:10 a.m.: Following a motor vehicle stop, police are seeking a summons to charge Maria Delfina Pomaquiza-Lema, 26, of 10 Fayette St., Apt. 3, Milford, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.” How many are willing to wager on whether or not Maria has ever taken a basic driving course? And really, Maria, getting into a car knowing your are unlicensed and following this tragic accident? That’s just unbelievable. My parents and I immigrated to this country when I was only 5 years old. I can probably recite immigration laws backwards and forwards. My parents were hard workers who assimilated into society seamlessly. Their one desire was to never be a burden to the town they lived in and to the people they worked for. The immigrant of today (and I do mean ILLEGAL immigrant) clearly doesn’t seem to employ the same mentality. Perhaps it’s time to shift the focus from building a casino and instead addressing the REAL problems facing the town.
Jason Morais August 24, 2011 at 01:38 PM
I agree with ConcernedCitizen 100%.
Heather August 24, 2011 at 01:49 PM
one more thing. Was it wrong to question homeland security after 911 or to be angry with terrorism? Did that dishonor the victims? Was it wrong to be upset look at school bullying after a girl killed herself, to push for change? When tragic events occur people are most often, shocked, angered, and driven to stop or make a change and that is exactly what is going on here. It isn't meant to take away from what this poor family is going through. It isn't meant to not focus on drunk driving...we already have stringent laws in place, short of banning alcohol all together. What we do not have under control is a large population of citizens who have multiple stolen identities making it hard to pin point who they really are, who could be criminals in their home land, and who don't have to pay fines, hospital bills, or even show back up in court because we don't really know who they are. Is it really so wrong that people want to get things under control? That this tragic loss sparred a movement for change?
Steven Berube August 24, 2011 at 02:11 PM
Guaman had no fear of being caught driving without a license, he had no fear of being deported, he had no fear of driving drunk. One should ask "why not". The answer is simple, he recognized very quickly that no one enforces the laws he was breaking. I have to add that a legal citizen of the Commonwealth typically does have fear of breaking the law simply because they will lose privileges, money and freedom. If the law was applied equally as it would apply to legal citizens, the problem would quickly be minimized.
Alan Caron August 24, 2011 at 10:05 PM
I am hearing that Bill O'Reilly is doing a piece about this story on his show tonight.
bzreilly@gmx.com August 27, 2011 at 12:12 AM
The drunk drivers WIFE telephoned police and begged that they find and stop her husband-The Police had an hour and 15 minutes to find this guy who was DRIVING DRUNK with his 6 yr old child- Oh God, think of this! if only he'd been located Matt would still be alive today and thousands of hearts wouln't be broken by this tragedy-WHY IS THIS MOST PERTINENT FACT LOST in all the immigration talk????
Andrea Raiter August 28, 2011 at 12:35 PM
Agree with you, Dan. I have written to both Senator Moore and Representative Fernandes, both support the Secure Communities program which may have prevented this horrible occurrence (prevented in the way that if there is no illegal driver, there is no accident). The governor couldn't care any less about the people of Milford and our safety. Shame on him.
Andrea Raiter August 28, 2011 at 01:11 PM
Just an aside: Nicolas Dutan Guaman, of 10 Cherry St., Apt. 1, Milford, is charged with motor vehicle homicide, operating under the influence of liquor and numerous other offenses. And from the Police Log:Police arrested Cesar Leonardo Acosta Chiqui, 20, of 10 Cherry St., Apt. 2, Milford, on charges of furnishing a false name or social security number, and person under age 21 possessing alcohol. Is the owner at 10 Cherry Street knowingly running his own sanctuary for illegal lawbreakers?
Emily K Giacomuzzi August 28, 2011 at 01:23 PM
Well written Dan you made and very much on point. In the end the LAWS need to be enforced all of them!
Milford Resident August 28, 2011 at 02:25 PM
The owner of 10 Cherry Street is a Franklin resident and I would guess is only concerned with collecting the rent. If you suspect a home in Milford or any other town is a safe haven for illegals, research by going to that towns website.
Andrea Raiter August 28, 2011 at 02:50 PM
to Milford Resident: If you suspect a home in Milford or any other town is a safe haven for illegals, research by going to that towns website. What would you suggest we look for and what would we do with this information?
Teena Berry August 29, 2011 at 03:59 PM
The political aspects to this heinous crime are even more deplorable. For Governor Devil Patrick to even hint that it is OK to ignore a federal law is certainly not upholding his responsibility as Governor to keep the citizens of Massachusetts safe. And I mean citizens, not kowtowing to illegals immigrants just to garner votes - Prez Obama is now looking through the listings of detained illegals to determine who can stay!!! They will be granted citizenship and their dem votes will be bought. Meanwhile illegal immigrant criminals to roam our streets in Massachusetts. The Governor, and every other politician who did not speak up, has emboldened these 'illegal criminals'. The biligerence Guaman showed at this arrest is only a small example into the entitlement and arrogance some illegals embrace.
tom trautwein August 30, 2011 at 03:18 PM
Teena you are 100% right. Our Gov. could not lead a kindergarden class never mind the state
mary ellen burke August 30, 2011 at 08:56 PM
David Nolta August 31, 2011 at 02:01 PM
The article was a fair and straightforward articulation of an important point of view. But the posts that follow quickly give way to the usual politicking and oversimplification of the complex issues that it raises. I have found, over the last week, that any mention of the complexity of these issues immediately results in accusations of being "pro" illegal. But my questions remain: Why is the blame for a young man's death immediately diluted among an entire population, illegal or not? Are those of you in favor of enforcing the immigration laws willing to spend the money to follow through--and I do NOT mean by getting rid of the fire department or public education? Mr. Bruce speaks of stating the facts--what about the fact, demonstrated repeatedly over the past week, that the aftermath of this crime has included the emergence of an unusually high level of racist commentary, extending the blame again, leading us even further from the actual tragedy of an innocent man's death? Mr Bruce, you say you are not interested in immigrants per se (that is, presumably, legal immigrants). What about the growing numbers of children of these illegals, born in this country, as legal as you or I--do you feel as strongly defensive of their rights (to stay, to participate in our nation) as you do for your own? Was Governor Romney so much better on enforcing the immigration laws than Deval Patrick? NO. And yet, the professional blamers and politickers use this death... Well, there's more, but...
MsKnowitall October 01, 2011 at 09:19 PM
Nobody ever mentions the Legal born Americans that drink an drive for the 3rd 0r 4th time an killed someone...or the Legally Born American that can have a lisence an chooses NOT too an drinks an drives an KILLS his 2 friends from Bellingham an only got sentenced to 3 yrs in jail. Or the Drunk drivers that are on their MULTI OFFENSE an have a breath alizer in their cars an have someone else blow to start their cars an Kill an inocent child chasing a ball. A few wks ago at the town hall when you guys were holding pickets I counted 3 people I new when I drove by that got caught Drunk Driving an 1 had their 2 children in the car when pulled over . Im sorry for what happened to Matt an they driver should DO HIS TIME IN THE USA ..LIFE SENTENCE !! This Newspaper should take down this article ENOUGH with the illegals an lets concentrate on DRUNK DRIVERS an all the DRUGS in Milford 1st.
Jim Rizoli October 02, 2011 at 12:04 AM
Jim Rizoli CCFIILE.COM MsKnowitall......We have plenty of our own drunk drivers and we really don't need anymore. Drunk driving is an issue no doubt with Americans, but the illegals just make it worse. So should we just ignore them and let them continue to drive?
Michelle October 02, 2011 at 01:51 AM
For the MILLIONTH time, this issue is not about drunk driving, it's about the illegal scumbags invading our country and blatantly ignoring our laws.
SomeoneOrSomething October 14, 2011 at 07:08 AM
Mr. Rozoli, Please stop advertising your website on this patch.
Ray Fellows October 28, 2011 at 11:10 PM
This tragedy had NOTHING to do with immigration status. It was a drunk driver who killed that young man and ruined his families life. We have plenty of them in this country, legal and illegal. America is a country that embraces alcohol consumption whenever possible. His immigration status didnt put the liquor down his throat, his irresponsible drinking habits did. Drunk driving is rampant in America. That is where we need to focus to prevent this type of tragedy from happening again. Ask your local politicians to strengthen the laws for drunk driving and make the punishment fit the crime! This was a horrible tragedy of a drunken driver killing an innocent young man!
mom who cares October 29, 2011 at 01:32 PM
Ray I think we all agree that a drunk driver "murdered" this person. However he was illegal and had there been stronger immigration enforcements in place, he would not have been able to "murder" Matt because he would have been deported prior to this horrific crime. If you know the entire chain of events...Matt would also probably be alive today because he was alive after he was hit, his death was caused because Guaman was trying to leave the scene of the crime because of his status. That is where all the frustration lies!!!
David Nolta October 29, 2011 at 03:30 PM
I agree with Ray that the problem for Matthew Denice has far more to do with the fact that the accused was drunk, and that he made terrible decisions to 1) drive drunk and 2) not to stop after hitting the victim. As far as anybody claiming to know that the killer tried to leave the scene because of his status--I don't buy that at all. His being DRUNK is much more likely to be the reason for his trying to (and believing that he could) escape--drunk driving and hitting someone being, in the eyes of most people and in the eyes of the law, much worse than being illegal. And according to the "if he hadn't been in the country" logic, one might just as easily say that if the criminal here had benefited from a general amnesty for illegals, he would not have had to flee... But the crimes that directly caused the death of Matthew Denice were DRINKING AND DRIVING AND NOT STOPPING AFTER HITTING A PERSON. And no, I am still not in favor of illegal immigration, just in case you were inferring that...
Jason Morais November 10, 2011 at 02:36 PM
I agree with Ray and David, too.
Ashley moura September 04, 2012 at 07:39 PM
has a company called Donovan services that owns several dunkin donuts and they have some in milford ,acton and clinton has many illegal and bad starting with general manager her name and Geiza (Brazilian) he does not respect anyone how to report these people .


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